The 2020 college football season is quickly approaching. OK, it's not really - we're still six-plus months away from Week 1 - but it will creep up on you.
Spring football is set to begin soon and, before you know it, teams will be reporting to preseason camp. Opening weekend will be here before you know it.
ESPN released on Monday its initial Football Power Index rankings for the 2020 season. What teams are going to exceed expectations? What teams are going to fall short of them?
The ESPN computer model has three notable teams disappointing in relation to their expectations. One of those teams is the defending national champions.
FPI ranking: No. 12
LSU is projected to be a preseason top 10 team, but the Football Power Index does not see it. Replacing Joe Burrow is basically impossible and it'll be surprising if the Tigers contend in the SEC West in their national title-defending year.
FPI ranking: No. 11
Florida is a popular SEC champion pick in 2020. Some analysts have suggested that the Gators could make an "LSU-like" jump in 2020.
ESPN's Football Power Index, though, sees Florida trailing three other SEC teams - Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M - heading into the season. It will be disappointing for the Gators if they fail to reach the SEC Championship Game.
FPI ranking: No. 40
Luke Fickell passed on the Michigan State job earlier this offseason. Cincinnati brings back a New Year's Six-contending team in 2020. Some polls will have the Bearcats ranked inside the top 15-10 to start the year.
ESPN's Football Power Index isn't that high on Cincy, though. It has Cincinnati ranked 19 spots lower than fellow AAC team UCF.
You can view ESPN's full Football Power Index rankings here.