To no surprise, Florida is nearly a consensus #1 pick entering 2009, but Texas does top the Gators in one poll. Top Five nationally: 1. Florida, 2. Texas, 3. Oklahoma, 4. USC, 5. Alabama.
As of today, the top Big Ten teams are (Top 40 rating shown):
- Ohio State at #9
- Penn State at #12
- Iowa at #18
- Minnesota at #32
- Michigan State at #37
No Illinois in the Top 40...
Wisconsin, Michigan, Northwestern, Purdue and Indiana are not listed in the Top 40 either.