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Way-Too-Early Top 25 For 2016

Offseason? Please, there might have been back in the day but with twitter and social media today there is no way the offseason survives. Instead, there is this moment and then the next moment. They barely clean up the confetti from the ground before predictions roll out for the top 25 teams of the next season and you know what, gimme more!! I live for this and for all of you sports maniacs out there you share in this with me so I hope you enjoy my post signing day NCAAF Way Too Early top 25 teams for the 2016 season.

1. Clemson Tigers
2. Michigan Wolverines
3. Florida State Seminoles
4. Alabama Crimson Tide
5. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
6. Ohio State Buckeyes
7. LSU Tigers
8. Houston Cougars
9. Baylor Bears
10. Oklahoma Sooners
11. Tennessee Volunteers
12. Ole Miss Rebels
13. Stanford Cardinals
14. North Carolina Tarheels
15. Oregon Ducks
16. Iowa Hawkeyes
17. UCLA Bruins
18. Boise State Broncos
19. Georgia Bulldogs
20. USC Trojans
21. Washington Huskies
22. TCU Horned Frogs
23. Oklahoma State Cowboys
24. Florida Gators
25. Michigan State Spartans
Just a little glimpse of how I see next season starting for now with much more analysis coming over the months and days. I will say that the reason I put Clemson at the top is because of DeShaun Watson. Watson alone almost carried the Tigers to the title with his performance which set a national championship game yardage record for a single player. The Tigers do have to replace defensive players but they did a good job of replacing players from the 2014 team and they had a solid recruiting class this year I think they can do it again.
Michigan will start Houston transfer John O’Korn at quarterback in Harbaugh’s second year in Ann Arbor and I think we will see the continued rejuvenation of the Maize and Blue with the defensive players they have they can be special.
The Seminoles issue is at quarterback as is with Alabama and other teams (LSU, Stanford, Georgia, Florida, Michigan State) on this list but Dalvin Cook is a Heisman contender and the defense will once again be elite.
Notre Dame, for their fortune or curse depending on how you look at it, have two incredible quarterbacks and once they settle that competition I think the Irish will be a tough team to deal with once healthy.
Ohio State returns JT Barrett who would have won the Heisman if healthy in 2014 and it will be interesting to see how the Buckeyes replace all the players who left, but if anybody can do it, it is Urban Meyer.
Lastly, UH appears in the top 10 for me because I love what Tom Herman is doing in Houston and they very narrowly missed out on an undefeated season but finished it strong by beating Florida State in the Peach Bowl. The Cougars have a top-notch defense, despite losing some players, and the offense will always be strong with Herman in charge so look for them to contend for a playoff spot, that’s right, I said it, playoff spot!!
Okay that is really it for now, we have a ton of time in between then for you to yell at me, high-five me, or hug me depending on your feelings towards these rankings.

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