It’s one of my favorite days of the year. The first rankings are out!
I’ll of course have my own rankings closer to the start of the season, and then weekly, but a few thoughts…
I understand why OSU is No. 1, with the skill position talent they’re bringing back. But I have a bad feeling about them that I can’t put my finger on. I think they’re a top-5 team, but not the best. Same goes for Texas.
As I’ve said before, SC is my No. 1. Even with a new QB, they’re just loaded all over the field.
ND is, in my opinion, overrated, but that’s sort of like the sun rising in the East.
I’m pleased to see WV not get too much credit for having an easy schedule. In a lot of the previews, they’ve been rated very close to No. 1, and the rationale seems to be that they have a favorable schedule. They’ll score a ton of points, and they could go undefeated, but they’re not one of the 3-4 best teams in the country.
FSU seems just about right. I have them as a bottom-of-the-top-10 team. I was afraid they’d be even lower.
Miami is underrated. They’re scary. Quite possibly a top-5 team.
Some interesting sleepers from 15 down. Clemson might be very good, Penn State should be tough again, and I like Alabama and Texas Tech a lot. Nebraska is one of my deep sleepers this year.
I’m on vacation for a while, not going on the road trip, but I’ll try to do some blogging while I’m gone.