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College Football Preseason Rankings / Team Info ∙ Updated 20180828

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by mulegator, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. gatordavisl

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    Interesting that in some polls, UCF is ranked ahead of UF and FSU. Here, we see FAU at #17! :emoji_rolling_eyes:
     
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    Usually, the Book's composite early odds are pretty true to future reality.

    A MASSIVE HOWEVER - when the CROWD changes these, you always, always go with THE CROWD.

    It's still absurdly early, and these will change before the season begins, but right now, the CROWD likes the following better than the Books (at bottom are those liked less, including unfortunately, the Gators, but not the Noles):
    Bama (5/2 to 7/4)
    Clemson (6/1 to 5/1)
    Georgia (8/1 to 7/1)
    FSU (40/1 to 25/1)
    Dislikes
    Michigan (10/1 to 12/1)
    Oklahoma (18/1 to 20/1) several others, including Florida (60/1 to 100/1)

    As I said, it's early, and these are mostly very minor moves (except Bama)
     
  4. mulegator

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    Note:
    Some of these rankings are updated periodically by the sources during the year.
     
  5. Notoriousgator

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    I see the returning national champions return at 17 this year. Big drop.
     
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    All I am looking for is a competent offense. I am not asking for much. Can we just be in the top half of the sec on offense please.
     
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  7. mulegator

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    Your wish is granted.
     
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  8. mulegator

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    Phil Steele's mag is out.
    Read all about it.
    This is Steele's projection of the final rankings of the 2018 season.

    1. Alabama
    2. Clemson
    3. Ohio State
    4. Washington
    5. Georgia
    6. Wisconsin
    7. Miami
    8. Notre Dame
    9. Oklahoma
    10. Texas
    11. Michigan
    12. Penn State
    13. Michigan State
    14. Boise State
    15. Stanford
    16. USC
    17. Florida
    18. Florida State
    19. Auburn
    20. TCU
    21. Mississippi State
    22. Utah
    23. Boston College
    24. Oregon
    25. Arkansas State
    26. Iowa
    27. Texas A&M
    28. UCF
    29. Memphis
    30. West Virginia
    31. Florida Atlantic
    32. Marshall
    33. Ohio
    34. South Carolina
    35. Navy
    36. North Carolina
    37. Duke
    38. Northwestern
    39. Kansas State
    40. Virginia Tech
    41. Fresno State
    42. Appalachian State
    43. LSU
    44. UAB
    45. Missouri
    46. Louisville
    47. Houston
    48. Arizona
    49. Oklahoma State
    50. San Diego State

    Phil Steele's Magazine ∙ 2018's Top College Football Teams

     
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    As usual, other than the Top 5-10 teams, Rankings are ALL OVER THE PLACE.

    For UCF to be ranked anywhere is absurd. Frost had literally Magical Luck with that team last year. To expect such a thing to have in 2 successive years is extremely unrealistic. Of course, that term pretty well describes the Human Animal's Mind.
     
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    Like BYU back in the day, when you play a weak schedule, you will always be ranked
     
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    Teams of interest profiled in the Orlando Sentinel Countdown

    Alabama coach Nick Saban's squad is loaded again, Crimson Tide are No. 1 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Clemson eyes fourth straight trip to playoff semifinals, Tigers No. 2 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    The U poised for breakout season, Miami Hurricanes are No. 3 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Talent-rich Georgia is No. 4 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Despite Urban Meyer uncertainty, Ohio State is No. 5 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Steady Oklahoma is No. 6 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    USC is No. 7 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Potent Wisconsin chases elusive Big Ten title, Badgers are No. 8 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    QB Jarrett Stidham returns to lead Auburn, Tigers are No. 9 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Loaded Washington is No 10 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Loaded Michigan State is No. 11 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Trace McSorley leads potent Penn State offense, Nittany Lions are No. 12 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Virginia Tech copes with bumpy offseason, Hokies are No. 13 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Talented Notre Dame is No. 14 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Despite coaching change, Mississippi State is No. 15 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Heisman hopeful Bryce Love leads Stanford, Cardinal are No. 16 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Will Grier returns to lead talented West Virginia, Mountaineers are No. 17 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    UCF aims to build on perfection, Knights are No. 18 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Northwestern counts on QB Clayton Thorson's return, is No. 19 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    TCU pushes to earn Big 12 title, is No. 20 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    LSU is pushing to move up in SEC, ranked No. 21 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Jimbo Fisher leads revamped Texas A&M, Aggies are No. 24 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Rejuvenated South Carolina is No. 26 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Rebuilding FSU is No. 29 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Revamped Gators are No. 31 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Surging FAU is No. 36 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Potent Troy is No. 39 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Revitalized UAB is No. 53 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Ole Miss rebuilding after NCAA sanctions, Rebels are No. 57 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    Missouri boasts potent offense, is No. 61 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    No. 69 Kentucky

    No. 72 USF

    No. 77 Navy

    Air Force is projected to be bowl eligible, No. 78 in 2018 preseason college football rankings

    No. 88 Tennessee

    No. 89 Georgia Tech

    No. 91 Arkansas

    No. 99 South Alabama

    No. 101 Colorado State

    No. 104 Georgia State

    No. 106 Vanderbilt

    No. 115 Georgia Southern

    No. 122 FIU

    College Football Rankings 2018 - Orlando Sentinel
     
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    18-1 to win the SEC... if they are correct....
     
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    It's just someone's opinion, but it's something to talk about.
    Assuming Mississippi State and Florida are both 4-0 on September 29, and IF we are 5-0 on September 30 -- we'll be in the top ten.
    I will be ecstatic, and you'll see gazillions jumping back on the Gator Bandwagon.
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    Not trying to be a wet blanket, but Cowbell State has an underwhelming 4 games before us, so I do not see them being deep in the top 10 to vault us from the 20's at best in the first poll into the top 10 at 5-0. There will be a lot of teams 5-0, and if some top 10 teams drop a game, they will still be ahead of us in the rankings. We will have to demolish MSU and the others, and I don't see that happening.
     
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    I feel ya Superman Killer
    But Cowbell U will be ranked in the low teens, and we'll be in the high teens
    So -- optimistically -- if the stars all align -- it will be enough to vault us into the top ten.
    And hey
    If we can't be optimistic -- with orange n blue vision
    We should turn in our Gator badges!
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    Challenger in the East?

    Florida
    The Gators are a good buy-low candidate for 2018. This program is just a year removed from winning back-to-back East Division titles and lost three of its seven games by eight points or less, including matchups against LSU and South Carolina. New coach Dan Mullen is known for his background on offense, which is good news for a group that averaged only 22.1 points a game in 2017. Mullen won't transform this offense into a high-powered attack in one season, but there should be some improvement. The Gators have a promising set of playmakers at receiver, and Jordan Scarlett's return bolsters a solid backfield. Will Feleipe Franks hold off Kyle Trask and Emory Jones at quarterback? Regardless of how the offense performs, Florida's defense should be good enough to get this team back in the postseason. The Gators own one of the SEC's top defensive backfields and lines, with David Reese poised to push for All-SEC honors at linebacker. The schedule also works in Florida's favor. The Gators won't leave the state of Florida after Oct. 13 and play just three SEC road contests: Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Mississippi State.

    SEC 2018 Unit Rankings

    SEC Football 2018 Predictions

    Complete SEC preview for the 2018 season

    https://athlonsports.com/college-football/sec-football-2018-predictions

     
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