PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Christian McCaffrey #5 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates the 45-16 victory against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 102nd Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2016 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

ESPN reporter releases his AP ballot for this year's preseason poll


This year's preseason AP poll is set to be released, as the Top 25 will become public on Sunday afternoon. However, that isn't stopping some of the voters from releasing who they voted for, as ESPN's Brett McMurphy released his vote on Friday morning.

In list form, here is what McMurphy's vote looks like:

1. Alabama
2. Florida State
3. Oklahoma
4. Clemson
5. LSU
6. Stanford
7. Ohio State
8. Notre Dame
9. Washington
10. Tennessee
11. Ole Miss
12. Michigan
13. North Carolina
14. Louisville
15. TCU
16. Houston
17. UCLA
18. Oklahoma State
19. Michigan State
20. USC
21. Georgia
22. Oregon
23. San Diego State
24. Miami
25. Texas

There are a couple of interesting things at the top of that list, mostly Stanford breaking into the Top 6 over the top ranked Big Ten team and Notre Dame. The Pac-12 has been getting excluded a lot from College Football Playoff predictions, so it will probably make the west coast fans happy that they have Stanford, and Washington at No. 9, are both highly ranked.


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Other interesting teams of note from McMurphy's poll: Michigan, Michigan State, and Georgia all seem a couple of spots too low. And the inclusions of San Diego State, Miami, and Texas in the poll at all are very interesting.

Notably missing from McMurphy's poll are Iowa and Florida. The Hawkeyes may get love elsewhere, though, and they are No. 15 in the preseason Coaches Poll.