Roundtable 30 in 30

Presented by Otey’s

It’s time for the annual 30 in 30, a top 30 countdown as one team is discussed each day on the Jox Roundtable!

One team, every show, until SEC Media Days in July. The poll is voted on by 53 selected listeners, college football guests and the hosts of the Roundtable.

A new team will be revealed each day so check back to see who makes the list!


1. Clemson

Lance: 2
Ryan: 2
Jim: 2

High: 1 (42)
Low: 3

2. Alabama

Lance: 1
Ryan: 1
Jim: 1

High: 1 (10)
Low: 5

3. Georgia

Lance: 6
Ryan: 4
Jim: 4

High: 1
Low: 7

Former Georgia player Hutson Mason (@HMason14) joins the show to help us preview UGA and answer the question that’s been the hot topic for the entire offseason: do the Bulldogs want a showdown with Alabama?

4. Oklahoma

Lance: 4
Ryan: 3
Jim: 6

High: 2
Low: 10

Former Sooner Dusty Dvoracek (@DustyDvoracek) joined to discuss the Oklahoma Sooners – take a listen!

5. Ohio State

Lance: 5
Ryan: 5
Jim: 8

High: 3
Low: 14

6. Texas

Lance: 8
Ryan: 10
Jim: 5

High: 3
Low: 24

7. LSU

Lance: 16
Ryan: 13
Jim: 7

High: 4
Low: 16

8. Notre Dame

Lance: 10
Ryan: 11
Jim: 10

High: 4
Low: 19

Former Notre Dame and Washington Redskins quarterback, Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) helps us preview the Fighting Irish–what should the level of expectation be for Notre Dame football 2019?

9. Michigan

Lance: 3
Ryan: 7
Jim: 3

High: 3
Low: 15

Michigan in the College Football Playoffs this year? The Wolverines are 9th – but two of our guys have them in the Top 3. Listen below.

10. Florida

Lance: 7
Ryan: 6
Jim: 14

High: 4
Low: 19

Former Florida player and current analyst for the SEC Network, Chris Doering (@ChrisDoering) helps us preview the Florida Gators–if coach Dan Mullen gets the respect he deserves, and what stands out about the Gators ‘play-makers’ on the outside.

BONUS – Listen to Steve Spurrier on the show as he discusses his new restaurant, if his stint in the AAF made him want to pursue more coaching opportunities, and his relationship with Will Muschamp and the current staff at USC.

11. Oregon

Lance: 11
Ryan: 8
Jim: 9

High: 5
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 52/53

Brock Huard discusses the Oregon Ducks and what to expect in their first game against Auburn.

12. Texas A&M

Lance: NR
Ryan: 9
Jim: 11

High: 5
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 52/53

Listen in at 36:49 as Jim and Ryan break down Texas A&M including wondering why Lance did not have them ranked:

13. Washington

Lance: 9
Ryan: 12
Jim: 18

High: 7
Low: 22

Listen in at 29:03 as the guys discuss the Washington Huskies, the first team to be ranked in every poll.

14. Penn State

Lance: NR
Ryan: 16
Jim: 17

High: 5
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 51/53

Penn State is at #14, listen to hear why Lance didn’t rank the Nittany Lions.

15. Wisconsin

Lance: 12
Ryan: 14
Jim: 12

High: 11
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 48/53

Glen Mason of the Big Ten Network joins the show to preview Wisconsin and whether or not Graham Mertz can help lead them to the division title.

16. Auburn

Lance: 17
Ryan: 24
Jim: 13

High: 9
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 48/53

Former Auburn quarterback Ben Leard previews the upcoming season and why he believes fans shouldn’t worry about Malzahn getting the QB decision wrong:

17. UCF

Lance: 20
Ryan: 18
Jim: Not Ranked

High: 7
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 48/53

Tune in at 25:16 to hear the preview of the UCF Knights:

18. Washington State

Lance: 18
Ryan: 21
Jim: Not Ranked

High: 8
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 39/53

Washington State head coach Mike Leach joins the show to discuss this year’s team, including the outlook at quarterback now that Gardner Minshew has graduated:

19. Syracuse

Lance: 23
Ryan: 17
Jim: Not Ranked

High: 10
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 41/53

Listen to David Hale break down the Syracuse Orange:

20. Utah

Lance: 13
Ryan: 15
Jim: Not Ranked

High: 6
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 35/53

Listen to the Utah preview at the 41:12 mark.

21. Stanford

Lance: 15
Ryan: 19
Jim: 15

High: 12
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 40/53

Stanford is previewed at the 30:44 mark on the rewind.

22. Iowa State

Lance: 21
Ryan: 23
Jim: 21

High: 13
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 34/53

Tune in to the Roundtable Rewind at 15:28 to hear the Roundtable preview the Iowa State Cyclones.

23. Northwestern

Lance: 19
Ryan: 25
Jim: Not Ranked

High: 17
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 34/53

Listen at 38:28 as the Roundtable previews the Northwestern Wildcats in their bid to repeat as Big Ten West champions.

24. Iowa

Lance: 22
Ryan: Not Ranked
Jim: Not Ranked

High: 8
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 27/53

Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) covers Iowa athletics for The Athletic. He helps us preview Hawkeyes football.

25. Army

Lance: 24
Ryan: 22
Jim: 23

High: 14
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 33/53

A bit of a surprise at the 25 spot? Listen at 20:55 in the Roundtable Rewind as we preview Army.

26. Nebraska

Lance: Not Ranked
Ryan: Not Ranked
Jim: Not Ranked

High: 15
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 30/53

Listen in to the Roundtable Rewind at 25:55 as we preview the one team that just missed out on the top 25 as Scott Frost looks to improve on rough start to his tenure at Nebraska.

27. Mississippi State

Lance: Not Ranked
Ryan: 20
Jim: Not Ranked

High: 15
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 20/53

Listen to former Mississippi State quarterback Matt Wyatt break down the Bulldogs this upcoming season including – what is Coach Joe Moorhead’s approval rating with the fans, and what is the latest at the QB position with Keytaon Thompson and Tommy Stevens?

28. Michigan State

Lance: Not Ranked
Ryan: Not Ranked
Jim: 16

High: 11
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 11/53

29. Oklahoma State

High: 14
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 11/53

Lance: 14
Ryan: Not Ranked
Jim: 22

Catch the full preview as a part of the Roundtable Rewind starting at 18:00!

30. Boise State

High: 18
Low: Not Ranked
Total number of ballots: 9/53

Lance: Not Ranked
Ryan: Not Ranked
Jim: 20

Catch the full preview as a part of the Roundtable Rewind starting at 11:45!


First Five Out:

31. Missouri
32. Virginia Tech
33. Kentucky
34. Miami
35. Virginia

Next Five Out:

36. TCU
37. USC
38. Utah State
39. NC State
40. Houston

Also receiving votes (but outside the top 40): Tennessee, Fresno State, West Virginia, UAB, Memphis, Baylor, Florida State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Cincinnati, Arizona State, BYU, North Carolina, Minnesota