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- College football's AP Top 25 Poll influences the betting habits of recreational gamblers.
- Using Bet Labs, we share the optimal strategy for wagering on ranked teams early in the season.
The preseason AP Top 25 Poll came out on Monday.
A panel of 62 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country have installed the Clemson Tigers as the No. 1 team in the nation. After the defending champions, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State round out the top 5.
You didn’t need these rankings to know Clemson and Alabama were good. However, it is important to remember the immense influence the AP Poll has on recreational bettors.