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2014 Preseason Consensus


This is a preliminary version. More magazines will be added as they are found.

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

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National Top 25

Rank Team Total
Points
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1Florida State263 113111 -31-4
2Alabama252 224322 -82-2
3Oregon242 462446 -23-6
4Oklahoma237 341784 -46-5
5Ohio State232 539233 -138-1
6Auburn222 655599 -19-8
7Georgia202 12815867 -711-3
8UCLA191 8781075 -1516-12
9Michigan State189 7111261311 -512-13
10South Carolina188 9910211010 -65-11
11Baylor183 101071258 -1015-19
12Stanford165 1312691220 -164-22
13Louisiana State152 111911111515 --7-7
14Southern Cal145 151416201812 -1410-15
15Wisconsin133 141519151413 -2018-18
16Clemson100 1721-221123 --14-9
17Notre Dame93 19131416-17 --22-23
18Mississippi89 181820-2216 -1123--
19Texas73 22172324-25 -19--14
20Nebraska62 21-1714-- ----10
21Kansas State58 1620-13-- -17---
22tFlorida52 252322252124 -25---
22tWashington52 232421--- -2224-20
24Arizona State45 -1613--- --19--
25tCentral Florida44 --25--21 -925--
25tMarshall44 ---191919 -23---
25tTexas A&M44 --1818-- --13--

Others receiving votes:

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28Duke42 ---1716- -18---
29Michigan32 20---24- ----17
30Iowa30 ----20- -12---
31North Carolina28 --24-2318 -----
32Oklahoma State21 ------ --17-24
33Penn State19 -22---- ----21
34tBoise State17 ---23-22 -----
34tMissouri17 -25---- --20--
34tTexas Christian17 -----14 -----
37Virginia Tech15 ------ ----16
38tCincinnati14 24----- -24---
38tMississippi State14 ----17- -----
40tLouisville10 ------ --21--
40tNorthwestern10 ------ -21---
42tHouston6 ----25- -----
42tMiami-Florida6 ------ ----25
44unranked0 ------ -----

Conference predictions

AAC (former Big East)

Rank Team Total
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1Cincinnati16 112232 -131-
2Central Florida17 231212 -213-
3Houston24 443222 -322-
4East Carolina35½ 32454 -544-
5Memphis60 8810845 -476-
6Southern Methodist67½ 575118 -1195-
7South Florida68 959678 -6108-
8Connecticut71 7688611 -8611-
9Tulsa74 1111710 -1059-
10Tulane78½ 1096811 -7117-
11Temple82½ 61011109 -9810-

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Atlantic Coast

Rank Team Total
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Atlantic
1Florida State10 111111 1111-
2Clemson21 222222 2223-
3Louisville29 333333 3332-
4Syracuse42½ 44544 4444-
5N.C. State53½ 56655 5556-
6Boston College56 654466 6667-
7Wake Forest68 777777 7775-
Coastal
1North Carolina23½ 43131 4321-
2Virginia Tech28 5143 3216-
3Miami-Florida30½ 12263 1434-
4Duke32 2532 2163-
5Pittsburgh44½ 34664 6542-
6Georgia Tech52 6655 5655-
7Virginia69½ 77777 7777-

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Big Ten

Rank Team Total
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East
1Ohio State12 111111 1212-
2Michigan State18 222222 2121-
3Michigan31 343333 3333-
4Penn State44½ 43446 4644-
5Maryland50 556544 5565-
6Indiana54½ 66565 6456-
7Rutgers70 777777 7777-
West
1Wisconsin13½ 11211 1311-
2Iowa25½ 32432 2124-
3Nebraska28½ 23144 3433-
4Northwestern36½ 64543 4242-
5Minnesota47½ 45355 5555-
6Illinois60 5666 6667-
7Purdue68½ 77777 7776-

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Big XII

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1Oklahoma11 111121 1111-
2Baylor19½ 22212 2222-
3Kansas State35½ 34535 3343-
4Texas39½ 43345 4454-
5Oklahoma State53 654576 5636-
6Texas Christian59 7664 7567-
7Texas Tech64 578667 6775-
8West Virginia79½ 89788 8888-
9Iowa State91 9899 91099-
10Kansas98 10101010 1091010-

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Conference USA

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East
1Marshall10 111111 1111-
2Middle Tennessee25½ 22352 2223-
3Western Kentucky33 3422 4434-
4Florida Atlantic35 434543 3342-
5Old Dominion49½ 56543 5665-
6UAB57 656666 6556-
7Florida Int'l70 777777 7777-
West
1UTSA16½ 13211 3112-
2Rice20½ 32123 2231-
3North Texas26 214433 1323-
4Louisiana Tech37 443343 4444-
5Southern Miss53 655665 5555-
6Texas-El Paso57 566556 6666-

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Mid-American

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East
1Bowling Green10 111111 1111-
2Akron29½ 23432 2443-
3Ohio31½ 42325 3352-
4Buffalo32½ 34234 4224-
5Kent State46½ 55545 5535-
6Miami-Ohio60 666666 6666-
7Massachusetts70 777777 7777-
West
1Northern Illinois13½ 12111 2112-
2Toledo17½ 31222 1221-
3Ball State32 2334 3433-
4Central Michigan37 4443 4344-
5Western Michigan50 555555 5555-
6Eastern Michigan60 666666 6666-

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Mountain West

Rank Team Total
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Mountain
1Boise State12 211111 1112-
2Utah State19 122232 2221-
3Colorado State29½ 33323 3333-
4Wyoming45 444645 4554-
5Air Force50½ 65554 6646-
6New Mexico54 566566 5465-
West
1Fresno State15 212121 1113-
2Nevada22 3213 3221-
3San Diego State24 1331 2432-
4Nevada-Las Vegas44 444446 4365-
5San Jose State47 555554 5544-
6Hawaii58 666665 6656-

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Pacific 12

Rank Team Total
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North
1Oregon10 111111 1111-
2Stanford20 222222 2222-
3Washington31½ 33343 3333-
4Oregon State40½ 44534 4445-
5Washington State48 554555 5554-
6California60 666666 6666-
South
1UCLA11 111111 1121-
2Southern Cal20 223222 2212-
3Arizona State31 332334 3433-
4Arizona39 444443 4345-
5Utah49 555555 5554-
6Colorado60 666666 6666-

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Southeastern

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East
1South Carolina14½ 12122 1211-
2Georgia15½ 21211 2122-
3Florida31 333333 3343-
4Missouri39 444444 4434-
5Tennessee51 555555 5565-
6Vanderbilt62 666677 6756-
7Kentucky67 777766 7677-
West
1Alabama11 111111 1211-
2Auburn20½ 22222 2132-
3Louisiana State32 3433 3424-
4Mississippi41 4355 4353-
5Texas A&M52 564466 6645-
6Mississippi State53½ 65645 5566-
7Arkansas70 777777 7777-

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Sun Belt

Rank Team Total
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1Louisiana-Lafay.10 111111 1111-
2Arkansas State27 232324 2432-
3South Alabama27½ 32433 3223-
4Louisiana-Monroe42 5534 5345-
5Troy45 445355 4654-
6Texas State59½ 66676 6566-
7Georgia Southern76 778768 81087-
8Appalachian State82½ 887910 77108-
9Idaho87½ 1091087 98711-
10Georgia State98 91011101011 10999-
11New Mexico State103 111199119 11111110-

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