1) Florida State University Seminoles The defending champions get to hold on to the top spot. They open the season taking on Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas on Saturday.
2) Alabama Crimson Tide Alabama has been a consistent contender for years. The Tide hope to roll opening up against West Virginia in Atlanta on Saturday.
3) Oregon Ducks The Ducks open against South Dakota on Saturday. The Ducks same to be challengers out west year in and year out.
4) Oklahoma Sooners The Sooners start things off against Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Representing the Big 12.
5) South Carolina Gamecocks The Ole Ball Coach has been fielding solid college teams for year. This year's squad looks to be another good one. Opens the season Thursday hosting Texas A&M.
6) Ohio State Buckeyes I would have ranked Ohio State higher possibly second if their starting quarterback was not injured. Ohio States starts the challenge of their season meeting Navy on Saturday in Baltimore.
7) Auburn Tigers They had an incredible season last year. How well will they do this year? They start the season against Arkansas on Saturday.
8) Stanford Cardinal Stanford will be a challenger in the PAC-12. They open up with a cupcake game against UC-Davis.
9) Michigan State Spartans Might be a dark horse in the Big Ten but with the Buckeyes injury they might be a contender. Open the season against Jacksonville State which won't show anything.
10) Georgia Bulldogs open the season with a true test against Clemson on Saturday.
11) UCLA Bruins visit Virginia on Saturday. A PAC-12/ACC early season showdown.
12) Baylor Bears open against SMU on Sunday. A Texas show down early.
13) LSU Tigers have a monster opening in Houston against #14 Wisconsin on Saturday.
14) Wisconsin Badgers meeting #13 LSU on Saturday should be fun
15) Clemson Tigers The Tigers start the season with a showdown against #10 Georgia on Saturday.
16) USC Trojans open the season Saturday against Fresno State.
17) Notre Dame Fighting Irish open the season on Saturday hosting Rice.
18) Arizona State Wildcats clash with Weber State on Thursday in a tune up.
19) Texas A&M Aggies The Aggies kick off the season Thursday against #5 South Carolina. The first time these schools have met on the grid iron and it could be epic.
20) Nebraska Cornhuskers open the season Saturday hosting Florida Atlantic.
21) North Carolina Tar Heels tune up for the season with a visit from Liberty on Saturday.
22) Texas Longhorns the Strong era begins against North Texas on Saturday.
23) Washington Huskies open the season visiting Hawaii on Saturday.
24) Kansas State Wildcats should win the opener against Stephen A. Foster on Saturday.
25) Missouri Tigers starts the season against South Dakota State on Saturday.