Preseason Mags: USC, Then Chaos
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GoBlueWolverine.com
Posted Jul 16, 2005


There is little consensus among the preseason football magazine Top Tens this summer -- with the exception of USC which is the unanimous Number One. In fact the mag with the best record for accuracy the past several years has the strangest rankings! Here are the Top Tens from Athlon, Lindy's Sporting News, Phil Steele, Street and Smith's and CBS Sportsline -- and a consensus poll. Michigan fares well in all the rankings.

Note: we put a team in bold the first time it appears. Also, Big Ten teams are in italics

CBS Sportsline
(The newcomer on the preseason mag block, CBS uses Scoutcom's recruiting rankings as well!)
1. USC
2. Iowa
3. Tennessee
4. Texas
5. Ohio State
6. Virginia Tech
7. Oklahoma
8. LSU
9. Florida
10. Michigan

Sporting News
1. USC
2. Tennessee
3. Ohio State
4. Virginia Tech
5. Texas
6. LSU
7. Miami
8. Michigan
9. Oklahoma
10. Iowa

Phil Steele
His are the strangest rankings -- Purdue, Louisville! -- but he has also been the most accurate over the past 5 years
1. USC
2. LSU
3. Purdue
4. Louisville
5. Texas
6. Miami
7. Michigan
8. Oklahoma
9. Ohio State
10. Georgia

Athlon
1. USC
2. Tennessee
3. Iowa
4. Oklahoma
5. Florida State
6. Texas
7. Michigan
8. Louisville
9. LSU
10. Virginia Tech

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

Street and Smith's
1. USC
2. Texas
3. Tennessee
4. Oklahoma
5. Michigan
6. LSU
7. Virginia Tech
8. Miami
9. Florida
10. Purdue

Overall - Consensus Rankings
(The consensus of all the preseason mags listed above)
1. USC
2. Texas
3. Tennessee
4. Oklahoma
tie 5. Michigan
tie 5. LSU
7. Ohio State
8. Virginia Tech
9. Miami
tie 10. Iowa
tie 10. Florida


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