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ESPN's Early Picks For The Power 5 Conferences In 2019

Evander Holyfield on College GameDay.


ESPN's Football Power Index released its early projections for the 2019 college football season last week. The projections include a couple of surprises.

Clemson comes in at No. 1 in the rankings for the second straight year. The Tigers are coming off a national title blowout win over Alabama.

There are some notable absences from the top 10, including Ohio State and Texas.

What teams are projected to be the best in their respective conferences?

Here are the early picks:

ACC: Clemson

FPI rating: No. 1

clemson head coach dabo swinney celebrates during national title

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Big 12: Oklahoma

FPI rating: No. 6

oklahoma head coach lincoln riley at the orange bowl

(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Big Ten: Michigan

FPI rating: No. 5

jim harbaugh on the sideline at the ohio state game

(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

SEC: Alabama

FPI rating: No. 2

alabama head coach nick saban at the national title game

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pac-12: Oregon

FPI rating: No. 10

Justin Herbert of the Oregon Ducks attempts a pass.

(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)


You can view the full FPI projections here.