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2018 Preseason Consensus


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National Top 25

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1Clemson520 221122 -42211 621321 3
2Alabama519 112613 -11122 112112 10
3Ohio State493 433531 -211333 244233 6
4Georgia459 3441055 -34444 733545 22
5Washington444 878444 -681366 475677 4
6Wisconsin424 965769 -86555 361271210 13
7Auburn404 712931911 -779137 857456 15
8Oklahoma389 105615914 -5136109 11982089 2
9Michigan369 59182116 -10910910 13171110114 24
10Miami-Florida361 6878719 -14238812 9131491314 5
11Michigan State356 12111012137 -13201178 -1110898 1
12Penn State328 111011171212 -9371514 16219111011 -
13Notre Dame304 1514121988 -111912-11 2216614619 11
14Stanford280 181313201520 -1810151217 101013-1712 14
15Southern Cal251 211519-1616 -1512141118 142017-1515 7
16Mississippi State247 142020-2113 -1921182513 121515181413 9
17Texas227 2023-131010 -1717-2422 5816122417 -
18Florida State217 131816-1818 -2151623- 201418161616 -
19Texas Christian184 24-21112015 -20-172115 2523-132018 18
20Louisiana State125 -17---- -2214201421 -2525151924 -
21Florida123 17--917- --15-19- 152221--21 -
22Boise State114 192114141423 ---22-19 ------ 19
23Virginia Tech113 16161725-21 -24-19-- 23-222322- -
24tCentral Florida105 -202321-24 -122423-16 24---18- -
24tOregon105 23-22-2422 --22-18- 211823-2320 -

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26Oklahoma State85 ------ -16-242024 --202121- 17
27West Virginia77 22221524-- -23--17- 17----- -
28South Carolina70 -242422-- ----16- 18----- 12
29Northwestern52 -----17 ---25-- ---22-- 8
30Texas A&M47 25----- -25---- -24-172523 -
31Missouri42 ------ --16--- ---19-- 16
32tArizona34 ---16-- ------ -12---- -
32tIowa34 -----25 ---21-20 --24--- -
34Utah30 ----22- ------ 19----22 -
35Florida Atlantic26 ---23-- -----23 ------ 21
36N.C. State20 ---18-- ------ ---24-- -
37Georgia Tech18 --25--- ------ -19---- -
38Kansas State15 -25---- ----22- ------ -
39Memphis14 ------ -----25 ------ 23
40Tennessee13 ------ --18--- ------ -
41Duke12 ------ ------ -----25 25
42Louisville11 ------ ------ ------ 20
43Boston College8 ----23- ------ ------ -
44tArkansas State6 ----25- ------ ------ -
44tTexas Tech6 ------ ------ ---25-- -
44tUCLA6 ------ --25--- ------ -
47tWake Forest0 ------ ------ ------ -
47tunranked0 ------ ------ ------ -

Conference predictions

American Athletic

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1Central Florida21 111111 111121 11111
2South Florida41½ 32223 222212 32223
3Temple53 233324 333333 2333 3
4Cincinnati76½ 44444 445454 444444 4
5Connecticut102½ 556565 566655 55556 6
6East Carolina104½ 665656 654556 66665 5
West
1Memphis23 111111 111141 111121 1
2Houston46 3323 22212 32212 5
3Navy51 22322 3333 23333 4
4Southern Methodist83 54456 44444 455446 3
5Tulane88 45554 556555 44555 2
6Tulsa108 66664 665666 66664 6

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Atlantic
1Clemson19 111111 111111 111111 1
2Florida State46½ 222322 22225 222222 6
3N.C. State71 334255 3352 355345 5
4Louisville76 6535 54343 63533 2
5Boston College90 5465 454666 34664
6Wake Forest100 465567 666564 46456
7Syracuse129½ 777776 777767 77777 7
Coastal
1Miami-Florida20 111111 111111 121111 1
2Virginia Tech47 222242 223223 32224
3Duke68½ 55443 4322 543632 2
4Georgia Tech70½ 333354 3454 14363 5
5Pittsburgh91½ 4456 5565 556446
6North Carolina104 6667 6646 565555 7
7Virginia130½ 77777 777777 777777 6

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1Ohio State21½ 11111 112111 111111 2
2Michigan53½ 22422 4333 224342 3
3Michigan State57 44233 24422 442423 1
4Penn State58 33344 32124 333234 4
5Maryland101 55555 55555 66566
6Indiana114½ 67676 66676 75655 7
7Rutgers126½ 767677 777767 757777
West
1Wisconsin20 111111 111111 111111 2
2Iowa48 22223 22522 32222
3Northwestern57 45332 33233 423333 1
4Purdue75½ 334264 54444 54455
5Nebraska93 545546 45355 66564 6
6Minnesota106 666655 66666 45646 5
7Illinois132½ 777777 77777 777777 7

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1Oklahoma26 1113 111111 321111 1
2Texas50 2341 42243 112332
3Texas Christian59½ 4533 34622 344223 2
4Oklahoma State86 575554 53534 73445 3
5West Virginia87 322456 25456 35574 8
6Iowa State116½ 66777 77775 3667
7Kansas State120 7465 63668 769786
8Texas Tech151½ 98898 888897 88898
9Baylor158½ 899895 999989 99959 9
10Kansas190 101010101010 101010101010 101010101010 10

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Conference USA

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1Florida Atlantic21 11111 111111 12111 1
2Marshall39 22332 222232 21222 2
3Middle Tennessee55 332233 333333 333333 3
4Florida Int'l91½ 5454 44464 5465 4
5Old Dominion96 466445 665656 4654 5
6Western Kentucky98½ 65456 55735 66546 6
7Charlotte131 77777 776777 77777 7
West
1North Texas34½ 112232 11321 2213 1
2Louisiana Tech38 23111 2712 11121 2
3UAB56 32433 3143 43423 3
4Southern Miss68½ 443444 44234 434344 4
5UTSA90½ 55555 554515 555555 5
6Rice117 66676 66666 7666 6
7Texas-El Paso127½ 777677 77577 6777 7

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1Ohio24 111111 11311 111111
2Miami-Ohio45 22322 33143 232223 1
3Buffalo49½ 3323 22412 23332
4Akron76½ 44455 44244 45554 4
5Bowling Green90½ 555454 55555 554445 5
6Kent State113½ 666666 66666 666666 6
West
1Northern Illinois27 111113 121312 111221 1
2Toledo34 222221 214121 222112 2
3Western Michigan58 343532 332243 333333 3
4Eastern Michigan83½ 535644 445564 44444 4
5Central Michigan88½ 4545 553435 65565 5
6Ball State108 6666 666656 656656 6

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Mountain
1Boise State19 111111 111111 111111 1
2Utah State51 24323 4232 222232
3Wyoming52 33232 232223 533423
4Colorado State72½ 424454 34434 354344 5
5Air Force91 55554 55555 445555 4
6New Mexico113½ 66666 666666 666666 6
West
1Fresno State28 221211 122212 112211 1
2San Diego State29 112122 211121 221122 2
3Nevada-Las Vegas64 334333 33433 44443 3
4Nevada69 443444 44344 33334 4
5Hawaii102½ 555666 55656 5556 5
6San Jose State106½ 666555 66565 6665 6

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North
1Washington19 111111 111111 111111 1
2Stanford40½ 222223 22222 222322 2
3Oregon57½ 333332 33333 433233 5
4California77½ 444444 44454 344454 4
5Washington State91 55555 55545 555545 3
6Oregon State113½ 66666 666666 666666 6
South
1Southern Cal20½ 11111 111111 121111 1
2Arizona47 34332 32223 31223
3Utah48½ 222423 23332 23332
4UCLA79½ 434364 44444 44445
5Arizona State99 6655 6565 665554 4
6Colorado104½ 5566 56566 56666

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East
1Georgia22 111211 111111 111111 3
2tFlorida50 233123 32332 32422 5
2tSouth Carolina50 322332 23424 23333 1
4Missouri71½ 454444 44243 444245 2
5Kentucky100½ 5655 556665 56654 4
6Tennessee108½ 6466 66556 766566 7
7Vanderbilt129½ 777777 777777 76777 6
West
1Alabama20½ 11111 111111 111111 2
2Auburn38 22222 22222 222222 2
3Mississippi State62 343433 3353 333433 2
4Louisiana State82½ 535354 55344 645345 5
5Texas A&M83 454545 444535 454554 4
6Mississippi118½ 666676 666676 66667 7
7Arkansas127½ 777767 777767 67776 6

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1Appalachian State27½ 2212 12112 121211 1
2Troy30 1121 21221 12122 2
3Georgia Southern66½ 443433 43545 33333
4Georgia State70½ 334344 34433 45444
5Coastal Carolina90½ 555555 553554 54555 5
West
1Arkansas State20 111111 111111 111111 2
2Louisiana-Monroe38½ 222222 22222 222222 1
3South Alabama66 44343 33424 43334
4Louisiana-Lafay.67 334334 4433 35443
5Texas State93½ 55555 555555 554555 5

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