College Football Future Power Rankings: Ohio State claims top spot

There's a new No. 1 in our ESPN.com Future Power Rankings.

Ohio State has overtaken Alabama for the top spot in the third edition of our forecast of the next three years in college football. The Tide had been No. 1 in 2013 and 2014.

In 2015, Bama is one of eight SEC schools -- including two newcomers -- to crack the top 25.

It's important to note these rankings are a three-year projection, so read everything through a 2015-17 lens and don't focus solely on how programs will fare this fall.

Our voting panel has expanded to eight this year. Brad Edwards, Brock Huard, Tom Luginbill, Mark Schlabach and I are back for a third year. Joining us are ESPN.com College Football Playoff reporter Heather Dinich, ESPN Stats & Information analytics writer Sharon Katz and ESPN.com national reporter Adam Rittenberg.

We also slightly tweaked how we weighted the five categories, although the categories themselves -- Coaching (27 percent of the formula), Current Talent (27 percent), Recruiting (20 percent), Title Path (16 percent) and Program Foundation (10 percent) -- remained the same.

Beginning with the reigning national champs, here are the top 25 teams for the next three years.