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