PISCATAWAY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 1: Duron Harmon #32 of Rutgers Scarlet Knights is congratulated by teammates Marcus Thompson #48 and Ben Martin #30 after Harmon returned an interception for a touchdown against North Carolina Central eagles during a college football game on September 1, 2011 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights accumulated five points in the USA Today Preseason Coaches' Poll, which placed them in a tie for 41st place overall.
The USA Today Coaches' Presason Poll was released early this afternoon, and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights were able to find themselves on the Also Receiving Votes category. While Kyle Flood's team is not in the top 25, Rutgers were able to accumulate five points in the poll, good enough for a tie in 41st place with future conference members Central Florida.
There was a close battle for the top spot for in the preseason poll, with LSU, Alabama and Southern Californa all within 15 points of each other. All three schools have at least 18 first place votes, but LSU were able to take t
The full poll results are below. First place votes in parenthesis:
|3.||Southern California (19)||10-2||1,388||NR|
|Others receiving votes (with 2011 records)|
|Washington (7-6) 64; Louisville (7-6) 46; Georgia Tech (8-5) 35; Cincinnati (10-3) 32; Texas A&M (7-6) 28; Baylor (10-3) 23; Utah (8-5) 22; Mississippi State (7-6) 21; South Florida (5-7) 12; N.C. State (8-5) 11; BYU (10-3) 10; Louisiana Tech (8-5) 10; Virginia (8-5) 9; Houston (13-1) 7; Southern Mississippi (12-2) 6; Central Florida (5-7) 5; Rutgers (9-4) 5; Florida International (8-5) 3; Missouri (8-5) 3; Tennessee (5-7) 3; Northern Illinois (11-3) 2; Texas Tech (5-7) 1.|
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