Preseason College Football Rankings 2011: Top 50 Teams by Schedule Posters

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Preseason College Football Rankings 2011: Top 50 Teams by Schedule Posters
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We all know Auburn won the BCS Championship last season.

But it's a new year and the Tigers aren't considered top contenders for the title in 2011.

Is it possible that Auburn used its championship performance last year to reach the top of the second annual Bleacher Report rankings of the top 50 schedule posters?

Or maybe it's an outsider who no one would even consider.

I asked three fellow B/R featured columnists (Carl Stine, Amy Daughters and T.J. Mcaloon) to help with the grading this year. Back for a second year of grading was Ryan Zundell, who is an art director by day and serious Twitter addict.

We actually received about the same number of posters as last year, but not from all of the same participants.

We each individually graded the posters on the following criteria:

1. Clarity (Is it clear who the poster is for?)

2. Schedule (Clear and easy to follow)

3. Photo quality

4. Uniqueness/Creativity

5. Eye appeal

6. “Coolness” factor

In the event of a tie, the team with the highest individual category score was placed on top and so on. Each category was graded from 1-10, with 10 being the best. The best overall category score is 50, the best overall score on any individual ballot is 60 and the best overall score is 300.

Thanks again to all of the SIDs and marketing folks who were kind enough to forward me the images that you’ll see today.

Enough with the details—let's get to the best posters of 2011.

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