ESPN.com's preseason top 25

Originally Published: November 7, 2011
ESPN.com

California, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State, Temple, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt each received at least one vote.

* Refers to the highest and lowest votes a team received from ESPN.com's contributors; NR indicates the team was "not ranked" by at least one contributor; first-place votes were worth 25 points, second place 24 points, etc.