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2020 Preseason Consensus


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National Top 25 (including postponed teams)

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1Clemson234 12122- -2-3-- --1
2Ohio State231 21315- -1-2-- --2
3Alabama227 33231- -3-1-- --5
4Oklahoma208 54444- -6-6-- --7
5Georgia201 87763- -5-5-- --6
6Penn State199 46586- -7-4-- --9
7Florida190 7561010- -8-9-- --3
8Notre Dame177 1110997- -9-8-- --8
9Oregon175 6910717- -10-10-- --4
10Louisiana State173 10881111- -4-12-- --11
11Wisconsin156 121112178- -12-7-- --13
12Texas A&M143 15161159- -18-21-- --10
13tMichigan128 1417152012- -13-11-- --18
13tTexas128 1314161313- -15-17-- --19
15Oklahoma State126 1613141520- -19-13-- --12
16Auburn119 912132215- -11-16-- ---
17Southern Cal110 1815191916- -20-14-- --17
18North Carolina85 17201814-- ---18-- --14
19Central Florida62 --221618- -22-15-- ---
20Iowa58 2322252321- -14---- ---
21Minnesota57 -1820--- -16-22-- --22
22Washington53 -23--23- -21-19-- --16
23Memphis47 -19-21-- -17-20-- ---
24Tennessee38 21---19- ------ --15
25Cincinnati36 192421--- -24---- ---

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26Iowa State35 -2117--- ------ --20
27Virginia Tech34 --2418-- ---23-- --25
28tBoise State29 --2324-- -23-25-- ---
28tMiami-Florida29 ---12-- ------ --21
30Louisville24 20---25- ------ --24
31Utah22 ----22- -25-24-- ---
32Florida State17 ----14- ------ ---
33Arizona State12 2525---- ------ ---
34Nebraska9 22----- ------ ---
35Kentucky8 ------ ------ --23
36tAppalachian State7 24----- ------ ---
36tStanford7 ----24- ------ ---
38Indiana6 ---25-- ------ ---
39unranked0 ------ ------ ---

National Top 25 (excluding postponed teams)

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1Clemson119 -----1 --1-12 ---
2Alabama117 -----2 --2-21 ---
3Georgia106 -----3 --3-39 ---
4Louisiana State102 -----10 --5-43 ---
5Oklahoma101 -----7 --7-54 ---
6Notre Dame96 -----5 --11-75 ---
7Florida92 -----12 --6-68 ---
8Auburn90 -----6 --4-915 ---
9Texas A&M88 -----9 --10-116 ---
10tOklahoma State83 -----4 --12-1213 ---
10tTexas83 -----11 --8-814 ---
12Virginia Tech75 -----18 --14-107 ---
13Central Florida66 -----8 --9-1823 ---
14North Carolina64 -----13 --18-1316 ---
15Kentucky54 -----22 --19-1712 ---
16Louisville51 -----20 --13-2317 ---
17Iowa State49 -----15 --17-2221 ---
18Florida State39 -----14 --16-24- ---
19Pittsburgh36 -----23 ----1420 ---
20Mississippi State35 ------ ----1611 ---
21Tennessee33 ------ ----1910 ---
22Texas Christian28 -----25 --15-25- ---
23Cincinnati24 -----16 -----22 ---
24Kansas State23 -----19 --20--- ---
25tBaylor22 ------ --21--19 ---
25tMemphis22 ------ --22--18 ---

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27South Carolina18 ------ --24-20- ---
28Miami-Florida16 ------ ----15- ---
29Mississippi15 -----24 --23--- ---
30Navy14 -----17 ------ ---
31tLouisiana-Lafay.10 -----21 ------ ---
31tVirginia10 ------ ----21- ---
33Appalachian State7 ------ -----24 ---
34tTexas Tech6 ------ --25--- ---
34tWake Forest6 ------ -----25 ---
36unranked0 ------ ------ ---

Conference predictions

American Athletic

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1Central Florida25 332111 121112 123
2Memphis34 213244 212231 331
3Cincinnati38½ 121323 44433 212
4Navy73½ 56732 45534 45
5Southern Methodist76 64485 47395 544
6Houston92 77656 6387 66
7Tulane111½ 9857 8696 87
8Temple116½ 458611 61178 9118
9Tulsa133½ 810910 61069910 1110
10South Florida142 1191010½910 11101099 7
11East Carolina147½ 10111110½119 811911911 10511

Atlantic Coast

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Atlantic
1Clemson7 11111- 1----- --1
2Louisville16 22233- 2----- --2
3Florida State20 43322- 3----- --3
4Wake Forest32 34455- 5----- --6
5N.C. State33 66544- 4----- --4
6Boston College43 57766- 7----- --5
7Syracuse45 75677- 6----- --7
Coastal
1North Carolina 11112- ----- --1
2Virginia Tech14 2221- ----- --3
3Miami-Florida22½ 5334- 3----- --2
4Pittsburgh28 34445- 4----- --4
5Virginia32 45553- 5----- --5
6Duke44½ 6667- 6----- --7
7Georgia Tech46½ 7776- 7----- --6
As One Division
1Clemson ----11 -1111 11-
2Notre Dame19½ ----22 -2222 24-
3Virginia Tech36½ ----45 -5443 52-
4North Carolina40 ----63 -36385 33-
5Louisville51 ----36 -43587 78-
6Miami-Florida60½ ----79 -6979 45-
7Florida State61 ----54 -858810 67-
8Pittsburgh68½ ----10 -910936 86-
9Virginia78 ----912 -713684 910-
10N.C. State99½ ----8 -141411812 1015-
11Duke107 ----1210 -1211121414 139-
12Wake Forest107½ ----1315 -111210138 1213½-
13Boston College112½ ----1413½ -1381411½11 1413½-
14Syracuse113½ ----1511 -10151511½13 1112-
15Georgia Tech115½ ----1113½ -157131515 1511-

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Big Ten

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East
1Ohio State13 111121 -111-1 -11
2Penn State23 222212 -222-2 -22
3Michigan37½ 333333 -333-4 -3
4Indiana48½ 454444 -544-3 -4
5Michigan State61 545656 -456-5 -55
6Maryland73 666567 -675-6 -67
7Rutgers80 777775 -767-7 -76
West
1Wisconsin12 111111 -111-1 -11
2Minnesota32½ 42233 -342-2 -22
3Iowa33 333222 -233-3 -43
4Nebraska54½ 244556 -54-7 -44
5Northwestern61½ 66645 -625-6 -75
6Purdue62½ 555664 -66-5 -46
7Illinois80 777777 -777-4 -67

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Big XII

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1Oklahoma19½ 111112 11211 131
2Texas34½ 233223 22133 223
3Oklahoma State36 322331 333232 312
4Iowa State64½ 444564 44544 444
5Texas Christian84 666446 664777 555
6Baylor93½ 555877 557695 76
7West Virginia109 878659 79958 69
8Kansas State112½ 797885 976976 88
9Texas Tech121½ 989898 888879 97
10Kansas150 101010101010 101010101010 101010

Conference USA

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East
1Western Kentucky31½ 221111 32231 541
2Marshall34½ 41222 423132 212
3Florida Atlantic42 13335 11414 163
4Charlotte66 344666 164363 635
5Middle Tennessee68 56524 56655 425
6Florida Int'l73 65655 65536 355
7Old Dominion105 777777 777777 777
West
1UAB18 111112 111111 311
2Southern Miss37½ 322221 24332 243
3Louisiana Tech43½ 233335 32234 152
4North Texas66½ 445446 45536 534
5Rice70 564564 663653 425
6UTSA79½ 656653 56465 666
7Texas-El Paso105 777777 777777 777

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East
1Buffalo11 111121 -1-2-1 ---
2tMiami-Ohio22 322334 -2-1-2 ---
2tOhio22 233212 -3-3-3 ---
4Kent State35 444443 -4-4-4 ---
5Bowling Green46½ 65555 -5-5-5 ---
6Akron52½ 56666 -6-6-6 ---
West
1Toledo15 211111 -1-3-4 ---
2Central Michigan20 132234 -3-1-1 ---
3Western Michigan23 424322 -2-2-2 ---
4Ball State34 343463 -4-4-3 ---
5Northern Illinois46½ 65545 -5-5-6 ---
6Eastern Michigan50½ 56656 -6-6-5 ---

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Mountain
1Boise State10 211111 -1-1-1 ---
2Air Force19½ 12332 -2-2-2 ---
3Wyoming24½ 33223 -3-3-3 ---
4Colorado State39 445444 -4-5-5 ---
5Utah State42 554555 -5-4-4 ---
6New Mexico54 666666 -6-6-6 ---
West
1San Diego State12 112211 -1-2-1 ---
2Nevada17 221123 -3-1-2 ---
3Hawaii31 343335 -4-3-3 ---
4Fresno State32 534442 -2-4-4 ---
5San Jose State44 455564 -5-5-5 ---
6Nevada-Las Vegas53 666656 -6-6-6 ---

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Pacific 12

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North
1Oregon11 111111 -1-1-2 --1
2Washington23 323222 -2-2-3 --2
3California31 232454 -4-3-1 --3
4Stanford36 444333 -3-4-4 --4
5Oregon State54 565565 -6-5-5 --6
6Washington State55 656646 -5-6-6 --5
South
1Southern Cal10 111111 -1-1-1 --1
2Utah24 333222 -2-3-2 --2
3Arizona State26 222333 -3-2-3 --3
4UCLA45 454454 -4-4-6 --5
5Colorado52 646646 -5-6-5 --4
6Arizona53 565565 -6-5-4 --6

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East
1Georgia22½ 222111 21113 112
2Florida25½ 111222 12232 221
3Tennessee50 333336 345241 343
4Kentucky56 444443 433444 434
5South Carolina79 555554 554747 666
6Missouri84 666665 666565 555
7Vanderbilt103 777777 777676 777
West
1Alabama16 111111 111112 111
2Louisiana State42½ 32234 422421 253
3Texas A&M46½ 44322 344343 322
4Auburn47 234432 233234 444
5Mississippi79 665565 565565 635
6Mississippi State85 556656 657656 566
7Arkansas104 777777 776777 777

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East
1Appalachian State15 111111 111111 111
2Georgia Southern36½ 242222 32322 332
3Troy43½ 323333 24434 223
4Georgia State60½ 43445 445243 554
5Coastal Carolina69½ 55554 553555 445
West
1Louisiana-Lafay.15 111111 111111 111
2Arkansas State30½ 22222 222222 222
3tLouisiana-Monroe54½ 43443 534433 354
3tSouth Alabama54½ 353344 43344 443
5Texas State70½ 545555 55555 535
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