Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2013 Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. Texas A&M won 41-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
CBS Sports has released its preseason top 25 as teams begin gearing up major recruiting efforts and spring practices.
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However, despite the Alabama Crimson Tide having won three of the nation’s previous four national championships, senior college football analyst Dennis Dodd is not ready to give coach Nick Saban’s bunch the benefit of the doubt.
Read on — there’s a surprise awaiting you, the erstwhile college sports fan, at the bottom of the page.
25. BYU Cougars
24. Ole Miss Rebels
23. Northern Illinois Huskies
22. Nebraska Cornhuskers
21. Oklahoma State Cowboys
20. Oklahoma Sooners
19. Kansas State Wildcats
18. TCU Horned Frogs
17. LSU Tigers
16. Northwestern Wildcats
15. Boise State Broncos
14. Oregon State Beavers
13. Florida State Seminoles
12. Texas Longhorns
11. Louisville Cardinals
10. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
9. Clemson Tigers
8. Florida Gators
7. South Carolina Gamecocks
6. Georgia Bulldogs
5. Oregon Ducks
4. Ohio State Buckeyes
3. Stanford Cardinal
2. Alabama Crimson Tide
1. Texas A&M Aggies
Surprised? So is quarterback AJ McCarron and the rest of the Tide, we’re sure. At the very least, Nick Saban can use this to motivate his guys, that’s for sure.
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