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!


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