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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
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
1Florida State178 113111
2Alabama171 224322
3Ohio State161 539233
4Oregon160 462446
5Oklahoma159 341784
6Auburn147 655599
7UCLA141 8781075
8Baylor134 101071258
9Georgia130 12815867
10Michigan State126 7111261311
11South Carolina117 9910211010
12Stanford114 1312691220
13Louisiana State104 111911111515
14Wisconsin96 141519151413
15Southern Cal91 151416201812
16Notre Dame76 19131416-17
17tClemson61 1721-221123
17tMississippi61 181820-2216
19Florida46 252322252124
20tKansas State44 1620-13--
20tTexas44 22172324-25
22Nebraska41 21-1714--
23Marshall36 ---191919
24Arizona State33 -1613---
25Duke29 ---1716-

Others receiving votes:

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
26North Carolina28 --24-2318
27Texas A&M26 --1818--
28Washington25 232421---
29Michigan18 20---24-
30tBoise State17 ---23-22
30tTexas Christian17 -----14
32Central Florida16 --25--21
33Mississippi State14 ----17-
34Iowa11 ----20-
35Penn State9 -22----
36Cincinnati7 24-----
37tHouston6 ----25-
37tMissouri6 -25----
39unranked0 ------

Conference predictions

AAC (former Big East)

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
1tCentral Florida11 231212
1tCincinnati11 112232
3Houston17 443222
4East Carolina22½ 32454
5Southern Methodist42½ 575118
6Memphis43 8810845
7South Florida44 959678
8Connecticut46 7688611
9Tulsa50 1111710
10Tulane53½ 1096811
11Temple55½ 61011109

Notes:

Atlantic Coast

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
Atlantic
1Florida State6 111111
2Clemson12 222222
3Louisville18 333333
4Syracuse26½ 44544
5Boston College31 654466
6N.C. State32½ 56655
7Wake Forest42 777777
Coastal
1North Carolina13½ 43131
2Virginia Tech16 5143
3Miami-Florida18½ 12263
4Duke20 2532
5Pittsburgh27½ 34664
6Georgia Tech31 6655
7Virginia41½ 77777

Notes:

Big Ten

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
East
1Ohio State6 111111
2Michigan State12 222222
3Michigan19 343333
4Penn State26½ 43446
5Maryland29 556544
6Indiana33½ 66565
7Rutgers42 777777
West
1Wisconsin 11211
2Nebraska15½ 23144
3Iowa16½ 32432
4Northwestern24½ 64543
5Minnesota27½ 45355
6Illinois35 5666
7Purdue41½ 77777

Notes:

Big XII

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
1Oklahoma7 111121
2Baylor11½ 22212
3tKansas State22½ 34535
3tTexas22½ 43345
5Oklahoma State33 654576
6Texas Christian34 7664
7Texas Tech39 578667
8West Virginia47½ 89788
9Iowa State54 9899
10Kansas59 10101010

Notes:

Conference USA

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
East
1Marshall6 111111
2Middle Tennessee16½ 22352
3Western Kentucky18 3422
4Florida Atlantic23 434543
5Old Dominion27½ 56543
6UAB35 656666
7Florida Int'l42 777777
West
1UTSA 13211
2Rice12½ 32123
3North Texas17 214433
4Louisiana Tech21 443343
5tSouthern Miss33 655665
5tTexas-El Paso33 566556

Notes:

Mid-American

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
East
1Bowling Green6 111111
2Akron16½ 23432
3Ohio18½ 42325
4Buffalo20½ 34234
5Kent State28½ 55545
6Miami-Ohio36 666666
7Massachusetts42 777777
West
1Northern Illinois 12111
2Toledo11½ 31222
3Ball State19 2334
4Central Michigan22 4443
5Western Michigan30 555555
6Eastern Michigan36 666666

Notes:

Mountain West

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
Mountain
1Boise State7 211111
2Utah State12 122232
3Colorado State17½ 33323
4Wyoming27 444645
5Air Force28½ 65554
6New Mexico34 566566
West
1Fresno State9 212121
2San Diego State13 1331
3Nevada14 3213
4Nevada-Las Vegas26 444446
5San Jose State29 555554
6Hawaii35 666665

Notes:

Pacific 12

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
North
1Oregon6 111111
2Stanford12 222222
3Washington19½ 33343
4Oregon State23½ 44534
5Washington State29 554555
6California36 666666
South
1UCLA6 111111
2Southern Cal13 223222
3Arizona State18 332334
4Arizona23 444443
5Utah30 555555
6Colorado36 666666

Notes:

Southeastern

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
East
1Georgia 21211
2South Carolina 12122
3Florida18 333333
4Missouri24 444444
5Tennessee30 555555
6Vanderbilt38 666677
7Kentucky40 777766
West
1Alabama6 111111
2Auburn12½ 22222
3Louisiana State19 3433
4Mississippi26 4355
5Texas A&M31 564466
6Mississippi State31½ 65645
7Arkansas42 777777

Notes:

Sun Belt

Rank Team Total
Points
Lindy Athlon TSN USA
Today
McIllece
Sports
Phil
Steele
1Louisiana-Lafay.6 111111
2Arkansas State16 232324
3South Alabama17½ 32433
4Louisiana-Monroe25 5534
5Troy26 445355
6Texas State36½ 66676
7Georgia Southern43 778768
8Appalachian State50½ 887910
9Idaho52½ 1091087
10New Mexico State60 111199119
11Georgia State61 91011101011

Notes:

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