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CFB's 11 National Title Contenders In 2016 From ESPN's "Football Scientist"

With spring practices under way around the country, we can now turn our attention on the upcoming 2016 college football season. Last year was full of surprises and there's no reason to expect anything less this time around, but it's never too early to predict which team will be holding up the trophy in January. 

Thursday night on the Paul Finebaum show, ESPN's "Football Scientist" KC Joyner, known for his analytical approach to football, revealed his 11 legitimate title contenders for the 2016 college football season. In no specific order, Joyner believes Alabama, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Stanford, Michigan, Houston and Oklahoma are the 11 teams with the best shot. 

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Most of these teams make perfect sense as possible title contenders, but there are some surprises - like Houston making the list over Ohio State. 

What do you think, college football fans? Do you agree with this list? What changes would you make?

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