Preseason top 25 features three from Pac-12


"College Football Live" has completed its preseason top 25, which was completed by a 38-person panel consisting of our analysts, studio hosts, play-by-play announcers, bloggers, researchers and production team members.

It includes three Pac-12 teams: No. 3 Oregon, No. 7 Stanford and No. 25 Arizona State.

Here's the complete poll.

1. Oklahoma

2. Alabama

3. Oregon

4. LSU

5. Boise State

6. Florida State

7. Stanford

8. South Carolina

9. Oklahoma State

10. Ohio State

11. Texas A&M

12. Arkansas

13. Nebraska

14. Wisconsin

15. TCU

16. Michigan State

17. Notre Dame

18. Florida

19. Virginia Tech

20. Texas

21. Mississippi State

22. Auburn

23. Missouri

24. West Virginia

25. Arizona State

Obviously, this poll makes clear how big the Oregon-LSU game is on Sept. 3 in Cowboys Stadium. Odds are the winner will rise to No. 1, which would then essentially guarantee it a berth in the national title game if it finishes undefeated.

And how times change: Oregon and Stanford ranked in the preseason top-10 and USC nowhere to be found. Not very 2004, eh?

I would have ranked Arizona State higher.

As for the nine unranked members of the Pac-12: Who do you think should have been the fourth ranked team?