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Predicting What The First AP Poll Rankings Will Look Like For The 2019 Season

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 29: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers looks on before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Yes, we're still two months away from either poll - the Coaches' Poll or the AP Poll - being unveiled ahead of the 2019 college football season. But assuming there aren't too many roster/coaching changes before then, we have a pretty good idea of what it's going to look like.

Clemson, undoubtedly, will be the No. 1 team in the country. Even if some voters actually believe that Alabama will reclaim its status as the best program in college football this season, the Tigers are going to be given the benefit of the doubt after how last season ended.

Alabama will be No. 2 - there's also no doubt about that. After that, it's kind of up in the air. Georgia, which had Alabama on the ropes in the SEC title game a year ago, will likely come in at No. 3.

After that, it's likely some combination of Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan, LSU, Texas and Notre Dame.

Here's our best guess as to what it's going to look like when it's unveiled in late July or early August.

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

We're just under 100 days until the start of college football season. It can't get here soon enough.