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The preseason rankings from the many different outlets suffering through peak offseason times have been varied and quite interesting. The one from Yahoo! Sports gives us a potentially historic and epic matchup in Week 1 of the season. It features Alabama as the top team with FSU right behind and if this holds up in the AP Poll, it would be the first time ever that the top two teams played each other at the beginning of the season.




Here’s the complete list of rankings from Yahoo!:

  1. Alabama
  2. Florida State
  3. USC
  4. Ohio State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Clemson
  7. Penn State
  8. Oklahoma State
  9. Washington
  10. LSU
  11. Auburn
  12. Michigan
  13. Wisconsin
  14. Louisville
  15. Stanford
  16. Georgia
  17. Florida
  18. Kansas State
  19. USF
  20. Texas
  21. Notre Dame
  22. Nebraska
  23. TCU
  24. West Virginia
  25. UNC

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Alabama and Florida State have potential Heisman winners are on their squads in quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Deondre Francois, respectively. The game should be the best one on the slate for that weekend and it likely won’t be close. In fact, Lee Corso already leaked that ESPN’s College GameDay will be there for the festivities.

One notable omission is Tennessee who everyone seems to be torn on. Vegas has put the Vols’ win total at 7.5 this season and analysts seem to be divided on whether or not they can reach that number. Some think they had bad injury luck last season while others see their departing players as too much to overcome as well to get the wins needed to be any good.

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