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2014 Preseason Consensus


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National Top 25

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1Florida State618 113111 131241 241111 11-1
2Alabama565 224322 282327 123222 2--2
3Oregon562 462446 423464 452333 88-4
4Oklahoma544 341784 346153 31111488 35-5
5Auburn522 655599 5191082 61136104 72-6
6Ohio State508 539233 6138716 774596 44--
7UCLA484 8781075 715166125 11167745 53-3
8South Carolina457 9910211010 96581111 56612147 116-8
9Michigan State437 7111261311 851291312 81712869 618-11
10Georgia432 12815867 127111139 129910719 1220-12
11Baylor423 101071258 101015121910 1010591313 1021-9
12Stanford381 1312691220 111641422- 9316111110 924-7
13Louisiana State375 111911111515 13-713713 13121014512 1417-13
14Southern Cal343 151416201812 151410231514 15820131214 1713-10
15Wisconsin307 141519151413 1420185188 18228162420 15--17
16Clemson257 1721-221123 16-1419915 141919211515 16--15
17Mississippi234 181820-2216 19112320-16 20-14151811 18--14
18Notre Dame203 19131416-17 17-22222321 16-2317-- 1316-24
19Texas A&M150 --1818-- 20-13--- -1815-1722 2012-18
20Texas147 22172324-25 2419--14- 1913-1816- ---22
21Kansas State143 1620-13-- 2117-16-17 1720-20-- 21---
22Washington138 232421--- 252224-2023 241424232317 ---20
23Marshall112 ---191919 -23-18-18 -----16 2510--
24Nebraska105 21-1714-- 22--211022 23----- 24---
25Arizona State104 -1613--- --19--- 2125221921- 19---

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26Michigan89 20---24- ----1720 -242122-23 ---19
27Florida83 252322252124 1825---- ---2420- ----
28Mississippi State74 ----17- ---15-- -1518--- ---16
29Central Florida68 --25--21 -925--- ------ -7--
30North Carolina64 --24-2318 23--25-- ----1921 ----
31Missouri58 -25---- --20--- 2221---18 22---
32Iowa51 ----20- -12---25 -----24 ---23
33Louisville43 ------ --2117-- ----22- ---21
34Duke42 ---1716- -18---- ------ ----
35Oklahoma State29 ------ --17-24- -23---- ----
36Miami-Florida28 ------ ----25- ------ -9--
37tCincinnati26 24----- -24---19 ------ ----
37tPenn State26 -22---- ----2124 ------ ----
39tBoise State23 ---23-22 ------ -----25 ----
39tTexas Christian23 -----14 ------ ----25- ----
41Virginia Tech21 ------ ----16- ---25-- ----
42Fresno State20 ------ ------ ------ -11--
43Louisiana-Lafay.17 ------ ------ ------ -14--
44Bowling Green16 ------ ------ ------ -15--
45tBrigham Young14 ------ ------ --17--- ----
45tOregon State14 ------ ------ ------ 23--25
47Navy13 ------ ---24-- ------ -25--
48Northern Illinois12 ------ ------ ------ -19--
49Northwestern10 ------ -21---- ------ ----
50Minnesota9 ------ ------ ------ -22--
51Toledo8 ------ ------ ------ -23--
52tHouston6 ----25- ------ ------ ----
52tTexas Tech6 ------ ------ --25--- ----
54unranked0 ------ ------ ------ ----

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Conference predictions

AAC (former Big East)

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1Central Florida37 231212 221322 122211 -122
2Cincinnati40 112232 113111 233133 -213
3Houston53 443222 332233 411322 -331
4East Carolina83½ 32454 454444 344445 -444
5Memphis140 8810845 747686 1058774 -675
6Southern Methodist150½ 575118 5119557 51111656 -877
7South Florida160 959678 661089 7875610 -99
8Connecticut171 7688611 861195 6759811 -1011
9Tulsa171½ 1111710 11105911 86108109 -756
10Tulane186 1096811 71171010 111091198 -578
11Temple193½ 61011109 89810118 99610117 -111110

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Atlantic Coast

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Atlantic
1Florida State22 111111 111111 111111 1111
2Clemson45 222222 222322 222222 2222
3Louisville67 333333 333233 333343 3433
4Syracuse90½ 44544 44445 444434 344
5N.C. State116 56655 55564 665555 6655
6Boston College124½ 654466 666766 556667 566
7Wake Forest151 777777 777577 777776 7777
Coastal
1Virginia Tech53½ 5143 321616 112312 142
2North Carolina54½ 43131 432135 351121 21
3Miami-Florida66½ 12263 143421 245253 14
4Duke76 2532 216342 523574 33
5Georgia Tech108½ 6655 565557 436436 635
6Pittsburgh110½ 34664 654264 664665 6566
7Virginia146½ 77777 777773 777747 7777

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Big Ten

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East
1Ohio State27½ 111111 121211 111121 113
2Michigan State39½ 222222 212122 222212 221
3Michigan67 343333 33333 333333 332
4Penn State100 43446 46444 455454 76
5Maryland109 556544 55657 544545 464
6Indiana124 66565 64566 666676 65
7Rutgers149 777777 777757 777767 7577
West
1Wisconsin30½ 11211 131121 111111 1511
2Iowa58 32432 21243 323332 4222
3Nebraska65 23144 343312 244244 244
4Northwestern78½ 64543 42424 532425 433
5Minnesota101½ 45355 555555 456563 4155
6Illinois130½ 5666 666766 665656 666
7Purdue152 77777 777677 777777 777

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Big XII

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1Oklahoma24 111121 111111 112111 1111
2Baylor44½ 22212 22222 221232 222
3Kansas State78½ 34535 334353 344353 34
4Texas89 43345 4454 435424 463
5Oklahoma State116½ 654576 563644 557765 546
6Texas Christian126½ 7664 75675 766546 75
7Texas Tech138½ 578667 6775 673677 577
8West Virginia177½ 89788 88888 888888 898
9Iowa State200 9899 9109910 999999 10810
10Kansas215 10101010 1091010109 101010101010 109109

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Conference USA

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East
1Marshall21 111111 111111 111111 -111
2Middle Tennessee52½ 22352 222322 323223 -242
3Western Kentucky66½ 3422 44343 232434 -324
4Florida Atlantic75½ 434543 33425 454342 -433
5Old Dominion105½ 56543 566564 545555 -755
6UAB125 656666 655657 666677 -576
7Florida Int'l142 777777 777776 777766 -667
West
1UTSA33½ 13211 311221 311141 -111
2Rice42½ 32123 223112 122312 -323
3North Texas57 214433 132334 233423 -232
4Louisiana Tech79 443343 444443 464234 -444
5Southern Miss112 655665 555556 645565 -665
6Texas-El Paso117 566556 666665 556656 -556

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Mid-American

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East
1Bowling Green21 111111 111111 111111 -111
2Buffalo64½ 34234 422443 322425 -232
3Ohio68 42325 335225 244233 -43
4Akron69 23432 244333 533342 -54
5Kent State92½ 55545 553553 455554 -325
6Miami-Ohio127 666666 666666 666666 -667
7Massachusetts146 777777 777777 777777 -776
West
1Northern Illinois29 12111 21121 112211 -121
2Toledo35½ 31222 122112 221122 -212
3Ball State68½ 2334 34333 333434 -434
4Central Michigan77 4443 434444 444343 -343
5Western Michigan106 555555 555555 565555 -555
6Eastern Michigan125 666666 666666 656666 -666

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Mountain West

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Mountain
1Boise State25 211111 111212 112111 -111
2Utah State40½ 122232 22211 231222 -222
3Colorado State61½ 33323 3333 323333 -333
4Wyoming93 444645 45545 464454 -44
5Air Force103 65554 664646 545545 -55
6New Mexico118 566566 546565 656666 -666
West
1Fresno State30 212121 111312 113121 -111
2Nevada50 3213 322141 332214 -422
3San Diego State53 1331 243223 221332 -533
4San Jose State90 555554 554436 454443 -244
5Nevada-Las Vegas96 444446 436554 545655 -355
6Hawaii122 666665 665665 666566 -666

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Pacific 12

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North
1Oregon22 111111 111111 111111 1111
2Stanford46½ 222222 22223 222222 2232
3Washington66 33343 33332 333333 4323
4Oregon State87½ 44534 444544 444444 3444
5Washington State109 554555 555456 555555 5555
6California131 666666 666665 666666 6666
South
1UCLA25 111111 112111 121211 1111
2Southern Cal42½ 223222 221222 212122 222
3Arizona State69½ 332334 343333 343333 434
4Arizona85 444443 43454 434444 343
5Utah111 555555 55545 565565 655
6Colorado129 666666 666666 656656 6566

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Southeastern

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East
1South Carolina30 12122 121122 111211 111
2Georgia38 21211 212211 222123 232
3Florida75½ 333333 334334 444334 534
4Missouri77½ 444444 443443 333442 333
5Tennessee115 555555 556555 655555 65
6Vanderbilt135 666677 67567 576776 547
7Kentucky145 777766 76776 767667 776
West
1Alabama28 111111 121112 111111 1511
2Auburn44 22222 213221 222322 122
3Louisiana State70½ 3433 342434 333434 333
4Mississippi95½ 4355 43534 565263 5454
5Texas A&M111½ 564466 66456 456655 5246
6Mississippi State112½ 65645 556644 644546 5665
7Arkansas154 777777 777777 777777 7777

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Sun Belt

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1Louisiana-Lafay.21 111111 111111 111111 -111
2South Alabama62 32433 32234 332234 -352
3Arkansas State69½ 232324 24323 246423 -654
4Louisiana-Monroe80 5534 534526 524342 -253
5Troy96½ 445355 465462 45855 -425
6Texas State118 66676 656655 66566 -536
7Georgia Southern159 778768 8108778 773879 -1179
8tAppalachian State179½ 887910 77108107 89910810 -8108
8tIdaho179½ 1091087 987118 910777 -7117
10Georgia State209 91011101011 1099911 118111111 -10811
11New Mexico State210 111199119 11111110911 1011109118 -9910

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