I will be one of the voters this season. Here's the ballot I submitted to the AP:
4. Florida State
6. Ohio State
7. Notre Dame
14. Michigan State
20. San Diego State
24. North Carolina
25. Oklahoma State
Just missing the cut on my ballot: Oregon, Nebraska, Texas, Florida, Boise State.
My top 5 or 6 isn't much different from what others have projected season. In fact, the top 6 in the AP poll is exactly the same, except that Alabama is No. 1 and Clemson is No. 2. Of course, the Tide beat Clemson in the national title game last year. I still think they're the two best teams in college football. I gave the nod to Clemson, however, because of its quarterback, Deshaun Watson, and the fact that Alabama has a lot of holes to fill.
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