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SB Nation FanPulse Preseason Top 25: Syracuse snubbed on first ballot

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 28 Camping World Bowl - West Virginia v Syracuse Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Over the last month, we’ve invited you to participate in SBNation’s NCAA Fan Pulse (and it’s not too late to sign up if you haven’t). Bow we have the first FanPulse results to share with you.

Here is the pre-season top 25 as determined by fans across the country. A warning: They’re all #disloyalidiots.

You’ll notice that college football fans feel that the Syracuse Orange aren’t deserving of a top 25 ranking. I guess most of them feel like last year was a fluke or that the loss of Eric Dungey will set the Orange back.

The smart football fans here certainly had a higher opinion of Syracuse and here’s what the TNIAAM FanPulse Top 25 looks like:

  1. Clemson Tigers
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Georgia Bulldogs
  4. Oklahoma Sooners
  5. Ohio State Buckeyes
  6. Michigan Wolverines
  7. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  8. Florida Gators
  9. Texas A&M Aggies
  10. Texas Longhorns
  11. LSU Tigers
  12. Oregon Ducks
  13. Washington Huskies
  14. Penn State Nittany Lions
  15. UCF Knights
  16. Utah Utes
  17. Wisconsin Badgers
  18. Syracuse Orange
  19. Auburn Tigers
  20. Iowa Hawkeyes
  21. Iowa St. Cyclones
  22. Northwestern Wildcats
  23. Miami-Florida Hurricanes
  24. Michigan State Spartans
  25. Nebraska Cornhuskers

ARV: Virginia Tech Hokies, Army Black Knights, Virginia Cavaliers, Kentucky Wildcats and Washington State Cougars

NCAA Football: Clemson Practice Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson was the top team for every fanbase except Alabama (expected) and Rutgers (what?). How did the other ACC fanbases view the Orange in their pre-season rankings? Glad you’s how they view Syracuse and other ACC schools (only includes fan bases with 50 or more members):

  • Clemson and Georgia Tech fans put Syracuse 24th behind Miami who came in at 22nd
  • Florida State didn’t rank the Orange but they have Miami at No. 23 and Virginia Tech 25th
  • Louisville fans didn’t rank Syracuse but they have Miami No. 22 and Virginia Tech No. 25
  • Miami ranked themselves 18 thand they also have Virginia Tech 25th
  • Pitt and Wake Forest fans both have Syracuse 24th behind Miami (22nd), but ahead of Virginia Tech (25th)
  • Virginia decided not to rank Syracuse because of their own insecurities, but they felt comfortable putting their own Cavaliers No. 24 just behind Miami.

We took a look at the non-ACC voting and no school thought that Syracuse deserved a top 20 ranking so if you want to know why the Orange aren’t in the top 25 nationally then you can just keep it simple and blame everyone.

We’ll be bringing you these FanPulse updates throughout the season so keep making your voices heard. The more of us there are honoring our contracts, the more likely it is Syracuse will be ranked each week.