CFN Rankings No. 1 to 130: Before Week 1

CFN Rankings No. 1 to 130: Before Week 1

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CFN Rankings No. 1 to 130: Before Week 1

CollegeFootballNews.com Rankings No. 1 to 130: Before Week 1


After a smattering of early games, here’s CFN’s ranking of all 130 teams going into the first big weekend.



130 UAB (0-0)

129 Coastal Carolina (0-0)

128 Texas State (0-0)

127 Charlotte (0-0)

126 Rice (0-1)

125 Kent State (0-0)

124 New Mexico State (0-0)

123 Louisiana (0-0)

122 Georgia State (0-0)

121 Buffalo (0-0)

120 Akron (0-0)

119 South Alabama (0-0)

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118 Massachusetts (0-1)

117 Eastern Michigan (0-0)

116 UTEP (0-0)

115 Bowling Green (0-0)

114 ULM (0-0)

113 North Texas (0-0)

112 Connecticut (0-0)

111 UTSA (0-0)

110 Idaho (0-0)

109 San Jose State (0-1)

108 Marshall (0-0)

107 Ball State (0-0)

106 Georgia Southern (0-0)

105 Miami Univ. (0-0)

104 Fresno State (0-0)

103 Tulane (0-0)

102 SMU (0-0)

101 FIU (0-0)

100 Utah State (0-0)

99 Arkansas State (0-0)

98 Florida Atlantic (0-0)

97 Army (0-0)

96 Hawaii (1-0)

95 Northern Illinois (0-0)

94 UNLV (0-0)

93 East Carolina (0-0)

92 Kansas (0-0)

91 Central Michigan (0-0)

90 Troy (0-0)

89 Western Michigan (0-0)

88 Ohio (0-0)

87 Wyoming (0-0)

86 Nevada (0-0)

85 New Mexico (0-0)

84 Middle Tennessee (0-0)

83 Old Dominion (0-0)

82 Air Force (0-0)

81 Southern Miss (0-0)

80 Navy (0-0)

79 Temple (0-0)

78 UCF (0-0)

77 Appalachian State (0-0)

76 Duke (0-0)

75 Rutgers (0-0)

74 Louisiana Tech (0-0)

73 Memphis (0-0)

72 Virginia (0-0)

71 Tulsa (0-0)

70 Oregon State (0-1)

69 Purdue (0-0)

68 Iowa State (0-0)

67 Cincinnati (0-0)

66 Illinois (0-0)

65 Wake Forest (0-0)

64 Western Kentucky (0-0)

63 Toledo (0-0)

62 BYU (1-0)

61 Arizona (0-0)

60 Houston (0-0)

59 USF (1-0)

58 Boston College (0-0)

57 California (0-0)

56 Boise State (0-0)

55 Ole Miss (0-0)

54 San Diego State (0-0)

53 Syracuse (0-0)

52 Colorado (0-0)

51 Texas Tech (0-0)

50 Vanderbilt (0-0)

49 Colorado State (1-0)

48 Maryland (0-0)

47 Arizona State (0-0)

46 Mississippi State (0-0)

45 North Carolina (0-0)

44 South Carolina (0-0)

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43 Indiana (0-0)

42 Nebraska (0-0)

41 Kentucky (0-0)

40 Georgia Tech (0-0)

39 Pitt (0-0)

38 Baylor (0-0)

37 Minnesota (0-0)

36 Northwestern (0-0)

35 Missouri (0-0)

34 Texas A&M (0-0)

33 UCLA (0-0)

32 Utah (0-0)

31 Michigan State (0-0)

30 Arkansas (0-0)

29 West Virginia (0-0)

28 Tennessee (0-0)

27 Notre Dame (0-0)

26 Washington State (0-0)

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25 Oregon (0-0)

Up Next: Southern Utah: The Willie Taggart regime should start out with an offensive bang, but the early play of the defense will be far more important.

24 Kansas State (0-0)

Up Next: Central Arkansas: Tune-up time for the offense that has to come up with more downfield passing. This is the type of game to test everything out.

23 Iowa (0-0)

Up Next: Wyoming: Everyone will come to see Wyoming QB Josh Allen, but the Iowa 1-2 rushing punch of Akron Wadley and James Butler should be eat story.

22 Virginia Tech (0-0)

Up Next: West Virginia: The Hokie defense has to be ready to deal with the Will Grier hype and the Mountaineer offense.

21 NC State (0-0)

Up Next: South Carolina: The Wolfpack are supposed to beat the SEC team. This has a chance to be a national breakout moment to show that, yeah, State could end up being a player in the ACC race.

20 TCU (0-0)

Up Next: Jackson State: It’s being thrown out there by some that TCU might just win the Big 12. This is the tune-up to show that the hype just might be for real.

19 Louisville (0-0)

Up Next: Purdue: The Lamar Jackson show gets a national stage on FOX. Get ready for a firefight with the new-look Boilermakers.

18 Texas (0-0)

Up Next: Maryland: The Terps are good enough to give Texas a hard time. Nothing less than a dominant performance will do to kick off the Tom Herman era.

17 LSU (0-0)

Up Next: BYU: The Cougars looked awful against Portland State, but now they have a warm-up game under their belt. LSU has to be ready to deal with a tough D.

16 Oklahoma State (0-0)

Up Next: Tulsa: Get ready for the firefight. Tulsa will put up big numbers, but the Cowboys have to prove that the offense is ready to rock.

15 Florida (0-0)

Up Next: Michigan: Can Florida overcome the controversy and concerns to roll past the Wolverines? Do it, and get into the top ten.

14 Auburn (0-0)

Up Next: Georgia Southern: Be very, very afraid of this week, Auburn. For all the excitement over the offense, the defense could have a nightmare of a time with the Georgia Southern option.

13 Miami (0-0)

Up Next: Bethune-Cookman: Not only will Malik Rosier get some good work in, but the rest of the quarterback options should get in some time, too.

12 USC (0-0)

Up Next: Western Michigan: Don’t necessarily get caught up in a USC blowout over the Broncos – if it happens. The real tests are coming in Texas and Stanford.

11 Penn State (0-0)

Up Next: Akron: Is the machine back up and humming right away? Akron has a decent defense, but the Nittany Lions should crank up a big opening.

10 Georgia (0-0)

Up Next: Appalachian State: In Year Two under Kirby Smart, this is one of those key teams to watch in the opening weekend. Just how sharp are the Bulldogs going to be? Appalachian State is very, very good.

9 Stanford (1-0)

Up Next: : Yeah, but it was Rice. The blowout in Australia was impressive in every form and phase. But it was Rice – the Cardinal were supposed to do that.

8 Michigan (0-0)

Up Next: Florida: Okay, Michigan. Let’s just see against Florida if and how you’ve been able to reload.

7 Wisconsin (0-0)

Up Next: Utah State: Do the Badgers have a more explosive offense? Is there more downfield pop? They need to open it up against Utah State.

6 Oklahoma (0-0)

Up Next: UTEP: In the Lincoln Riley debut, the team needs to come up with something special to make a statement before Ohio State. There can’t be any sputtering against a bad UTEP defense.

5 Washington (0-0)

Up Next: at Rutgers: Continually disrespected after a CFP season, get ready for it to be harder to get any Pac-12 love after Stanford’s dominant performance against Rice.

4 Clemson (0-0)

Up Next: : Dabo has his big new contract extension, and he’s got another loaded team. The expectations are still at a CFP-or-Bust level.

3 Ohio State (0-0)

Up Next: at Indiana: Be very, very careful against Indiana. The Hoosiers might just provide more of a battle than most Buckeye fans might like.

2 Florida State (0-0)

Up Next: Alabama: The talent is there to come up with the win over Alabama. These Seminoles might not be quite as good as Clemson was at the end of last year, but they appear to be on a mission.

1 Alabama (0-0)

Up Next: Florida State: After a long, long offseason dealing with the pain of not winning the national championship, now it’s time to flex a little muscle against the Noles.

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