College Football Pre-Season Rankings

08/28/2020

Last Monday, the AP Top 25 were published despite FBS teams opting out of the season.  Clemson and Ohio State are among the top teams in the poll and predicted to compete for the national championship in January 2021.  However, the conditions are not met due to the COVID-19 outbreak that forced Big Ten, PAC-12, and other conferences to either postpone or cancel their season.  The ACC, Big 12, and SEC will delay their schedule and will play the 2020-2021 season.  The college football playoff committee announced their schedule to determine the top college football teams led by chairman, Gary Barta (Director of Athletics from University of Iowa).  

AP Top 25

1. Clemson

2. Ohio State *

3. Alabama

4. Georgia

5. Oklahoma

6. LSU

7. Penn State *

8. Florida

9. Oregon *

10. Notre Dame

11. Auburn

12. Wisconsin *

13. Texas A&M

14. Texas

15. Oklahoma State

16. Michigan *

17. USC *

18. North Carolina

19. Minnesota *

20. Cincinnati 

21. UCF

22. Utah *

23. Iowa State

24. Iowa *

25. Tennessee

Other teams received votes:

Memphis, Virginia Tech, Boise State, Arizona State, Miami (FL), Louisville, Appalachian State, Washington, Kentucky, Indiana, Baylor, California, TCU, Virginia, Navy, Florida State, SMU, Mississippi State, Air Force, Northwestern, UAB.