's Preseason College Football Survey surveyed 96 publishers, analysts and recruiting experts about the upcoming season as well as issues facing college football. Here's their take on the upcoming season. The numbers next to each response represent how many participants picked that particular answer.


  1. Oklahoma (32 votes)
  2. Alabama (29 votes)
  3. LSU (6 votes)
  4. Boise State, Oregon (5 votes each)
  5. Florida State, South Carolina, Stanford (3 votes each)
  6. BYU, Texas, Wisconsin (2 votes each)
  7. Nebraska, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Florida (1 vote each)

(team that fails to live up to 2011 preseason expectations)

  1. Florida State, Oregon (11 votes each)
  2. Nebraska (8 votes)
  3. Notre Dame (7 votes)
  4. LSU, Oklahoma (6 votes each)
  5. Boise State, Stanford (5 votes each)
  6. Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M (4 votes each)
  7. Florida, North Carolina, Ohio State, TCU (3 votes each)
  8. BYU, Iowa, Texas (2 votes each)
  9. Arizona State, Cal, Penn State, Virginia Tech, USC, Wisconsin (1 vote each)


  1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford (46 votes)
  2. Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama; Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma (10 votes each)
  3. Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State; LaMichael James, RB, Oregon (8 votes each)
  4. Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina Gamecocks (5 votes)
  5. Case Keenum, QB, Houston; Brandon Weeden, Jr., QB, Oklahoma State (2 votes each)
  6. Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma; Matt Barkley, QB, USC; Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska; Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan; Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas (1 vote each)

GAME OF THE YEAR (Non-Conference)

  1. Oklahoma at Florida State (35 votes)
  2. LSU at Oregon (33 votes)
  3. Georgia at Boise State (8 votes)
  4. USC at Notre Dame, Alabama at Penn State (3 votes)
  5. Notre Dame at Stanford, Florida State at Florida (2 votes)
  6. Texas Tech at TCU, Ohio State at Miami, BYU at Texas, LSU at West Virginia, TCU at Baylor, Notre Dame at Michigan, Mexico State at New Mexico, Army vs. Navy, Michigan State at Notre Dame (1 vote each)

GAME OF THE YEAR (Conference)

  1. LSU at Alabama (17 votes)
  2. Oregon at Stanford (13 votes)
  3. Alabama at Auburn (12 votes)
  4. Nebraska at Wisconsin (11 votes)
  5. Alabama at Florida, Texas at Oklahoma (8 votes)
  6. Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (7 votes)
  7. Florida at LSU, Texas at Texas A&M (4 votes)
  8. Wisconsin at Ohio State, Ohio State at Michigan (2 votes each)
  9. Wisconsin at Michigan State, Arkansas at Ole Miss, Stanford at USC, Michigan State at Nebraska, Alabama at Arkansas, Nebraska at Ohio State, Nebraska at Penn State (1 vote each)


  1. SEC (80 votes)
  2. Pac 12 (10 votes)
  3. Big Ten (3 votes)
  4. Big 12 (2 votes)
  5. Big East (1 vote)

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