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2021 Preseason Consensus


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National Top 25

Rank Team Total
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1Alabama205 112511 --1-
2Oklahoma199 331142 --4-
3Clemson197 224433 --2-
4Ohio State193 543324 --3-
5Georgia178 4552711 --5-
6Texas A&M169 6661158 --6-
7Iowa State168 778965 --7-
8Cincinnati131 8810108- --11-
9Notre Dame127 11127141021 --15-
10Wisconsin126 1313118-7 --8-
11North Carolina116 910121712- --10-
12Miami-Florida108 141416714- --13-
13Florida98 1211-221318 --12-
14Louisiana State96 161717-179 --14-
15Oregon90 1091925-17 --16-
16Penn State89 21191418-16 --9-
17Texas83 242020-1110 --18-
18Iowa82 18162324-6 --17-
19Indiana81 202118232012 --22-
20Southern Cal71 22181312-- --19-
21Washington70 172296-- ----
22Oklahoma State61 15--201524 --20-
23Louisiana-Lafay.57 -2322199- --25-
24Arizona State54 19152115-- ----
25Texas Christian53 -2525162313 ----

Others receiving votes:

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26Coastal Carolina49 2324241322- ----
27Utah35 --1521-22 ----
28Auburn28 25----19 --21-
29Central Florida22 ----16- --24-
30Minnesota17 -----14 ----
31UCLA16 -----15 ----
32Appalachian State13 ----18- ----
33Buffalo12 ----19- ----
34Mississippi11 -----20 ----
35Boise State10 ----21- ----
36tMichigan8 ------ --23-
36tWest Virginia8 -----23 ----
38Ball State7 ----24- ----
39tLiberty6 ----25- ----
39tMississippi State6 -----25 ----
41unranked0 ------ ----

Conference predictions

American Athletic

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1Cincinnati 111111 -11
2Central Florida21 22232 -22
3Houston32 73233 -33
4Memphis41½ 4764 -44
5Tulsa43 54552 -55
6Southern Methodist53 3586 -577
7Tulane62½ 668479 -69
8East Carolina68 98778 -86
9Navy80½ 10991096 -10½98
10Temple89 81110½91111 -1110
11South Florida94 111010½111010 -10½1011

Atlantic Coast

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Atlantic
1Clemson9 111111 111-
2Boston College30 53332 34-
3N.C. State31 223635 226-
4Wake Forest35½ 36342 562-
5Louisville40½ 6526 63-
6Florida State44 4457 455-
7Syracuse62 777776 777-
Coastal
1North Carolina10½ 111211 11-
2Miami-Florida16½ 222122 22-
3Virginia Tech31½ 33534 343-
4tPittsburgh38½ 54455 444-
4tVirginia38½ 45343 545-
6Georgia Tech54½ 66667 666-
7Duke62 777776 777-

Big Ten

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East
1Ohio State9 111111 111-
2Penn State19½ 322222 22-
3Indiana27½ 23333 343-
4Michigan34 44444 44-
5Maryland50 6565 575-
6tMichigan State56 7776 756-
6tRutgers56 565777 667-
West
1Wisconsin 11111 111-
2Iowa17½ 22222 222-
3Northwestern34 34335 35-
4Minnesota35 43343 44-
5Nebraska41½ 5554 53-
6Purdue51½ 666666 66-
7Illinois63 777777 777-

Big XII

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1Oklahoma9 111111 111-
2Iowa State18½ 222222 22-
3Texas30 43533 33-
4tOklahoma State39 35544 44-
4tTexas Christian39 54354 55-
6West Virginia57 66676 66-
7Kansas State63 77887 77-
8Baylor73 88898 88-
9Texas Tech76½ 998699 99-
10Kansas90 101010101010 101010-

Conference USA

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East
1Marshall14 113212 1111
2Florida Atlantic18 22121 222
3Western Kentucky31½ 4353 333
4Middle Tennessee42 35434 555
5Charlotte52½ 646666 444
6Florida Int'l55½ 565475 676
7Old Dominion66½ 777757 767
West
1UAB12½ 21111 1111
2UTSA22 322221 2422
3Louisiana Tech33½ 13355 3253
4Rice43 5643 5336
5Southern Miss43½ 44644 4545
6North Texas56½ 65567 6664
7Texas-El Paso69 777776 7777

Mid-American

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East
1Ohio15½ 12121 2221
2Kent State26 4323 1233
3Buffalo26½ 21441 4412
4Miami-Ohio32 343342 3244
5Akron51½ 555556 555
6Bowling Green58½ 666665 666
West
1Toledo16 212113 2211
2Ball State17 122221 1222
3Western Michigan28 432332 3233
4Central Michigan39½ 34444 4444
5Eastern Michigan51½ 55556 5655
6Northern Illinois58 666665 6566

Mountain West

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Mountain
1Boise State11 111211 1111
2Wyoming23½ 222323 222
3Air Force26 333132 3233
4Colorado State41 44444 444
5New Mexico53 55655 655
6Utah State55½ 665664 566
West
1Nevada15 11211 122
2San Jose State20 22222 211
3San Diego State31 442431 3334
4Fresno State39 33555 443
5Hawaii45 55434 555
6Nevada-Las Vegas60 666666 6666

Pacific 12

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North
1Oregon14 11221 112
2Washington16 22112 221
3California36 43434 333
4Stanford43 34355 464
5Washington State45½ 654343 645
6Oregon State55½ 5666 556
South
1Southern Cal16½ 221114 112
2Utah22½ 332321 223
3Arizona State23 113233 3331
4UCLA39 544442 4444
5Colorado49 455555 5555
6Arizona60 666666 6666

Southeastern

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East
1Georgia9 111111 111-
2Florida18 222222 222-
3Missouri31 334334 443-
4Kentucky33 443443 344-
5Tennessee45 556555 545-
6South Carolina53 665666 666-
7Vanderbilt63 777777 777-
West
1Alabama9 111111 111-
2Texas A&M19½ 222223 22-
3Louisiana State28 33332 33-
4Mississippi38 54434 44-
5Auburn43 45545 55-
6Mississippi State53½ 67664 766-
7Arkansas61 767777 677-

Sun Belt

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East
1Coastal Carolina12½ 11112 11
2Appalachian State17½ 22221 22
3Georgia State36 334344 3543
4Troy39½ 444534 534
5Georgia Southern44½ 554454 455
West
1Louisiana-Lafay.10 111111 1111
2Arkansas State21 222322 2222
3Texas State33 333434 4333
4South Alabama36 444243 3444
5Louisiana-Monroe50 555555 5555
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