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Projecting What The Preseason Top 25 Will Look Like For The 2017 College Football Season

Here's how we think the preseason top 25 will shake out in just a month.

With basketball season finished, it's time to turn our attention to the upcoming football campaign. In just over a month, we'll get to see preseason rankings for both the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll.

Which team will be No. 1 before the season starts? Will it be Clemson, the defending national champions? Or maybe Alabama or Ohio State - the two squads that lost to the Tigers in last year's College Football Playoff?

Here's how we think the top 25 will shake out in early August. To be clear - these aren't our rankings - they're what we think the polls will look like.

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Florida State
  4. USC
  5. Washington
  6. Clemson
  7. Penn State
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Auburn
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Stanford
  13. LSU
  14. Louisville
  15. Florida
  16. Georgia
  17. Kansas State
  18. USF
  19. Michigan
  20. Miami
  21. West Virginia
  22. Washington State
  23. Tennessee
  24. Texas
  25. Virginia Tech

The Coaches' Poll should be available in the first week of August. The AP Poll usually follows a week or two later. We can't wait for the 2017 season to kick off.