12-2, 8-0 Away
Alabama loses the bulk of its menacing defense, but there's plenty of talent waiting in the wings. Expect Florida State to return to the ACC summit, but Michigan might slide in the Big Ten.
The Longhorns haven't cracked the double-digit win mark in since 2009 and that's way too long by Texas standards. The good news? New coach Tom Herman has all the ingredients to end that streak.
One reason for optimism for the teams in Mark Schlabach's Way-Too-Early Top 25 is the talent on the way in 2017. Here's a look at how the best teams next season are faring in recruiting.
Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson tells SVP he knew he was going to connect on the game-winning touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow as long as he didn't trip, and he explains what it's like to end the Tigers' championship drought.
Deshaun Watson's last-second touchdown to defeat Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship is the latest in a long line of decades of brilliant title game moments.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney joins Scott Van Pelt to explain how he feels about winning the College Football Playoff National Championship, and he explains what the team's mentality was on the game-winning touchdown play.
|William & Mary||3-5||5-6|
|Southeast Missouri State||3-5||3-8|