SEC Network announcer and Sirius XM radio host Tim Brando released his annual college football preseason top 10 list today, and has a surprising team listed at No. 1 overall: the UCLA Bruins. Other than that, his top 10 isn’t too surprising, other than maybe leaving Alabama out of his top five, as the Crimson Tide are Brando’s 7th-ranked team in the nation.
My Preseason CFB Top 10: 10. LSU 9. Wisconsin 8. Oregon 7. Alabama 6. Baylor 5. South Carolina 4. Michigan St. 3. Oklahoma 2. FSU 1. UCLA
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) June 20, 2014
What is surprising is what Brando thinks will happen after the season. Along with his preseason top 10, Brando also picked the four teams he think will participate in college football’s playoffs. They all have one thing in common: none of the teams he selected play in the SEC.
— SiriusXM College (@SiriusXMCollege) June 20, 2014
This isn’t the first time Brando made a surprising pick for his top team in America. Heading into the 2013 campaign, Brando’s No. 1 team in the nation was Louisville. The Cardinals ended 2013 as the No. 15 team in the country.