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2019 Preseason Consensus


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National Top 25

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1Clemson555 221241 211122 121124 2
2Alabama542 112112 122211 2152118 1
3Georgia522 333423 435383 332433 5
4Oklahoma495 644534 564435 6410366 6
5Louisiana State472 768756 847867 566742 8
6Ohio State466 557665 3139676 1253597 4
7Michigan462 41153107 653758 11998121 3
8Florida382 88610198 9869154 7128115- 23
9Notre Dame364 9799-9 77145415 131017122113 13
10Texas331 11911111110 12241510169 4-7142022 11
11Washington316 12121716713 10171713923 10111161523 -
12Oregon313 15101012811 201020211210 19-15975 -
13Utah309 13211281514 182212241820 8194101715 10
14Texas A&M307 101313172112 11111012-11 91612168- 18
15Auburn301 201415181416 13911111012 14814-1017 -
16Penn State241 1420-20915 141213152417 -13181522- 14
17Michigan State240 161920131218 22148-1414 -2313-2320 7
18Iowa183 18-14232220 152323231913 2318231818- -
19Central Florida160 221518-2417 21--1411- 2020-21-- 9
20Iowa State137 24182321-21 --251922- 17-2119-11 25
21Mississippi State130 -16-2423- 25161816-19 -7--16- -
22Wisconsin116 19-16-1819 16--22-18 2114---- -
23Missouri103 23-24--- -19-17-- -1524-1112 -
24Washington State101 -1725--23 17----- 18--20-8 19
25Miami-Florida96 --1915-- ---181322 -2219--- 24

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26Nebraska90 17242119-24 23---17- 24-20--- -
27Texas Christian86 ---1420- --2225-21 --1613-- -
28Syracuse83 21----22 19--20-25 ---17-10 -
29Stanford79 -2222221725 24----- 222422--- -
30Virginia71 2525---- ----20- 16--24-21 15
31South Carolina57 ----25- -18---16 ----1425 -
32Boise State46 ------ ----23- -17-22-- 16
33tSouthern Cal36 ----16- -2516--- ------ -
33tVirginia Tech36 ---25-- ------ --25-1919 -
35Memphis35 ------ ----25- ---2324- 17
36tArmy34 -23---- ----21- 15----- -
36tFlorida State34 ----13- -21---- ----25- -
36tTennessee34 ------ -15---- ----13- -
39Cincinnati31 ------ --21--- ---25-16 -
40Minnesota29 ------ --19--- -----14 -
41Appalachian State28 ------ ------ -21---24 20
42Northwestern22 ------ ------ -----9 -
43San Diego State19 ------ ------ ------ 12
44UCLA11 ------ -20---- ------ -
45Fresno State10 ------ ------ ------ 21
46Ohio9 ------ ------ ------ 22
47tOklahoma State7 ------ -----24 ------ -
47tPittsburgh7 ------ --24--- ------ -
49tUtah State6 ------ ------ 25----- -
49tWest Virginia6 ------ ------ -25---- -
51unranked0 ------ ------ ------ -

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Conference predictions

American Athletic

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East
1Central Florida23 11111 11112 111122 1
2Cincinnati36 23222 22222 222211 2
3South Florida60 32333 434332 343343
4Temple71 44444 343444 434434
5East Carolina96½ 55555 555555 555556 5
6Connecticut112½ 66666 666666 666665 6
West
1Memphis20½ 11111 111112 111111 1
2Houston39½ 22222 232221 222224 2
3Southern Methodist71½ 44554 524 534432
4Tulane73 33453 4535 453343
5Navy86 563535 655 345566
6Tulsa108½ 656656 656666 666655

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Atlantic Coast

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Atlantic
1Clemson19 111111 111111 111111 1
2Florida State53½ 323223 522232 432324
3Syracuse54 23242 243324 243242
4N.C. State74½ 44444 33444 624435
5Boston College98 656545 46764 555666
6Wake Forest102½ 56566 6555 366553 6
7Louisville130½ 77777 7767 777777 7
Coastal
1Miami-Florida35 321112 1131 311315 2
2Virginia42 11351 4333 12331 1
3Virginia Tech46 2323 223233 23222
4Pittsburgh75½ 444454 341455 544444
5Duke93½ 56565 565545 456563 5
6North Carolina115 656556 757667 77557
7Georgia Tech125 777777 676775 66776

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Big Ten

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1Michigan26 12111 211111 13221 1
2Ohio State36½ 21222 13222 21132 2
3Penn State62½ 3444 3234 424314
4Michigan State65 4333 44243 343443
5Indiana102 65565 655566 555655
6Maryland107 56656 566655 666566
7Rutgers133 777777 777777 777777 7
West
1Iowa45½ 261232 11223 322133 5
2Nebraska46 11311 3313 24117 1
3Wisconsin54 33233 4361 11324 4
4Minnesota76 555566 521433 53652
5Northwestern86 44454 45666 65461
6Purdue92½ 62655 6655 465645 6
7Illinois132 777777 777777 777776 7

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Big XII

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1Oklahoma22 11111 111111 212111
2Texas42½ 22222 222232 141423 3
3Iowa State64½ 33343 33424 374332
4Texas Christian84½ 646334 553354 753257
5Oklahoma State94½ 46565 46574 625545
6Baylor109½ 55456 946667 466664 6
7Texas Tech138½ 87777 777749 588789 8
8West Virginia140½ 78898 698887 837878 7
9Kansas State159 99989 889997 999996
10Kansas189½ 101010101010 101010101010 101010101010

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Conference USA

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East
1Marshall27½ 121211 1123 21121 1
2Florida Int'l42½ 21232 423 14332 2
3Florida Atlantic50½ 33413 3313 323315 3
4Middle Tennessee75 44344 545 434343 5
5Western Kentucky96½ 55565 4546 755754 4
6Old Dominion119½ 77656 77767 676567
7Charlotte120½ 66777 66767 567676
West
1North Texas31 11211 122112 33122 1
2Southern Miss42½ 2232 412241 4111
3Louisiana Tech57 4413 33234 144433
4UAB61 3344 24443 22344 4
5UTSA97½ 55555 555565 665555 6
6Texas-El Paso117 667677 666676 556776 5
7Rice126 776766 777757 777667 7

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East
1Ohio19½ 11111 111111 111111 1
2Buffalo47½ 2223 23432 222332 3
3Miami-Ohio52½ 343252 32224 333223 2
4Kent State80 43454 543435 454645
5Akron96 566535 465665 645454 6
6Bowling Green103½ 655656 656555 566566
West
1Toledo22 111111 121111 211112 1
2Western Michigan44½ 22232 312333 132231 4
3Northern Illinois51 33333 233222 3223
4Eastern Michigan74 44434 445444 4444
5Ball State99½ 55565 555655 665555 5
6Central Michigan108 6666 665566 556666 6

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Mountain West

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Mountain
1Boise State20 111111 111111 211111 1
2Utah State41 222322 233322 122222 2
3Air Force55½ 334243 322233 333333
4Wyoming74 443434 44444 444444
5Colorado State100 555555 5556 665566 5
6New Mexico108½ 666666 66656 556655 6
West
1Fresno State29½ 1111 11211 111323 2
2San Diego State33 22212 22122 222112 1
3Hawaii61½ 3344 43415 343241 3
4Nevada70 45343 34335 434434 4
5Nevada-Las Vegas91 545555 5554 555555 5
6San Jose State114 666666 666666 666666 6

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Pacific 12

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North
1Washington29½ 12222 121 111114
2Oregon30½ 21111 212 232221
3Stanford65 443333 43444 42343 3
4Washington State65½ 334444 34333 34432
5California94½ 555555 555555 555555
6Oregon State114 666666 666666 666666 6
South
1Utah20 11111 11111 111111 1
2Southern Cal50½ 33222 23224 42323 4
3tArizona State63 4433 4435 332242 3
3tUCLA63 225 234 244345 2
5Arizona91 5545 5555 555644 5
6Colorado111½ 66666 66666 66666 6

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East
1Georgia21 111111 11111 211111
2Florida42½ 22222 2222 132324 3
3Missouri60½ 333353 6344 423232
4South Carolina86 4444 4554 74643
5Kentucky95 665656 5464 35465
6Tennessee97½ 55655 3736 664556 4
7Vanderbilt129½ 777777 77677 577777 7
West
1Alabama21½ 111111 111111 111113
2Louisiana State38½ 222222 22222 23221
3Texas A&M62½ 333333 33343 453344 3
4Auburn74 444444 444434 344552 4
5Mississippi State88½ 555555 555555 52545 5
6Mississippi116½ 67666 666666 667666 6
7Arkansas130½ 76777 777777 776777 7

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East
1Appalachian State20 111111 11111 111111
2Troy41 222222 23332 222223
3Georgia Southern53 333333 322233 333332 3
4Georgia State82 445445 44444 45445 5
5Coastal Carolina89 554554 55555 54554 4
West
1Arkansas State23 12112 11112 111111 1
2Louisiana-Lafay.38½ 212231 2221 33222 2
3Louisiana-Monroe53 33333 3333 22333 3
4Texas State78½ 444445 54445 444444 4
5South Alabama92 555554 455554 555555 5

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