Phil Steele’s Pre-Season Top 25

Phil Steele claims his preseason rankings are the best predictor of the AP’s top 25 entering the season.

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Ohio State
4. Washington (higher than in any other pre-season mag)
5. Georgia
6. Wisconsin
7. Miami
8. Notre Dame
9. Oklahoma
10. Texas (surprise!)
11. Michigan
12. Penn State
13. Michigan State
14. Boise State
15. Stanford
16. USC (S&S – 15, Lindy’s – 19, Athlon – 21)
17. Florida
18. Florida State
19. Auburn
20. TCU
21. Mississippi State
22. Utah (unranked in all other pre-season mags)
23. Boston College
24. Oregon
25. Arkansas State