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ESPN Releases New Preseason Top 25

A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

The college football offseason keeps rolling along. Spring ball is over, and outlets are updated their preseason top 25 rankings.

Several places have released a new post-spring top 25 this week. ESPN is the latest to do so this morning.

The Worldwide Leader put its out this morning. Alabama supplanted Clemson as the No. 1 team, with the Tigers falling to No. 2.

The rest of the top 10 looks pretty standard. The Big Ten has five of the first 13 teams in the rankings.

Also, LSU and Florida State got the boot from ESPN's previous way-too-early top 25 and were replaced by Oregon and South Carolina.

Here’s the full top 25:

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

The 2018 college football season begins in four months. We can't wait.

If you want to read ESPN's full top 25 breakdown, click here.