ESPN Unveils Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings

Slowly but surely the offseason is moving along. Each day we are inching closer and closer to the 2015 college football season. And while it might seem like a snail’s pace, before we know it, the start of fall camp will be here – it’s only three months away now.

In anticipation of the upcoming season, ESPN’s Mark Schlabach has released his Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings.

There is no surprise at the top, as Ohio State is considered by many to be the overwhelming favorite.

Following the Buckeyes are the TCU Horned Frogs at No. 2. Expect Gary Patterson’s squad, led by quarterback and Heisman heavyweight Trevone Boykin, to play with a chip on its shoulder after being left out of last year’s College Football Playoff.

Despite losing Marcus Mariota to the NFL, the Oregon Ducks check in at No. 3. Year in and year out, the Ducks continue to reload.

It’s not until the fourth spot in the rankings that an SEC team makes an appearance. The Auburn Tigers are expected to set the pace in the nation’s best conference next season.

Rounding out the top five are the USC Trojans. Steve Sarkisian looks poised to build off a successful 9-4 campaign and Holiday Bowl win in his first year.

Following is how Schlabach views the top 25 headed into summer.

Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes
  2. TCU Horned Frogs
  3. Oregon Ducks
  4. Auburn Tigers
  5. USC Trojans
  6. Baylor Bears
  7. Alabama Crimson Tide
  8. Michigan State Spartans
  9. Georgia Bulldogs
  10. Clemson Tigers
  11. UCLA Bruins
  12. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  13. Arizona Wildcats
  14. Ole Miss Rebels
  15. Florida State Seminoles
  16. LSU Tigers
  17. Wisconsin Badgers
  18. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  19. Arizona State Sun Devils
  20. Tennessee Volunteers
  21. Arkansas Razorbacks
  22. Boise State Broncos
  23. Stanford Cardinal
  24. Missouri Tigers
  25. Louisville Cardinals

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