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Ballot Type: hybrid

Overall Rationale:
This is a forward-looking, predictive ballot. It is not a resume ranking. I start with an aggregate of the FPI and SP+ computer rankings and then adjust the teams based off of several "human" factors, including coaching, QB play, roster balance, eye test, and injuries. Because it is forward-looking, long-term injuries can significantly alter a team's ranking even before on-field performance has been affected.

Rank Team Reason
1 LSU Tigers
2 Ohio State Buckeyes
3 Clemson Tigers
4 Alabama Crimson Tide
5 Georgia Bulldogs
6 Oregon Ducks
7 Wisconsin Badgers
8 Florida Gators
9 Oklahoma Sooners
10 Minnesota Golden Gophers
11 Penn State Nittany Lions
12 Baylor Bears
13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
14 Iowa Hawkeyes
15 Auburn Tigers
16 Michigan Wolverines
17 Memphis Tigers
18 UCF Knights
19 Utah Utes
20 Appalachian State Mountaineers
21 Texas Longhorns
22 Texas A&M Aggies
23 USC Trojans
24 Cincinnati Bearcats
25 Washington Huskies Honorable Mention: Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Boise State, Air Force, Navy, Kansas State

Submitted: Thu 16 Jan 2020 15:23