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ESPN Predicts When Country's Top 8 Teams Will Lose Their First Game

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We're now three weeks into the 2018 college football season, and the top eight teams in the nation, according to the AP Poll, are as follows:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. LSU
  7. Stanford
  8. Notre Dame

None of those teams ranked above have lost a game - yet.

When will the first losses be coming? Here are the predictions from ESPN's Football Power Index:

1. Alabama: No loss

Most-likely loss: at LSU on Nov. 3

2. Clemson: No loss

Most-likely loss: at Boston College on Nov. 10

3. Georgia: No loss

Most-likely loss: at LSU on Oct. 13

4. Ohio State: at Penn State on Sept. 29

5. Oklahoma: No loss

Most-likely loss: at West Virginia on Nov. 23

6. LSU: vs. Georgia on Oct. 13

7. Stanford: at Notre Dame on Sept. 29

8. Notre Dame: at Virginia Tech on Oct. 13


You can view ESPN's full projections here.