Brad’s 2021 College Football Preview- Comprehensive 1-130 Rankings

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 hours to publish my 15th annual college football preview guide which will contain 19 entries in all.  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 Athlon, ESPN FPI, Lindy’s, Phil Steele, SP+, Pro Football, Focus, and College Football News) for that program.  Special thanks to Saturday Down South for compiling these expert rankings. 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 my predicted 2021-22 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.

TeamExperts
1Clemson (2)2
2Alabama (1)1
3Oklahoma (3)3
4Southern Cal (4)17
5Ohio State4
6Texas A & M6
7Georgia5
8Wisconsin11
9Penn State15
10Missouri45
11Cincinnati16
12Oregon8
13Miami-FL14
14West Virginia33
15Utah23
16Washington20
17Pittsburgh31
18Boise State41
19LSU13
20Iowa State7
21North Carolina9
22Florida10
23Texas19
24Nebraska48
25Oklahoma State24
26Iowa18
27TCU26
28NC State32
29Arizona State21
30Marshall83
31UL-Lafayette36
32Liberty49
33Coastal Carolina39
34San Diego State76
35Houston71
36UTSA85
37Michigan28
38Ole Miss27
39Indiana25
40Mississippi State37
41Virginia Tech30
42Northwestern40
43Louisville55
44California60
45Appalachian State44
46Nevada61
47Army81
48San Jose State68
49Miami-OH104
50Florida Atlantic88
51Toledo75
52Wyoming82
53Notre Dame12
54Auburn22
55Minnesota35
56Stanford46
57Kentucky38
58UCLA34
59Florida State51
60Baylor56
61Wake Forest50
62Rutgers78
63Boston College47
64UCF29
65Brigham Young43
66Tulsa66
67Ball State77
68Memphis62
69Ohio97
70UAB70
71Buffalo84
72Florida International118
73SMU63
74Fresno State79
75Western Kentucky102
76Western Michigan87
77Georgia State95
78Louisiana Tech101
79Kent State106
80Southern Miss108
81Central Michigan98
82South Alabama122
83Arkansas42
84Colorado53
85Tennessee54
86Purdue57
87Virginia52
88Michigan State69
89Washington State65
90South Carolina74
91Duke89
92Vanderbilt100
93Oregon State73
94Maryland64
95Texas Tech59
96Georgia Tech72
97East Carolina94
98Air Force86
99Troy91
100Rice112
101Eastern Michigan110
102Middle Tennessee115
103UMass130
104Kansas State58
105Syracuse90
106Arizona93
107Illinois80
108Kansas113
109Tulane67
110Colorado State99
111North Texas111
112Georgia Southern92
113UTEP124
114Arkansas State105
115New Mexico114
116Northern Illinois120
117UNLV121
118Texas State117
119Hawaii96
120Old Dominion123
121New Mexico State129
122Navy103
123Utah State119
124South Florida107
125Charlotte116
126Temple109
127Akron126
128UL-Monroe127
129UConn125
130Bowling Green128

As you can see above, I am picking the Tigers of Clemson to take home the 2021 national championship! Everyone other major publication is predicting either Oklahoma, Alabama, or Georgia take the crown, but I think Clemson’s defense, which is without a doubt the best in the country, will carry them to the title. Keep in mind, last season everyone was picking either Clemson or Ohio State to take the crown and I correctly predicted Bama so here’s hoping I can repeat. Actually no… here’s hoping I don’t, because I despise Clemson!

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