Well it's not Phil Steele, but OU football is already drawing someone's #1 ranking for 2011

Somebody already has the 2011 Sooners at #1?!?

I doubt I'm alone in my belief that preseason polls are generally pretty pointless.  Even more than the polls released during the season, preseason polls are rampant with bias/agendas/stupidity.  And despite that fact, they still hold a certain degree of relevance because they establish a "base" ranking that some teams have to fight to overcome throughout the season.  So take this "ranking" with a big ol' grain of salt, but Nationalchamps.net has already released their 10th annual ridiculously early bird college football poll.  As the headline gave away, OU checks in at #1 and if this poll is anywhere close (doubtful) to accurate then OU's schedule in 2011 figures to be another difficult one.

Five of OU’s 2011 opponents are also ranked: No. 8 Missouri, No. 10 Texas A&M, No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 18 Florida State and No. 25 Tulsa.

If you dare, check out the rest of the rankings after the jump.

Here's their top 25 (I pulled through some of their previews for OU and their opponents if you're really curious):

1. Oklahoma
2. Alabama
3. Louisiana State
4. Oregon
5. Auburn
6. Ohio State
7. Arkansas
8. Missouri
9. Stanford
10. Texas A&M
11. Oklahoma State
12. Michigan State
13. Wisconsin
14. Boise State
15. Nebraska
16. Virginia Tech
17. TCU
18. Florida State
19. South Carolina
20. Notre Dame
21. Georgia
22. Connecticut
23. Mississippi State
24. Michigan
25. Tulsa

And their top 26-50:

26. West Virginia
27. Arizona State
28. Florida
29. Utah
30. Penn State
31. texass
32. Maryland
33. Miami FL
34. Clemson
35. Pittsburgh
36. SMU
37. Tennessee
38. Miami OH
39. North Carolina State
40. Air Force
41. Kentucky
42. Northwestern
43. Southern California
44. Navy
45. Baylor
46. San Diego State
47. Iowa
48. Boston College
49. Southern Miss
50. Brigham Young
 

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