When The Mag's college football editors and writers put our heads together to produce our Top 25, there was, well, headbutting. Turns out, this whole college football polling thing sparks a lot of debate. (Who knew?!?) So you'll see two numbers in our poll: Each team's final rank and, in parentheses, its range of rankings on our ballots. Of course, the one team we didn't disagree on was Alabama. The Tide's rankings range was 1-1, making them our consensus top dog.
ESPN The Magazine gives its Top 25 teams in college football. The Alabama Crimson Tide come out on top, but after that, things get interesting.