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ESPN Releases Updated Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 Poll

trevor lawrence throws a pass during alabama-clemson college football playoff national championship.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The 2019 college football regular season is still more than six months away. However, ESPN has decided to update its way-too-early Top 25 poll.

The first version of these rankings came out immediately following Clemson's win over Alabama in the national title game. Now, with NFL Draft decisions and transfer situations being sorted out, ESPN has updated its top 25.

The biggest jump comes from Oklahoma, which was No. 6 in the rankings following the national championship game. The Sooners vaulted past Georgia, Ohio State and Notre Dame into the third spot this time around.

The major reason? Landing Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts as a grad transfer, which should soften the blow from losing Kyler Murray to the NFL.

Michigan and Oregon also sneak up a few spots and land in the top 10. The Ducks should benefit greatly from quarterback Justin Herbert's decision to return to school.

Stanford and Iowa also make their debuts in these rankings after missing out the last time.

Here’s the full updated way-too-early top 25:

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Georgia
  5. Ohio State
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Texas
  8. Florida
  9. Michigan
  10. Oregon
  11. Texas A&M
  12. LSU
  13. Washington State
  14. UCF
  15. Syracuse
  16. Penn State
  17. Washington
  18. Utah
  19. Northwestern
  20. Stanford
  21. Wisconsin
  22. Iowa
  23. Auburn
  24. Nebraska
  25. Army

You can view the full poll, including team breakdowns, here.

The 2019 season will be here before you know it.