ESPN’s Post-Spring Preseason Top 25 Poll: SEC Dominates Rankings

ESPN has released version 4.0 of its “Way-Too-Early Top 25” preseason poll. In the post-spring edition, writer Mark Schlabach has FSU and Alabama in the top two positions, respectively. Oklahoma and Auburn round out the top four, with Oregon slipping to fifth following an injury to Bralon Addison.

The SEC leads the way with half of its schools on the list – seven are ranked in the top 20. Second on the poll is the Big Ten, headed by Michigan State and Ohio State.

Below are the complete rankings. For Schlabach’s reasoning behind each selection, click here.

  1. Florida State
  2. Alabama
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Auburn
  5. Oregon
  6. Michigan State
  7. Ohio State
  8. Georgia
  9. Baylor
  10. South Carolina
  11. Stanford
  12. UCLA
  13. LSU
  14. Texas A&M
  15. Wisconsin
  16. North Carolina
  17. Notre Dame
  18. Iowa
  19. Florida
  20. USC
  21. Texas Tech
  22. Clemson
  23. Kansas State
  24. Nebraska
  25. Michican