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ESPN Names The 10 Best "Future" College Football Programs

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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

A handful of programs have dominated the college football world over the last five to 10 years. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma, among others, have been the country's best in recent seasons.

Will that change moving forward?

ESPN has released its "future" power rankings for the college football world.

Is anyone going to overtake the Crimson Tide or Tigers moving forward?

The answer: Not really.

ESPN's "future" power rankings top 10 is:

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Ohio State
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Texas
  8. Washington
  9. Florida
  10. LSU

The "future" power rankings aren't meant to predict anything that far out, though. It's a three-year projection:

Projecting through the next three seasons, the full-team Future Power Rankings examine offense-defense balance, recruiting performance, and potential coaching changes, dismissals and exciting new hires. Overall program trend (past, present and especially future) is weighed, too.

So, this list seems pretty fair.

Clemson has been recruiting better than anyone in the country - yes, even Alabama - and the Tigers are coming off a national title season. Dabo's program rightfully gets the No. 1 slot.

You can view the full rankings here.