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The Amway Coaches Poll was released on Thursday.

College football world reacts to first Coaches Poll Top 25, fans have serious complaints

Nick Cole

We’re only three days into August, and the college football world is already worried about rankings.

In case you missed it, USA Today dropped the first rendition of its 2017 Amway Coaches Poll on Thursday. And in maybe one of the most unsurprising developments of the day, the college football world was not pleased with the results.

The poll, which is comprised of the votes of 65 FBS head coaches, really doesn’t matter much in today’s college football landscape. But that doesn’t stop folks from being mad.

The Coaches Poll has been around since 1950 and, in the past, served as a part of a formula to determine BCS rankings. But with the use of a College Football Playoff selection committee in place to determine the four teams that advance at the end of the season, it no longer plays a direct role in determining college football’s national champion.

The SEC reigns supreme with 6 teams in the poll, which is more than any other conference.

Alabama was tabbed as the nation’s top team, which drew surprisingly few complaints for a team that lost its last football game to Clemson for the national title. In case you were wondering, the Tigers start their season as the No. 5 team in the poll.

The Big Ten placed four teams in the Top 10, but Wisconsin at the No. 10 spot was on that rubbed some people the wrong way:

However, there were some who believed Clemson was too high at No. 5 considering the amount of players lost from the championship squad:

SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum offered his initial analysis, including his agreement with the decision to place Ohio State in the No. 2 spot:

CBS Sports’ Barrett Sallee also had some initial analysis, including the thought that LSU was one of the most overrated teams in the poll at No. 12:

On the underrated front, many folks were wondering why Stanford was No. 14 in spite of a track record that indicates the Cardinal will outperform:

Texas, which had a 5-7 record in 2016, is ranked in the poll. Many believe the Longhorns are there solely on the splash of a Tom Herman hire:

Notre Dame, which seemingly always earns a spot in the Top 25 based on reputation, was unable to do so this season after a losing effort in 2016:

In spite of all of its progress under Mark Stoops last season, it appears a TaxSlayer Bowl appearance was not enough to draw a single vote for Kentucky.

Army, however, was among the surprising teams to receive a vote.