2011 College Football Preseason Top 25: Projections with Video Analysis

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2011 College Football Preseason Top 25: Projections with Video Analysis
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Boise State Broncos are ranked No. 1

Dan Hope’s 2011 Preseason CFB National Top 25 (Based on Season Projections)

It is that time once again. On Thursday, September 1st, the 2011 college football season officially commences, which means that months of week-to-week excitement that will shake up the ranks of college football are ahead of us.

In the preseason, it is impossible to know how the college football season will play out; never would have I predicted that Auburn and Oregon would be the top two teams in college football last year. However, I have projected all the games over the course of the season, and by doing so, have come up with projected records for all of the top teams. Using those season projections, I have come up with my preseason top-25.

Let me make it clear that my rankings over the course of the season will be very different than the standard polls; even if most of these teams win in Week 1, expect drastic changes, because I go by what happens on the field, not based upon preseason expectations. However, this is how my poll would play out at the end of the season if all of my projections were correct, and that is how I have come up with my preseason poll for 2011.

Teams are listed with their projected record (not including bowl game), along with last season’s final ranking in my end-of-season poll.

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