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2013 Preseason Consensus


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National Top 25

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
Steele
USA
Today
(mag.)
McIllece
Sports
F'Ball
Out-
siders
Arena
Fanatic
Gold
Sheet
Compu-
Picks
Com
pughter
Ratings
Pick
Six
Cap
Heresy
Coll.
F'ball
Matrix
CNN/
SI
Coll.
F'ball
News
Media
Polls
CBS
Sports
Coll.
F'ball
Poll
CPA
Rank
1Alabama553 111111 112111 62111- 111
2Oregon515 438552 221425 39533- 62
3Ohio State510 225226 1043232 714112- 83
4Georgia471 6412949 934577 181275- 24
5Stanford454 372113- 355-43 43284- 15
6South Carolina419 953141113 14671054 12116156- 127
7Texas A&M410 5971374 1512118616 1317367- 146
8Clemson400 76915815 20881796 2410148- 158
9Texas377 18181441311 810126189 52011515- 312
10Florida State369 1315183175 1914107148 10613211- 2213
11Louisiana State367 812161718- 47612815 8714412- 1310
12Florida338 121341810- 51316161110 91291010- -11
13Oklahoma State337 111668193 61518141314 1115-1613- 914
14Notre Dame332 14810101420 13202031011 -1981914- 49
15Louisville318 101011712- -914221512 1457-9- 516
16Oklahoma256 151719192124 7-19241221 161019916- 1915
17Michigan245 161413241512 -1915111618 2313182117- -17
18Nebraska207 2121211698 2111-191917 -14-2318- -20
19Texas Christian194 2220-211618 11172292020 --162020- -19
20Boise State172 171115-6- 12-9-17- 25-20-19- -18
21Southern Cal145 25--6-10 17--152423 -16-1224- -24
22Wisconsin128 -192420-7 162517-21- ---1823- -23
23Michigan State120 20--23-17 18--252325 -221513-- 20-
24Northwestern96 -24--20- --13--- 19-22-22- 725
25Baylor79 19-17--- --24-22- 17-17--- -22

Others receiving votes:

Rank Team Total
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Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
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USA
Today
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CPA
Rank
26Oregon State74 -2523--25 22--18-- 15---25- -21
27Mississippi64 --25--- -18-13-13 ---22-- --
28UCLA60 23-20--- --23--- 18-21-21- --
29Miami-Florida59 24-2225-21 25----19 22----- --
30tArizona State57 -23---16 -2321--22 24----- --
30tVirginia Tech57 ---12-- 23----- -212517-- --
32Fresno State49 -22-2222- -16---- ------ 24-
33Washington33 ------ -22-20-- -18---- --
34Georgia Tech32 -----19 -2425--24 ------ --
35San Diego State29 ------ ------ -23---- 10-
36Northern Illinois25 ----23- -21---- --24--- --
37Kansas State22 ----2422 ----25- ------ --
38Tulsa20 ----25- ------ ------ 17-
39tCincinnati18 -----23 ------ 21----- --
39tVanderbilt18 ------ ---21-- --23--- --
41tBowling Green17 ------ ------ -24---- 21-
41tNorth Caroolina17 -----14 ------ ------ --
43tLouisiana-Lafay.15 ------ ------ ------ 16-
43tMissouri15 ------ ---23-- ---24-- --
45tKent State13 ------ ------ ------ 18-
45tPenn State13 ------ 24----- ------ 25-
47Brigham Young11 ------ ------ 20----- --
48San Jose State8 ------ ------ ------ 23-
49tMississippi St6 ------ ------ ---25-- --
49tWestern Kentucky6 ------ ------ -25---- --
51unranked0 ------ ------ ------ --

Notes:

Conference predictions

AAC (former Big East)

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
Steele
USA
Today
(mag.)
McIllece
Sports
F'Ball
Out-
siders
Arena
Fanatic
Gold
Sheet
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pughter
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Cap
Heresy
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CNN/
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Media
Polls
CBS
Sports
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F'ball
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CPA
Rank
1Louisville25 11111 211111 11311 11
2Cincinnati51 32331 124423 23222 42
3Rutgers68½ 2328 432338 333 34
4Central Florida72 4452 353242 4644 23
5Connecticut125 66479 546767 547 77
6tHouston127½ 571046 6851055 61086 56
6tSouthern Methodist127½ 78674 967576 7688 65
8South Florida143 857867 878994 9657 108
9Temple178½ 10108105 710106810 1081010910 910
10Memphis182 99991010 10998109 8999109 89

Notes:

Atlantic Coast

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
Steele
USA
Today
(mag.)
McIllece
Sports
F'Ball
Out-
siders
Arena
Fanatic
Gold
Sheet
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pughter
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Pick
Six
Cap
Heresy
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CNN/
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CBS
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F'ball
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CPA
Rank
Atlantic
1Clemson24 111212 211211 111111 11
2Florida State36 222121 122122 222222 22
3N.C. State76½ 443434 443535 64333 53
4Maryland90 334456 735343 5654 64
5Wake Forest99 756457 554764 3345 47
6Syracuse108 665753 376657 476566 35
7Boston College126½ 577675 667476 77777 76
Coastal
1Miami-Florida36½ 11123 223411 141411 11
2Virginia Tech47 32414 132123 31322 33
3Georgia Tech56½ 23342 411332 263244 22
4North Carolina63½ 44231 344244 4323 44
5Pittsburgh108½ 55567 556656 6555 55
6Virginia114½ 66666 667565 5766 66
7Duke133½ 777675 775777 77777 77

Notes:

Big Ten

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
Steele
USA
Today
(mag.)
McIllece
Sports
F'Ball
Out-
siders
Arena
Fanatic
Gold
Sheet
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pughter
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Six
Cap
Heresy
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CNN/
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Media
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CBS
Sports
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CPA
Rank
Leaders
1Ohio State22 111112 111111 111211 11
2Wisconsin38 222221 222222 222122 22
3Penn State62½ 333333 343333 33433 33
4Indiana78½ 445444 434444 44344 44
5Purdue101 55455 555655 55555 55
6Illinois118 66666 666566 66666 66
Legends
1Michigan37 1112 323112 112312 31
2Nebraska39 32211 211221 42221 52
3Michigan State54½ 2444 132333 23234 24
4Northwestern71 43334 444444 34443 13
5Iowa107½ 566555 555655 66656 65
6Minnesota111 655666 666566 565565 46

Notes:

Big XII

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
Steele
USA
Today
(mag.)
McIllece
Sports
F'Ball
Out-
siders
Arena
Fanatic
Gold
Sheet
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Com
pughter
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Pick
Six
Cap
Heresy
Coll.
F'ball
Matrix
CNN/
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Media
Polls
CBS
Sports
Coll.
F'ball
Poll
CPA
Rank
1Oklahoma State37½ 111231 122322 12511 22
2Texas39½ 332112 311131 32142 11
3Oklahoma52 22333 233414 21223 33
4Texas Christian79 54643 444243 423 64
5Baylor104½ 46456 565655 5545 75
6Kansas State112½ 655655 656566 67466 56
7Texas Tech145 877788 879777 7977 47
8West Virginia163 989810 797988 107888 88
9Iowa State171½ 7987 988899 97999 99
10Kansas195½ 1010109 101010101010 810101010 1010

Notes:

Conference USA

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
Steele
USA
Today
(mag.)
McIllece
Sports
F'Ball
Out-
siders
Arena
Fanatic
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pughter
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Six
Cap
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Coll.
F'ball
Matrix
CNN/
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Media
Polls
CBS
Sports
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Poll
CPA
Rank
East
1East Carolina27 12121 111112 121 11
2Marshall39 3131 224221 2112 32
3Middle Tennessee64½ 232544 432335 33433 23
4UAB86 4457 543444 4545 44
5Southern Miss93 5543 365753 5455 65
6Florida Atlantic119 666 756576 66666 56
7Florida Int'l131½ 7777 677667 77777 77
West
1Tulsa23½ 111111 111111 21211 11
2Rice42 222222 332222 123122 32
3Louisiana Tech73 433 254633 63133 73
4North Texas89 565 446355 44555 24
5Texas-El Paso96½ 344665 525746 56444 65
6Tulane105 656357 763564 3466 57
7UTSA131 777776 677477 777777 46

Notes:

Mid-American

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
Steele
USA
Today
(mag.)
McIllece
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F'Ball
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siders
Arena
Fanatic
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pughter
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Matrix
CNN/
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Media
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CBS
Sports
Coll.
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Poll
CPA
Rank
East
1Bowling Green32½ 311121 112222 11122 21
2Ohio33½ 123212 221111 22211 32
3Kent State68 432454 443434 4433 13
4Buffalo68½ 244333 334343 33444 44
5Miami-Ohio98½ 655545 555555 55455 55
6Akron123 767666 666666 666666 67
7Massachusetts136 576777 777777 777777 76
West
1Northern Illinois24 111111 111111 1211 31
2Toledo45½ 33222 233332 2122 23
3Ball State56 22333 322223 34433 42
4Western Michigan85 445444 444444 555354 54
5Central Michigan89½ 554555 555555 43545 15
6Eastern Michigan120 666666 666666 666666 66

Notes:

Mountain West

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
Steele
USA
Today
(mag.)
McIllece
Sports
F'Ball
Out-
siders
Arena
Fanatic
Gold
Sheet
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Com
pughter
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Pick
Six
Cap
Heresy
Coll.
F'ball
Matrix
CNN/
SI
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F'ball
News
Media
Polls
CBS
Sports
Coll.
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Poll
CPA
Rank
West
1Fresno State24 111112 111111 121111 31
2San Diego State46 332223 322232 213223 13
3San Jose State53 22331 233323 33332 22
4Nevada79 444434 454444 4344 44
5Nevada-Las Vegas107 555666 645656 5656 55
6Hawaii111 66655 566565 66565 66
Mountain
1Boise State22 111112 111111 111111 21
2Utah State38 222221 222222 222222 12
3Air Force66 33333 343333 43333 63
4Wyoming87 44455 435544 545 44
5Colorado State92 5554 556455 3554 35
6New Mexico115 666646 664666 666666 56

Notes:

Pacific 12

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
Steele
USA
Today
(mag.)
McIllece
Sports
F'Ball
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siders
Arena
Fanatic
Gold
Sheet
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Com
pughter
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Six
Cap
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Media
Polls
CBS
Sports
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Poll
CPA
Rank
North
1Oregon27½ 21211 111112 122112 21
2Stanford36 12123 222421 21121 12
3Oregon State65 43332 343234 33434 33
4Washington72 34444 434343 43443 44
5California104½ 555665 556555 65555 65
6Washington State115 666556 665666 566666 56
South
1Southern Cal38 22411 113112 313 21
2Arizona State41½ 31222 331231 1312 13
3UCLA46½ 131313 522423 211 42
4Arizona77 44344 244344 45444 34
5Utah97 55555 455555 54555 55
6Colorado120 666666 666666 666666 66

Notes:

Southeastern

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
Steele
USA
Today
(mag.)
McIllece
Sports
F'Ball
Out-
siders
Arena
Fanatic
Gold
Sheet
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pughter
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CNN/
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Media
Polls
CBS
Sports
Coll.
F'ball
Poll
CPA
Rank
East
1Georgia26½ 113111 112122 11111 11
2South Carolina39 2212 321211 331222 22
3Florida54½ 3323 233333 22333 33
4Vanderbilt88 44444 644445 44644 44
5Missouri104½ 6665 455554 56466 55
6Tennessee108½ 55546 566766 645555 66
7Kentucky139 777777 777677 777777 77
West
1Alabama21 111111 111111 111111 21
2Texas A&M45½ 22222 332224 232322 12
3Louisiana State56½ 33333 223433 323233 33
4Mississippi78½ 44444 444342 4444 44
5Mississippi State109 5575 665657 5566 55
6Auburn123½ 7666 756576 66755 77
7Arkansas126 67557 577765 77677 66

Notes:

Sun Belt

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN Phil
Steele
USA
Today
(mag.)
McIllece
Sports
F'Ball
Out-
siders
Arena
Fanatic
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pughter
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F'ball
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CNN/
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News
Media
Polls
CBS
Sports
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F'ball
Poll
CPA
Rank
1Louisiana-Lafay.33½ 31211 323111 2231 11
2Louisiana-Monroe48½ 12333 212232 1342 22
3Arkansas State59 2443 141424 343233 33
4Western Kentucky62 43134 434343 41144 44
5Troy98½ 55555 555555 5555 65
6Texas State121½ 66666 666766 7666 56
7South Alabama138½ 77777 787677 6777 77
8Georgia State158½ 888888 878888 88888 88

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