Every week college football’s AP and Coaches’ polls rank the top 25 teams. While the order of both rankings are debated endlessly, perhaps an equally contentious question involves mascots: Which is the best one in college football? And who are we to derive you of that conversation? Here is a ranking of the top 25 mascots, along with a brief explanation for each. BY MARTIN RICKMAN
High stakes, exciting finishes and clutch performances can all contribute to a memorable game. Sometimes all three come together perfectly, as they did for our No. 1 game this year. But each on its own can help a matchup stand out amid a lengthy season. We looked back over the entire 2015 college football slate to praise and reflect on the best games of the season.
Alabama finished last season atop the college football world after beating Clemson in the College Football Playoff title game. The Crimson Tide have a strong chance to end this season in the same spot. That's the best explanation for why the Alabama is No. 1 in our preseason rankings. Coach Nick Saban's crew will face plenty of competition, though, starting with two ACC powerhouses (No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Florida State), a Big Ten heavyweight on the rise (No. 4 Michigan) and a familiar SEC West foe (No. 5 LSU).