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Game Changer Sports College Football Top 25

Preseason (August 22nd, 2019)

1.Clemson

  • Last year’s result: 15-0, ACC Champions, Won CFP National Championship vs. Alabama 44-16
  • Key returners: Trevor Lawrence, QB; Travis Etienne, RB; Justyn Ross, WR; Tee Higgins, WR; Xavier Thomas, SDE; Isaiah Simmons, SLB, Tanner Muse, S; AJ Terrell, CB 
  • Notable departures: Mitch Hyatt, LT; Hunter Renfrow, WR; Christian Wilkins, DT; Dexter Lawrence, DT; Clelin Ferrell, DE; Austin Bryant, DE; Trayvon Mullen, CB  
  • Week 1: vs. Georgia Tech 8/29 8:00PM
  • Early season test: @Syracuse 9/14 7:30PM

2. Alabama

  • Last years result: 14-1, SEC Champions, Lost CFP National Championship vs. Clemson 44-16
  • Key Returners: Tua Tagovailoa, QB; Najee Harris, RB; Jerry Jeudy, WR; Henry Ruggs III, WR; Alex Leatherwood, RG; Jedrick Wills, RT; Raekwon Davis, DE; Anfernee Jennings, OLB; Dylan Mosses, WLB; Trevon Diggs, CB; Patrick Surtain II, CB; Xavier McKinney, SS
  • Key Losses: Josh Jacobs, RB; Damien Harris, RB; Jonah Williams, LT; Quinnen Williams, DT; Isaiah Buggs, DE; Mack Wilson, MLB; Deionte Thompson, FS
  • Week 1: vs. Duke 8/31 3:30PM in Atlanta
  • Early season test: @South Carolina 9/14 3:30PM

3. Georgia

  • Last year’s result: 11-3, Lost Sugar Bowl vs. Texas 28-21
  • Key Returners: Jake Fromm, QB; Deandre Swift, RB; Elijah Holifield, RB; Demetris Robertson, WR; Andrew Thomas, LT; Solomon Kindley, LG; Isaiah Wilson, RT; Tyler Clark, DL; JR Reed, DB, Richard Lecounte, DB
  • Notable departures: Riley Ridley, WR; Mecole Hardman, WR; Terry Godwin, WR; Isaac Nauta, TE; Jonathan Ledbetter, DE; D’Andre Walker, Edge; Deandre Baker, DB
  • Newcomer to watch: Zamir White, RB, 5-star recruit and the top running back in 2018 entering his first season of collegiate action
  • Week 1: @Vanderbilt 8/31 7:30PM
  • Early season test: vs. Notre Dame 9/28 8:00PM

4. Ohio State

  • Last year’s result: 13-1, Big 10 Champions, Won Rose Bowl vs. Washington 28-23
  • Key returners: JK Dobbins, RB; KJ Hill, WR; Chris Olave, WR; Luke Farrell, TE; Thayer Munford, LT; Jonah Jackson, LG; Davon Hamilton, DT; Chase Young, DE; Malik Harrison, SLB; Tuf Borland, MLB; Jeffrey Okudah, CB; Jordan Fuller, DB
  • Notable departures: Dwayne Haskins, QB; Mike Weber, RB; Parris Campbell, WR; Terry McLaurin WR; Michael Jordan, G; Dre’mont Jones, DT; Nick Bosa, DE; Kendall Sheffield, CB
  • Week 1: vs. Florida Atlantic 8/31 12:00PM
  • Early season test: @Nebraska 9/28 TBD

5. Oklahoma

  • Last year’s results: 12-2, Big 12 Champions, Lost CFP Semi Final vs. Alabama 45-34
  • Key Returners: Trey Sermon, RB; Kennedy Brooks, RB; CeeDee Lamb, WR, Charleston Rambo, WR; Creed Humphrey, C; Neville Gilmore, DL; Kenneth Murray, LB
  • Key Losses: Kyler Murray, QB; Rodney Anderson, RB; Marquise Brown, WR; Cody Ford, LT; Bobby Evans, RT; Ben Powers, LG; Dru Samia, RG; Amani Bledsoe, DE;
  • Week 1: vs. Houston 9/1 7:30PM
  • Early season test: vs. Houston 9/1 7:30PM

6. LSU

  • Last year’s results: 10-3, Won Fiesta Bowl vs. UCF 40-32
  • Key Returners: Joe Burrow, QB; Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB; Justin Jefferson, WR; Saahdiq Charles, LT; Austin Deculus, RT; Rashard Lawrence, DT; Jacob Phillips, ILB; Michael Divinity JR., ILB; Grant Delpit, S
  • Notable departures: Nick Brossette, RB; Foster Moreau, TE; Ed Alexander, DT; Devin White, ILB; Greedy Williams, CB
  • Week 1: vs. Georgia Southern 8/31 7:30PM
  • Early season test: @Texas 9/7 7:30PM

7. Michigan

  • Last year’s results: 10-3, Lost Peach Bowl vs. Florida 41-15
  • Key returners: Shea Patterson, QB; Nico Collins, WR; Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR; Tarik Black, WR; Jon Runyan, LT; Ben Bredeson, LG; Cesar Ruiz, C; Michael Onwenu, RG; Carlo Kemp, DT; Josh Ross, MLB; Lavert Hill, CB; Josh Metellus, SS
  • Notable departures: Karan Higdon, RB; Chris Evans, RB; Zach Gentry, TE; Juwann Butshell-Beatty LT; Aubrey Solomon, DT; Chase Winovich, DE; Rashan Gary, DE; Devin Bush JR, ILB; David Long, CB; Tyree Kinnel, S
  • Week 1: vs. Middle Tennessee 8/31 7:30PM
  • Early season test: @Wisconsin 9/21 12:00PM

8. Notre Dame

  • Last year’s results: 12-1, Lost CFP Semi Final vs Clemson 30-3
  • Key returners: Ian Book, QB; Jafar Armstrong, RB; Tony Jones JR, RB; Chase Claypool, WR; Chris Finke, WR; Liam Eichenberg, LT; Tommy Kraemer, RG; Julian Okwara, DE; Khalid Kareem, DE; Kurt Hinish, DT; Troy Pride JR, CB; Alohi Gilman, S; Jalen Elliott, S
  • Notable departures: Dexter Williams, RB; Miles Boykin, WR; Alize Mack, TE; Jerry Tillery, DT; Drue Tranquill, LB; Te’Von Coney, LB; Julian Love, CB 
  • Week 1: at Louisville 9/2 8:00PM
  • Early season test: @Georgia 9/28 8:00PM

9. Washington

  • Last year’s results: 10-4, Pac 12 Champions, Lost Rose Bowl vs. Ohio State 28-23
  • Key returners: Salvon Ahmed, RB; Aaron Fuller, WR; Andre Baccellia, WR; Trey Adams, LT; Luke Wattenberg, LG; Nick Harris, C; Jared Hilbers, RT; Levi Onwuzurike, DT; Benning Potoa’e, DE; Brandon Wellington, ILB; Ryan Bowman, OLB; Myles Bryant, CB
  • Notable departures: Jake Browning, QB; Myles Gaskin, RB; Drew Sample, TE; Kaleb McGary, OT; Greg Gaines, DT; Ben Burr-Kirven, ILB; Tevis Bartlett, OLB; Taylor Rapp, S; JoJo McIntosh, S; Byron Murphy, CB
  • Week 1: vs. Eastern Washington 8/31 3:00PM
  • Early season test: @Stanford 10/5 TBD

10. Florida

  • Last year’s results: 10-3, Won Peach Bowl vs. Michigan 41-15
  • Key returners: Filipe Franks, QB; Lamical Perine, RB; Van Jefferson, WR; Tyrie Cleveland, WR; Joshua Hammond, WR; Nick Buchanan, C; Adam Shuler, DT; Kyree Campbell, DT; Jabari Zuniga, SDE; David Reese, ILB; Jaewon Taylor, SS; Brad Stewart, FS; Marco Wilson, CB; Amari Burney, Nickle/Linebacker;  
  • Notable departures: Jordan Scarlett, RB; C’Yontai Lewis, TE; Martez Ivey, LT; Jawaan Taylor, RT; Jachai Polite, DE; Vosean Joseph, ILB; Chauncey Garder-Johnson, STAR
  • Week 1: vs. Miami 8/24 7:00PM in Orlando
  • Early season test: @Kentucky 9/14 TBD

11. Oregon

  • Last year’s results: 9-4, Won Redbox Bowl vs. Michigan State 7-6
  • Key returners: Justin Herbert, QB; C.J. Verdell, RB; Jaylon Reed, WR; Brenden Schooler, WR; Jacob Breeland, TE; Penei Sewell, LT; Shane Lemieux, LG, Jason Hanson, C; Calvin Throckmorton, RT; Jordan Scott, DT; Austin Faoliu, DE; Troy Dye, WLB; Thomas Graham JR, CB; Nick Pickett, S
  • Notable departures: Dillon Mitchell, WR; Jalen Jeeks, DE; Kaulana Apelu, ILB; Justin Hollins, OLB; Ugochukwu Amadi, S 
  • Week 1: vs. Auburn 8/31 7:30PM in Arlington, TX
  • Early season test: @Stanford 9/21 TBD

12. Texas A&M

  • Last year’s results: 9-4, Won Gator Bowl vs. North Carolina State 52-13
  • Key returners: Kellen Mond, QB; Quartney Davis, WR; Kendrick Rogers, WR; Dan Moore, LT; Jared Hocker, LG; Ryan McCollum, C; Carson Green, RT; Justin Madubuike, DT; Bobby Brown, DE; Buddy Johnson, WLB; Derrick Tucker, S; Debione Renfro, CB; Myles Jones, CB
  • Notable departures: Trayveon Williams, RB; Jace Sternberner, TE; Eric McCoy, C; Daylon Mack, DT; Kinglsey Keke DE; Tyrel Dodson, OLB; Donavan Wilson, S
  • Week 1: vs. Texas State 8/29 8:30PM
  • Early season test: @Clemson 9/7 3:30PM

13. Utah

  • Last year’s results: 9-5, Lost Holiday Bowl vs. Northwestern 31-20
  • Key returners: Tyler Huntley, QB; Jason Shelley, QB; Zach Moss, RB; Britain Covey, WR; Sam Nacua, WR; Darrin Paulo, RT; Leki Fotu, DT; John Penisini, DT; Bradlee Anae, DE; Maxs Tupai, DE; Jaylon Johnson, CB; Javelin Guidry, CB
  • Notable departures: Jackson Barton, LT; Lo Falemaka, C; Jordan Agasiva, RG; Cody Barton, ILB; Chase Hansen, Rover; Marquise Blair, SS
  • Week 1: @BYU 8/29 10:15PM
  • Early season test: @USC 9/20 7:00PM

14. Texas

  • Last year’s results: 10-4, Won Sugar Bowl vs. Georgia 28-21
  • Key returners: Sam Ehlinger, QB; Keaontay Ingram, RB; Colin Johnson, WR; Devin Duvernay, WR; Samuel Cosmi, LT; Zach Shackleford, C; Jeffrey McCulloch, ILB; Joseph Ossai, OLB; Anthony Cook, CB; Jalen Green, CB; Brandon Jones, FS; Caden Sterns, SS; BJ Foster, DB
  • Notable departures: Trey Watson, RB; Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR; Andrew Beck, TE; Calvin Anderson, LT; Patrick Vahe, LG; Elijah Rodriguez, RG; Chris Nelson, DT; Breckyn Hager, DE; Charles Omenihu, DE; Anthony Wheeler, ILB; Kris Boyd, CB; Davante Davis, CB
  • Week 1: vs. Maryland 8/31 8:00PM
  • Early season test: vs. LSU 9/7 7:30PM

15. Michigan State

  • Last year’s results: 7-6, Lost Redbox bowl vs. Oregon 7-6
  • Key returners: Brian Lewerke, QB; Connor Heyward, RB; Cody White, WR; Darrell Stewart JR. WR; Cole Chewins, LT; Matt Allen, C; Kevin Jarvis, RG; Raequan Williams, DT; Mike Panasiuk, DT; Jacob Panasiuk, DE; Kenny Willekes, DE; Joe Bachie, ILB; Tyriq Thompson, SLB; David  Dowell; SS. Josiah Scott, CB; Josh Butler, CB
  • Notable departures: LJ Scott, RB; Matt Sokol, TE; David Beedle, LG; Andrew Dowell, WLB; Byron Bullough, SLB; Khari Willis, SS; Justin Layne, CB
  • Week 1: vs. Tulsa 8/30 7:00PM
  • Early season test: @Northwestern

16. Auburn

  • Last year’s results: 8-5, Won Music City Bowl vs. Purdue 63-14
  • Key returners: Boobee Whitlow, RB; John Samuel Shanker, H-Back; Price Tega Wanogho, LT; Marquel Harrell, LG; Kaleb Kim, C; Mike Horton, RG; Jack Driscoll, RT; Derrick Brown, DT; Nick Coe, DT; Marlon Davidson, DE; K.J. Britt, MLB; Jeremiah Dinson, FS; Daniel Thomas, SS; Noah Igbinoghene, CB
  • Notable departures: Jarett Stidham, QB; Chandler Cox, H-Back; Darius Slayton, WR; Dontavius Russell, DT; Darrell Williams, SLB; Deshaun Davis MLB; Montavious Atkinson, OLB, Jamel Dean, CB
  • Week 1: vs. Oregon 8/31 7:30PM in Arlington, TX
  • Early season test: @Texas A&M 9/21 TBD

17. Iowa State

  • Last year’s results: 8-5, Lost Alamo Bowl vs. Washington State 28-26
  • Key returners: Brock Purdy, QB; Deshaunte Jones, WR; Tarique Milton, WR; Julian Good-Jones, LT; Collin Newell, C; Josh Knipfel, RG; Ray Lima, DT; JaQuan Bailey, DE; Eyioma Uwazurike, DE; Marcel Spears, LB; Mike Rose, LB; Braxton Lewis, SS; Greg Eisworth, CB
  • Notable departures: David Montgomery, RB; Hakeem Butler, WR; Matthew Eaton, WR; Sam Seonbuchner, TE; Willie Harvey, ILB; Brian Peavy, CB; D’Andre Payne, CB  
  • Week 1: vs. Northern Iowa 8/31 12:00PM
  • Early season test: vs. Iowa 9/14 4:00PM

18. Iowa

  • Last year’s results: 9-4 Won Outback Bowl vs. Mississippi State 27-22
  • Key returners: Nate Stanley, QB; Mekhi Sargent, RB; Brady Ross, FB; Brandon Smith, Split End; Alaric Jackson, LT; Tristan Wirfs, RT; AJ Espinosa, DE; Nick Niemann, WLB; Michael Ojemudia, STAR; Matt Hankins, CB
  • Notable departures: Nick Easley, WR; Noah Fant, TE; TJ Hockenson, TE; Ross Reynolds, LG; Dalton Ferguson, RG; Sam Brinks, DT; Matt Nelson, DT; Anthony Nelson, DE; Jack Hockaday, MLB; Amani Hooker, STAR; Jake Gervase, FS
  • Week 1: vs. Miami (OH) 8/31 7:30 PM
  • Early season test: @Michigan 10/5 12:00 PM

19. UCF

  • Last year’s results: 12-1, American Champions, Lost Fiesta Bowl vs. LSU 40-32
  • Key returners: Greg McCrae, RB; Adrian Killins JR, RB; Otis Anderson, RB; Gabriel Davis, WR; Jake Brown, LT; Jordan Johnson, C; Josh McMullen, RT; Brendon Hayes, DE; Nate Evans, OLB; Richie Grant, FS; Nevelle Clark, CB; Brandon Moore, CB
  • Notable departures: Taj McGowan, RB; Michael Colubaile, TE; Wyatt Miller, LT; Tyler Hunanick, LG; A.J. Wooten, DT; Joey Connors, DT; Trysten Hill, DT; Titus Davis, DE; Pat Jasinski, ILB; Kyle Gibson, SS
  • Week 1: vs. Florida A&M 8/29 7:30PM
  • Early season test: vs. Stanford 9/14 3:30PM

20. Penn State

  • Last year’s results: 9-4, Lost Citrus Bowl vs. Kentucky 27-24
  • Key returners: K.J. Hamler, WR; Jahan Dotson, WR; Pat Freiermuth, TE; Steven Gonzalez, LG; Robert Windsor, DT; Yetur Gross-Matos DE; Micah Parsons, SLB; Jan Johnson, ILB; Cameron Brown, WLB, John Reid, CB; Garrett Taylor, SS
  • Notable departures: Trace McSorley, QB; Miles Sanders, RB; Juwan Johnson, WR; Brandon Polk; Ryan Bates, RG; Connor McGovern, RT; Shareef Miller, DE; Koah Farmer, LB; Amani Oruwariye, CB; Nick Scott, S
  • Week 1: vs. Idaho 8/31 3:30PM
  • Early season test: @Iowa 10/12 TBD

21. Northwestern

  • Last year’s results: 9-5, Won Holiday Bowl vs. Utah 31-20
  • Key returners: Isaiah Bowser, RB; Bennett Showronek, WR; Jared Thomas, C; Rashawn Slater, T; Joe Gaziano, DE; Samdup Miller, DE; Paddy Fisher, ILB; Blake Gallagher, OLB; JR Pace, S; Travis Whitlock, S; Trae Williams, CB
  • Notable departures: Clayton Thorson, QB; Jeremy Larkin, RB; Cameron Green, RB; Flynn Nagel, WR; Tommy Doles, RG; Jared McGee SS; Montre Hartage, CB
  • Week 1: @Stanford 8/31 4:00PM
  • Early season test: @Wisconsin 9/28 TBD

22. Stanford

  • Last year’s results: 9-4, Won Sun Bowl vs. Pittsburgh 14-13
  • Key returners: KJ Costello, QB; Cameron Scarlett, RB; Foster Sarell. LT; Walker Little, RT; Michael Williams, DT; Jovan Swann, DE; Jordan Fox, OLB; Malik Antoine, S; Paulson Abedo, CB; Obi Eboh, CB
  • Key departures: Bryce Love, RB; JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR; Trenton Irwin, WR; Kaden Smith, WR; Nate Herbig, RG; Jesse Burkett, C; Bobby Okereke, ILB; Sean Barton, ILB; Joey Alfieri, OLB
  • Week 1: vs. Northwestern 8/31 4:00PM
  • Early season test: @UCF 9/14 3:30PM

23. Wisconsin

  • Last year’s results: 8-5, Won Pinstripe Bowl vs. Miami 35-3
  • Key returners: Jonathan Taylor, RB; AJ Taylor, WR; Danny Davis, WR; Jake Ferguson, TE; Cole Van Lanen, LT; Tyler Biadasz, C; Garrett Rand, DE; Isaiahh Loundermilk, Edge; Chris Orr, ILB Zach Baun, OLB
  • Notable departures: Alex Hornibrook, QB; Beau Benzschawel, RT; Jon Dietzen, LG; Michael Deiter RG;  David Edwards, LT; Olive Sagapolu, DT; Andrew Van Ginkel, OLB; T.J Edwards, ILB; Ryan Connolly, ILB; D’Cota Dixon, SS
  • Week 1: @South Florida 8/30 7:00PM
  • Early season test: vs. Michigan 9/21 12:00PM

24. Mississippi State

  • Last year’s results: 8-5, Lost Outback Bowl vs. Iowa 27-22
  • Key returners: Kylin Hill JR, RB; Daryl Williams C; Tyre Phillips, LT; Greg Eiland, RT; Chauncey Rivers, DE; Erroll Thompson, MLB; Cameron Dantzler, CB; Maurice Smitherman, CB
  • Notable departures: Nick Fitzgerald, QB; Elgton Jenkins, C; Jeffrey Simmons, DT; Montez Sweat, DE; Gerri Green, DE; Jonathan Abram, S; Mark McLaurin 
  • Week 1: vs. Louisiana 8/31 12:00PM in New Orleans
  • Early season test: @Auburn 9/28 TBD

25. Syracuse

  • Last year’s results: 10-3, Won Camping World Bowl vs West Virginia 34-18
  • Week 1: @Liberty 8/31 6:00PM
  • Key returners: Abdul Adams, RB; Moe Neal, RB; Taj Harris, WR; Sean Riley, WR; Airon Servais, C; Evan Adams, RG; McKinley Williams, DT; Alton Robbins, DE; Kendall Coleman, DE; Andrew Armstrong, LB; Andre Cisco, FS; Trill Williams, CB; Christopher Frederick, CB
  • Notable departures: Eric Dungy, QB; Dontae Strickland, RB; Jamal Custis, WR; Trishton Jackson, WR; Ravian Pierce, TE; Cody Conway, LT; Koda Martin, RT; Chris Slayton, DT; Kielan Whitner, SLB; Ryan Guthrie, MLB
  • Early season test: vs. Clemson 9/14 7:30PM

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