Posted: August 6, 2013

I now present the definitive Top 25 preseason poll. I polled all one of me, tabulated the results, and now present my top 25 poll.

This poll is based on who I think are the better teams. In my opinion, a higher ranked team would beat a lower ranked team on a neutral field. It is not based on how they will finish the year. For example, if based on record and finish, I would have Louisville ranked higher because they have an excellent chance to go undefeated based on their schedule. But I have them ranked significantly lower, because I do not believe they would beat the teams higher than them on a neutral field.

1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. Florida State
4. Ohio State
5. South Carolina
6. Georgia
7. Texas
8. LSU
9. USC
10. Stanford
11. Oklahoma State
12. Florida
13. Notre Dame
14. Clemson
15. Oklahoma
16. Texas A&M
17. TCU
18. Wisconsin
19. Miami
20. Louisville
21. Michigan
22. Baylor
23. Mississippi
24. Nebraska
25. Virginia Tech

I plan to post a poll at the beginning of each week. There may be significant fluctuation to my rankings as I watch teams play, as my opinion of their ability to beat teams above and below them on a neutral field may change. I will not be simply sliding teams up and down based on if they win or lose, but rather reevaluating my opinion each week. I believe this is how a poll should be done.

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