The Cal Golden Bears will star the 2010 season with a bit less pressure than last season courtesy of the first Coaches’ Poll of the new season. Last year Cal started the season 12th in the country before stumbling through Pac-10 play and finishing the season with a tough loss in the Poinsettia Bowl.
This year, Cal receives 6 votes total in the poll. They are also receiving 6 votes in the inaugural AP Poll. Maybe lowered expectations will help Cal roll up some bigger wins in 2010.