Expert Predictions: Preseason Top 25

By Eye on College Football staff

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.AlabamaFlorida StateFlorida StateAlabamaFlorida StateFlorida StateFlorida State
2.Florida StateOregonAlabamaFlorida StateAuburnOhio StateAlabama
3.Michigan StateSouth CarolinaOhio StateOhio StateOklahomaAlabamaOregon
4.OregonBaylorAuburnOklahomaAlabamaUSCUCLA
5.South CarolinaAuburnOregonOregonUCLAOregonOhio State
6.Ohio StateMichigan StateMichigan StateSouth CarolinaOhio StateAuburnOklahoma
7.AuburnOklahomaOklahomaGeorgiaMichigan StateSouth CarolinaAuburn
8.MarshallAlabamaBaylorUCLASouth CarolinaBaylorBaylor
9.UCLAOhio StateGeorgiaAuburnStanfordGeorgiaUSC
10.OklahomaClemsonUCLAWisconsinOregonMichigan StateStanford
11.LSUGeorgiaStanfordBaylorBaylorUCLAGeorgia
12.GeorgiaStanfordSouth CarolinaStanfordGeorgiaOklahomaSouth Carolina
13.StanfordUCLAClemsonLSULSUIowaMichigan State
14.BaylorNebraskaLSUMichigan StateClemsonLSULSU
15.WisconsinNotre DameUSCClemsonUSCWisconsinOle Miss
16.Kansas StateOle MissOle MissUSCWisconsinStanfordClemson
17.ClemsonArizona StateMissouriNebraskaArizona StateMarshallFlorida
18.Notre DameLSUWisconsinFloridaOle MissKansas StateIowa
19.TexasMiamiNebraskaIowaUCFBoise StateKansas State
20.USCWisconsinKansas StateArizona StateVirginia TechMichiganWisconsin
21.Arizona StateKansas StateWashingtonKansas StateTexasLouisvilleWashington
22.NebraskaFloridaArizona StateTexas A&MIowaFloridaLouisville
23.IowaVirginia TechDukeTexasHoustonClemsonTexas A&M
24.CincinnatiHoustonUCFCincinnatiMarshallTCUTexas
25.Boise StateIowaOklahoma StateUCFNotre DameUCFNotre Dame
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