So, I'm making my usual random post to bring something up that I haven't seen on the site yet. I usually don't post because I don't get the memes and I just don't have anything to the conversation. But Steele having Cal at #9 isn't the biggest shock in the Steele pre-season rankings... just ask a domer.
That being said... Jon WIlmer thinks this all just much ado about nothing again, pointing out that Cal has never finished above their AP pre-season rankings. The two problems with this analysis - 1) AP preseason rankings are generally pretty flawed anyway, and 2) the much more effective Phil Steele has never ranked us this high as far as I can tell.