Atlantic Coast Convos Far-Too-Early 2013 Top 25 (May 1)

Could Stanford Challenge Alabama for the National Championship This Season? Stranger Things Have Happened

Could Stanford Challenge Alabama for the National Championship This Season?

College football has always been based in part upon random guessing about who’s better, so you’ll likely find little issue with this early top 25 poll based on nothing but speculation and a fear of Nick Saban. Who finishes below the terrifying Tide however, is largely up for debate, which is why we filled out the second through 24th spots to the best of our abilities. If nothing else, use this as a reminder that we’re getting closer to kickoff. Disagree with any (or all) of the below? Protest away in the comments.

Atlantic Coast Convos 2013 Top 25 (May 1)

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (Last: 1)

2. Stanford Cardinal (Last: 2)

3. Texas A&M Aggies (Last: 3)

4. Ohio State Buckeyes (Last: 8)

5. Oregon Ducks (Last: 4)

6. Georgia Bulldogs (Last: 5)

7. South Carolina Gamecocks (Last: 6)

8. Clemson Tigers (Last: 7)

9. Louisville Cardinals (Last: 10)

10. Texas Longhorns (Last: 9)

11. Florida Gators (Last: 11)

12. Boise State Broncos (Last: 14)

13. Oregon State Beavers (Last: 15)

14. LSU Tigers (Last: 12)

15. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Last: 13)

16. TCU Horned Frogs (Last: 16)

17. Michigan Wolverines (Last: 17)

18. Florida State Seminoles (Last: 18)

19. UCLA Bruins (Last: 20)

20. Oklahoma State Cowboys (Last: 19)

21. Northwestern Wildcats (Last: 21)

22. Vanderbilt Commodores (Last: 22)

23. North Carolina Tar Heels (Last: NR)

24. Ole Miss Rebels (Last: 23)

25. Michigan State Spartans (Last: 25)

Next Five: Nebraska, Miami, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, USC

Per conference: SEC (8), Pac-12 (4), Big Ten (4), ACC (3), Big 12 (3), Big East (1), Independent (1), MWC (1)

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7 thoughts on “Atlantic Coast Convos Far-Too-Early 2013 Top 25 (May 1)

  1. Stanford? Maybe (probably not). IMO the next non-SEC national champ will probably either be Ohio State or an ACC team. Pac-12 teams don’t play enough defense (IMHO)

    • Well Stanford is the exception to that rule, no? A lot of focus was on how Notre Dame played an SEC-style defense last year (false), when in actuality, it was the Cardinal who really had the most in common with the Alabamas and Floridas of the world. I’ll certainly buy into Ohio State or Michigan, but Stanford and Florida State/Clemson present challenges as well.

  2. You have SCar and Clemson to high in your rankings, just like everyone else in the internet. Please move them out of the top 10, that way both fan bases can be completely irrational for no reason.

    • Haha… I’m a pretty heavy believer in both, admittedly. But I do think we’ll learn all we need to know from them in week one. If SC loses to the Heels or Clemson loses to UGA, there goes this entire theory of either competing for a title. Tough to deny Clowney and Boyd being two of the best players in the game this season, though. Regardless of ranking, all eyes will be on the state early.

  3. Revenge of the nerds! When’s the last time Stanford, Northwestern, and Vandy all started in the top 25?
    I know it’s a cardinal sin to bet against Chris Petersen, but I really like Fresno State out of the MWC–the Broncos only won by 10 in Boise last year, and the Bulldogs finished the season on fire (don’t mention that bowl blowout…)
    Like you, I see UNC and Miami as the most likely to make some noise in the Coastal. And if they stop sharing wins so everyone finishes .500, someone’s gotta climb into the rankings, right?
    Interesting to see Nebraska out–do you think the Huskers’ five-year reign as the nation’s best four-loss team finally comes to an end?

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