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Ballot Type: hybrid

Overall Rationale:
I use a hybrid resume type ranking. I assign points based on who a team beats and then will adjust +/-5 for eye test and head to head. Since the Bama and Clemson are clearly 1 and 2, this poll reflects points before the championship and the winner of the game will get the number 1 spot either way. Also, following NDSU's undefeated season, I calculated the resume for a few of the top 25 FCS teams, only NDSU reached the top 25 (though Princeton is tied for 25th with 30 points). NDSU had 58 points in my system, good enough for 9th! I bumped them to just outside of the top 10, but resume wise, they beat up on the FCS enough (plus Iowa) to rise into the rankings. Full poll:

Rank Team Reason
1 Clemson Tigers
2 Alabama Crimson Tide
3 Ohio State Buckeyes
4 Oklahoma Sooners
5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
6 LSU Tigers
7 UCF Knights
8 Texas Longhorns + 5 - dismantling the Dawgs like that earns a top 10
9 Georgia Bulldogs -4 H2H 
10 Florida Gators +4 see Texas except with Michigan
11 North Dakota State Bison
12 Fresno State Bulldogs
13 Appalachian State Mountaineers
14 Washington Huskies
15 Michigan Wolverines
16 Washington State Cougars
17 Texas A&M Aggies
18 Boise State Broncos
19 Army West Point +5 - I know Houston was likely overrated, but this team did everything it could this season and was one loss to Duke (weird in retrospect) away from being in NY6 discussion.
20 Kentucky Wildcats
21 Penn State Nittany Lions
22 UAB Blazers
23 Syracuse Orange
24 Utah State Aggies
25 Missouri Tigers

Submitted: Tue 08 Jan 2019 19:52