College Football Preseason Rankings ∙ Updated 20180514

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  1. ugahairydawgs

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    3 on offense (Chubb, Wynn and Wims) and 6 on defense (Sanders, Atkins, Smith, Carter, Bellamy & Davis).
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    No Sony?
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  3. ugahairydawgs

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    You can interchange him for Chubb if you'd like, but Chubb was almost always the starter.
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    Updated Vegas Odds to Win 2019 College Football Championship (Feb 27)
    By Tony Finn


    Alabama Crimson Tide (13-1 record in 2017-18)
    2019 Championship Odds (7-4)
    The Crimson Tide are the most likely to top the preseason college football polls. After their overtime victory choreographed by backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa the speculation is that Tagovailoa will replace last season’s primary starter Jalen Hurts this upcoming season. Like last offseason ‘Bama will lose their share of talent to the National Football League but the core group that was the strength of the 2018 champions, the defense, returns the best talent and depth in the country. Note defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt left Nick Saban’s staff to become the coach at Tennessee.


    Clemson Tigers (12-2 record in 2017-18)
    2019 Championship Odds (5-1)
    The Tigers aim to earn a bid in their fourth consecutive College Football Playoff bracket. The offense returns the core of last year’s starters and should be dangerous in a loaded ACC conference. QB Kelly Bryant and RB’s Tavien Foster and Travis Etienne form an explosive unit. Wide receivers Deon Cain and Ray-Ray McCloud, as well, offensive guard Taylor Hearn all depart early for the NFL. The defense is the question mark. The Tigers lose a large number of senior stalwarts.


    Georgia Bulldogs (13-2 record in 2017-18)
    2019 Championship Odds (7-1)
    The Bulldogs lose offensive bell-cow’s Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. QB Jake Fromm returns but the ‘Dogs’ defense is expected to lose a large share of their top talent to the NFL.


    Ohio State (12-2 record in 2017-18)
    2019 Championship Odds (8-1)
    QB J.T. Barrett is gone as are many other key players for the Buckeyes. Ohio State will depend on running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber but are expected to be directed by a first-year signal-caller in Dwayne Haskins. The defense will be anchored by All-American Nick Bosa.


    Updated Early Odds to Win 2019 College Football Championship (Feb 27)
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    https://news.wagertalk.com/updated-early-odds-win-2019-college-football-championship-feb-27/


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  5. eightiesgator

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    I will be ecstatic if they are right, but if they look at our offense the lat four years (heck, the last 8 years) averaging triple digits, how on Earth do they see us having the 31st ranked offense THIS year? That is wildly optimistic...
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  6. mulegator

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    But I LIKE it!

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    Here's Athlon's view of the Gators

    25. Florida

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    Dan Mullen’s arrival in Gainesville should provide some immediate help for an offense that has ranked 11th or worse in scoring in the SEC over the last three years. Mullen’s first priority is to find a quarterback, and the answer could come in the form of true freshman Emory Jones. Regardless of who starts under center, the Gators will have a better scheme and direction than previous seasons. Additionally, Lamical Perine (562 yards) returns to lead the ground game, and receiver Tyrie Cleveland (18.6 ypc) is back to anchor the receiving corps. Perine will have help at running back after Jordan Scarlett - missed 2017 due to an off-field issue - was reinstated to the team. The offensive line has plenty of room for improvement after giving up 37 sacks last fall. The defense gave up 27.3 points a game in 2017, but new coordinator Todd Grantham could quickly get this group back on track. However, standout cornerback Duke Dawson has finished his career in Gainesville, and defensive lineman Taven Bryan and safety Marcell Harris decided to leave for the NFL a year early. End Cece Jefferson and cornerbacks C.J. Henderson and Marco Wilson are three players Grantham can build around in 2018. The schedule works in Mullen’s advantage for a quick turnaround. Florida plays its first three games at home and won’t leave the state of Florida for its final five games. Also, the crossover game against LSU takes place in Gainesville. An 8-4 debut is certainly within reach for Mullen.


    Early SEC Football Predictions for 2018

    https://athlonsports.com/college-football/early-college-football-top-25-2018


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    ESPN's updated FPI
    The Gators have moved up to #21 with a projected 8 win season
    2018 Football Power Index
    RK TEAM W-L PROJ W-L WIN OUT% CONF WIN% REM SOS RK FPI
    1 Clemson, ACC 0-0 11.4 - 1.5 19.2 68.5 15 25.5
    2 Alabama, SEC 0-0 10.8 - 1.8 10.1 37.1 30 23.2
    3 Georgia, SEC 0-0 10.9 - 1.9 9.7 41.6 43 23.1
    4 OSU, Big Ten 0-0 10.3 - 2.0 6.6 28.1 49 22.4
    5 Notre Dame, FBS Indep. 0-0 10.0 - 2.0 10.0 -- 19 22.3
    6 Washington, Pac-12 0-0 10.6 - 2.1 7.3 51.6 48 22.3
    7 Auburn, SEC 0-0 9.1 - 3.1 0.7 11.0 34 20.1
    8 Penn State, Big Ten 0-0 9.7 - 2.6 3.0 17.1 33 19.9
    9 Oklahoma, Big 12 0-0 10.4 - 2.3 6.4 54.0 25 19.1
    10 Michigan State, Big Ten 0-0 9.5 - 2.7 2.0 12.9 26 18.8

    ESPN Football Power Index - 2018 - ESPN

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    ESPN analyst Brad Edwards was on Finebaum today and discussed various criteria that goes into the FPI ratings. He listed the top 4 SEC teams as follows that have the best chance of getting to the SEC Championship this season:

    1) Georgia
    2) Alabama
    3) Auburn
    4) Florida

    Ain't it cool? :)
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    Adding to your informative post, Mule...here's a direct link to Florida's FPI page:

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    Yup, I think aub has a solid shot this yr. Folks seem to be overlooking them in the bama/ga lovefest. Think they will have something to prove after their late season collapse and lose to NC UCF.
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    Auburn and Alabama.
    Two best teams in the west.
    I hate it.
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    I think it's interesting that Kentucky is rated so low in this Power Index.

    Always the same story, THE HAVES WIN and THE HAVE NOTS LOSE (of is that have nuts).
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    Except in the minds of UCF fresh off after their self-proclaimed MNC!
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    This is as generic and lazy as it gets but that is standard for national publications. I remember in the early 90s reading about how we were going to struggle at wr with the losses of Willie Jackson and others. Meanwhile gator bait magazine was reporting how awesome the young guys were doing in practice. Guys like reidell, ike and maybe quezy. Not sure of the timeline and details but that was basically it. Then the season came and we killed it
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    The usual suspects with a few minor shifts in location. These things are so incredibly meaningless it almost boggles the mind.
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    All it really tells you is the opinion of a few sports writers.
    Gives you a good idea of how much they know and how professional they are.