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Phil Steele Predicts College Football's 25 Best Teams In 2019

An Ohio State football player deflecting a Michigan pass during a college football rivalry game.

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College football opens up in less than two months. Many outlets' preseason Top 25 lists have been dropping lately.

Longtime college football expert Phil Steele's top 25 is out, and he ranks teams according to how he thinks they will finish the season. Most of the names on Steele's list are the usual suspects, but there are some noteworthy picks.

Below is his full top 25. Michigan at No. 3 ahead of Georgia sticks out, and Steele is clearly a big fan of the Utah Utes.

He is also betting heavily on bounce-back campaigns from Michigan State, TCU and Miami (Fla.).

Fans will have at Steele's top 25, as they do all preseason rankings. It is part of what makes college football fun.

Here at The Spun, we put out our Top 25 last Monday. Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State are our top five.

You can see our full list here.