Preseason Consensus Top 25 College Football Poll
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GoBlueWolverine.com
Posted Jun 12, 2005


It’s is time for the newsstands will be filled with football preview magazines. In honor of those annual preseason guides, here is Scout.com’s Preseason Consensus Poll for 2005.

This is our ongoing listing of preseason polls for the upcoming college football season. We will maintain this list and add to it every time a new preseason list is released right up through the release of the preseason Associated Press media poll and the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.

Each year, it is my mission in life to produce an ongoing consensus preseason top 25 for college football. With a number of the national web sites already predicting their top 25s for the upcoming year and the preseason magazines due out any minute, we thought this would be a good time to unveil the consensus preseason poll.

The premise is simple: We use the published polls as “votes” in our own consensus poll. Teams ranked No. 1 get 25 points and so on down to one point for those ranked 25th.

So far, we have as many as eight preseason polls to log for this initial poll. They are CBSSportsLine.com, SI.com, CollegeFootballNews.com, Lindy’s, NationalChamps.net, Scout.com and two polls from ESPN.com (Ivan Maisel and Pat Forde).

And so far, those preseason prognosticators are unanimous in their selection of two-time defending national champion USC as the No. 1 pick. Keep in mind, a third straight national title for the Trojans would be unprecedented since the inception of the Associated Press poll in 1936. (Will anybody have the guts to pick somebody other than USC to win it all?)

A year ago, our final consensus poll contained 14 different polls. USC was the preseason No. 1 on all but three. CBSSportsLine.com and The Sporting News each picked Georgia, while Phil Steele’s College Football picked Oklahoma. Nine of the 14 polls correctly picked the final 1-2 match-up of USC and Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl.

Athlon Sports is in the process of counting down its poll. It will be added when it is finally released. If you see a published poll that we are missing, please send a link or the list to bucknuts@bucknuts.com

Here is a look at the initial Preseason Consensus Poll:

Preseason Consensus Poll

(First-Place votes; last year’s record in parentheses)

1. USC (8; 13-0) 200 points

2. Texas (11-1) 185 points

3. Tennessee (10-3) 162 points

4. Ohio State (8-4) 160 points

5. Michigan (9-3) 156 points

6. Iowa (10-2) 151 points

7. Oklahoma (9-3) 150 points

8. Florida (7-5) 149 points

9. Virginia Tech (10-3) 143 points

10. LSU (9-3) 134 points

11. Miami (Fla.) (9-3) 132 points

12. Louisville (11-1) 102 points

13. Georgia (10-2) 99 points

14. Florida State (9-3) 98 points

15. Auburn (13-0) 86 points

16. Arizona State (9-3) 66 points

17. Texas A&M (7-5) 62 points

18. Fresno State (9-3) 52 points

19. Purdue (7-5) 50 points

20. Boise State (11-1) 42 points

21. Pittsburgh (8-4) 30 points

22. Texas Tech (8-4) 29 points

23. Boston College (9-3) 26 points

24. Cal (10-2) 21 points

25. Alabama (6-6) 15 points

26. Georgia Tech (7-5) 14 points

27. Wisconsin (9-3) 12 points

28. Nebraska (5-6) 10 points

29. Bowling Green (9-3) 9 points

30. Minnesota (7-5) 8 points

30. Oregon (5-6) 8 points

32. Wyoming (7-5) 6 points

33. Colorado (8-5) 4 points

33. Virginia (8-4) 4 points

35. Iowa State (7-5) 2 points

35. UCLA (6-6) 2 points

37. Penn State (4-7) 1 point

37. Utah (12-0) 1 point

ESPN.com (Ivan Maisel)

1. USC

2. Texas

3. Michigan

4. Iowa

5. Florida

6. Virginia Tech

7. Auburn

8. Miami (Fla.)

9. Oklahoma

10. Tennessee

11. Ohio State

12. Louisville

13. Texas A&M

14. Florida State

15. Georgia

16. Nebraska

17. Arizona State

18. LSU

19. Boise State

20. Wisconsin

21. Cal

22. Wyoming

23. Alabama

24. Georgia Tech

25. Bowling Green

ESPN.com (Pat Forde)

1. USC

2. Michigan

3. Texas

4. Tennessee

5. Iowa

6. Virginia Tech

7. Ohio State

8. Florida

9. Miami (Fla.)

10. Louisville

11. LSU

12. Florida State

13. Virginia Tech

14. Georgia

15. Boise State

16. Texas Tech

17. Auburn

18. Texas A&M

19. Fresno State

20. Arizona State

21. Bowling Green

22. Cal

23. Pittsburgh

24. Iowa State

25. Wyoming

Scout.com

1. USC

2. Texas

3. Ohio State

4. Tennessee

5. Oklahoma

6. Michigan

7. LSU

8. Florida

9. Iowa

10. Miami (Fla.)

11. Virginia Tech

12. Louisville

13. Florida State

14. Georgia

15. Arizona State

16. Texas A&M

17. Texas Tech

18. Fresno State

19. Auburn

20. Wisconsin

21. Boston College

22. Purdue

23. Pittsburgh

24. Alabama

25. Cal

CBSSportsLine.com

1. USC

2. Iowa

3. Tennessee

4. Texas

5. Ohio State

6. Virginia Tech

7. Oklahoma

8. Florida

9. Michigan

10. Louisville

11. LSU

12. Miami (Fla.)

13. Georgia

14. Florida State

15. Fresno State

16. Arizona State

17. Pittsburgh

18. Texas A&M

19. Purdue

20. Boston College

21. Auburn

22. Texas Tech

23. Boise State

24. Colorado

25. Utah

Collegefootballnews.com

1. USC

2. Tennessee

3. Iowa

4. Ohio State

5. Virginia Tech

6. Texas

7. Miami (Fla.)

8. LSU

9. Florida

10. Oklahoma

11. Arizona State

12. Georgia

13. Michigan

14. Purdue

15. Florida State

16. Georgia Tech

17. Boston College

18. Auburn

19. Minnesota

20. Alabama

21. Texas A&M

22. Texas Tech

23. Fresno State

24. Louisville

25. Cal

NationalChamps.net

1. USC

2. Texas

3. LSU

4. Tennessee

5. Oklahoma

6. Michigan

7. Ohio State

8. Virginia Tech

9. Miami (Fla.)

10. Auburn

11. Iowa

12. Florida

13. Georgia

14. Boise State

15. Louisville

16. Florida State

17. Fresno State

18. Texas A&M

19. Purdue

20. Cal

21. Arizona State

22. Virginia

23. Pittsburgh

24. Colorado

25. Minnesota

Lindy’s

1. USC

2. Texas

3. Michigan

4. Florida

5. Oklahoma

6. Tennessee

7. Ohio State

8. Florida State

9. LSU

10. Virginia Tech

11. Louisville

12. Miami (Fla.)

13. Purdue

14. Georgia

15. Iowa

16. Texas A&M

17. Auburn

18. Oregon

19. Pittsburgh

20. Boston College

21. Texas Tech

22. Alabama

23. Fresno State

24. UCLA

25. Penn State

SI.com

1. USC

2. Texas

3. Tennessee

4. Ohio State

5. Florida

6. Virginia Tech

7. LSU

8. Iowa

9. Miami (Fla.)

10. Michigan

11. Oklahoma

12. Louisville

13. Auburn

14. Georgia

15. Fresno State

16. Arizona State

17. Boise State

18. Florida State

19. Purdue

20. Texas Tech

21. Pittsburgh

22. Cal

23. Bowling Green

24. Georgia Tech

25. Wyoming



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