2017 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Preseason Poll

College football is back, and so is the College Football Researchers Association top 25 poll!  With all three major national polls released (Coaches, AP, and CFRA) it is interesting to note that all three polls have the exact same top 6 teams in the exact same order.    Without further ado, here is this year’s CFRA Preseason Poll.

1.  Alabama (9)– 267 points

2.  Ohio State– 259 points

3.  Florida State (2)– 229 points

4.  Southern California– 228 points

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5.  Clemson– 223 points

6.  Penn State– 202 points

7.  Oklahoma- 191 points

8.  Washington– 189 points

9.  Oklahoma State– 176 points

10. Michigan– 155 points

11. Wisconsin– 153 points

12. Florida– 147 points

13. Georgia– 139 points

14. Auburn– 135 points

15. LSU– 130 points

16. Louisville– 124 points

17. Stanford– 115 points

18. South Florida– 64 points

19. Kansas State– 63 points

20. Miami-FL– 62 points

21. TCU– 42 points

22. Texas– 29 points

23. Washington State– 27 points

24. Virginia Tech– 24 points

25. Notre Dame– 23 points

25. West Virginia– 23 points

Others Receiving Votes: Tennessee 20, NC State 19, Michigan State 19, Pittsburgh 11, Oregon 10, Arkansas 10, Kentucky 9, Northwestern 7, UCLA 7, Navy 7, Houston 6, Memphis 6, Utah 6, Iowa 4, Boise State 4, Louisiana Tech 3, Minnesota 3, Georgia Tech 3, East Carolina 2

Dropped Out: N/A

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Oklahoma State (9), Florida (12), Georgia (13), South Florida (18), TCU (21), Texas (22), Washington State (23), Notre Dame (25).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Wisconsin (11), Auburn (14), LSU (15), Stanford (17), Miami-FL (20), Virginia Tech (24), West Virginia (25), Tennessee (NR), Utah (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Ohio State (2), Florida State (3), Southern California (4), Clemson (5), Penn State (6).