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2021 Preseason Consensus


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National Top 25

Rank Team Total
Points
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Steele
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Rank
Arena
Fanatic
1Oklahoma454 331142 224-35 31251-
2Alabama453 112511 111-21 155132-
3Clemson447 224433 332-13 26173-
4Ohio State409 543324 463-62 433-4-
5Georgia401 4552711 545-44 524235-
6Texas A&M385 6661158 656-56 681467-
7Iowa State374 778965 7117-910 97947-
8Wisconsin285 1313118-7 12108-1115 1713161214-
9Notre Dame276 11127141021 91715-159 8248-9-
10North Carolina272 910121712- 101210--24 14471110-
11Miami-Florida257 141416714- 14-13-1219 101612313-
12Oregon253 1091925-17 11816-1412 12106-12-
13Louisiana State249 161717-179 16714-1911 181113823-
14Cincinnati247 8810108- 82511-207 22-23198-
15Florida230 1211-221318 13912-238 111922-11-
16Texas207 242020-1110 211818-813 718-1821-
17Southern Cal199 22181312-- 151619-717 2121-122-
18Washington193 172296-- 2013--1321 25121110--
19Penn State192 21191418-16 19149-1023 132015---
20Iowa191 18162324-6 182117-1714 2315-1615-
21Indiana166 202118232012 17-22--20 -2517220-
22Oklahoma State135 15--201524 -2220--18 1923242017-
23Utah132 --1521-22 2420--1825 -14109--
24Texas Christian122 -2525162313 ----22- 1691821--
25Louisiana-Lafay.109 -2322199- 23-25-2422 ---1519-

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26Arizona State103 19152115-- 2519---- -1720-25-
27Auburn74 25----19 --21-1616 15-----
28Coastal Carolina71 2324241322- 22----- ----18-
29Mississippi41 -----20 ------ 202221---
30Central Florida38 ----16- -1524--- ------
31Minnesota34 -----14 ------ ---14--
32Michigan25 ------ -2423-21- ------
33UCLA24 -----15 -23---- ------
34tLiberty21 ----25- ------ ----16-
34tN.C. State21 ------ ----25- --2522--
36Boston College14 ------ ------ ---17--
37tAppalachian State13 ----18- ------ ------
37tMississippi State13 -----25 ------ 24-----
39tBuffalo12 ----19- ------ ------
39tKentucky12 ------ ------ --19---
41Boise State10 ----21- ------ ------
42West Virginia8 -----23 ------ ------
43tBall State7 ----24- ------ ------
43tBrigham Young7 ------ ------ ----24-
43tUAB7 ------ ------ ---24--
46Ohio6 ------ ------ ---25--
47unranked0 ------ ------ ------

Conference predictions

American Athletic

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1Cincinnati18½ 111111 11111 111111
2Central Florida41½ 22232 2222 222422
3Houston77½ 73233 43365 55674
4Memphis79 4764 544 34257
5Southern Methodist88½ 3586 357746 63334
6Tulsa91 54552 6556 77544
7Tulane122½ 668479 76967 486769
8East Carolina139½ 98778 86 978886
9Navy163 10991096 10½98 11910999
10Temple181 81110½91111 1011101111 1010911119
11South Florida186 111010½111010 1110½10111010 81111101011

Atlantic Coast

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Atlantic
1Clemson18 111111 111111 111111
2N.C. State57½ 223635 226224 32332
3Boston College60½ 53332 34352 43424
4Wake Forest70½ 36342 562463 562432
5Louisville81 6526 6353 2656
6Florida State91½ 4457 45564 6565
7Syracuse125 777776 777777 777777
Coastal
1North Carolina22½ 111211 11121 211211
2Miami-Florida31½ 222122 22212 122122
3Virginia Tech62 33534 34343 333533
4Pittsburgh73½ 54455 4443 4434
5Virginia82½ 45343 54555 56545
6Georgia Tech107 66667 666666 66666
7Duke125 777776 777777 777777

Big Ten

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East
1Ohio State19 111111 111111 111211
2Penn State41½ 322222 2232 22233
3Indiana50½ 23333 34324 33312
4Michigan69 44444 44434 444444
5Maryland104½ 6565 57567 677655
6Michigan State108½ 7776 75675 555776
7Rutgers111 565777 667567 766567
West
1Wisconsin18½ 11111 111111 111111
2Iowa36½ 22222 222222 222322
3Minnesota66½ 43343 44334 63243
4Northwestern73 34335 35453 355734
5Nebraska82 5554 53555 44455
6Purdue103½ 666666 66656 567566
7Illinois124 777777 777777 776677

Big XII

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1Oklahoma18 111111 111111 111111
2Iowa State37½ 222222 22222 322222
3Texas62 43533 33433 245344
4Texas Christian74 54354 55345 433553
5Oklahoma State81 35544 44564 554436
6West Virginia112½ 66676 66656 78665
7Kansas State130½ 77887 77877 96778
8Baylor138½ 88898 88788 67887
9Texas Tech156 998699 99999 89999
10Kansas180 101010101010 101010101010 101010101010

Conference USA

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East
1Marshall27½ 113212 11111 232211
2Florida Atlantic30 22121 2222 11122
3Western Kentucky58½ 4353 3333 43534
4Middle Tennessee78 35434 55555 544355
5Charlotte87½ 646666 44464 365443
6Florida Int'l100½ 565475 6766 65666
7Old Dominion122 777757 76777 77777
West
1UAB21½ 21111 111111 111112
2UTSA38 322221 242222 222321
3Louisiana Tech61 13355 325333 43443
4Southern Miss77½ 44644 45454 54364
5Rice84 5643 533665 665256
6North Texas97 65567 66646 356565
7Texas-El Paso125 777776 777777 777777

Mid-American

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East
1Ohio29½ 12121 222112 221123
2Buffalo44½ 21441 441241 142411
3Kent State48 4323 123324 313342
4Miami-Ohio58 343342 324433 434234
5Akron91½ 555556 55555 555555
6Bowling Green106½ 666665 66666 666666
West
1Toledo29 212113 221112 111322
2Ball State32 122221 122231 232211
3Western Michigan49 432332 323323 323134
4Central Michigan70½ 34444 444444 444443
5Eastern Michigan91½ 55556 565555 555555
6Northern Illinois106 666665 656666 666666

Mountain West

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Mountain
1Boise State19 111211 111111 111111
2Wyoming42½ 222323 22233 222232
3Air Force49 333132 323322 333523
4Colorado State75 44444 4445 44444
5New Mexico95½ 55655 65566 66635
6Utah State97 665664 5664 555666
West
1Nevada28 11211 12222 211212
2San Jose State36½ 22222 2111 422121
3San Diego State55 442431 333413 134435
4Fresno State70½ 33555 4434 353544
5Hawaii80 55434 55555 545353
6Nevada-Las Vegas108 666666 666666 666666

Pacific 12

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North
1Oregon24 11221 11221 111211
2Washington30 22112 22112 222122
3California66 43434 33354 433443
4Stanford71½ 34355 46434 34433
5Washington State83½ 654343 64544 5555
6Oregon State103 5666 55666 66666
South
1Southern Cal30½ 221114 11211 133113
2Utah40 332321 2232 311233
3Arizona State40½ 113233 33313 222321
4UCLA70½ 544442 44444 444443
5Colorado88½ 455555 55555 555555
6Arizona108 666666 666666 666666

Southeastern

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East
1Georgia18 111111 111111 111111
2Florida39 222222 222222 223323
3Kentucky61½ 443443 34433 332443
4Missouri62½ 334334 44344 444233
5Tennessee92 556555 545555 566555
6South Carolina105 665666 666666 655666
7Vanderbilt126 777777 777777 777777
West
1Alabama20 111111 111111 111311
2Texas A&M38½ 222223 22222 223222
3Louisiana State54 33332 33333 532133
4Mississippi79 54434 4446 44455
5Auburn83½ 45545 555 36544
6Mississippi State110½ 67664 76676 67776
7Arkansas118½ 767777 677677 75667

Sun Belt

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East
1Coastal Carolina25½ 11112 11 221311
2Appalachian State30½ 22221 22 112222
3Georgia State67 334344 354354 555133
4Troy73 444534 53445 34554
5Georgia Southern74 554454 45533 43445
West
1Louisiana-Lafay.18 111111 111111 111111
2Arkansas State38 222322 222222 222223
3Texas State59 333434 433343 334432
4South Alabama65 444243 344434 443344
5Louisiana-Monroe90 555555 555555 555555

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