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College Football Expert Phil Steele Releases Preseason Top 25

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: 

  1. Florida State
  2. Alabama
  3. Oklahoma
  4. LSU
  5. Clemson
  6. Ohio State
  7. Tennessee
  8. Washington
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Stanford
  11. TCU
  12. Michigan
  13. Michigan State
  14. Iowa
  15. UCLA
  16. Boise State
  17. Ole Miss
  18. Baylor
  19. Miami
  20. Houston
  21. Louisville
  22. Nebraska
  23. Georgia
  24. Texas
  25. USC

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