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ESPN Releases New Preseason Top 25 For 2018

Here's ESPN's new preseason top 25 for the 2018 season.

The 2018 college football season is about 7 months away. It's time for another preseason top 25 poll.

ESPN has updated its preseason top 25 following National Signing Day. Clemson remains at No. 1.

"The good news keeps coming for the Tigers, who signed a fourth straight top-10 recruiting class, after a handful of their draft-eligible juniors decided to return for another college season.

Five-star prospect Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville, Georgia, the No. 1 pocket passer in the ESPN 300, is already enrolled and will have a chance to battle incumbent Kelly Bryant this spring. The Tigers also signed four-star receiver Justyn Ross, the No. 1 prospect in Alabama, who might be able to help right away.

Clemson signed two of the country's highest-rated defensive ends -- K.J. Henry of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Xavier Thomas of Florence, South Carolina -- and defensive coordinator Brent Venables can bring them along slowly with Austin Bryant, Clelin Ferrell and Christian Wilkins deciding to come back," ESPN writes.

Alabama trails Clemson in the preseason top 25. The Crimson Tide come in at No. 2 after winning the national championship.

The full top 25 can be seen below:

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Washington
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Miami
  9. Michigan State
  10. Penn State
  11. Michigan
  12. Stanford
  13. West Virginia
  14. Auburn
  15. Virginia Tech
  16. TCU
  17. USC
  18. FSU
  19. Boise State
  20. Mississippi State
  21. Notre Dame
  22. UCF
  23. LSU
  24. Texas
  25. South Carolina

You can view ESPN's full top 25 and explanations for every team here.