NCAA Football rankings 2016: Early look at the top 25

7. Stanford 


Christian McCaffrey is a great player and easily one of the front-runners for the Heisman Trophy after finishing as last year’s runner-up. The way he plays should determine how successful the Cardinal are this year.

The Cardinal still have a war to wage at the quarterback position with senior Ryan Burns and sophomore Keller Chryst looking to win the starting job. The offensive line lost three pieces, but they look to be rebuilding it with David Bright and Casey Tucker.

Jim Mora wants Josh Rosen to think like a NFL QB