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Comparing Conference Polls To CCR Picks

August 26, 2013

Compare the conference forecasts from the Congrove Computer Rankings to the various polls conducted by each conference's coaches and/or media. (The Big Ten media poll is not sanctioned by the conference).

ACC
Atlantic
CCR Team ACC Media
1. Clemson 1
2. Florida State 2
3. Syracuse 6
4. Wake Forest 4
5. N.C. State 3
6. Maryland 5
7. Boston College 7
Coastal
1. Miami 1
2. Georgia Tech 4
3. Virginia Tech 2
4. North Carolina 3
5. Pittsburgh 5
6. Virginia 6
7. Duke 7
Champion: CCR-Clemson; Media Poll-Clemson
MAC
East
CCR Team MAC Media
1. Kent State 3
2. Bowling Green 2
3. Ohio 1
4. Buffalo 4
5. Miami (O.) 5
6. Akron 6
7. Massachusetts 7
West
1. Central Michigan 4
2. Toledo 2
3. Northern Illinois 1
4. Ball State 3
5. Western Michigan 5
6. Eastern Michigan 6
Champion: CCR-Kent State; Media Poll-No. Illinois


American Athletic
CCR Team AAC Media
1. Louisville 1
2. UCF 4
3. Rutgers 3
4. Cincinnati 2
5. Houston 6
6. SMU 8
7. Connecticut 7
8. Memphis 10
9. Temple 9
10. USF 5
Mountain West
Mountain
CCR Team MWC Media
1. Utah State 2
2. Boise State 1
3. Colorado State 5
4. Wyoming 4
5. New Mexico 6
6. Air Force 3
West
1. San Diego State 2
2. San Jose State 3
3. Fresno State 1
4. Nevada 4
5. UNLV 5
6. Hawaii 6
Champion: CCR-San Diego State; Media Poll-None


Big Ten
Leaders
CCR Team Big 10 Media
1. Ohio State 1
2. Wisconsin 2
3. Penn State 3
4. Indiana 4
5. Purdue 5
6. Illinois 6
Legends
1. Northwestern 4
2. Michigan State 3
3. Michigan 1
4. Minnesota 6
5. Nebraska 2
6. Iowa 5
Champion: CCR-Ohio State; Media Poll-Ohio State
PAC-12
North
CCR Team Big 10 Media
1. Stanford 2
2. Oregon 1
3. Oregon State 3
4. Washington 4
5. Washington State 6
6. California 5
South
1. Arizona State 2
2. USC 3
3. Arizona 4
4. UCLA 1
5. Utah 5
6. Colorado 6
Champion: CCR-Stanford; Poll-Oregon


Big 12
CCR Team Big 12 Media
1. Texas 4
2. Oklahoma State 1
3. Oklahoma 2
4. Texas Tech 7
5. Kansas State 6
6. TCU 3
7. Baylor 5
8. West Virginia 8
9. Iowa State 9
10. Kansas 10
SEC
East
CCR Team SEC Media
1. Georgia 1
2. South Carolina 2
3. Florida 3
4. Vanderbilt 4
5. Missouri 6
6. Tennessee 5
7. Kentucky 7
West
1. Texas A&M 2
2. Alabama 1
3. LSU 3
4. Mississippi 4
5. Mississippi State 6
6. Arkansas 7
7. Auburn 5
Champion: CCR-Georgia; Media Poll-Alabama


CUSA
East
CCR Team CUSA Poll
1. East Carolina 1
2. Middle Tennessee 3
3. Marshall 2
4. UAB 4
5. FAU 6
6. Southern Miss 5
7. FIU 7
West
1. Tulsa 1
2. North Texas 5
3. Rice 2
4. UTSA 7
5. Tulane 6
6. UTEP 4
7. Louisiana Tech 3
Champion: CCR-Tulsa; Coaches' Poll-None


Independents
CCR Team Ind. Poll
1. Notre Dame N/A
2. BYU N/A
3. Navy N/A
4. Army N/A
5. New Mexico State N/A
6. Idaho N/A
No poll is conducted for Independents.
Sun Belt
CCR Team SBC Coaches
1. Louisiana-Lafayette *-1
2. Louisiana-Monroe *-2
3. Arkansas State 3
4. Western Kentucky 4
5. Texas State 6
6. Troy 5
7. South Alabama 7
8. Georgia State 8
Voters gave both UL-L and UL-M 57 points, but UL-L received 4 first-place votes to UL-M's 2