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Emily LeikerSyracuse.com (Syracuse, NY)
Twitter: @emleiker
About: Emily Leiker is a sports reporter covering Syracuse athletics. Though her primary beat is football, she's also covered men's lacrosse and provided additional reporting on other beats. Prior to joining Syracuse.com, Emily spent time at USA Today, the News & Obeserver (Raleigh) and Columbia Missourian. She's covered three Division I football seasons, including ones that featured coach firings and departures, NCAA sanctions and AP Top 25 rankings. Between 2020 and 2022, Emily received three awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors and one from the Association of Women in Sports Media. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2022 and is originally from Lynnwood, Washington.


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Jan 9, 2024Final Rankings Rankings for Emily Leiker
1Michigan (61)
15-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
Points
2Washington
14-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 57 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Jon Wilner
1459
Points
3Texas
12-2Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 32 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jon Wilner
1356
Points
4Alabama
12-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 7 - Matt Murschel
1321
Points
5Georgia
13-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Steven Johnson
1328
Points
6Oregon
12-2Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: 9 - Mike Barber
1175
Points
7Florida State
13-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1175
Points
8Missouri
11-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Matt Murschel
Lowest: 14 - Mike Niziolek
1092
Points
9Ole Miss
11-2Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Robert Cessna
Lowest: 14 - Dave Reardon
1030
Points
10Penn State
10-3Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 17 - Brett McMurphy
796
Points
11Ohio State
11-2Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Colten Bartholomew
Lowest: 11 - 11 Voters
1006
Points
12Arizona
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
861
Points
13LSU
10-3Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - James Williams
853
Points
14Oklahoma
10-3Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Steven Johnson
Lowest: 17 - 4 Voters
691
Points
15Notre Dame
10-3Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - Chuck Landon
Lowest: 18 - Ron Counts
745
Points
16Oklahoma State
10-4Actual: 16
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
528
Points
17Kansas State
9-4Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - Chuck Landon
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
402
Points
18Tennessee
9-4Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
442
Points
19SMU
11-3Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Ron Counts
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
183
Points

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20Liberty
13-1Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Ron Counts
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
139
Points
21Louisville
10-4Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Don Williams
Lowest: NR - Jordan Crammer
398
Points

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22Troy
11-3Actual: 33
Highest: 22 - Emily Leiker
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
10
Points
23NC State
9-4Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - Steve Wiseman
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
244
Points
24Clemson
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
327
Points
25Iowa
10-4Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
150
Points
Ranked Teams Not on Ballot: 23-Kansas