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2017 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
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
1Alabama119 1112
2Ohio State116 2231
3tFlorida State107 3347
3tSouthern Cal107 5426
5Washington101 4883
6tOklahoma96 8695
6tPenn State96 6769
8Clemson91 75714
9Wisconsin85 1212114
10Auburn79 9161010
11Michigan76 1091415
12Oklahoma State72 1411522
13Louisville70 1815138
14Louisiana State64 11101524
15Georgia61 15151221
16Stanford49 17171823
17tFlorida48 161316-
17tTexas48 13212319
19Miami-Florida46 23191917
20Virginia Tech39 2518-11
21Tennessee32 1924-18
22tSouth Florida29 242317-
22tTexas Christian29 --2013
24Notre Dame26 20--16
25Kansas State20 2220--

Others receiving votes:

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
26Washington State19 ---12
27West Virginia18 -2222-
28Utah12 -2525-
29Texas A&M11 ---20
30tNorthwestern10 --21-
30tOregon10 21---
32Boise State7 --24-
33Memphis6 ---25

Conference predictions

American Athletic

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
East
1South Florida4 1111
2Central Florida8 2222
3Temple12 3333
4Cincinnati18 4644
5East Carolina19 5455
6Connecticut23 6566
West
1Navy7 2113
2Memphis8 1421
3Houston11 3332
4Tulsa14 4244
5Southern Methodist20 5555
6Tulane24 6666

Atlantic Coast

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
Atlantic
1Florida State4 1111
2Clemson9 2223
3Louisville11 3332
4N.C. State16 4444
5Wake Forest20 5555
6tBoston College26 7676
6tSyracuse26 6767
Coastal
1Miami-Florida6 1212
2Virginia Tech7 2131
3Georgia Tech12 4323
4Pittsburgh15 3444
5North Carolina20 5555
6Duke25 6676
7Virginia27 7767

Big Ten

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
East
1Ohio State4 1111
2Penn State8 2222
3Michigan12 3333
4Michigan State17 4445
5Indiana21 5664
6Maryland22 6556
7Rutgers28 7777
West
1Wisconsin4 1111
2Northwestern10 2422
3Iowa12 4233
4Nebraska14 3344
5Minnesota20 5555
6tIllinois26 7676
6tPurdue26 6767

Big XII

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
1Oklahoma5 1121
2Oklahoma State10 3214
3Texas14 2453
4Texas Christian17 6632
5Kansas State18 4365
6West Virginia21 5547
7Baylor28 7786
8tIowa State33 8988
8tTexas Tech33 9879
10Kansas40 10101010

Conference USA

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
East
1Western Kentucky4 1111
2Middle Tennessee8 2222
3Old Dominion13 3334
4Florida Atlantic16 4453
5Florida Int'l21 6645
6Marshall22 5566
7Charlotte28 7777
West
1Louisiana Tech6 1113
2Southern Miss8 2321
3UTSA10 3232
4North Texas17 4454
5Rice20 5645
6Texas-El Paso23 6566
7UAB28 7777

Mid-American

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
East
1Miami-Ohio5 1121
2Ohio8 2312
3Bowling Green12 4233
4Akron17 3464
5Kent State20 6545
6Buffalo22 5656
West
1Toledo4 1111
2Western Michigan9 2232
3Northern Illinois13 3343
4tCentral Michigan18 5625
4tEastern Michigan18 4464
6Ball State22 6556

Mountain West

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
Mountain
1Boise State5 1112
2Colorado State11 2531
3Wyoming12 3225
4tAir Force16 4453
4tNew Mexico16 5344
6Utah State24 6666
West
1San Diego State4 1111
2Hawaii9 2223
3tNevada-Las Vegas15 3345
3tSan Jose State15 6432
5Fresno State20 5654
6Nevada21 4566

Pacific 12

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
North
1Washington4 1111
2Stanford9 2223
3Washington State12 4332
4Oregon16 3544
5Oregon State19 5455
6California24 6666
South
1Southern Cal4 1111
2tColorado12 3342
2tUCLA12 2433
4Utah14 4226
5Arizona State20 5564
6Arizona22 6655

Southeastern

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
East
1Georgia5 1211
2Florida8 2123
3Tennessee11 3332
4South Carolina18 4446
5Kentucky19 5554
6Missouri25 7675
7Vanderbilt26 6767
West
1Alabama4 1111
2Auburn9 2322
3Louisiana State12 3234
4Texas A&M18 6453
5Arkansas19 4546
6tMississippi25 7675
6tMississippi State25 5767

Sun Belt

Rank Team Total
Points
Athlon Street
and
Smith
Lindy McIllece
Sports
1Appalachian State5 1112
2Troy7 2221
3Arkansas State12 3333
4Idaho20 5465
5Georgia Southern22 7546
6Louisiana-Lafay.23 6674
7South Alabama27 47511
8Georgia State34 91087
9Louisiana-Monroe36 88119
10Coastal Carolina37 109108
11New Mexico State42 1112910
12Texas State47 12111212
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