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2019 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
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1Alabama208 11211- 12
2Clemson203 22124- 21
3Georgia195 33342- 43
4Oklahoma184 64453- 56
5Michigan173 4115310- 65
6tLouisiana State172 76875- 84
6tOhio State172 55766- 313
8Florida149 8861019- 98
9Notre Dame138 9799-- 77
10Oregon132 151010128- 2010
11Texas128 119111111- 1224
12Washington126 121217167- 1017
13Texas A&M121 1013131721- 1111
14Auburn114 2014151814- 139
15Utah108 132112815- 1822
16Michigan State101 1619201312- 2214
17Penn State97 1420-209- 1412
18Iowa71 18-142322- 1523
19tCentral Florida55 221518-24- 21-
19tWisconsin55 19-16-18- 16-
21tMississippi State51 -16-2423- 2516
21tNebraska51 17242119-- 23-
23Stanford48 -22222217- 24-
24Iowa State38 24182321-- --
25tFlorida State28 ----13- -21
25tMiami-Florida28 --1915-- --
25tSouth Carolina28 ----16- -18
25tTexas Christian28 ---1420- --
25tWashington State28 -17---- 17-

Others receiving votes:

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30Missouri27 23-24--- -19
31Syracuse22 21----- 19-
32Southern Cal21 ----16- -25
33Tennessee16 ------ -15
34Virginia12 2525---- --
35UCLA11 ------ -20
36Army8 -23---- --
37Virginia Tech6 ---25-- --
38unranked0 ------ --

Conference predictions

American Athletic

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East
1Central Florida 11111 11
2Cincinnati16½ 23222 22
3South Florida24½ 32333 43
4Temple30½ 44444 34
5East Carolina40½ 55555 55
6Connecticut47½ 66666 66
West
1Memphis 11111 11
2Houston16½ 22222 23
3Tulane29 33453 4
4Southern Methodist32½ 44554 52
5Navy36½ 563535 6
6Tulsa45 656656 65

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Atlantic Coast

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Atlantic
1Clemson7 11111- 11
2Florida State19 32322- 52
3Syracuse20½ 2324- 24
4N.C. State25½ 4444- 33
5Boston College36 65654- 46
6Wake Forest38½ 5656- 65
7Louisville47½ 7777- 77
Coastal
1Miami-Florida10 32111- 11
2Virginia Tech16 232- 22
3Virginia19½ 1135- 43
4Pittsburgh28 44445- 34
5Duke35½ 5656- 56
6North Carolina39 65655- 75
7Georgia Tech48 77777- 67

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Big Ten

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East
1Michigan10½ 12111 21
2Ohio State14½ 21222 13
3Penn State27 3444 32
4Michigan State28 4333 44
5Indiana43½ 65565 65
6Maryland44½ 56656 56
7Rutgers56 777777 77
West
1Nebraska17 11311 3
2Iowa18 261232 11
3Wisconsin22 33233 4
4Northwestern34½ 44454 45
5Purdue37½ 62655 66
6Minnesota39 555566 52
7Illinois56 777777 77

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Big XII

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1Oklahoma 11111 11
2Texas15½ 22222 22
3Iowa State26½ 33343 33
4Texas Christian36 646334 55
5Oklahoma State42½ 46565 46
6Baylor46½ 55456 94
7Texas Tech58½ 87777 77
8West Virginia61½ 78898 69
9Kansas State64½ 99989 88
10Kansas80 101010101010 1010

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Conference USA

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East
1Marshall10 121211 11
2Florida Int'l18½ 21232 42
3Florida Atlantic22 33413 3
4Middle Tennessee31 44344 5
5Western Kentucky40 55565 4
6Charlotte51 66777 6
7Old Dominion51½ 77656 77
West
1North Texas11½ 11211 12
2Southern Miss20 2232 41
3Louisiana Tech24 4413 33
4UAB26 3344 24
5UTSA38½ 55555 55
6Texas-El Paso51 667677 66
7Rice53 776766 77

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Mid-American

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East
1Ohio 1111- 11
2Buffalo16 222- 23
3Miami-Ohio22 34325- 32
4Kent State28½ 4345- 54
5Akron35 56653- 46
6Bowling Green38 65565- 65
West
1Toledo8 11111- 12
2Western Michigan15½ 2223- 31
3Northern Illinois19½ 3333- 23
4Eastern Michigan27½ 4443- 44
5Ball State36½ 5556- 55
6Central Michigan40 666- 66

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Mountain West

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Mountain
1Boise State7 11111- 11
2Utah State16 22232- 23
3Air Force21 33424- 32
4Wyoming26 44343- 44
5Colorado State35 55555- 55
6New Mexico42 66666- 66
West
1Fresno State9 111- 11
2San Diego State12½ 2221- 22
3Hawaii23 334- 43
4Nevada26½ 4534- 34
5Nevada-Las Vegas34 54555- 55
6San Jose State42 66666- 66

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Pacific 12

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North
1Oregon 2111- 21
2Washington11½ 1222- 12
3Stanford24 44333- 43
4Washington State25 33444- 34
5California35 55555- 55
6Oregon State42 66666- 66
South
1Utah 1111- 11
2Southern Cal16½ 3322- 23
3UCLA22½ 225- 2
4Arizona State25 4433- 4
5Arizona34½ 554- 5
6Colorado41 6666- 6

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Southeastern

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East
1Georgia8 111111 11
2Florida17 22222 2
3Missouri28½ 333353 6
4South Carolina31½ 4444 4
5Tennessee40 55655 3
6Kentucky43½ 665656 5
7Vanderbilt55½ 777777 7
West
1Alabama8 111111 11
2Louisiana State16 222222 22
3Texas A&M24 333333 33
4Auburn32 444444 44
5Mississippi State40 555555 55
6Mississippi49½ 67666 66
7Arkansas54½ 76777 77

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Sun Belt

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East
1Appalachian State7 11111- 11
2Troy15 22222- 23
3Georgia Southern20 33333- 32
4Georgia State29½ 44544- 4
5Coastal Carolina33½ 55455- 5
West
1Arkansas State 1211- 11
2Louisiana-Lafay.14½ 21223- 2
3Louisiana-Monroe19 3333- 3
4Texas State29 44444- 54
5South Alabama34 55555- 45

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