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2020 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
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
1Clemson147 12122
2Alabama143 33231
3Ohio State142 21316
4Oklahoma135 54443
5Penn State127 46585
6Georgia123 87764
7Florida116 7561011
8Louisiana State110 1088118
9Notre Dame109 1110997
10Oregon107 6910716
11Texas A&M98 151611510
12Wisconsin94 121112179
13Texas86 1314161313
14Auburn81 912132218
15tMichigan77 1417152012
15tOklahoma State77 1613141520
17Southern Cal69 1815191915
18North Carolina55 17201814-
19Iowa41 2322252321
20Central Florida38 --221617
21Cincinnati29 192421--
22Virginia Tech26 --241825
23tIowa State24 -2117--
23tMinnesota24 -1820--
25tMemphis22 -19-21-
25tTennessee22 21---19

Others receiving votes:

Rank Team Total
Points
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
27Miami-Florida19 ---12-
28tFlorida State17 ----14
28tWashington17 -23--22
30Boise State15 --2324-
31Arizona State12 2525---
32Louisville11 20----
33Nebraska9 22----
34Utah8 ----23
35tAppalachian State7 24----
35tStanford7 ----24
37Indiana6 ---25-
38unranked0 -----

Conference predictions

American Athletic

Rank Team Total
Points
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
1Cincinnati9 12132
2Central Florida10 33211
3Memphis12 21324
4tNavy25½ 5673
4tSouthern Methodist25½ 6447
6Temple31½ 4586
7Tulane33½ 9855
8Houston34½ 7768
9Tulsa45½ 810910
10South Florida49½ 1191010½9
11East Carolina53½ 10111110½11

Atlantic Coast

Rank Team Total
Points
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
Atlantic
1Clemson5 11111
2Louisville12 22233
3Florida State14 43322
4Wake Forest21 34455
5N.C. State25 66544
6Boston College31 57766
7Syracuse32 75677
Coastal
1North Carolina6 11112
2Virginia Tech 2221
3Miami-Florida17½ 5334
4Pittsburgh20 34445
5Virginia22 45553
6Duke31½ 6667
7Georgia Tech33½ 7776

Big Ten

Rank Team Total
Points
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
East
1Ohio State6 11112
2Penn State9 22221
3Michigan15 33333
4Indiana21 45444
5Michigan State25 54565
6Maryland29 66656
7Rutgers35 77777
West
1Wisconsin5 11111
2Iowa13 33322
3Minnesota14½ 4223
4Nebraska20 24455
5Northwestern25½ 6664
6Purdue27 55566
7Illinois35 77777

Big XII

Rank Team Total
Points
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
1Oklahoma5 11111
2Texas12 23322
3Oklahoma State13 32233
4Iowa State23 44456
5Texas Christian26 66644
6Baylor30 55587
7West Virginia34 87865
8Kansas State39 79788
9Texas Tech43 98989
10Kansas50 1010101010

Conference USA

Rank Team Total
Points
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
East
1Western Kentucky7 22111
2Marshall12½ 4122
3Florida Atlantic13½ 1333
4Middle Tennessee22 56524
5Charlotte23 34466
6Florida Int'l27 65655
7Old Dominion35 77777
West
1UAB5 11111
2Southern Miss11 32222
3Louisiana Tech14 23333
4North Texas21 44544
5Rice26 56456
6UTSA28 65665
7Texas-El Paso35 77777

Mid-American

Rank Team Total
Points
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
East
1Buffalo6 11112
2Ohio11 23321
3Miami-Ohio13 32233
4Kent State20 44444
5Bowling Green26½ 6555
6Akron28½ 5666
West
1Toledo6 21111
2Central Michigan11 13223
3Western Michigan15 42432
4Ball State20 34346
5Northern Illinois25½ 6554
6Eastern Michigan27½ 5665

Mountain West

Rank Team Total
Points
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
Mountain
1Boise State6 21111
2Air Force11½ 1233
3Wyoming12½ 3322
4Colorado State21 44544
5Utah State24 55455
6New Mexico30 66666
West
1San Diego State7 11221
2Nevada8 22112
3Hawaii16 34333
4Fresno State20 53444
5San Jose State25 45556
6Nevada-Las Vegas29 66665

Pacific 12

Rank Team Total
Points
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
North
1Oregon5 11111
2Washington12 32322
3California16 23245
4Stanford18 44433
5tOregon State27 56556
5tWashington State27 65664
South
1Southern Cal5 11111
2Arizona State12 22233
3Utah13 33322
4UCLA22 45445
5Colorado26 64664
6Arizona27 56556

Southeastern

Rank Team Total
Points
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
East
1Florida7 11122
2Georgia8 22211
3Tennessee15 33333
4Kentucky20 44444
5South Carolina25 55555
6Missouri30 66666
7Vanderbilt35 77777
West
1Alabama5 11111
2Louisiana State13 32233
3Texas A&M15 44322
4Auburn17 23444
5Mississippi State27 55665
6Mississippi28 66556
7Arkansas35 77777

Sun Belt

Rank Team Total
Points
Street
and
Smith
Athlon Lindy Phil
Steele
CFB
Prof
East
1Appalachian State5 11111
2Georgia Southern12 24222
3Troy14 32333
4Georgia State19½ 4344
5Coastal Carolina24½ 5555
West
1Louisiana-Lafay.5 11111
2Arkansas State10 22222
3tLouisiana-Monroe18 43443
3tSouth Alabama18 35334
5Texas State24 54555
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