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Overall Rationale:
Attempted to make my poll what the rankings would be if conference affiliation didn't skew peoples rankings. I expect my poll to end up in the most unusual, but why should Coastals 2 top 15 wins not be viewed the same as or better than Clemson's, Notre Dame's, Georgia, or Cincinnati's 1 or 0 top 15 wins

Rank Team Reason
1 Alabama Crimson Tide Clearly the best team by a mile
2 Ohio State Buckeyes 3 top 30 wins (Clemson, Northwestern, Indiana) with only loss to a team that would beat everyone
3 Texas A&M Aggies 2 Top 30 wins (Florida, UNC) with only loss to a team that would beat everyone
4 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 3 Top 30 wins (Louisiana, BYU, App State) with only loss to a top 15 Liberty in overtime
5 Clemson Tigers 2 Top 30 wins (Notre Dame, Miami) and 2 top 10 losses
6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2 Top 30 wins (Clemson, UNC) and 2 top 10 losses
7 Georgia Bulldogs 1 Top 30 win (Cinci) and only losses to 2 top 25 teams
8 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns 2 wins over top 30 (Iowa State, App State) and only loss to top 10 Coastal
9 Cincinnati Bearcats 0 Top 30 wins but only loss to a top 10 team
10 Oklahoma Sooners 4 Top 30 wins (Iowa St, Ok St, Texas, Florida), but loss to top 15 Iowa State and a mediocre K State team (Had they beat K-State they would easily be 4th)
11 Liberty Flames Only win over Top 10 Coastal but last second loss to top 40 NC State
12 BYU Cougars Win over top 30 Boise, only loss to top 10 Coastal
13 Iowa State Cyclones 2 Wins over top 30 (Texas, Oklahoma) but 3 top 25 losses
14 Northwestern Wildcats 1 Win over top 30 (Iowa) with loss to top 10 OSU and mediocre Michigan State
15 Ball State Cardinals 2 Wins over top 30 (SJSU and Buffalo) and loss to Miami (OH) (whose only loss was to top 25 Buffalo)
16 San José State Spartans 1 win over top 30 Boise St and only loss to top 25 Ball St
17 Buffalo Bulls 1 win over top 25 Kent State and only loss to Top 25 Ball State
18 Florida Gators 1 Top 30 win over Georgia and 3 Top 10 Losses and loss to mediocre LSU
19 Indiana Hoosiers No Top 25 wins and losses to top 10 Ohio St and mediocre Ole Miss
20 Iowa Hawkeyes No Top 25 wins and close losses to top 25 Northwestern and mediocre Purdue
21 Oklahoma State Cowboys 3 wins over top 40 (Iowa St, Miami, Tulsa) and losses to top 30 Texas and Oklahoma and mediocre TCU
22 Kent State Golden Flashes No top 30 wins and loss to Top 25 Buffalo
23 USC Trojans No top 30 Wins and loss to top 40? Oregon
24 Appalachian State Mountaineers No top 30 wins and close losses to top 10 Coastal and Louisiana and a mediocre Marshall
25 Boise State Broncos No top 25 wins but only 2 top 25 losses (BYU and SJSU)

Submitted: Tue 12 Jan 2021 22:15