In fact, it is difficult to pick 25 teams to begin with, let alone to try and rank them with no real data to support anything you choose.
For all the years I have participated in this process, I have stuck by one rule: whoever was first on MY final poll the year before is first on the preseason poll. So it may seem weird that Utah is #1, but they were number one when the season ended, and they haven't lost a game yet. It's my ballot, and if Spurrier can give Duke a vote each year (which either he didn't vote this year or he finally broike with tradition since Duke got no votes) I can anoint the Utes #1. If they don't deserve to be there, the season will tell the story.
I think that the following teams have a good shot at going undefeated: Penn State, Utah, Boise State, USC, Florida/Mississippi, and Texas. Why do I say this? Why do you not agree? No one really has any facts to support anything other than schedules to look at and games to dream about.
With that in mind, here is my ballot, such as it is:
Feel free to comment.