Defending FBS national champion Clemson is No. 1 in the College Football America Yearbook 2019 Preseason FBS Top 30.
The Tigers won their second national title in three years under head coach Dabo Swinney, defeating Alabama in the national championship game. Expectations are high again at Clemson, as last year’s true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence and junior running back Travis Etienne are set to return.
Alabama is No. 2, as quarterback Tua Tagovailoa leads another stacked roster assembled by head coach Nick Saban.
Alabama’s biggest competition in the SEC, Georgia, is No. 3. The Bulldogs lost to the Crimson Tide in last year’s SEC title game and are the favorites to win the SEC East Division once again.
Oklahoma, which lost to Alabama in last year’s College Football Playoff semifinal, is No. 4. The Sooners lost Heisman Trophy-winning QB Kyler Murray, but took in Alabama transfer QB Jalen Hurts.
LSU, which won the Fiesta Bowl and returns one of the nation’s top defensive players in safety Grant Delpit, is No. 5.
The Big Ten occupies the next two spots. Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines are No. 6 and looking for their first Big Ten title under their former quarterback. Michigan’s biggest competition is likely to be Ohio State and new head coach Ryan Day. The Buckeyes are No. 7.
Florida and Auburn are No. 8 and No. 9 respectively, as they seek to take over supremacy in the SEC. Notre Dame, the last of the 2018 playoff participants, comes in at No. 10 and returns QB Ian Book.
The 2019 College Football America Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFAY staff.
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2019 College Football America FBS Preseason Top 30
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Michigan State
- Penn State
- Texas A&M
- Washington State
- Miami (FL)
- Boise State
- Mississippi State
- Virginia Tech
- Iowa State