Four SEC teams crack Top 10 in ESPN power rankings

August, 10, 2009
8/10/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

The college football pundits at ESPN have spoken, and the 2009 preseason power rankings are out.

Florida is No. 1, while Alabama checks in at No. 5, Ole Miss at No. 8 and LSU at No. 10. Georgia is No. 14.

Arkansas also received votes (5), and South Carolina received a vote. Wonder who voted for the Gamecocks?

For more on that, here's how everybody on the panel voted, including yours truly. Maybe the guy voting for the Gamecocks made them a ceremonial pick sort of like the Head Ball Coach used to every year with Duke in the preseason coaches' poll.

OK, it was me. Here's my ballot:

1. Florida
2. Southern California
3. Texas
4. Oklahoma
5. Ohio State
6. Virginia Tech
7. Ole Miss
8. Alabama
9. Penn State
10. LSU
11. Oklahoma State
12. Oregon
13. Georgia Tech
14. Georgia
15. Cal
16. Boise State
17. BYU
18. Nebraska
19. Florida State
20. Utah
21. Iowa
22. North Carolina
23. TCU
24. Arkansas
25. South Carolina

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