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Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 preseason ballot



The Associated Press Top 25 will come out on Saturday, and for the second year in a row, I have an AP vote and all the difficult decisions that come with it. The preseason ballot is a different challenge, because it's the one ballot not based on results, but expectations.


So here's my ballot -- yes, I have a Big East team in there, but no, it's not USF. I also don't have Florida, Miami or Central Florida in there, though you could make a case for any of the three. Defending champion Auburn isn't in there either -- just think the Tigers lost too much and have too difficult a schedule in the SEC West, where I have four other teams ranked.

Please offer up your comments and criticism -- remember, I'll be doing these all season, and I do listen to what you have to say. ...

1. Oklahoma
2. Alabama
3. Wisconsin
4. Boise State
5. Oregon
6. LSU
7. Stanford
8. Florida State
9. Oklahoma State
10. Virginia Tech
11. South Carolina
12. Texas A&M
13. TCU
14. Mississippi State
15. Nebraska
16. Arkansas
17. Notre Dame
18. Michigan State
19. Missouri
20. Southern Cal
21. West Virginia
22. Penn State
23. Utah
24. Texas
25. Hawaii

[Last modified: Friday, August 19, 2011 6:13pm]


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