Preseason college football rankings are all almost here as the start of the season is a few weeks away.
Clemson is the defending national champion after beating Alabama, 35-31, in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. But the Crimson Tide are No. 1 in the Coaches Poll and will likely start No. 1 in the AP Poll, which will be released Monday, Aug. 21.
Here’s how Land of 10 projects the first AP Top 25 poll for the 2017 season:
College Football rankings: Projecting the preseason AP Top 25 poll
- Ohio State
- Florida State
- Penn State
- Oklahoma State
- Miami (Fla.)
- Virginia Tech
- Kansas State
- South Florida
- Washington State
For reference, here’s the final AP Top 25 from last season.
College Football Rankings: Coaches Poll Preseason Top 25
Here’s how the coaches voted in the USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll, which was revealed Thursday, August 3. Alabama got the No. 1 ranking by picking up 49 first-place votes. Defending champion Clemson got seven No. 1 votes but is only No. 5.
|Rank||Team||Record (last year)||Points||Final rank last year|
|1||Alabama (49 No. 1 votes)||14-1||1603||2|
|2||Ohio State (5)||11-2||1512||6|
|3||Florida State (4)||10-3||1434||8|
Other receiving votes: Washington State 99, Colorado 72, TCU 58, Boise State 49, Notre Dame 49, Texas A&M 46, Pittsburgh 45, North Carolina State 39, Oregon 37,…