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2017 Preseason Consensus


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National Top 25

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1Alabama556 111216 111121 111171 2
2Ohio State554 223131 222212 222212 1
3Florida State502 334723 1434443 493923 3
4Washington480 488354 579638 3374114 7
5Southern Cal466 542687 1043394 54412175 11
6Oklahoma456 8695145 655757 7148558 4
7Clemson451 757141117 487575 665396 6
8Penn State450 676968 126118105 856747 8
9Wisconsin418 1212114109 8108969 1112106312 9
10Auburn385 916101042 13121011812 1271310-9 5
11Louisiana State318 111015247- 9136131113 981221-15 12
12Oklahoma State316 14115221311 171518101310 141911141411 -
13tMichigan297 10914151820 3161212-11 10139--13 14
13tStanford297 17171823919 161414141914 15151422814 10
15Florida281 161316-1510 19920161817 171616131316 17
16Georgia268 151412211214 -2217151515 16171516-10 13
17Miami-Florida259 2319191717- 181115181218 191118111817 18
18Louisville242 1815138-- 71713171716 211017--19 15
19Virginia Tech164 2518-11-- 152519232121 13222215-20 -
20South Florida159 242317--13 -1816221619 18-21-6- -
21Washington State120 ---12-16 11---2224 ---812- 23
22Texas108 1321231919- -21---23 -2523--21 25
23tKansas State106 2220---- -2424212020 24-1918-23 -
23tTexas Christian106 --20132324 -20-2524- -21---18 16
25Tennessee98 1924-1822- 23-2219-25 --24--25 22

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26N.C. State73 -----12 --25-23- -23-1922- 20
27West Virginia59 -2222--- 21--20-22 --20--- -
28Notre Dame58 20--16-- -19---- 23----- 19
29Northwestern50 --21--23 ------ 20--1724- -
30Georgia Tech46 -----15 ------ 22---10- -
31UCLA44 ----16- --23--- -20---- 21
32Houston43 ----2421 ------ -24-2023- -
33Oregon38 21----- -23---- 25----24 24
34Utah34 -2525--- ---24-- --25--22 -
35Texas A&M30 ---20-- 25----- -18---- -
36Mississippi27 ----21- ----14- ------ -
37Appalachian State23 -----25 ----25- ----20- -
38San Diego State19 ------ ------ ---2419- -
39North Carolina17 ------ 24-21--- ------ -
40Army16 ------ ------ ----15- -
41tMemphis15 ---25-22 ------ ------ -
41tOld Dominion15 ------ ------ ----16- -
43South Carolina13 -----18 ------ ------ -
44Brigham Young12 ------ ------ ---2525- -
45tArizona State11 ----20- ------ ------ -
45tIowa11 ------ 20----- ------ -
47Tulsa10 ------ ------ ----21- -
48Baylor9 ------ 22----- ------ -
49Colorado8 ------ ------ ---23-- -
50Boise State7 --24--- ------ ------ -
51Vanderbilt6 ----25- ------ ------ -
52unranked0 ------ ------ ------ -

Conference predictions

American Athletic

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East
1South Florida19 111111 111111 111111 1
2Central Florida47½ 222222 3232 23333 2
3Temple54 33336 223223 32222 5
4Cincinnati81 464445 5454 444554 3
5East Carolina88 54553 45545 655455 4
6Connecticut109½ 656656 66666 566656 6
West
1Memphis35½ 142131 32121 221232 1
2Houston39½ 333212 22212 414121 2
3Tulsa57½ 424425 123434 34231 3
4Navy59 211343 444343 1334 4
5Southern Methodist94½ 555554 555555 55555 6
6Tulane113 666666 666666 666666 5

Atlantic Coast

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Atlantic
1Florida State21 111111 111211 111211 1
2Clemson38 222323 222122 222122 2
3Louisville60½ 333234 43333 333443 3
4N.C. State70½ 444442 34444 444334 4
5Wake Forest106½ 555576 66555 576566 6
6Syracuse114 676755 567766 755775 5
7Boston College121½ 767667 76677 667657 7
Coastal
1Miami-Florida25 121213 111111 211121 1
2Virginia Tech39 213122 322222 132232 2
3Georgia Tech62½ 432361 2533 34431 4
4Pittsburgh70 344434 43344 42345 5
5North Carolina89½ 555545 54555 555545 3
6Duke117 667657 766666 766666 6
7Virginia129 776776 677777 677777 7

Big Ten

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East
1Ohio State19 111111 111111 111111 1
2Penn State39½ 222222 22222 232222 2
3Michigan55½ 333333 33333 323333 3
4Michigan State83 44455 45454 444644 4
5Indiana96½ 566466 64545 556455 5
6Maryland107½ 65564 566666 665766 6
7Rutgers131 777777 777777 777577 7
West
1Wisconsin19 111111 111111 111111 1
2Northwestern43½ 242222 223222 23322 2
3Nebraska67 334434 43233 35255 4
4Iowa68 423343 554344 424434 3
5Minnesota88 55555 34555 545345 5
6Purdue121 67677 66776 676666 7
7Illinois125½ 767667 77667 767777 6

Big XII

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1Oklahoma21½ 11211 211111 111111 1
2Oklahoma State42½ 32143 122222 242222 3
3Texas Christian74 663253 345545 423543 2
4Kansas State80 436544 544433 564335 5
5Texas81 245326 643664 335474 4
6West Virginia108 554766 476356 656766 8
7Baylor129 778686 767777 778657 6
8Texas Tech154 987978 988888 997988 7
9Iowa State167 899899 1099999 889899 9
10Kansas188 101010101010 81010101010 101010101010 10

Conference USA

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East
1Western Kentucky21½ 11112 111111 111121 1
2Middle Tennessee44½ 22224 232232 223332 2
3Old Dominion56 333453 333323 342213 3
4Florida Atlantic83 445334 455645 535445 5
5Marshall94 55661 73454 754774 4
6Florida Int'l105 66456 56676 466556 6
7Charlotte128 777777 677767 677667 7
West
1Louisiana Tech23½ 111321 11111 111211 1
2UTSA45 323252 222332 223122 2
3Southern Miss47½ 232113 33323 332333 3
4North Texas83 445444 555444 444455 5
5Rice90 564536 444555 575544 4
6Texas-El Paso114 656675 667666 656666 7
7UAB129 777767 776777 767777 6

Mid-American

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East
1Ohio29½ 231232 11121 111211 2
2Miami-Ohio31½ 112121 22212 223122 1
3Bowling Green66½ 42331 344333 442654 4
4Akron68 346443 433444 334333 3
5Kent State95½ 65456 555556 556445 5
6Buffalo108 565656 666665 665566 6
West
1Toledo23 111131 211111 111211 1
2Western Michigan41½ 22321 322222 223133 2
3Northern Illinois62½ 334324 43353 332352 4
4Central Michigan73 56254 14435 445444 3
5Eastern Michigan89½ 446465 55544 554525 6
6Ball State109½ 655656 66666 666666 5

Mountain West

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Mountain
1Boise State26 111213 121111 211221 1
2Colorado State39½ 25313 312222 123112 2
3Wyoming56 32252 23343 532333 3
4Air Force85 44536 55454 445455 5
5New Mexico86 53445 45535 364644 6
6Utah State106½ 666646 65666 656566 4
West
1San Diego State19 111111 111111 111111 1
2Hawaii51 22236 233222 23243 3
3Nevada-Las Vegas75 33455 52443 524565 2
4Nevada75½ 456634 624354 34332 6
5San Jose State87½ 643246 35535 655646 4
6Fresno State91 565425 446666 466254 5

Pacific 12

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North
1Washington21 111111 111111 112121 1
2Stanford39½ 22232 322222 221312 2
3Washington State60 43323 24333 444234 3
4Oregon70½ 354444 43444 333443 4
5Oregon State96 545555 555655 555565 5
6California112 666666 666566 666656 6
South
1Southern Cal19 111111 111111 111111 1
2UCLA50 243322 322423 222343 2
3Utah61 422635 234242 353422 3
4Colorado71½ 334263 63334 434235 6
5Arizona State91½ 556444 46555 565554 4
6Arizona106 665556 565666 646666 5

Southeastern

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East
1Georgia26½ 12111 121111 111231 1
2Florida34 212321 212222 222112 2
3Tennessee60½ 33323 533353 333423 3
4South Carolina89 444642 4574 475565 4
5Kentucky90 555475 3465 546354 5
6Missouri114½ 767567 66737 654677 6
7Vanderbilt117½ 676756 77646 767746 7
West
1Alabama20 111112 111111 111111 1
2Auburn44 232221 323322 333222 2
3Louisiana State52 323443 232233 222333 3
4Texas A&M88 64536 54545 545444 4
5Arkansas96½ 454657 46454 474655 6
6Mississippi111 767534 7477 657576 7
7Mississippi State120½ 57677 677766 766767 5

Sun Belt

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1Appalachian State23 11121 1111 11211 1
2Troy39 22212 332322 22123 2
3Arkansas State57 333345 2333 433342 3
4Louisiana-Lafay.102½ 667477 54445 647654 4
5Georgia Southern114½ 754635 475567 864810½7 7
6Idaho121½ 546510 976476 378736 9
7South Alabama122 4751168 858654 585595 8
8Georgia State139½ 9108753 67998 7511489 5
9New Mexico State174 1112910115 771010½810 10121298 6
10Louisiana-Monroe178 881199 11910½109 9991110 10
11Coastal Carolina198 1091081211 1211½121112 11106101212 11
12Texas State213 12111212812 1011½11121211 1211101210½11 12
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