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College Football Preseason FanPulse Top 25: Rocky Top Talk’s very own poll, powered by reader votes

The votes are in.

College Football Playoff National Championship - Alabama versus Clemson Photo by Nhat V. Meyer/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images

Welcome to SB Nation’s FanPulse college football rankings!

Each team community has been voting this preseason, creating their very own top 25 poll. The first results are in, with defending champion Clemson topping the board. Alabama and Georgia followed, with Oklahoma and Ohio State rounding out the top five.

Here’s a look at the national poll.

SBNation FanPulse

As for us, the data you gave us created Rocky Top Talk’s very own top 25 poll. As a community, we weren’t that much different from the national poll, but that should change as we get a chance to see these teams hit the field in the coming weeks.

The main place that we were different was our view of Florida, placing the Gators 11th on our ballot while the Gators remained as the 8th ranked team in the national poll.

Rocky Top Talk’s Preseason Poll

  1. Clemson Tigers
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Georgia Bulldogs
  4. Oklahoma Sooners
  5. Ohio State Buckeyes
  6. Michigan Wolverines
  7. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  8. Texas Longhorns
  9. LSU Tigers
  10. Texas A&M Aggies
  11. Florida Gators
  12. Oregon Ducks
  13. Washington Huskies
  14. Penn State Nittany Lions
  15. UCF Knights
  16. Wisconsin Badgers
  17. Utah Utes
  18. Auburn Tigers
  19. Iowa Hawkeyes
  20. Northwestern Wildcats
  21. Iowa State Cyclones
  22. Michigan State Spartans
  23. Miami Hurricanes
  24. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  25. Virginia Tech Hokies

Others Receiving Votes: Boise State, Washington State, Syracuse, Army, Stanford

If you’d like to participate in this poll each week, sign up here! The more people we have consistently participating, the better our numbers will be! Don’t forget to come back here each week to submit you own poll.