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SBNation FanPulse Preseason Top 25: Northwestern gets some respect

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In the first edition of our college community’s poll, the Wildcats slot in sixth among Big Ten teams.

The first FanPulse community-based poll is officially here.

And thanks to some conference-wide love, the Northwestern Wildcats are all the way up at #21 as one of eight Big Ten teams ranked.

As a reminder, SBNation’s new FanPulse for its college community serves as a way to make your voice heard with regards to both the national college football landscape and Northwestern specifically. Each week during the season, voters will fill out a poll ballot while also answering some questions about the Wildcats’ progress.

If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up using this link!

In the meantime, here are the full results of this first set of rankings:

Meanwhile, here are the Northwestern-specific poll results, as voted on by you, the members of the Inside NU community:

Northwestern Fans’ FanPulse Preseason Poll

Rank Team
Rank Team
1 Clemson
2 Alabama
3 Georgia
4 Oklahoma
5 Ohio State
6 Michigan
7 Notre Dame
8 Florida
9 Texas
10 Texas A&M
11 LSU
12 Oregon
13 Washington
14 Penn State
15 UCF
16 Utah
17 Northwestern
18 Auburn
19 Wisconsin
20 Iowa
21 Iowa State
22 Miami
23 Michigan State
24 Stanford
25 Nebraska
Receiving Votes: Virginia Tech
Syracuse
Kentucky
Boise State
Washington State

The Wildcats are a modest four slots higher in our own poll, but otherwise the national landscape looks very similar, with only a few minor changes from the community’s poll as a whole.

Make sure to continue to have your voice heard!