The college football season starts in two weeks and we have another view of the field as the Associated Press released their first poll of the new season. The 2011 AP college football poll has Oklahoma number one and the Stanford Cardinal sitting at seventh. The Cardinal are sixth in the coaches poll.
The current rankings open the door for a shakeup right off the bat. The number three Oregon Ducks face the LSU Tigers in Arlington, Texas in the first monster matchup of the season. Although it's a long season, the winner of this contest puts themselves in the early driver's seat for a serious BCS opportunity.
The number five Boise State Broncos face a tough challenge early on as they travel to Athens, GA to face the 19th ranked Georgia Bulldogs. Boise will be a tough team this year, but road contests can always be tough and an upset would not be shocking.
These two games could have Stanford in the AP top five a week into the season.
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