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ESPN Has Predicted When The Top 12 Teams Will Lose Their First Game

We're less than three months away from the start of the 2018 college football season. Opening weekend will be here before you know it.

Week 1 features several big-time contests, including Michigan-Notre Dame and Alabama-Louisville.

Will any top teams go down Week 1? Someone usually does...

ESPN has made its predictions for the upcoming season. Here's when the top 12 teams will lose their first game, according to the FPI.

1. Clemson

First loss: None

Most-likely loss: Sept. 8 at Texas A&M

2. Alabama

First loss: None

Most-likely loss: Nov. 24 vs. Auburn

3. Georgia

First loss: None

Most-likely loss: Nov. 10 vs. Auburn

4. Ohio State

First loss: Sept. 29 at Penn State

5. Notre Dame

First loss: None

Most-likely loss: Nov. 24 at USC

6. Washington

First loss: None

Most-likely loss: Sept. 1 vs. Auburn

7. Auburn

First loss: Sept. 1 vs. Washington

8. Penn State

First loss: Nov. 3 at Michigan

9. Oklahoma

First loss: None

Most-likely loss: Oct. 6 vs. Texas

10. Michigan State

First loss: Oct. 13 at Penn State

11. Michigan

First loss: Sept. 1 at Notre Dame

12. Wisconsin

First loss: Oct. 13 at Michigan

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You can view all of ESPN's Football Power Index projections here.