Tom MurphyArkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR)
Twitter: @TomMurphyADG
About: Louisiana Tech graduate (1988) with MA in English; Covered nine head coaches in last 16 seasons at Alabama (1998-2007) and Arkansas (2007-13). Married with 3 children. Native of Atlanta, Ga.
 



Ballot Score

17

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Aug 19, 2019Pre-Season Rankings for Tom Murphy
1Clemson (52)
15-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 10 Voters
1540
Points
2Alabama (10)
14-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1496
Points
3Georgia
11-3Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Kirk Bohls
1403
Points
4Oklahoma
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1331
Points
5Ohio State
13-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Mark Whicker
1261
Points
6LSU
10-3Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Matt Brown
Lowest: 12 - Robert Cessna
1199
Points
7Michigan
10-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1164
Points
8Texas
10-4Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Matt Baker
1005
Points
9Notre Dame
12-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Conor O'Neill
Lowest: 16 - Eric Boynton
1044
Points
10Florida
10-3Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Mark Whicker
Lowest: 16 - Adam Zucker
1054
Points
11Texas A&M
9-4Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
852
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
12UCF
12-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
410
Points
13Washington
10-4Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
786
Points
14Penn State
9-4Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR -
651
Points
15Oregon
9-4Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 21 - John Bednarowski
860
Points
16Auburn
8-5Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
578
Points
17Utah
9-5Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 24 - Garland Gillen
772
Points
18Wisconsin
8-5Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
370
Points
19Michigan State
7-6Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
377
Points
20Syracuse
10-3Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
209
Points
21Washington State
11-2Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Brooks Kubena
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
200
Points
22Iowa State
8-5Actual: 21
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
302
Points
23Iowa
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
330
Points
24Stanford
9-4Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Davis Potter
Lowest: NR - 30 Voters
141
Points
25Army West Point
11-2Actual: 27
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
94
Points