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ESPN Releases New W-L Predictions For Country's Top 25 Teams

Jake From huddled up with his teammates before the National Championship game.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs huddles with his teammates before the start of the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

We're almost two months away from the start of the 2018 college football season. The first full Saturday of the year is set for Sept. 1. We can't wait.

Predictions for the upcoming season are starting to get updated with the season approaching. ESPN's Football Power Index has updated.

The FPI includes projected win-loss records for every team.

Here are the latest predictions for the top 25 teams.

ESPN's W-L predictions for the preseason top 25

  1. Clemson: 11.4-1.5
  2. Alabama: 10.8-1.9
  3. Georgia: 10.9-1.9
  4. Ohio State: 10.3-2.1
  5. Notre Dame: 10.0-2.0
  6. Washington: 10.6-2.1
  7. Auburn: 9.1-3.1
  8. Penn State: 9.7-2.5
  9. Oklahoma: 10.4-2.3
  10. Michigan State: 9.5-2.7
  11. Michigan: 8.6-3.6
  12. Wisconsin: 9.6-2.9
  13. Stanford: 8.4-3.8
  14. Miami: 9.5-3.0
  15. USC: 8.7-4.0
  16. Mississippi State: 8.4-3.7
  17. Texas: 8.6-3.9
  18. FSU: 7.3-4.8
  19. Texas A&M: 7.4-4.7
  20. Oklahoma State: 8.4-3.9
  21. Florida: 8.2-4.0
  22. Virginia Tech: 8.0-4.2
  23. Oregon: 8.3-3.8
  24. Georgia Tech: 7.1-5.0
  25. Iowa: 8.2-4.1

ESPN's Football Power Index projections are "a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team's performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily."

You can view ESPN's full predictions for the 2018 season here.

The season can't get here soon enough.