2009 Preseason College Football Rankings

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Everybody is looking for the 2009 college football preseason rankings. I’m just going to say now, the official AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll are not going to be released until a few weeks before the season starts. So if you are looking for the official 2009 NCAA football preseason rankings you can check back at this college football blog the beginning of August.

But that may not be entirely necessary. You see, everyone who is anyone has released their own 2009 preseason NCAA football rankings. Bloggers, sportswriters, columnists and everyone else on all sorts of college football blogs has made their picks for the 2009 preseason college football rankings. I went out there and found 12 of them. So you want to know what the preseason rankings are going to be this August? I can give you something that will be darn close by combining these 12 polls that are probably a good representation of how the actual AP pollsters will go.

Ok, here’s how we’ll do this. I’ll show you all 12 polls of preseason rankings I could get my hands on. Then I’ll give 25 points for a first place vote, 24 votes for second, 23 points for third, etc. I’ll add up how many points each team receives from these polls and give you the resulting top 25. Here we go:


AJC.com
1. Florida
2. Texas
3. USC
4. Alabama
5. Oklahoma
6. LSU
7. Oklahoma State
8. Virginia Tech
9. Ohio State
10. Pittsburgh
11. Iowa
12. Florida State
13. Georgia Tech
14. North Carolina
15. Georgia
16. Ole Miss
17. TCU
18. Oregon
19. Utah
20. Texas Tech
21. Penn State
22. California
23. Minnesota
24. Boise State
25. Vanderbilt

Joseph Person (AP)
1. Texas
2. Florida
3. USC
4. Oklahoma State
5. LSU
6. Virginia Tech
7. Oklahoma
8. Ohio State
9. Ole Miss
10. Alabama
11. Georgia Tech
12. TCU
13. Florida State
14. Penn State
15. North Carolina
16. Georgia
17. Iowa
18. Pittsburgh
19. Texas Tech
20. Utah
21. Boise State
22. Oregon
23. Nebraska
24. Boston College
25. East Carolina

Jon Wilner (AP)
1. Florida
2. Oklahoma
3. LSU
4. Texas
5. Ole Miss
6. Oklahoma State
7. Florida State
8. Virginia Tech
9. Alabama
10. USC
11. Oregon
12. Georgia Tech
13. Ohio State
14. Penn State
15. California
16. TCU
17. Boise State
18. Notre Dame
19. Pittsburgh
20. Utah
21. Iowa
22. West Virginia
23. Georgia
24. Oregon State
25. Texas Tech


CBS
1. Florida
2. Oklahoma
3. Texas
4. Alabama
5. Virginia Tech
6. Oregon
7. Ohio State
8. USC
9. Oklahoma State
10. Georgia Tech
11. LSU
12. Penn State
13. Ole Miss
14. Kansas
15. Utah
16. Nebraska
17. California
18. Oregon State
19. TCU
20. Georgia
21. Boise State
22. Florida State
23. North Carolina
24. BYU
25. Notre Dame

ESPN
1. Florida
2. Texas
3. Oklahoma
4. USC
5. Alabama
6. Ohio State
7. Virginia Tech
8. Boise State
9. LSU
10. Oklahoma State
11. Penn State
12. Ole Miss
13. Iowa
14. Georgia Tech
15. Georgia
16. TCU
17. Oregon
18. Notre Dame
19. Florida State
20. California
21. Utah
22. Nebraska
23. Kansas
24. BYU
25. Texas Tech

Rivals
1. Florida
2. Texas
3. USC
4. Oklahoma
5. LSU
6. Ohio State
7. Virginia Tech
8. Alabama
9. Boise State
10. Oklahoma State
11. Georgia Tech
12. California
13. Penn State
14. Ole Miss
15. Oregon
16. Florida State
17. Utah
18. Georgia
19. Kansas
20. Texas Tech
21. Iowa
22. BYU
23. Notre Dame
24. South Florida
25. Oregon State


National Champs
1. Florida
2. Texas
3. Oklahoma
4. USC
5. Alabama
6. Oklahoma State
7. Ohio State
8. Ole Miss
9. Georgia
10. Virginia Tech
11. Utah
12. Penn State
13. LSU
14. Georgia Tech
15. Boise State
16. Pittsburgh
17. Texas Tech
18. Iowa
19. California
20. Florida State
21. Kansas
22. Oregon
23. North Carolina
24. BYU
25. East Carolina

Sports Illustrated
1. Florida
2. Texas
3. Oklahoma
4. USC
5. Ole Miss
6. Oklahoma State
7. Alabama
8. Virginia Tech
9. Oregon
10. Boise State
11. LSU
12. Georgia Tech
13. Georgia
14. Utah
15. Penn State
16. Ohio State
17. TCU
18. Florida State
19. Oregon State
20. California
21. Iowa
22. Kansas
23. North Carolina
24. Texas Tech
25. Pittsburgh

Scout
1. Florida
2. Oklahoma
3. Texas
4. USC
5. Oklahoma State
6. LSU
7. Oregon
8. Ole Miss
9. North Carolina
10. Alabama
11. Georgia Tech
12. Penn State
13. Ohio State
14. California
15. Clemson
16. Georgia
17. Nebraska
18. Virginia Tech
19. Miami (FL)
20. Utah
21. Tennessee
22. Pittsburgh
23. West Virginia
24. Boise State
25. TCU


Gainesville Sun
1. Texas
2. Florida
3. Oklahoma
4. Virginia Tech
5. USC
6. Boise State
7. Alabama
8. Ohio State
9. LSU
10. California
11. Oklahoma State
12. Ole Miss
13. Penn State
14. Georgia Tech
15. Miami (FL)
16. Utah
17. Iowa
18. Florida State
19. Texas Tech
20. Kansas
21. Georgia
22. Oregon
23. North Carolina
24. TCU
25. Arkansas

Knoxville News
1. Florida
2. Alabama
3. USC
4. Oklahoma
5. Texas
6. Ohio State
7. Oklahoma State
8. Georgia
9. Florida State
10. Penn State
11. Iowa
12. North Carolina
13. LSU
14. Ole Miss
15. Pittsburgh
16. Notre Dame
17. Georgia Tech
18. Virginia Tech
19. California
20. N. C. State
21. Miami (FL)
22. Oregon
23. Utah
24. Minnesota
25. Texas Tech

Sporting News
1. Florida
2. Texas
3. Oklahoma
4. Alabama
5. Ole Miss
6. Virginia Tech
7. USC
8. Ohio State
9. LSU
10. Georgia Tech
11. Notre Dame
12. Oklahoma State
13. Boise State
14. Oregon
15. Penn State
16. California
17. Georgia
18. BYU
19. Florida State
20. TCU
21. Kansas
22. Clemson
23. Nebraska
24. Auburn
25. Utah

I’m sure there are plenty of other preseason rankings out there, but this list will just have to do. Now as I said, I gave 25 points for a first place vote, 24 points for second, 23 points for third, etc. After tallying up all the results, here is my best guess at the 2009 preseason rankings when they are released in August. Point totals will be included, first place votes in (), and other receiving votes will be shown as well:

1. Florida (10) 298
2. Texas (2) 283
3. Oklahoma 271
4. USC 254
5. Alabama 237
6. Oklahoma State 219
7. LSU 212
8. Virginia Tech 207
9. Ohio State 205
10. Ole Miss 191
11. Georgia Tech 163
12. Penn State 150
13. Oregon 127
14. Georgia 121
15. Boise State 118
16. Florida State 113
17. California 102
18. Utah 91
19. Iowa 84
20. TCU 68
21. North Carolina 66
22. Pittsburgh 57
23. Notre Dame 45
24. Kansas 42
25. Texas Tech 40

Others receiving votes: Nebraska 29, Miami (FL) 23, BYU 18, Oregon State 18, Clemson 15, West Virginia 7, North Carolina State 6, Minnesota 5, Tennessee 5, Auburn 2, Boston College 2, East Carolina 2, South Florida 2, Arkansas 1, Vanderbilt 1

Now keep in mind, two of the actual AP voters have their polls included in this total, so it should be pretty close to this. I hope I’m wrong, as I always hate to see Notre Dame ranked in the preseason every year. They look pretty good except for Alabama. I don’t know how anyone can lose their starting quarterback and running back, along with the heart of their offensive line and be ranked so high. That’s ok, a first week trip to Atlanta against Virginia Tech should slide them down where they belong.

So there you have it, the 2009 preseason college football rankings, or at least the closest thing there is until August when the AP and USA Today release the official polls.

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