So I decided to try and make a top ten poll using several preseason magazines as guides. I took five magazines top ten non AQ's and averaged them out by position in each. Magazines include ( Phil Steele's, USA Today, Lindy's, Athlon Sports, and Sporting News). Here's what I got.
1. Marshall - which I don't agree with
3. Boise State
6. Bowling Green
7. Utah State
8. Houston - I think deserves better than this
9. Northern Illinois
10. East Carolina - I'd rather put Navy here
Others listed in top tens - Navy, UL Lafayette, Toledo, Fresno, San Diego St.