CBS Sports releases first 2014 Preseason College Football Top 25

As soon as Florida State put a stamp on the 2013 college football season, fans, media and teams began looking towards 2014. It’s always tough to gauge how next year will shake up this far out, but you have to start somewhere. In an effort to shine some early light on next year, CBS Sports has released its first 2014 Preseason College Football Top 25.

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There’s no surprise at the top with Florida State, as the Seminoles are the early odds-on favorite to win it again with the return of Jameis Winston. Who will join them in the inaugural College Football Playoff, however, is a bit of a toss up.

Jerry Hinnen of CBS Sports likes Alabama and Auburn out of the SEC, and Stanford out of the Pac-12.

Following is a complete rundown of an early top 25.

  1. Florida State
  2. Alabama
  3. Stanford
  4. Auburn
  5. Oregon
  6. Ohio State
  7. Michigan State
  8. UCLA
  9. LSU
  10. Georgia
  11. South Carolina
  12. Baylor
  13. Oklahoma
  14. USC
  15. Texas A&M
  16. Clemson
  17. Missouri
  18. Wisconsin
  19. Oklahoma State
  20. Notre Dame
  21. Arizona State
  22. Texas
  23. UCF
  24. Ole Miss
  25. Louisville

Also considered: Iowa, Miami, North Carolina, Washington, North Dakota State