New AP Poll Announced Today
The AP Poll has officially been updated today and the top 10 is comprised of 60% SEC teams. This list is the first to feature teams that are playing this fall. Below are the rankings and a slight season preview of the top four teams in the nation.
- Notre Dame
- Texas A&M
The first two teams come as no surprise. With the return of the projected No.1 pick in the upcoming draft in Trevor Lawrence and the No.1 running back available according to Todd McShay in Travis Etienne the Clemson Tigers will look to continue its dominance in conference play. Though it won’t be as easy as previous years we still expect Clemson to be in the title run barring catastrophic injury. Their biggest test will be a prime time match up against Notre Dame on Nov. 7.
Alabama is returning key starters all around the board and is looking to continue the dynasty. With Mac Jones at the helm, Devonta Smith, Najee Harris, and Jaylen Waddle the Alabama offense is expected to be explosive. On the defensive end of the ball senior Dylan Moses is returning from injury to sure up the linebacker position and the secondary is headed by a projected top five pick in Patrick Surtain. The Tide looks like they will continue to roll. The No.2 recruiting class in nation will also boost Alabama’s chances as they advance through the season.
Oklahoma is led by Lincoln Riley and redshirt freshman sensation Spencer Rattler. With their strength of schedule being ranked 37 overall by ESPN look for Oklahoman to coast through the season until they see Texas on Oct. 10.
Georgia was arguably the best defense in college football last year. With 76% of their production making their way back to campus this year you have to expect Georgia to be in the mix. Despite loosing Jamie Newman, Kirby Smart will still have JT Daniels to rely on who’s a nice option at the QB spot. Also George Pickens showed promise as a No. 1 option as a freshman last year. With the No.1 recruiting class in the nation it’s safe to say UGA is locked and loaded.
With majority of the teams in the top 10 being in the SEC and the schedules being set for all inner conference play major playoff implications within the conference. Who do you see making it to the playoffs this year? Let us know in the comments.