I've had this sense over the past couple years that it simply seems like schools with "red" as their dominant school color (read: I consider black, gray, silver, cream, and white non-dominant) seem to always dominate the top 10 spots in the college football rankings.
Perhaps a later post would warrant whether there are more college schools with red-family colors, but I look at a weekend line-up and the schools with red colors seem to dominate the rankings.
And I say "red" with the knowledge that many schools distinguish their brand of red (scarlet, maroon, crimson, etc.) but there's part of me that wants to track this years NCAA college football schools by color.
According to the AP pre-season poll here are the top 25 schools and their dominant colors. 14 of the top 25 schools have a dominant color in the red-family.
1. Oklahoma (Crimson & Cream)
2. Alabama (Crimson & White)
3. Oregon (Green & Yellow)
4. LSU (Purple & Gold)
5. Boise State (Orange & Dark Blue)
6. Florida State (Garnet & Gold)
7. Stanford (Cardinal Red & White)
8. Texas A&M (Maroon & White)
9. Oklahoma State (Orange & Black)
10. Nebraska (Scarlet & Cream)
11. Wisconsin (Cardinal & White)
12. South Carolina (Garnet & Black)
13. Virginia Tech (Chicago Maroon & Burnt Orange)
14. TCU (Purple & White)
15. Arkansas (Cardinal Red & White)
16. Notre Dame (Gold & Blue)
17. Michigan State (Green & White)
18. Ohio State (Scarlet & Gray)
19. Georgia (Red & Black)
20. Mississippi State (Maroon & White)
21. Missouri (Black & Gold)
22. Florida (Orange & Blue)
23. Auburn (Burnt Orange & Navy Blue)
24. West Virginia (Old Gold & Blue)
25. USC (USC Cardinal & USC Gold)
Doesn't 14 out of 25 (56%) of the top ranked college football teams having a red-themed school color seem like a high count?