Phil Steele’s Preseason AP Top 25 Rankings Projection For 2014

We may be several months out from the 2014 college football season, but it’s never too early to start talking about it. Guru Phil Steele has released his preseason AP Top 25 projection in anticipation.

Much like last year, Steele sees FSU coming into the season as the No. 1 team in the rankings. Alabama is just behind the Seminoles at No. 2.

The SEC leads the nation with eight teams projected to be ranked in the top 25, three of which are in the top ten.

Following are Steele’s projections for the upcoming season:

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