Aug 16

2014 Preseason Top 25
Author: Brett Haynes - Greenville, SC

Coming up with a preseason Top 25 poll is a hard thing to do. I mean, are you looking at how the teams rate now? Or are you ranking them based on how you think they will finish? Are you basing things based on the rankings of other teams (which are also an unknown at this point)? Or are you basing things based off of who returns back and what they did last year? It's tough. It's tricky. It's controversial. But everyone has one, so here is mine. Here are the 25 teams that I find to be the strongest in the country as we start the 2014 season and head into the playoff era!

 

1. Florida State (14-0 last year, 14 starters back, Head Coach Jimbo Fisher) - For the first time in 15 years, the Seminoles were able to bring home a national championship after a BCS title win over Auburn. With a loaded team returning - including Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston - it is obvious that FSU is the favorite to win their division, their conference, and the national championship once again. Off the field issues have been annoying, but not fatal, for Florida State. Everyone knows about Winston's seafood incident at Publix, and two other players...


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Week

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Pre-season, 2014

Number of users that voted for that week: 26

This is an Official Poll.

How does this poll work?

#   Team Points % LW
 
Florida State logo Florida State (0-0) (25) 647 0.995  
 
Alabama logo Alabama (0-0) 582 0.895  
 
Oregon logo Oregon (0-0) 569 0.875  
 
Oklahoma logo Oklahoma (0-0) (1) 520 0.800  
 
Auburn logo Auburn (0-0) 512 0.788  
 
Michigan State logo Michigan State (0-0) 482 0.742  
 
Ohio State logo Ohio State (0-0) 470 0.723  
 
UCLA logo UCLA (0-0) 459 0.706  
 
Stanford logo Stanford (0-0) 432 0.665  
 
South Carolina logo South Carolina (0-0) 412 0.634  
 
Baylor logo Baylor (0-0) 404 0.622  
 
LSU logo LSU (0-0) 351 0.540  
 
Georgia logo Georgia (0-0) 313 0.482  
 
Wisconsin logo Wisconsin (0-0) 297 0.457  
 
Clemson logo Clemson (0-0) 274 0.422  
  USC logo USC (0-0) 274 0.422  
 
Arizona State logo Arizona State (0-0) 164 0.252  
 
Missouri logo Missouri (0-0) 151 0.232  
 
Notre Dame logo Notre Dame (0-0) 143 0.220  
 
Texas A&M logo Texas A&M (0-0) 122 0.188  
 
Oklahoma State logo Oklahoma State (0-0) 121 0.186  
 
Washington logo Washington (0-0) 109 0.168  
 
Nebraska logo Nebraska (0-0) 84 0.129  
  Texas logo Texas (0-0) 84 0.129  
 
Ole Miss logo Ole Miss (0-0) 78 0.120  

Others receiving votes:

Louisville (64) Kansas State (56) UCF (48) Michigan (42) North Carolina (29) Cincinnati (28) Miami (23) Duke (17) Florida (15) Virginia Tech (11) Fresno State (9) TCU (7) Old Dominion (7) Northwestern (7) Arizona (6) Marshall (5) Iowa (5) Penn State (4) Brigham Young (4) Louisiana-Lafayette (3) Boise State (3) Houston (2) Oregon State (1)

Who voted for each first place team:

Team Voters
Florida State CFBrocks, DAWG, SOONERFLASH, dahustla, Unitedbucks, HokieHi, risenshout, BBradshaw, NVWolfpack, BCSMaster, CornHuskers, reggie1364, stevenra, HawkeyeZim, grayantimatter, tomatpsu, hawgman, tacoman206, rolltide32, ASJTimm, OSCAR, MichAlum96, Huskers, Dasyboja, tsberry56
Oklahoma wxdude1

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