Joey KaufmanSouthern California News Group (Anaheim, CA)
Twitter: @joeyrkaufman
About: Joey Kaufman is the USC beat writer for the Southern California News Group. Since joining the Orange County Register in 2015, he has also covered Major League Baseball and UCLA athletics. His work has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors and Football Writers Association of America. Kaufman grew up in beautiful downtown Burbank.

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Aug 20, 2018Pre-Season Rankings for Joey Kaufman
1Clemson (18)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Bob Asmussen
1476
Points
2Alabama (42)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 42 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Soren Petro
1505
Points
3Georgia
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Mitch Vingle
1350
Points
4Washington
0-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Sam McKewon
1215
Points
5Wisconsin (1)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: 13 - Rachel Richlinski
1271
Points
6Auburn
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - John Clay
Lowest: 16 - Chris Murray
1013
Points
7Michigan State
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
877
Points
8Oklahoma
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 5 Voters
1173
Points
9Miami (FL)
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - Sam McKewon
1027
Points

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10Ohio State
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 3 Voters
1256
Points
11Penn State
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: 16 - Don Williams
1012
Points
12TCU
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Matt Brown
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
533
Points
13Stanford
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Garland Gillen
778
Points
14Mississippi State
0-0Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - John Clay
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
450
Points
15West Virginia
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
511
Points
16Michigan
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 4 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - Robert Cessna
773
Points
17USC
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - Don Williams
Lowest: 24 - Mitch Vingle
543
Points

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18Notre Dame
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Rece Davis
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
804
Points
19Florida State
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
384
Points
20Boise State
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - Gary Horowitz
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
292
Points
21Oregon
0-0Actual: 24
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
148
Points
22UCF
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
312
Points
23Virginia Tech
0-0Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
351
Points
24South Carolina
0-0Actual: 26
Highest: 11 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
96
Points
25Texas
0-0Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
216
Points