2013 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Preseason Poll

College football is back, and so is the College Football Researchers Association top 25 poll!  We are now entering the fifth season of the new CFRA poll, and as you might expect, this year’s preseason rankings are full of intrigue.  First of all, there is one startling tie near the top of the rankings as interstate rivals and week 2 opponents, South Carolina and Georgia share the # 4 spot in this year’s preseason poll.  There are also two major breaks of twenty or more points, as # 2 Ohio State is 24 points ahead of # 3 Oregon and # 9 Louisville is 20 points ahead of the squad they upset in last year’s Sugar Bowl, Florida.  However, the most shocking aspect of this poll may be the fact that the exact same 25 teams included in this CFRA Preseason Poll are ranked in both the AP and Coaches Top 25 Polls!

1.  Alabama (8)- 248 points

2.  Ohio State (2)- 232 points

3.  Oregon- 208 points

4.  South Carolina- 201 points

4.  Georgia– 201 points

6.  Stanford– 195 points

7.  Clemson– 190 points

8.  Texas A & M– 181 points

9.  Louisville– 178 points

10.  Florida– 158 points

11.  Florida State– 144 points

12.  LSU– 132 points

13.  Michigan– 123 points

14.  Oklahoma State– 117 points

15.  Oklahoma– 103 points

16.  Notre Dame– 93 points

17.  Texas– 91 points

18.  Nebraska– 76 points

19.  TCU– 56 points

20.  Boise State– 55 points

21.  Wisconsin– 45 points

22.  Northwestern– 36 points

23.  Oregon State– 34 points

24.  Southern California– 26 points

25.  UCLA– 24 points

Others Receiving Votes:  Miami-FL 18, Texas Tech, 13, Arizona State 12, Kansas State 11, West Virginia 9, Virginia Tech 8, Baylor 7, Houston 6, Michigan State 6, North Carolina 5, Vanderbilt 1, Washington 1

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: South Carolina (4), Georgia (4), Clemson (7), Michigan (13), Oklahoma (15), TCU (19), Wisconsin (21), Oregon State (23).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Stanford (6), Texas A & M (8), Notre Dame (16), Texas (17), Boise State (20), UCLA (25).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Ohio State (2), Oregon (3), Louisville (9), Florida (10), Nebraska (18), Northwestern (22), Southern California (24).

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: