Eric HansenThe South Bend Tribune (South Bend, IN)
Twitter: @EHansenNDI
About: Notre Dame football beat writer for the South Bend Tribune. Co-host of Weekday SportsBeat on WSBT radio (960-AM, 96.1 FB, wsbtradio.com). 

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Aug 21, 2017Pre-Season Rankings for Eric Hansen
1Ohio State (3)
11-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 6 Voters
1414
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2Alabama (52)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Pat Dooley
1513
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3Clemson
14-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jon Wilner
1201
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4USC (2)
10-3Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Mitch Vingle
1325
Points

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5Auburn
8-5Actual: 12
Highest: 3 - John Adams
Lowest: 23 - Dave Reardon
880
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6Florida State (4)
10-3Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Mitch Vingle
1396
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7Penn State
11-3Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Mitch Vingle
1196
Points
8Washington
12-2Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Adam Jude
Lowest: 16 - Pat Dooley
1150
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9Oklahoma
11-2Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1170
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10Stanford
10-3Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR -
695
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11Wisconsin
11-3Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 19 - Adam Zucker
926
Points
12LSU
8-4Actual: 13
Highest: 5 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: 23 - Robert Gagliardi
784
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13Miami (FL)
9-4Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Matt Brown
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
492
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14Louisville
9-4Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Matt McCoy
Lowest: 25 - Mitch Vingle
629
Points
15Michigan
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
881
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16Oklahoma State
10-3Actual: 10
Highest: 2 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: 23 - Mitch Vingle
889
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17Virginia Tech
10-4Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
240
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18Utah
9-4Actual: 27
Highest: 17 - Parrish Alford
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
85
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19Georgia
8-5Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - Mitch Vingle
690
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20South Florida
11-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
327
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21Notre Dame
4-8Actual: 28
Highest: 3 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
65
Points
22Tennessee
9-4Actual: 25
Highest: 17 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
114
Points
23Washington State
8-5Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
133
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24San Diego State
11-3Actual: 36
Highest: 23 - Tom Murphy
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
9
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25Appalachian State
10-3Actual: 39
Highest: 24 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
4
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