The first college football poll of the 2019 season has dropped, and the UCF Knights will start the campaign tied with Wisconsin at #17 in the USA Today/Amway Coaches’ Poll.
It’s the highest-ever preseason ranking for UCF in the Coaches’ Poll. The Knights were 23rd coming into last season.
Here’s the link to the full poll:
Clemson will pick up where it left off ... on the top of the Amway Coaches Poll rankings. @AmwayUS @WeAreAFCA https://t.co/Tmw6E46uKN pic.twitter.com/BfYfpiccKa— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) August 1, 2019
- UCF plays #23 Stanford in Orlando on September 14th.
- UCF is the only non-A5 school in the Top 25. Boise State would be 27th.
- Among The American, Cincinnati, Memphis and Houston all received votes but were not ranked.
- UCF didn’t jump above #17 last year until Week 4, when they moved from #18 to #14.
- The Knights peaked at #7 last year and finished in 12th.
- It took until Week 8 for UCF to reach #17 in the Coaches’ Poll in 2017, and Week 14 in 2013.
Here’s a look at UCF in the Coaches’ Poll:
UCF in the Coaches’ Poll
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The AP Poll drops on August 19th.