Brad’s 2018 College Football Preview- Comprehensive Ranking

Every summer since 2007 I have created an intricate set of college football predictions for each upcoming season.  This year is no exception, as I will be using my blog over the next few weeks to publish my 12th annual college football preview guide.  Here are my rankings of teams 1-130 (bye, bye Idaho; hello Liberty).  The column to the left of each team is my ranking of each squad, and the column to the right of each team is the experts ranking (average of Street & Smith, Lindy’s, USA Today, Athlon, ESPN FPI, College Football News, and Phil Steele) for that program.  You will soon see that the teams in which I have the biggest disparities with the experts will be featured in my surprise/disappointment lists in the upcoming days.   One other thing you will notice is that the top four teams in the rankings have parentheses next to their names.  That number represents each team’s seeding in the 2018 college football playoff.  These rankings intend to encapsulate the entire college football season, so I felt it necessary to differentiate between a team’s regular season finish/playoff seeding and their final ranking.

Brad Team Experts
1 Clemson (3) 1
2 Alabama (1) 2
3 Ohio State (2) 3
4 Oklahoma (4) 7
5 Georgia 3
6 Michigan 10
7 Auburn 8
8 Washington 6
9 Penn State 10
10 Arizona 34
11 Michigan State 12
12 Mississippi State 17
13 Wisconsin 5
14 Florida 27
15 West Virginia 21
16 Virginia Tech 18
17 Oregon 26
18 Syracuse 69
19 UCF 32
20 Southern California 15
21 Notre Dame 13
22 Texas A & M 24
23 Florida State 16
24 Oklahoma State 28
25 Boise State 23
26 Stanford 14
27 Missouri 38
28 Texas 20
29 Georgia Tech 39
30 Utah 29
31 Boston College 40
32 California 50
33 Miami-FL 9
34 Iowa State 33
35 South Carolina 22
36 Marshall 67
37 TCU 19
38 San Diego State 47
39 Iowa 30
40 North Texas 82
41 Northwestern 35
42 Fresno State 52
43 Arkansas 56
44 Colorado State 92
45 Baylor 60
46 Arkansas State 72
47 Virginia 77
48 Appalachian State 80
49 Utah State 84
50 Kentucky 58
51 Memphis 42
52 Kansas State 31
53 Eastern Michigan 107
54 Ole Miss 55
55 NC State 36
56 Navy 66
57 Purdue 50
58 Troy 82
59 Nebraska 48
60 Ohio 71
61 Indiana 64
62 UAB 97
63 Toledo 74
64 UMass 98
65 LSU 26
66 SMU 88
67 Louisville 36
68 Temple 73
69 Duke 45
70 South Florida 62
71 Washington State 54
72 Army 78
73 Vanderbilt 75
74 Houston 53
75 Rutgers 85
76 Florida Atlantic 41
77 Middle Tennessee 76
78 UNLV 104
79 Miami-OH 93
80 Southern Miss 95
81 Northern illinois 65
82 Louisiana Tech 80
83 Buffalo 91
84 New Mexico State 113
85 Central Michigan 110
86 UL-Monroe 108
87 Tennessee 57
88 Tulane 90
89 Wake Forest 43
90 Wyoming 79
91 Texas Tech 46
92 Nevada 96
93 Arizona State 63
94 Old Dominion 109
95 Minnesota 68
96 Brigham Young 86
97 Maryland 61
98 Pittsburgh 49
99 Cincinnati 101
100 Colorado 70
101 UTSA 112
102 UCLA 44
103 Georgia Southern 110
104 North Carolina 59
105 UL-Lafayette 120
106 Oregon State 102
107 Western Michigan 88
108 Illinois 87
109 South Alabama 118
110 Kansas 100
111 Georgia State 114
112 East Carolina 116
113 Hawaii 123
114 Tulsa 99
115 New Mexico 117
116 Florida International 106
117 Bowling Green 115
118 Western Kentucky 105
119 Ball State 121
120 Rice 127
121 Kent State 129
122 Liberty 124
123 UConn 119
124 Akron 102
125 San Jose State 125
126 Charlotte 126
127 Texas State 128
128 Air Force 94
129 UTEP 130
130 Coastal Carolina 122
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2 thoughts on “Brad’s 2018 College Football Preview- Comprehensive Ranking

  1. Is there anyone outside your top 10 that you think has a shot at the CFP? For instance, last year a lot of people thought Ok. State could make a run. Who is the Ok. State of 2018?

  2. Arizona…

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