Monday, July 6, 2015

Temple football gets points in season's first AP poll

Do you think Temple deserves to be ranked?

Temple football gets points in season's first AP poll

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Temple's football team got two points in the season's first Associated Press Top 25 college football poll.

Both came from the same voter: Joe Giglio of the Raleigh News and Observer. This year's ballots can be found at the new AP poll website, APTop25.com. It's a pretty impressive presentation, with a team tracking feature and easy-to-use breakdowns of each voter's ballot.

On the N&O's college sports blog, ACC Now, Giglio offered this analysis of the Owls:

Coach Al Golden rebuffed advances from South Florida and Tennessee for a reason (besides his designs on the Penn State job). The Owls improved from five wins to nine in 2009, including a 7-1 MAC mark, and return star running back Bernard Pierce (1,361 yards). They have a chance to take another step in Golden's fifth, and likely final, season in north Philly.

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Penn State was ranked in the poll, coming in at No. 19. Reigning national champion Alabama is No. 1, with Ohio State at No. 2 and Boise State at No. 3.

Do you think Temple deserves to be ranked?

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