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BSD’s FanPulse Preseason Top 25

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Check out the results from the BSD community.

Georgia State v Penn State

In case you missed it, we’re trying something new this year with FanPulse. All readers who sign up will be able to participate in top 25 polls throughout the season and respond to surveys about the Nittany Lions that will provide, well, the pulse of the fans. If you haven’t already done so, you may sign up here.

Now let’s get to the results of the BSD FanPulse preseason top 25!

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

Also Receiving Votes:
Virginia Tech
Army
Syracuse
Stanford
Boise State

Now let’s take a look at the cumulative national FanPulse top 25:

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

Also Receiving Votes

Washington State
Syracuse
Boise State
Stanford
Army
Virginia
Mississippi State
Oklahoma State
Minnesota

Not surprisingly, BSD readers are higher on Penn State heading into the season, placing them at #10 compared to #14 for the national poll. I was surprised, however, to see Michigan and Notre Dame ranked so high. Neither program has much support within the fanbase, and both teams have some major questions to answer ahead of the season.

BSD readers also showed some love to Mississippi State, ranking the Bulldogs at #25. Many Nittany Lions fans will continue to support the Bulldogs and cheer on former Nittany Lions Joe Moorhead and Tommy Stevens. Nebraska came in right above them at #24, suggesting we’re buying the hype as the ‘Huskers look to turn the corner after a hot finish to last season.

Clemson is the obvious #1 after blowing out Alabama to take the 2018 national championship. The Tigers return a slew of young stars, most notably quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who is now a upper-tier Heisman candidate and, at least for now, the probably #1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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