CSN's preseason college football Top 25

CSN's preseason college football Top 25
August 4, 2014, 9:00 am
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It's impossible to know what to expect from a team before you see them on the field, but this is college football, and what would college football be without rankings?

Yes, it's that time of year. Time for everyone to start compiling rankings and debating the spot of each and every team.

Who is too high? Who is too low? Who shouldn't be in the Top 25? Who was snubbed?

It's one of the things we truly love about college football and with the season a mere four weeks away, it's time to show ours.

There are no surprises at the top. Florida State is everyone's pick and will continue to be until they lose or Jameis Winston gets a hankering for more seafood. The real surprises are the teams that aren't on this list.

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Here are some of the Top 25 regulars who missed the preseason cut:

  • Texas- At the rate Charlie Strong is going, will there be eleven players who aren't suspended for the opener? Fans shouldn't be worried about how many games the Longhorns can win, they should be wondering if they will even be able to field a team.
  • Texas A&M- The Aggies lost a lot of first round NFL talent last season, including quarterback Johnny Manziel. You don't just replace a phenomenon like Manziel. The Aggies will take a step back this season.
  • Florida- The Gators closed out the season with seven straight losses including an unthinkable loss to FCS opponent Georgia Southern in the Swamp. It won't take much to shake the Gators' confidence.
  • Oklahoma State- Mike Gundy may be a man, but the Cowboys lost too many players to play at the level they've been accustomed to in recent years.

Those are some of the teams who didn't make it, now it's time to see who did.

Even though the results of the first week of action will completely obliterate our notion of who ranks where, here are our preseason Top 25 rankings.

What do you think? Did we miss the mark? Who's ranked way too high/low? Who should be ranked who's not and who should not have made the Top 25? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!