The release of Phil Steele’s annual college football preview magazine has given us another preseason top 25 poll to analyze.
Steele, one of the sport’s most-respected analysts who does work for ESPN, released his Phil Steele College Football Preview Magazine earlier this week.
Here’s his preseason top 25 for the 2016 season:
- Florida State
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Michigan State
- Boise State
- Ole Miss
Steele appears to be higher on Florida State than others, as the Seminoles aren’t No. 1 in any of the other preseason polls. Alabama has the top spot in nearly everyone else’s preseason top 25.
That doesn’t mean he isn’t high on the Crimson Tide (or the SEC), though.
Steele’s College Football Playoff prediction includes two teams from the SEC West – Alabama and LSU. He has Florida State and Oklahoma joining the two SEC teams in the playoff with FSU topping the Crimson Tide in the national championship game.
You can order his full magazine here.