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SBNation Final Preseason Poll is out

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SB Nation released their preseason top 25 poll earlier today and for the most part it's similar to the national polls at large. The Blog Poll tends to shift away from the AP/Coaches poll later in the season but a couple of differences stick out:

Boise State is No. 3 in the blog poll, No. 5 AP.
  • This is a rather big difference given the 'win and stay in' mentality of the AP poll
LSU is No. 20 here, No. 16 there.
  • Obviously the Blog Poll is less inclined to give SEC teams the bump that the AP gives them.
The blogpoll is higher on Oklahoma and Georgia Tech by two spots.
  • Two spots is pretty insignificant 

Here is a side by side of my Ballot versus the final poll

Rank Blog Poll AVG SD Rank Bull Run Ballot Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (87) 24.3 2.49 1 Alabama Crimson Tide 0
2 Ohio St. Buckeyes (19) 23.1 2.67 2 Boise St. Broncos 1
3 Boise St. Broncos (3) 20.9 3.51 3 Ohio St. Buckeyes -1
4 Florida Gators (1) 20.6 2.98 4 Florida Gators 0
5 Texas Longhorns (3) 20.5 3.44 5 Texas Longhorns 0
6 Oklahoma Sooners (3) 18.6 5.24 6 Virginia Tech Hokies 2
7 TCU Horned Frogs 18.1 4.23 7 Nebraska Cornhuskers 3
8 Virginia Tech Hokies 17.8 4.1 8 TCU Horned Frogs -1
9 Iowa Hawkeyes 15.7 3.71 9 Oklahoma Sooners -3
10 Nebraska Cornhuskers 15.7 4.45 10 Iowa Hawkeyes -1
11 Oregon Ducks 14.5 4.25 11 Wisconsin Badgers 2
12 Miami Hurricanes 12.7 4.16 12 Penn St. Nittany Lions 4
13 Wisconsin Badgers 12.4 4.75 13 Oregon Ducks -2
14 Pittsburgh Panthers 8.7 5.06 14 Pittsburgh Panthers 0
15 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 8 5.08 15 Miami Hurricanes -3
16 Penn St. Nittany Lions 7.8 4.53 16 North Carolina Tar Heels 1
17 North Carolina Tar Heels 7.1 5.19 17 LSU Tigers 3
18 USC Trojans 7.1 6.63 18 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -3
19 Arkansas Razorbacks 6.6 4.25 19 Arkansas Razorbacks 1
20 LSU Tigers 5.9 4.68 20 Florida St. Seminoles 2
21 Georgia Bulldogs 5.7 4.86 21 Georgia Bulldogs 0
22 Florida St. Seminoles 5.6 4.5 22 Utah Utes 3
23 Auburn Tigers 5.2 4.88 23 BYU Cougars 4
24 Oregon St. Beavers 3.7 4.24 24 Houston Cougars 3
25 Utah Utes 2.6 3.66 25 Auburn Tigers -2