Expert Predictions: Preseason Top 25

Below is a list of the CBSSports.com experts' preseason Top 25. Most of the experts have defending national champion Florida State at No. 1, while Dennis Dodd and Jerry Palm have Alabama . Jeremy Fowler has the biggest shocker, listing Alabama at No. 8 behind SEC rivals South Carolina and Auburn. Dodd is also predicting a huge season for Marshall, ranking them No. 8.

College Football Preseason Top 25
Rank

Dodd

Fowler

Solomon

Palm

Fornelli

Hinnen

Patterson
1. Alabama Florida State Florida State Alabama Florida State Florida State Florida State
2. Florida State Oregon Alabama Florida State Auburn Ohio State Alabama
3. Michigan State South Carolina Ohio State Ohio State Oklahoma Alabama Oregon
4. Oregon Baylor Auburn Oklahoma Alabama USC UCLA
5. South Carolina Auburn Oregon Oregon UCLA Oregon Ohio State
6. Ohio State Michigan State Michigan State South Carolina Ohio State Auburn Oklahoma
7. Auburn Oklahoma Oklahoma Georgia Michigan State South Carolina Auburn
8. Marshall Alabama Baylor UCLA South Carolina Baylor Baylor
9. UCLA Ohio State Georgia Auburn Stanford Georgia USC
10. Oklahoma Clemson UCLA Wisconsin Oregon Michigan State Stanford
11. LSU Georgia Stanford Baylor Baylor UCLA Georgia
12. Georgia Stanford South Carolina Stanford Georgia Oklahoma South Carolina
13. Stanford UCLA Clemson LSU LSU Iowa Michigan State
14. Baylor Nebraska LSU Michigan State Clemson LSU LSU
15. Wisconsin Notre Dame USC Clemson USC Wisconsin Ole Miss
16. Kansas State Ole Miss Ole Miss USC Wisconsin Stanford Clemson
17. Clemson Arizona State Missouri Nebraska Arizona State Marshall Florida
18. Notre Dame LSU Wisconsin Florida Ole Miss Kansas State Iowa
19. Texas Miami Nebraska Iowa UCF Boise State Kansas State
20. USC Wisconsin Kansas State Arizona State Virginia Tech Michigan Wisconsin
21. Arizona State Kansas State Washington Kansas State Texas Louisville Washington
22. Nebraska Florida Arizona State Texas A&M Iowa Florida Louisville
23. Iowa Virginia Tech Duke Texas Houston Clemson Texas A&M
24. Cincinnati Houston UCF Cincinnati Marshall TCU Texas
25. Boise State Iowa Oklahoma State UCF Notre Dame UCF Notre Dame
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