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ChopChat's Preseason Top 25 Ballot

Shortly — or possibly as this is released — FanSided will be releasing their Preseason Top 25 for the college football season. How it works is some combination of each team sites’ editors submitting votes, the deduction of the Annexation of Puerto Rico and a few other aspects of science that I am unfamiliar with. Either way, it should make for a good conversation piece.

Being that we at ChopChat also get to cast a vote, one that we submitted at the last-minute, we thought in the interest of full disclosure that we should release it to our readership. How we came to vote like this, well, was a combination of knowledge, swallowing pride and curb-stomping a streetwalker until we got what we were looking for.

  • 25- Nebraska Cornhuskers
  • 24- USC Trojans
  • 23- Miami Hurricanes
  • 22- Ole Miss Rebels
  • 21- Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • 20- Boise State Broncos
  • 19- TCU Horned Frogs
  • 18- Texas Longhorns
  • 17- Michigan State Spartans
  • 16- Oklahoma Sooners
  • 15- UCLA Bruins
  • 14- LSU Tigers
  • 13- Florida State Seminoles
  • 12- Oklahoma State Cowboys
  • 11- Michigan Wolverines
  • 10- Georgia Bulldogs
  • 9- Florida Gators
  • 8- Clemson Tigers
  • 7- Texas A&M Aggies
  • 6- South Carolina Gamecocks
  • 5- Louisville Cardinals
  • 4- Stanford Cardinal
  • 3- Ohio State Buckeyes
  • 2- Oregon Ducks
  • 1- Alabama Crimson Tide

You can agree or disagree, but it doesn’t really matter. Our vote is just a small part of the FanSided formula. The biggest thing you will notice is us putting Clemson as high as eighth and ahead of Florida State. Now, we don’t really buy into the annual Clemson hype, but it would be ridiculous to not acknowledge that everyone else and their mothers thinks they are going to be world-beaters.

Our biggest difference from many of the others you will see during this week is in our top-5. We are very high on Louisville and are not as sold on Ohio State as most others. Granted, we still have the Buckeyes at number 3, although, we can see them being a two loss team this season.

Think we stink? I mean, we probably do. Regardless, leave your top-25 below or tell us what switches you would make. Remember, kids, it is the preseason top-25 and even we don’t have ESP — yet.


Joseph is the editor of ChopChat. For the love of Sam Cassell, follow him on the mean streets of Twitter @JosephNardone

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