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2018 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
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
1Alabama89 112
2Clemson88 221
3Ohio State83 433
4Georgia82 344
5Wisconsin73 965
6tMiami-Florida72 687
6tOklahoma72 1056
8Washington70 878
9Auburn65 7129
10tMichigan61 5918
10tPenn State61 111011
12Michigan State60 121110
13Notre Dame52 151412
14Stanford49 181313
15Florida State46 131816
16Virginia Tech44 161617
17tBoise State39 192114
17tMississippi State39 142020
19Southern Cal38 211519
20West Virginia34 222215
21tCentral Florida19 -2023
21tTexas19 2023-
23tOregon17 23-22
23tTexas Christian17 24-21
25tFlorida14 17--
25tLouisiana State14 -17-
25tSouth Carolina14 -2424

Others receiving votes:

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
28tGeorgia Tech6 --25
28tKansas State6 -25-
28tTexas A&M6 25--
31unranked0 ---

Conference predictions

American Athletic

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
East
1Central Florida3 111
2South Florida7 322
3Temple8 233
4Cincinnati12 444
5Connecticut16 556
6East Carolina17 665
West
1Memphis3 111
2Navy7 223
3Houston8 332
4Southern Methodist13 544
5Tulane14 455
6Tulsa18 666

Atlantic Coast

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
Atlantic
1Clemson3 111
2Florida State6 222
3N.C. State10 334
4Louisville14 653
5tBoston College15 546
5tWake Forest15 465
7Syracuse21 777
Coastal
1Miami-Florida3 111
2Virginia Tech6 222
3Georgia Tech9 333
4Pittsburgh13 445
5Duke14 554
6North Carolina18 666
7Virginia21 777

Big Ten

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
East
1Ohio State3 111
2Michigan8 224
3Penn State9 333
4Michigan State10 442
5Maryland15 555
6Indiana19 676
7Rutgers20 767
West
1Wisconsin3 111
2Iowa6 222
3Purdue10 334
4Northwestern12 453
5Nebraska14 545
6Minnesota18 666
7Illinois21 777

Big XII

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
1Oklahoma3 111
2West Virginia7 322
3Texas9 234
4Texas Christian12 453
5tKansas State17 746
5tOklahoma State17 575
7Iowa State19 667
8Texas Tech25 988
9Baylor26 899
10Kansas30 101010

Conference USA

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
East
1Florida Atlantic3 111
2Marshall7 223
3Middle Tennessee8 332
4Florida Int'l14 545
5Western Kentucky15 654
6Old Dominion16 466
7Charlotte21 777
West
1North Texas4 112
2Louisiana Tech6 231
3UAB9 324
4Southern Miss11 443
5UTSA15 555
6Rice18 666
7Texas-El Paso21 777

Mid-American

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
East
1Ohio3 111
2Miami-Ohio7 223
3Buffalo8 332
4Akron12 444
5Bowling Green15 555
6Kent State18 666
West
1Northern Illinois3 111
2Toledo6 222
3Western Michigan10 343
4tCentral Michigan13 454
4tEastern Michigan13 535
6Ball State18 666

Mountain West

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
Mountain
1Boise State3 111
2Wyoming8 332
3Utah State9 243
4Colorado State10 424
5Air Force15 555
6New Mexico18 666
West
1San Diego State4 112
2Fresno State5 221
3Nevada-Las Vegas10 334
4Nevada11 443
5Hawaii15 555
6San Jose State18 666

Pacific 12

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
North
1Washington3 111
2Stanford6 222
3Oregon9 333
4California12 444
5Washington State15 555
6Oregon State18 666
South
1Southern Cal3 111
2Utah6 222
3Arizona10 343
4UCLA11 434
5Colorado16 556
6Arizona State17 665

Southeastern

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
East
1Georgia3 111
2South Carolina7 322
3Florida8 233
4Missouri13 454
5tKentucky16 565
5tTennessee16 646
7Vanderbilt21 777
West
1Alabama3 111
2Auburn6 222
3Mississippi State10 343
4tLouisiana State13 535
4tTexas A&M13 454
6Mississippi18 666
7Arkansas21 777

Sun Belt

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy
East
1Troy4 112
2Appalachian State5 221
3Georgia State10 334
4Georgia Southern11 443
5Coastal Carolina15 555
West
1Arkansas State3 111
2Louisiana-Monroe6 222
3Louisiana-Lafay.10 334
4South Alabama11 443
5Texas State15 555
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