Ohio State tops SI’s preseason Top 25 poll

The fine folks at Sports Illustrated have released their preseason top 25 poll for the upcoming college football season.

As you may expect, the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes top the list. The remainder of the top five is rounded out by the Auburn Tigers, TCU Horned Frogs, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide.

Unlike most top 25 polls, Alabama and Auburn are the only SEC teams who earned spots in the top ten.

The full top 25 list can be seen below, with scouting reports for each team available here:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Auburn
  3. TCU
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Alabama
  6. Baylor
  7. Michigan State
  8. USC
  9. Florida State
  10. Oregon
  11. Georgia
  12. Clemson
  13. Ole Miss
  14. UCLA
  15. Arizona
  16. Boise State
  17. Arizona State
  18. Stanford
  19. Georgia Tech
  20. Missouri
  21. Oklahoma
  22. Arkansas
  23. LSU
  24. Wisconsin
  25. Mississippi State

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