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2014 Preseason Consensus


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See the "notes" file for information on the preseason consensus.

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National Top 25

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1Florida State498 113111 131241 2411-1
2Alabama478 224322 282327 1232-2
3Oregon461 462446 423464 4523-3
4Oklahoma441 341784 346153 311114-8
5Ohio State432 539233 6138716 7745-6
6Auburn423 655599 5191082 61136-4
7UCLA375 8781075 715166125 111677-5
8South Carolina372 9910211010 96581111 56612-7
9Georgia359 12815867 127111139 129910-19
10Michigan State354 7111261311 851291312 817128-9
11Baylor352 101071258 101015121910 101059-13
12Stanford308 1312691220 111641422- 931611-10
13Louisiana State300 111911111515 13-713713 13121014-12
14Southern Cal271 151416201812 151410231514 1582013-14
15Wisconsin270 141519151413 1420185188 1822816-20
16Clemson210 1721-221123 16-1419915 14191921-15
17Mississippi191 181820-2216 19112320-16 20-1415-11
18Notre Dame163 19131416-17 17-22222321 16-2317--
19Kansas State133 1620-13-- 2117-16-17 1720-20--
20Texas123 22172324-25 2419--14- 1913-18--
21Washington119 232421--- 252224-2023 24142423-17
22Nebraska98 21-1714-- 22--211022 23-----
23Texas A&M93 --1818-- 20-13--- -1815--22
24Marshall85 ---191919 -23-18-18 -----16
25Arizona State82 -1613--- --19--- 21252219--

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26Michigan77 20---24- ----1720 -242122-23
27Florida72 252322252124 1825---- ---24--
28Mississippi State59 ----17- ---15-- -1518---
29North Carolina52 --24-2318 23--25-- -----21
30Missouri49 -25---- --20--- 2221---18
31Central Florida44 --25--21 -925--- ------
32Iowa43 ----20- -12---25 -----24
33Duke42 ---1716- -18---- ------
34Oklahoma State29 ------ --17-24- -23----
35tCincinnati26 24----- -24---19 ------
35tPenn State26 -22---- ----2124 ------
37Louisville24 ------ --2117-- ------
38Boise State23 ---23-22 ------ -----25
39Virginia Tech21 ------ ----16- ---25--
40Texas Christian17 -----14 ------ ------
41Brigham Young14 ------ ------ --17---
42Northwestern10 ------ -21---- ------
43Navy7 ------ ---24-- ------
44tHouston6 ----25- ------ ------
44tMiami-Florida6 ------ ----25- ------
44tTexas Tech6 ------ ------ --25---
47unranked0 ------ ------ ------

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Conference predictions

AAC (former Big East)

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1Central Florida30 231212 221322 122-11
2Cincinnati33 112232 113111 233-33
3Houston43 443222 332233 411-22
4East Carolina67½ 32454 454444 344-45
5Memphis114 8810845 747676 1058-74
6Southern Methodist124½ 575118 5119577 51111-56
7South Florida130½ 959678 661089 787-610
8Connecticut132 7688611 86115 675-811
9Tulsa144 1111710 111059511 8610-109
10Temple151½ 61011109 89810118 996-117
11Tulane152 1096811 7117710 11109-98

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Atlantic Coast

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Atlantic
1Florida State18 111111 111111 111111
2Clemson37 222222 222322 222222
3Louisville54 333333 333233 333343
4Syracuse74½ 44544 444445 444434
5N.C. State94½ 56655 555654 665555
6Boston College103 654466 666766 556667
7Wake Forest123 777777 777577 777776
Coastal
1Virginia Tech45½ 5143 32166 112312
2North Carolina46 43131 43215 351121
3Miami-Florida57 12263 14341 245253
4Duke61½ 2532 21632 523574
5Georgia Tech87 6655 565537 435436
6Pittsburgh87½ 34664 654264 664665
7Virginia117½ 77777 777773 776747

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Big Ten

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East
1Ohio State21 111111 121211 111121
2Michigan State33 222222 212122 222212
3Michigan55 343333 333333 333333
4Penn State80 43446 46444 455454
5Maryland88½ 556544 55656 544545
6Indiana101½ 66565 6456 666676
7Rutgers125 777777 777777 777767
West
1Wisconsin21½ 11211 131111 111111
2Iowa47 32432 21242 323332
3Nebraska54 23144 34332 244244
4Northwestern64½ 64543 4242 532425
5Minnesota86½ 45355 555555 456563
6Illinois106 5666 666766 665656
7Purdue124½ 77777 777677 777777

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Big XII

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1Oklahoma19 111121 111111 1121-1
2Baylor32½ 22212 222222 2212-2
3Kansas State59 34535 33433 3443-3
4Texas71½ 43345 4454 4354-4
5Oklahoma State91½ 654576 56364 5577-5
6Texas Christian97½ 7664 75675 7665-6
7Texas Tech106½ 578667 67757 6736-7
8West Virginia136½ 89788 888898 8888-8
9Iowa State154 9899 91099810 9999-9
10Kansas167 10101010 1091010109 10101010-10

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Conference USA

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East
1Marshall16 111111 111111 111--1
2Middle Tennessee42½ 22352 222342 323--3
3Western Kentucky49 3422 443423 232--4
4Florida Atlantic58 434543 334235 454--2
5Old Dominion77½ 56543 566554 545--5
6UAB96 656666 655677 666--7
7Florida Int'l109 777777 777766 777--6
West
1UTSA24½ 13211 311211 311--1
2Rice31½ 32123 223122 122--2
3North Texas44 214433 132334 233--3
4Louisiana Tech62 443343 444443 464--4
5Southern Miss85 655665 555566 645--5
6Texas-El Paso89 566556 666655 556--6

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Mid-American

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East
1Bowling Green17 111111 111111 111-11
2Buffalo52½ 34234 422433 322-25
3Akron54 23432 24433 533-42
4Ohio57 42325 33525 244-33
5Kent State74½ 55545 553523 455-54
6Miami-Ohio102 666666 666666 666-66
7Massachusetts119 777777 777777 777-77
West
1Northern Illinois22½ 12111 211221 112-11
2Toledo29½ 31222 122112 221-22
3Ball State54 2334 343333 333-34
4Central Michigan64 4443 434444 444-43
5Western Michigan86 555555 555555 565-55
6Eastern Michigan101 666666 666666 656-66

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Mountain West

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Mountain
1Boise State21 211111 111212 112-11
2Utah State32 122232 222121 231-22
3Colorado State50 33323 33333 323-33
4Wyoming76 444645 4554 464-54
5Air Force84 65554 66466 545-45
6New Mexico94 566566 546565 656-66
West
1Fresno State26 212121 111312 113-21
2Nevada38 3213 322121 332-14
3San Diego State40 1331 243233 221-32
4tNevada-Las Vegas77 444446 436554 545-55
4tSan Jose State77 555554 554446 454-43
6Hawaii99 666665 665665 666-66

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Pacific 12

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North
1Oregon17 111111 111111 1111-1
2Stanford36 222222 222233 2222-2
3Washington50½ 33343 333322 3333-3
4Oregon State68½ 44534 444544 4444-4
5Washington State84 554555 555456 5555-5
6California101 666666 666665 6666-6
South
1UCLA20 111111 112111 1212-1
2Southern Cal32 223222 221222 2121-2
3Arizona State53 332334 343333 3433-3
4Arizona66 444443 434544 4344-4
5Utah85 555555 555455 5655-5
6Colorado101 666666 666666 6566-6

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Southeastern

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East
1South Carolina24½ 12122 121112 111211
2Georgia31½ 21211 212231 222123
3Florida60 333333 334334 444334
4Missouri64 444444 443433 333442
5Tennessee92½ 555555 55655 655555
6Vanderbilt112 666677 6756 576776
7Kentucky119½ 777766 76777 767667
West
1Alabama20 111111 121112 111111
2Auburn36½ 22222 213221 222322
3Louisiana State59 3433 342434 333434
4Mississippi77 4355 435354 565263
5Mississippi State92½ 65645 556664 644546
6Texas A&M93 564466 664546 456655
7Arkansas126 777777 777777 777777

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Sun Belt

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1Louisiana-Lafay.17 111111 111111 111-11
2South Alabama51½ 32433 322354 332-34
3Arkansas State52 232324 243253 246-23
4Louisiana-Monroe70 5534 534556 524-42
5Troy76½ 445355 465422 458-5
6Texas State96 66676 656635 665-6
7Georgia Southern124 778768 8108778 773-79
8Appalachian State143½ 887910 77108107 899-810
9Idaho150½ 1091087 9871111 9107-7
10Georgia State166 91011101011 109998 11811-11
11New Mexico State173 111199119 11111110911 101110-118

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