A lot will change between now and the start of next season: Recruits will bolster depth charts and shake up competitions at certain positions, and transfers will change teams hoping to log significant playing time right away. Still, we have a pretty good sense of which programs should be in the running for the College Football Playoff, as well as which programs look more likely to fall short of bowl eligibility and finish near the bottom of their respective leagues. Here's how we think the nation's top squads stack up.
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