The College Football Playoff title game may have just ended, but don’t fear, the 2017 season is just a mere 228 days away.
Okay, so maybe we are a ways off. But that won’t stop the two managing editors of this site from making some meaningless, entirely-too-early predictions for the upcoming year.
The start of our rankings shouldn’t surprise anyone as the Alabama Crimson Tide top both of our ballots. They may have fell to Clemson on Monday night, but the Crimson Tide still return nearly everyone and are still the premier program in the sport.
Kaelen and I both have the USC Trojans as the highest-ranked Pac-12 team, with Clay Helton’s team bunch coming in at No. 4 on my ballot and No. 5 on Kaelen’s. Hop on the Sam Darnold train now, folks.
While USC is a consensus top-five team, the next-highest Pac-12 program is up for debate.
You can check out both of our full rankings here:
House of Sparky's Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25
|1. Alabama||1. Alabama|
|2. Florida State||2. Ohio State|
|3. Ohio State||3. Florida State|
|4. USC||4. Clemson|
|5. Oklahoma||5. USC|
|6. Clemson||6. Penn State|
|7. Penn State||7. Michigan|
|8. Michigan||8. Oklahoma|
|9. Washington||9. LSU|
|10. LSU||10. Georgia|
|11. Wisconsin||11. Wisconsin|
|12. Oklahoma State||12. Oklahoma State|
|13. Georgia||13. Florida|
|14. Louisville||14. Louisville|
|15. Auburn||15. Stanford|
|16. Stanford||16. Virginia Tech|
|17. Florida||17. Auburn|
|18. Virginia Tech||18. Washington|
|19. West Virginia||19. Tennessee|
|20. Colorado||20. Texas|
|21. Tennessee||21. Kansas State|
|22. Texas||22. West Virginia|
|23. South Florida||23. Miami (Florida)|
|24. Utah||24. South Florida|
|25. Kansas State||25. Boise State|