NCAA Football rankings 2016: Early look at the top 25

17. Houston 

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The Cougars come in as the only Group of Five team on the countdown as they look to have another great season under second-year head coach Tom Herman. Greg Ward Jr. returns to lead this team after leading them to a 13-1 season with an AAC Championship and a big win in the Peach Bowl.

Duke Catalon seems to be their starter at running back after transferring in from Texas. Garrett Davis and Khalil Williams both seem to be great fits at the vacant safety spots.

Jim Mora wants Josh Rosen to think like a NFL QB