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UCF Ranked 17th in Preseason Coaches’ Poll

The Knights are the lone non-A5 team in the Top 25.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 13 UCF Spring Game Photo by Mary Holt/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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:

Some notes:

  • 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

Week 2013 2017 2018
Week 2013 2017 2018
Preseason 23
1 20
2 18
3 18
4 14
5 25 13
6 21 9
7 10 9
8 25 17 10
9 22 14 9
10 21 12 11
11 19 12 11
12 20 12 9
13 19 11 7
14 17 10 7
15 15 (No Week 15 Poll) (No Week 15 Poll)
Final 12 7 12

The AP Poll drops on August 19th.