Predicting this fall's top 25 teams is a large enough task. Just look at USC last year, which finished unranked after entering the season No. 1.
ESPN.com decided to up the ante even more this week, ranking the 25 teams most likely to have success over the next three seasons.
Travis Haney, Brock Huard, Tom Luginbill, Todd McShay and Mark Schlabach rated programs in five different categories -- coaching (27.5 percent), current talent (27.5), recruiting (15), title path (10) and program power (20) -- to come up with an overall score. You can read more on the methodology here.
The complete rankings, which include a Big East presence, are here.
Some of the panel chatted about it here.