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USA TODAY Releases Updated College Football Preseason Top 25

Josh Jacobs takes a carry in the national championship.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Josh Jacobs #8 of the Alabama Crimson Tide carries the ball against the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

As we head into the summer, we have a clearer picture of what each college football team's roster will look like this coming season. That means it is time for updated preseason top 25 lists.

USA Today's Paul Myerberg updated his top 25 recently after spring practices concluded nationwide. With NFL Draft decisions and transfer situations cleared up, he made some changes to the rankings.

Below are the top five teams in USA Today's latest preseason top 25:

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Ohio State

The top three of Clemson, Alabama and Georgia seems quite obvious. In fact, those three teams might occupy the top spots in pretty much any early top 25 that you see between now and opening weekend.

After that, opinions will vary. USA Today is betting on Lincoln Riley's track record with quarterbacks and Ohio State's talent level, plus the impact of transfer QB Justin Fields.

You can view the full updated top 25 from USA Today here.

As for The Spun's annual preseason top 25, look for that in the next couple of weeks.