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Ohio State ranked fifth in preseason SB Nation FanPulse poll

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Matt Tamanini Matt Tamanini is the co-managing editor of Land-Grant Holy Land having joined the site in 2016.

A new era of democracy for college football fans has dawned. No longer will fans be subjected to the whims of uninterested coaches and their ill-informed SIDs when it comes to polling. No longer will fans be insulted by the predetermined narrative of journalists who don’t have time to watch every college football game in order to submit well-educated rankings.

For today, Land-Grant Holy Land and SB Nation proudly introduce the first-ever FanPulse Top 25; the college football rankings of the people, by the people, for the people. Every week during the college football season, we will bring you not only the national Top 25 FanPulse poll, but also the top 25 teams as voted on by members of the LGHL FanPulse community; this is our poll.

Sign up for the new LGHL FanPulse Top 25 here

So, if you think that M*ch*g*n is ranked way too high, get a group of your friends together and vote those rodents out of the Top 25. It’s that easy! Also every week, we will be asking specific questions to gauge Buckeye Nation’s feelings about how Ryan Day and the Buckeyes are handling the trials and tribulations of the season.

Since elected officials rarely listen to us, make sure that your voice is heard on some of the most important issues of the day, the Ohio State Buckeyes and college football!

SB Nation FanPulse Top 25

The Buckeyes come in fifth in the preseason national rankings, the highest-rated of eight Big Ten teams; and most importantly, a spot above TTUN. The SEC was two spots behind the B1G with six members of the preseason rankings.

Every single fan base amongst the 66 included picked the defending national champion Clemson Tigers as the top team to start the season; every single fan base except for the homers over at Roll Bama Roll.

Land-Grant Holy Land FanPulse Top 25

Unlike our brethren across the country, Buckeye fans are not as nervous about the prospects of OSU heading into the 2019 season led by a coach who has never run his own program before and a quarterback who has never started a collegiate game. Instead, we ranked our Buckeyes third, behind only Clemson and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

One concerning stat about the LGHL rankings is that they don’t include the Cincinnati Bearcats. With Luke Fickell’s team waiting for OSU in the second week of the season, I would caution Buckeye fans to not get overly confident about the game against the Buckeyes’ in-state little brothers.

Preseason LGHL FanPulse Top-25

Rank Team Conference
Rank Team Conference
1 Clemson ACC
2 Alabama SEC
3 Ohio State Big Ten
4 Georgia SEC
5 Oklahoma Big 12
6 Michigan Big Ten
7 Notre Dame Independent
8 Texas Big 12
9 Florida SEC
11 Texas A&M SEC
12 Oregon Pac-12
13 Washington Pac-12
14 Penn State Big Ten
15 UCF American
16 Utah Pac-12
17 Wisconsin Big Ten
18 Iowa Big Ten
19 Auburn SEC
20 Northwestern Big Ten
21 Iowa State Big 12
22 Michigan State Big Ten
23 Miami ACC
24 Nebraska Big Ten
25 Virginia Tech ACC

Every week during the season, LGHL and SB Nation will bring you the latest top 25 rankings both nationally and within the Ohio State community, as well as the pulse of the fans in Buckeye Nation. This will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see how college football fans view the national landscape, and to get a glimpse into the collective psyche of OSU diehards.

If you want to participate throughout the season, sign up here!