Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across college sports. Each week during the college sports season, we will send out polls to plug in fans to each team. Tar Heel fans can sign up HERE to join FanPulse.
If you haven’t heard by now, this college season SB Nation is starting a brand new survey initiative called FanPulse. The idea behind FanPulse is to give you, the fans, an opportunity to make your voice heard across our network. Once you sign up using the link provided above, you will receive surveys that will be headlined by a weekly top 25 college football ranking. Think a team is overrated? Do you think that a particular team doesn’t get shown enough love? Do you feel like the AP polls in general get a lot of things wrong? This is your opportunity to let us know what you think, and we especially need the Tar Heel fan base to be as loud as possible!
A few weeks ago, we sent out a survey asking you to let us know what your preseason top 25 was. Well, the results are in, and here are the results from all of the voters across the network:
As many would expect, Clemson is ranked the best team in the country based on the results. The next three teams that are listed as contenders for a College Football Playoffs appearance are Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma. Teams aside from Clemson that are notable as far as the ACC goes are Miami and Virginia Tech, who come in at No. 22 and 25 respectively. While the popular opinion is that the Coastal Division is wide open this year, fans expect these two teams to be at the top of the pecking order, which gives the teams three ranked teams that they will face off against this year if we were to go by these polling results alone.
Expectedly, UNC is missing out of the top 25 results altogether. It’s no secret that the Heels have a very difficult schedule, but also there are way too many question marks surrounding a team that is back in the hands of head coach Mack Brown. Will we see the Heels sneak into the top 25 this year? Can they beat Clemson, Miami, or Virginia Tech, all Top-25 teams on their schedule, this year, and earn some respect points nationally? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
If you have your own thoughts as to what the top 25 should look like and you have not yet signed up for FanPulse, please make sure that you do so by clicking the link at the top of this article and make your voice heard!