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Presenting the Testudo Times FanPulse preseason top-25

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Rankings from both our Terps community and the whole SB Nation college network.

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Earlier this month, we asked you to sign up for the SB Nation FanPulse community, where readers will be able to vote for a own college football top 25 poll and also participate in surveys once the season starts.

Your voices have been heard and the preseason poll results are in, both for our site exclusively and the SB Nation college football community as a whole.

And don’t worry — if you weren’t able to sign up in time for the preseason poll, you can still join to share your input HERE.

Below are the rankings according to Testudo Times readers.

Testudo Times FanPulse Preseason Poll

Ranking Testudo Times Coaches Poll
Ranking Testudo Times Coaches Poll
1 Clemson Clemson
2 Alabama Alabama
3 Georgia Georgia
4 Oklahoma Oklahoma
5 Ohio State Ohio State
6 Michigan LSU
7 Florida Michigan
8 Notre Dame Florida
9 Texas A&M Notre Dame
10 Texas Texas
11 LSU Texas A&M
12 Washington Washington
13 Oregon Oregon
14 Penn State Penn State
15 UCF Utah
16 Utah Auburn
17 Wisconsin Wisconsin
18 Auburn UCF
19 Iowa Iowa
20 Iowa State Michigan State
21 Northwestern Washington State
22 Miami Syracuse
23 Michigan State Stanford
24 Nebraska Iowa State
25 Virginia Tech Northwestern

And here is the top-25 from readers across SB Nation’s college network. This was calculated by averaging all the team-specific polls, although our own top-25 is pretty close to this one.

In both the SB Nation-wide FanPulse poll and our site’s poll, eight Big Ten teams were included in the top 25 — Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Northwestern, Michigan State and Nebraska — whereas only seven made the cut in the official Amway Coaches Poll (Nebraska made the difference).

SB Nation readers also included Virginia Tech and Miami in the poll, neither of which were in the coaches’ top 25. But in doing so, they left out Syracuse, Washington State and Stanford. All three that were left out did receive votes though.

With Syracuse out and Nebraska in, the ranked teams Maryland plays remains the same at five — Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State and Nebraska. But both our site and the network ranked Michigan higher (No. 7 in Amway, No. 6 in SB Nation FanPulse and Testudo Times FanPulse). The Wolverines’ rival, Michigan State, comes in lower though (No. 20 in Amway, No. 23 in SB Nation FanPulse and Testudo Times FanPulse).

It’s also worth noting that Testudo Times voters had Texas ranked lower than the rest of SB Nation readers, which isn’t very surprising given Maryland’s recent history against the Longhorns.

Be sure to sign up if you haven’t already, and get ready to vote in the next poll after week one of the college football season.