2001 College Football Preseason Rankings Analysis


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Based on as many as 23 preseason polls, here's the average rank of every team
on Clemson's schedule (except Wofford) in 2001:

FSU            	8
Georgia Tech	12
Clemson	        22
South Carolina	22*
NC State	36
UNC	        50
Maryland 	62
Virginia	67
Central Florida	73
Wake       	80
Duke        	101

# of Top 25 Preseason Polls 
FSU             23    
Georgia Tech    23    
Clemson         23    
South  Carolina 20*    
NC State        11    
UNC             10    
Maryland        8     
Virginia        8     
Cen Florida     6      
Wake            7     
Duke            7     

* Note: South Carolina was not ranked in the Top 25 in three of the polls,
which means they are at least 26th on those three polls. A rank of 30 was used in these situations.


               #Polls   Avg     Lindy's        Athlon         TSN            CNNSI Mandel   
FSU            23       8       6              4              7              9              
Georgia Tech   23       12      9              13             12             10             
Clemson        23       22      23             20             18             13             
S  Carolina    20*      22      20             33             19             15             
NC State       11       36                     29                                           
UNC            10       50                     49                                           
Maryland       8        62                     61                                           
Virginia       8        67                     55                                           
Cen  Florida   6        73                                                                         
Wake           7        80                                                                         
Duke           7        101                                                                        


               Preview Sports CFN Top 117    Dr. Pepper     CFP    Nat Champs     Fox          
FSU            5              8              6              4      5              7            
Georgia Tech   11             9              12             10     10             8            
Clemson        19             14             20             38     20             19           
S  Carolina    30             27             10             30     21             21           
NC State                      24             34             26                                         
UNC                           48             50             68                                         
Maryland                      72                            70                                         
Virginia                      53                            93                                         
Cen  Florida                  80                                                                       
Wake                          88                            104                                        
Duke                          92                            116                                        
               
               Leonard's Losers   Blue Ribbon    Street&Smith   APPoll  Born   CBS Sportsline 
FSU            4                  7              4              7       2      6              
Georgia Tech   13                 10             15             17      15     9              
Clemson        14                 20             19             15      28     22             
S Carolina     11                 23             16             19      17     20             
NC State       19                                                       51                          
UNC                                                                     54                         
Maryland                                                                65                         
Virginia                                                                71                          
Cen  Florida                                                            63                         
Wake                                                                    87                         
Duke                                                                    99                          
                                                            
                                                            
               SW!-TECH's     Howell  Huckaby  Huffman   Pigskin Post   Perry      Pearl                      
FSU            15             1       6        7         5              54          1
Georgia Tech   7              16      9        5         10             19          24
Clemson        27             24      28       19        20             61          11
S Carolina     8              59      26       18        17             9           30
NC State       43             49      32                 41             46             
UNC            53             57      59                 45             15             
Maryland       68             76      56                                26             
Virginia       94             45      63                                60             
Cen  Florida   70             61      68                                97 
Wake           100            92      69                                22             
Duke           98             107     94                                104            

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