The Busted Coverage College Football Preseason Top 25

I put the word out last week that I was looking for BC followers who wanted to be college football pollsters for the 2017. I wasn’t ready for the onslaught of DMs from guys looking to be pollsters. Had no idea so many of you cared. Had no idea it meant as much as some of you made it sound. Had no idea how to put it all together.

One thing led to another and I was creating Google Sheets to automate the process and calculate the votes sent in by the initial 56 guys who will become the first class of BC voters.

I had no clue how you guys would vote. Had no idea where most of you come from. Had no idea which teams you rooted for. Had no idea how any of this would go, and yet here we are with a Top 25 that I feel is pretty damn strong. Is it OK to have Texas at 23? AP voters have the Longhorns at 23. Is it OK to have Florida State with a No. 1 vote? Yep, the Seminoles got AP first place votes.

Shockingly, the BC Top 25 is very similar to the AP top 25. It wouldn’t take many rogue voters to shift the standings.

The biggest shock in this preseason poll has to be the other teams receiving votes. Take a look at that group of teams. Didn’t think I’d see Virginia or New Mexico on that list. Cincinnati? But that’s what makes the BC CFB poll so great.

We start here and go all the way to early December.

Team                               Points

  1. Alabama (50)           1392
  2. Ohio State (5)          1324
  3. Florida State (1)      1244
  4. USC                            1175
  5. Penn State                1087
  6. Oklahoma                 1051
  7. Clemson                    1048
  8. Washington               989
  9. Wisconsin                  863
  10. Oklahoma St             834
  11. Michigan                   807
  12. Auburn                      784
  13. LSU                            721
  14. Georgia                     635
  15. Stanford                   621
  16. Louisville                 593
  17. Miami (FL)              491
  18. Florida                      451
  19. Kansas State            278
  20. South Florida          248
  21. West Virginia          248
  22. Virginia Tech           236
  23. Texas                         220
  24. Tennessee                 152
  25. Wash. State              116

Others receiving votes: TCU 72, Utah 57, Toledo 53, Notre Dame 51, Texas A&M 47, Oregon 39, Northwestern 31, UCLA 31, NC State 25, Colorado 21, Iowa State 21, Nebraska 20, Boise State 18, Baylor 12, South Carolina 10, Houston 9, Iowa 7, Virginia 7, South Alabama 7, Minnesota 7, Ole Miss 6, Cincinnati 5, Western Michigan 5, Mississippi State 5, Pittsburgh 4, Vanderbilt 4, Arizona State 2, App State 2, New Mexico 1, San Diego State 1, Colorado State 1