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SB Nation FanPulse preseason Top 25, with Tomahawk Nation reader votes

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Breaking open the ballot box.

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About a month ago, we invited you to signup for FanPulse, a new SB Nation endeavor that gives you, or readers, your own top 25 votes. Well we’ve run the numbers, and the 2019 preseason poll — according to Tomahawk Nation staff and readers — is here. Check it out:

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

Also receiving votes: Syracuse, Boise State, Virginia, Stanford, USC

Remember, FSU was not presented as a voting option for this initial poll, but editors can request that teams be added, and I’ve already done so for the Seminoles. Obviously, some of these teams will lose their openers, so that could open the window for the ’Noles— provided they take care of business themselves.

And then there’s the national FanPulse poll, which averages together all of the SB Nation college sites’ individual polls. Here it is:

2019 FanPulse preseason poll

Tomahawk Nation voters have the same top 7 as the national poll, and not surprisingly, the biggest disparity involves UF: the Gators are 8th in the composite poll, but 13th per TN voters. Miami is just a lone spot lower for Tomahawk Nation voters than nationally— I’m a little surprised they made the TN top 25 at all. I’m also surprised that Texas A&M is ranked as high by our readers as the Aggies are nationally, at 11th. But that should change when they get stomped by Clemson.