My preseason AP top 25 college football poll

Once again I was asked to vote in this year AP top 25 college football poll, and once again I accepted. I can’t remember how many times I’ve done this, but it’s been a lot. When the BCS was in existence I was a voter in the Harris Poll — the human element to that formula.

Being gone last weekend I didn’t post this when the official AP preseason poll was released Sunday. But as the season goes on, I will release my poll as close as to the same time as the real one.

Below is how I voted along with the official poll. As always, you feed back is welcomed and encouraged.

My poll                                           Official poll

1. Alabama                                     1. Alabama

2. Clemson                                    2. Clemson
3. Ohio State                                 3. Oklahoma
4. Florida State                             4. Florida State
5. Michigan                                   5. LSU

6. Oklahoma                                 6. Ohio State
7. Notre Dame                              7. Michigan
8. LSU                                          8. Stanford
9. Stanford                                   9. Tennessee
10. Tennessee                             10. Notre Dame
11. Mississippi                             11. Mississippi
12. TCU                                       12. Michigan State
13. Washington                            13. TCU
14. Michigan State                        14. Washington
15. UCLA                                      15. Houston
16. Louisville                                 16. UCLA
17. Baylor                                      17. Iowa
18. Florida                                     18. Georgia
19. Iowa                                        19. Louisville
20. USC                                        20. USC
21. Houston                                  21. Oklahoma State
22. Auburn                                    22. North Carolina
23. Oregon                                    23. Baylor
24. Oklahoma State                      24. Oregon
25. North Carolina                        25. Florida