The first USA Today college football poll is out — the most definitive evidence yet that the college football season is just around the corner. My undergrad alma mater — East Carolina University — is nowhere on the list.

If you scroll to the bottom of the poll, you’ll see that Duke University (1-10 last year) received one vote to be in the Top 25. Clearly Duke’s coach gets a vote. Or perhaps Carolina’s coach thought that’d be funny.

Check out the ECU blog of which I’m a part — it suffers from a lack of regular posting.