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Looking back on the preseason top 25

We've come a long way from August, and this postseason, we've taken a look back at some of the preseason prognostication, including a few by yours truly. Here's a look back at some of what we've discussed so far:

So, what about the preseason top 25? Here's how I voted.

Each team's final regular season BCS finish is in parentheses.

Here's where each was ranked in the actual preseason poll.

1. Oklahoma (14)

2. Alabama (2)

3. LSU (1)

4. Oregon (5)

5. Boise State (7)

6. Florida State (NR)

7. Stanford (4)

8. Wisconsin (10)

9. Oklahoma State (3)

10. South Carolina (9)

11. Texas A&M (NR)

12. Arkansas (6)

13. Nebraska (20)

14. TCU (18)

15. West Virginia (23)

16. Missouri (NR)

17. Ohio State (NR)

18. Notre Dame (NR)

19. Virginia Tech (11)

20. Mississippi State (NR)

21. Auburn (25)

22. Georgia (16)

23. Arizona State (NR)

24. Utah (NR)

25. Maryland (NR)

Teams ranked in the postseason not on my preseason ballot: Kansas State (8), Baylor (12), Michigan (13), Clemson (15), Michigan State (17), Houston (19), Southern Miss (21), Penn State (22), Texas (24)