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2012 College Football Rankings: USC Tops Preseason BlogPoll

The BlogPoll is going year round! I can hear your excitement now for the need for yet another super early and possibly unnecessary preseason 2012 college football poll.

A good example of a site having fun is Cowboy Altitude who ranked the teams in reverse alphabetical order which puts his Wyoming Cowboys at the top spot. I applaud his mockery of the system since these polls are really meaningless, however Jacob and I went ahead and made a poll of our 2012 ballot using some logic and a combination of "who the heck knows what team X will do, but I like player X so they go HERE!"

In my poll here are some teams that I know I will have to explain myself for.

No. 1 USC - Matt Barkley to Robert Woods. That is all.
No. 6 West Virginia - This is an optimistic pick and could be similar to my Texas A&M pick last year of them being a dark horse for a national title. This pick also is contingent on playing in a lesser Big East. If they go to the Big 12 they will drop.
No. 17 Southern Miss - New coach, but they return top two running backs, all of their offensive line and two of their four receivers. New quarterback will be an issue though.
No. 21 Utah - It all depends on Jordan Wynn's health at quarterback. They do have possibly the best running back in the Pac-12 in John White IV.
No. 22 Florida State - I am not buying the hype, even though the 'experts' are saying this is the year they are back! I feel they should be ranked but nowhere near the top-10.
No. 23 Nevada - The Wolfpack return three of their top four rushers and have their quarterback of the future to fully take over the reigns with Cody Fajardo

The full poll is after the jump.

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Mountain West Connection Ballot - Week 17

Rank Team Delta
1 USC Trojans Arrow_up 3
2 LSU Tigers Arrow_up 1
3 Alabama Crimson Tide Arrow_down -2
4 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_up 13
5 Georgia Bulldogs --
6 Arkansas Razorbacks Arrow_down -1
7 Michigan Wolverines Arrow_up 4
8 Oregon Ducks Arrow_down -2
9 West Virginia Mountaineers Arrow_up 9
10 Michigan St. Spartans Arrow_up 2
11 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_down -2
12 Clemson Tigers Arrow_up 8
13 Virginia Tech Hokies Arrow_up 11
14 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_up 9
15 Florida St. Seminoles Arrow_up 10
16 Wisconsin Badgers Arrow_down -6
17 Boise St. Broncos Arrow_down -10
18 TCU Horned Frogs Arrow_down -4
19 Notre Dame Fighting Irish --
20 Ohio St. Buckeyes --
21 Kansas St. Wildcats Arrow_down -6
22 Utah Utes --
23 Baylor Bears Arrow_down -10
24 Texas Longhorns --
25 Louisville Cardinals --
Dropouts: Oklahoma St. Cowboys, Stanford Cardinal, Houston Cougars, Southern Miss. Golden Eagles, Cincinnati Bearcats, Northern Illinois Huskies

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