College Football Rankings: 2012 FanIQ Preseason Top 25

Waddell's Preseason Top 25

8/17/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

The USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll was released earlier this month, featuring LSU and Alabama as the No. 1 and 2 teams in the nation, respectively.

I disagree with a good majority of its format.

With the Associated Press Preseason Top 25 poll likely to be released tomorrow, August 18, I have compiled a rankings list of my own.

Influenced by my series of conference previews and predictions, here is my version of how the Top 25 should be.

Note: This list does not reflect how I believe the BCS rankings will play out, but rather how each team compares to one another. In other words, I think the BCS is flawed—on to the playoffs already!


Waddell's Preseason Top 25Blog Photo - College Football Rankings: 2012 FanIQ Preseason Top 25

1. USC Trojans: 12-0 (9-0 Pac-12)

2. Arkansas Razorbacks: 11-1 (7-1 SEC)

3. West Virginia Mountaineers: 12-0 (9-0 Big 12)

4. LSU Tigers: 11-1 (7-1 SEC)

5. Alabama Crimson Tide: 10-2 (6-2 SEC)

6. Oregon Ducks: 11-1 (8-1 Pac-12)

7. Oklahoma Sooners: 11-1 (8-1 Big 12)

8. Clemson Tigers: 11-1 (7-1 ACC)

9. Georgia Bulldogs: 10-2 (6-2 SEC)Blog Photo - College Football Rankings: 2012 FanIQ Preseason Top 25

10. Virginia Tech: 10-2 (6-2 ACC)

11. Florida State: 10-2 (6-2 ACC)

12. Wisconsin Badgers: 10-2 (6-2 Big Ten)

13. Ohio State Buckeyes*: 10-2 (6-2 Big Ten)

14. Missouri Tigers: 9-3 (5-3 SEC)

15. Michigan Wolverines: 9-3 (7-1 Big Ten)

16. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 10-2 (6-2 Big Ten)

17. Michigan State Spartans: 9-3 (5-3 Big Ten)

18. Washington Huskies: 9-3 (7-2 Pac-12)
Blog Photo - College Football Rankings: 2012 FanIQ Preseason Top 25
19. Utah Utes: 10-2 (7-2 Pac-12)
 
20. North Carolina State Wolf Pack: 9-3 (5-3 ACC)

21. Iowa Hawkeyes: 9-3 (5-3 Big Ten)

22. Louisville Cardinals: 9-3 (7-0 Big East)

23. South Carolina Gamecocks: 8-4 (5-3 SEC)

24. Ohio Bobcats: 10-2 (7-1 MAC)

25. Florida International Golden Panthers: 10-2 (8-0 Sun Belt)

Other receiving votes (in order): TCU, BYU, Central Florida*, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Toledo, Texas, Notre Dame, Arkansas State, Houston, Illinois.

*Ineligible for conference championship and postseason play


Follow @Tyler_Waddell on Twitter 
Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview