Brad’s 2019 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 13th annual college football preview guide which will contain 19 entries in all (see July 12th article for full schedule).   Here are my rankings of teams 1-130.  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 2019 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.

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