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2017 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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Lindy McIllece
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Phil
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1Alabama239 111211 11
2Ohio State231 223132 22
3Florida State209 334723 143
4Washington203 488355 57
5Southern Cal199 5426810 104
6Penn State192 676964 126
7Oklahoma188 8695147 65
8Clemson186 75714116 48
9Wisconsin169 12121141012 810
10Auburn166 916101048 1312
11Michigan147 10914151816 316
12Louisiana State138 11101524721 913
13Oklahoma State137 14115221314 1715
14Stanford121 17171823913 1614
15Florida118 161316-1511 199
16Louisville116 1815138-23 717
17Georgia111 15151221129 -22
18Miami-Florida102 231919171722 1811
19Texas70 1321231919- -21
20Texas Christian62 --20132317 -20
21Virginia Tech61 2518-11-- 1525
22Tennessee60 1924-182220 23-
23South Florida58 242317--15 -18
24Washington State52 ---12-18 11-
25Notre Dame38 20--16-- -19

Others receiving votes:

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26Kansas State34 2220---24 -24
27West Virginia28 -2222--- 21-
28Northwestern22 --21--19 --
29Oregon18 21----- -23
30Texas A&M17 ---20-- 25-
31UCLA15 ----16- --
32Utah12 -2525--- --
33tArizona State11 ----20- --
33tIowa11 ------ 20-
35Mississippi10 ----21- --
36Baylor9 ------ 22-
37tBoise State7 --24--- --
37tHouston7 ----24- --
37tNorth Carolina7 ------ 24-
40tKentucky6 -----25 --
40tMemphis6 ---25-- --
42tVanderbilt0 ------ --
42tunranked0 ------ --

Conference predictions

American Athletic

Rank Team Total
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East
1South Florida8 111111 11
2Central Florida18½ 222222 3
3Temple25½ 33336 22
4East Carolina35 54553 4
5Cincinnati35½ 464445 5
6Connecticut45½ 656656 6
West
1Memphis17 142131 32
2Houston18 333212 22
3Navy22 211343 44
4Tulsa24 424425 12
5Southern Methodist39 555554 55
6Tulane48 666666 66

Atlantic Coast

Rank Team Total
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Atlantic
1Florida State8 111111 11
2Clemson18 222323 22
3Louisville25½ 333234 4
4N.C. State28½ 444442 3
5Wake Forest45 555576 66
6Syracuse47 676755 56
7Boston College52 767667 76
Coastal
1Miami-Florida12 121213 11
2Virginia Tech16 213122 32
3Georgia Tech25½ 432361 2
4Pittsburgh29 344434 43
5North Carolina38½ 555545 5
6Duke50 667657 76
7Virginia53 776776 67

Big Ten

Rank Team Total
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East
1Ohio State8 111111 11
2Penn State16 222222 22
3Michigan24 333333 33
4Michigan State35½ 44455 45
5Maryland41½ 65564 56
6Indiana43 566466 64
7Rutgers56 777777 77
West
1Wisconsin8 111111 11
2Northwestern18 242222 22
3Nebraska28 334434 43
4Iowa29 423343 55
5Minnesota37½ 55555 34
6Purdue50½ 67677 66
7Illinois53 767667 77

Big XII

Rank Team Total
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1Oklahoma10½ 11211 21
2Oklahoma State17½ 32143 12
3tTexas32 245326 64
3tTexas Christian32 663253 34
5Kansas State35 436544 54
6West Virginia44 554766 47
7Baylor55 778686 76
8Texas Tech65 987978 98
9Iowa State70 898899 109
10Kansas78 101010101010 810

Conference USA

Rank Team Total
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East
1Western Kentucky 11112 11
2Middle Tennessee18½ 22224 23
3Old Dominion27 333453 33
4Florida Atlantic32 445334 45
5Marshall38 556615 73
6Florida Int'l44½ 66456 56
7Charlotte54½ 77777 67
West
1Louisiana Tech11 111321 11
2Southern Miss18 232113 33
3UTSA21 323252 22
4North Texas35 445444 55
5Rice37 564536 44
6Texas-El Paso47 656675 66
7UAB55 777767 77

Mid-American

Rank Team Total
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East
1Miami-Ohio11½ 112121 2
2Ohio15½ 231232 1
3Bowling Green24½ 42331 34
4Akron31 346443 43
5Kent State40½ 65456 55
6Buffalo45 565656 66
West
1Toledo11 111131 21
2Western Michigan17½ 22321 32
3Northern Illinois26 334324 43
4Central Michigan29½ 56254 14
5Eastern Michigan39 446465 55
6Ball State45 655656 66

Mountain West

Rank Team Total
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Mountain
1Boise State12 111213 12
2Colorado State19½ 25313 31
3Wyoming20½ 32252 23
4New Mexico34½ 53445 45
5Air Force36½ 44536 55
6Utah State45 666646 65
West
1San Diego State8 111111 11
2Hawaii22½ 22236 23
3Nevada-Las Vegas33 33455 5
4San Jose State33½ 643246 3
5Fresno State35 565425 44
6Nevada36 456634 62

Pacific 12

Rank Team Total
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North
1Washington8 111111 11
2Stanford18½ 22232 32
3Washington State23½ 43323 24
4Oregon31 354444 43
5Oregon State39 545555 55
6California48 666666 66
South
1Southern Cal8 111111 11
2UCLA21 243322 32
3Utah27 422635 23
4Colorado31½ 334263 6
5Arizona State36½ 556444 4
6Arizona44 665556 56

Southeastern

Rank Team Total
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East
1Georgia12½ 12111 12
2Florida14 212321 21
3Tennessee25½ 33323 53
4South Carolina32½ 444642 4
5Kentucky38½ 555475 3
6Missouri50 767567 66
7Vanderbilt51 676756 77
West
1Alabama9 111112 11
2Auburn17 232221 32
3Louisiana State24 323443 23
4Texas A&M38½ 64536 54
5Arkansas40½ 454657 4
6Mississippi44½ 767534 7
7Mississippi State50½ 57677 67

Sun Belt

Rank Team Total
Points
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1Appalachian State10 11121 1
2Troy16½ 22212 33
3Arkansas State24½ 333345 2
4Georgia Southern41 754635 47
5Louisiana-Lafay.46 667477 54
6South Alabama54 4751168 85
7Idaho55½ 546510 97
8Georgia State57½ 9108753 6
9New Mexico State72 1112910115 77
10Louisiana-Monroe75 881199 11
11Coastal Carolina83½ 1091081211 1211½
12Texas State88½ 12111212812 1011½
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