College Football Rankings: ESPN Releases Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25

We are still an entire six months away from the 2019-2020 College Football season, but ESPN updated all college football fans with their rendition of a way-too-early Preseason Top 25 Poll.

Since the first version of this poll dropped after Alabama’s crushing defeat at the hands of the Clemson Tigers in the National Championship, NFL draft decisions have been made, coaches have either retired, been fired or have been moved, new recruiting class have been announced, players have graduated and transfer decisions have been reported.

Therefore, a new and promptly adjusted Top 25 has been released to the public.

The most significant change to the list is Oklahoma’s jump from No. 6 to No. 3 after former ‘Bama signal-caller Jalen Hurts made his decision as a graduate transfer to go to Oklahoma to finish up his eligibility. This move came after Kyler Murray’s departure and it should soften the blow at the quarterback position for Sooners fans. Oklahoma vaults past Georgia, Notre Dame and Ohio State in the updated rankings.

Also, Michigan and Oregon sneak up back in the top 10, and reasonably so for the Ducks after Oregon’s starting QB Justin Herbert announced his decision to return for his senior year. Additionally, Stanford and Iowa make their debuts in the Preseason Top 25 list.

The full list can be found below.


ESPN’s Preseason Way-Too-Early Top 25 Poll

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  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Georgia
  5. Ohio State
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Texas
  8. Florida
  9. Michigan
  10. Oregon
  11. Texas A&M
  12. LSU
  13. Washington State
  14. UCF
  15. Syracuse
  16. Penn State
  17. Washington
  18. Utah
  19. Northwestern
  20. Stanford
  21. Wisconsin
  22. Iowa
  23. Auburn
  24. Nebraska
  25. Army

Full team breakdowns are also shown in detail on the list written by ESPN’s Mark Schlabach about each team’s potential for next season. Though the season is more than six months away, college football can’t come soon enough.