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Poll results: American League predictions

I've been meaning to run the final poll results from all the offseason report cards we published before and early in spring training. Here are the American League tallies. Keep in mind that the polls were conducted before some recent developments took place -- in the case of the Yankees, for example, before Mark Teixeira's injury or before we knew Derek Jeter will likely be unavailable on Opening Day.

It's probably not too surprising that in all cases except one, voters from the team's home state were more optimistic than the national average on the team's high win total. That team: The Red Sox; 20 percent nationally picked the Red Sox to 90+ games, but just 16 percent of the voters in Massachusetts predicted so.

Most optimistic: Royals fans; 29 percent nationally picked the Royals to win 85+, but 45 percent of voters from Missouri did so.

Baltimore Orioles

90+: 21%

85-89: 38%

80-84: 29%

Fewer than 80: 12%

In Maryland: 37, 38, 20, 6

Boston Red Sox

90+: 20%

85-89: 40%

80-84: 31%

Fewer than 80: 10%

In Massaschusetts: 16, 52, 27, 6

New York Yankees

95+: 14%

90-94: 41%

85-89: 32%

80-84: 13%

In New York: 17, 52, 24, 7

Tampa Bay Rays

95+: 19%

90-94: 54%

85-89: 24%

Fewer than 85: 3%

In Florida: 33, 54, 12, 1

Toronto Blue Jays

95+: 33%

90-94: 49%

85-89: 15%

Fewer than 85: 3%

International: 40, 49, 9, 2

Chicago White Sox

90+: 15%

85-89: 35%

80-84: 35%

Fewer than 80: 16%

In Illinois: 23, 42, 25, 10

Cleveland Indians

80+: 44%

75-79: 29%

70-74: 21%

Fewer than 70: 6%

In Ohio: 59, 24, 13, 4

Detroit Tigers

95+: 40%

90-94: 51%

85-89: 8%

Fewer than 85: 2%

In Michigan: 47, 50, 3, 0

Kansas City Royals

85+: 29%

80-84: 40%

75-79: 23%

Fewer than 75: 7%

In Missouri: 45, 43, 10, 3

Minnesota Twins

80+: 12%

75-79: 13%

70-74: 33%

Fewer than 70: 42%

In Minnesota: 16, 15, 31, 38

Houston Astros

70+: 7%

60-69: 17%

53-59: 36%

Fewer than 53: 41%

In Texas: 13, 26, 32, 29

Los Angeles Angels

95+: 38%

90-94: 45%

85-89: 13%

Fewer than 85: 3%

In California: 47, 43, 8, 2

Oakland A's

95+: 21%

90-94: 46%

85-89: 26%

Fewer than 85: 7%

In California: 27, 51, 19, 4

Seattle Mariners

85+: 29%

80-84: 45%

75-79: 20%

Fewer than 75: 6%

In Washington: 36, 49, 12, 3

Texas Rangers

95+: 9%

90-94: 47%

85-89: 39%

Fewer than 84: 6%

In Texas: 17, 54, 25, 0