Early Top 25 for 2015-2016

1.) Ohio State – The Buckeyes will have just about everyone back on both sides of the ball. The biggest storyline over the offseason will be who starts next year. Does Braxton Miller transfer? Can Cardale Jones keep his momentum or will J.T. Barrett get back what he started? It will be interesting to say the least.


2.) TCU- Trevone Boykin is back along with Aaron Green and B.J. Catalon. The Horned Frogs will be primed for a title run assuming they get in the playoff.


3.) Georgia- Nick Chubb was sensational and Malcolm Mitchell will return to Athens next year as well. The Dawgs will be the favorites in the SEC East next year.


4.) Michigan State- Connor Cook returns along with a boatload of talented players. The Spartans lose Jeremy Langford and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, but MSU will be among the nation’s elite next year.


5.) Georgia Tech- Justin Thomas has given Paul Johnson’s offense a new look with Thomas being a legitimate passing threat. The Yellow Jackets will lose some key players but should compete for the ACC crown.


6.) USC- The Trojans will have all of the talent, but will they get it done on the field?


7.) Alabama- The best recruiting class in America comes to Tuscaloosa. Despite some key losses across the field, the Tide should reload with Saban at the helm.


8.) Florida State- The Seminoles will also benefit with an easy schedule along with stellar recruiting class in Tallahassee. Now we will see how the Seminoles are without Jameis Winston.


9.) Clemson- DeShaun Watson will be a force for the Tigers next year as long as he can stay healthy. The defense will need to rebuild but the Tigers will remain among the nation’s contenders for next year’s college football playoff.


10.) Mississippi State- Dak Prescott will be back and the Bulldogs will be talented. Can they win the big games though?


11.) Oregon- The Ducks have a solid system, but they have yet to win a championship. It will be even tougher without Marcus Mariota,


12.) Notre Dame- Malik Zaire will provide a new look for the Irish. Everett Golson is expected to transfer. Notre Dame will compete for a title, but will need to win out, since they are not in a conference.


13.) Arizona  State- Taylor Kelly and the Sun Devils will look to build off their 10 win season.


14.) Baylor- No more Bryce Petty, but the Bears have a perfect offensive system under Art Briles. Next man up.


15.) Boise State- The Broncos will continue to use momentum of their Fiesta Bowl victory headed into next year.


16.) Arizona- The Wildcats have a lot of potential with young talent on both sides of the ball.


17.) UCLA- Brett Hundley is gone, but UCLA will still be a solid team next year.


18.) LSU- The quarterback situation in Baton Rogue is rough, but Leonard Fournette returning at running back will keep the Tigers afloat.


19.) Arkansas- The Razorbacks will be tough to deal with next year, but will need to improve on their passing game.


20.) Wisconsin- The Badgers have a better coach in Paul Chyrst and should be in the hunt for a Big Ten division title again.


21.) Missouri- The Tigers have been under appreciated in the SEC so far, and will still be good under Gary Pinkel. The Tigers will be right there again for the SEC East title.


22.) Tennessee- The Vols will be much improved with Josh Dobbs at quarterback. Butch Jones has this thing turned around in Knoxville.


23.) Auburn- The Tigers will rebuild, but should still be competitive next year.


24.) Oklahoma- A lot of question marks are surrounding Bob Stoops and his program, but they have the talent to be a solid team next season.


25.) Ole Miss- Dr. Bo has left Oxford, but Hugh Freeze is building a competitive contender in the SEC.


Next 5: Utah, Louisville, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Kansas State

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