• Tony Herring

College football rankings, week 1

College football hasn’t started for most teams, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t already being ranked. Here’s the top 10 college football teams in the country before their season openers, according to the AP Polls.

1. Alabama

There's not a doubt in anyone’s mind that Alabama should be ranked number one in the AP polls. They were, of course, 2018 National Champs.

2. Clemson

Last year, Clemson came up a game short of playing for another national championship. This year, they will try to repeat their success with second year starter Kelly Bryant at quarterback.

3. Georgia

This year, Georgia is ranked third, but many people expect them to win the national championship this year. Losing to Alabama in a close game last year puts them second in my mind.

4. Wisconsin

AP polls have the Badgers ranked number four, but will two-year starter Alex Hornibrook bring them to a national championship?

5. Ohio State

Last year, Urban Myer led Ohio State to an 11-2 season, but will his suspension affect his team’s success?

6. Washington

Last year, the Huskies went 10-3, losing to Washington in the Fiesta Bowl. This year they're ranked number 1 in the Pac 12. Can they hold up?

7. Oklahoma

Last year, the Sooners were a game short of playing for a national championship, but will the departure of Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield affect the team’s offensive success?

8. Miami

Last year, Mark Richt lead the Hurricanes to a 10-3 season, but this year they're looking to go undefeated and beat everyone they encounter.

9. Auburn

A year ago, Gus Malzahn led Auburn to a 10-4 season in which the team eventually lost to Georgia in the SEC Championship and Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. Can they survive the tough SEC West this year?

10. Penn state

Last year, the Nittany Lions finished second in the Big Ten

behind Michigan, with a 4-2 record in the Big Ten East.