Sports Illustrated’s way-too-early college football top 25 for 2014

With the 2013 college football season in the rearview mirror, it’s time to put some structure around the 2014 season. In an attempt to do so, Sports Illustrated has released a way-too-early college football top 25.

[MORE: CBS Sports releases early top 25 rankings]

Popular opinion is that Florida State will once again be the team to beat next season. Outside of the Seminoles, however, there have been several teams mentioned for the coveted No. 2-4 spots, which will make the College Football Playoff.

Early on, SI likes Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State to represent in the first playoff, while Oklahoma sits just on the outside at No. 5.

Following is a complete rundown of Sports Illustrated’s early rankings:

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

    3 Big 10 teams in the top 11 – you’re funny.