College Football Rankings: CFN Preseason Top 76

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College Football Rankings: CFN Preseason Top 76

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College Football Rankings: CFN Preseason Top 76

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50. UAB Blazers

Best Player: RB Spencer Brown, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: WKU, Oct. 17
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 83
Realistic Season Goal: Win Conference USA Championship
Currently Scheduled Opener: at Miami, Sept. 10
UAB 2020 CFN Team Preview

49. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

Best Player: QB Levi Lewis, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: at Appalachian State, Oct. 7
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 64
Realistic Season Goal: Win the Sun Belt Championship
Currently Scheduled Opener: at Iowa State, Sept. 12
Louisiana 2020 CFN Team Preview

48. Tulane Green Wave

Best Player: DE Patrick Johnson, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: at UCF, Oct. 24
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 61
Realistic Season Goal: Winning season
Currently Scheduled Opener: at South Alabama, Sept. 12
Tulane 2020 CFN Team Preview

47. Navy Midshipmen

Best Player: LB Diego Fagot, Jr.
Most Interesting Game: Memphis, Nov. 14
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 24
Realistic Season Goal: Top 4 AAC Finish
Currently Scheduled Opener: BYU, Sept. 7
Navy 2020 CFN Team Preview


Here’s the lone curveball – this is where Air Force would be ranked if it was playing a full season. The Mountain West has postponed its 2020 football season, but the Falcons is expected to play both Army and Navy.

Air Force Falcons

Best Player: LB Demonte Meeks, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: Navy, Oct. 3
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 29
Realistic Season Goal: Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy (beating both Army and Navy)
Currently Scheduled Opener: Navy, Oct. 3
Air Force 2020 CFN Team Preview


46. Kansas Jayhawks

Best Player: RB Pooka Williams, Jr.
Most Interesting Game: TCU, Nov. 28
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 67
Realistic Season Goal: 3 wins with a big overall improvement
Currently Scheduled Opener: Coastal Carolina, Sept. 12
Kansas 2020 CFN Team Preview

45. Temple Owls

Best Player: DT Ifeanyi Maijeh, Jr.
Most Interesting Game: at Memphis, Oct. 24
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 54
Realistic Season Goal: Winning Season
Currently Scheduled Opener: at Navy, Sept. 26
Temple 2020 CFN Team Preview

44. Boston College Eagles

Best Player: LB Max Richardson, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: Notre Dame, Nov. 14
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 64
Realistic Season Goal: A winning season
Currently Scheduled Opener: To be announced, but at Duke, Sept. 19
Boston College 2020 CFN Team Preview

43. BYU Cougars

Best Player: TE Mattt Bushman, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: at Navy, Sept. 7
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 71
Realistic Season Goal: To be determined (BYU only has four scheduled games at the moment)
Currently Scheduled Opener: at Navy, Sept. 7
BYU 2020 CFN Team Preview

42. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Best Player: LB David Curry, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: UCF, Sept. 19
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 75
Realistic Season Goal: Five wins, and looking like everything is about to turn in 2021
Currently Scheduled Opener: at Florida State, Sept. 12
Georgia Tech 2020 CFN Team Preview

41. Arkansas Razorbacks

Best Player: RB Rakeem Boyd, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: Ole Miss
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 96
Realistic Season Goal: Four wins
Currently Scheduled Opener: Georgia
Arkansas 2020 CFN Team Preview

40. Vanderbilt Commodores

Best Player: LB Dimitri Moore, Jr.
Most Interesting Game: Tennessee
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 99
Realistic Season Goal: .500 record
Currently Scheduled Opener: at Texas A&M
Vanderbilt 2020 CFN Team Preview

39. Syracuse Orange

Best Player: S Andre Cisco, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: at Notre Dame, Dec. 5
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 80
Realistic Season Goal: At least seven wins with a road upset over North Carolina, Clemson or Notre Dame
Currently Scheduled Opener: at North Carolina, Sept. 12
Syracuse 2020 CFN Team Preview

38. Duke Blue Devils

Best Player: DE Victor Dimukeje, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: North Carolina, Nov. 7
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 53
Realistic Season Goal: A winning season with a win over North Carolina or NC State
Currently Scheduled Opener: at Notre Dame, Sept. 12
Duke 2020 CFN Team Preview

37. Houston Cougars

Best Player: LB/S Grant Stuard, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: at Memphis, Sept. 19
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 77
Realistic Season Goal: Top 4 AAC Finish
Currently Scheduled Opener: at Memphis, Sept. 19
Houston 2020 CFN Team Preview

36. Appalachian State Mountaineers

Best Player: QB Zac Thomas, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: Louisiana, Oct. 7
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 30
Realistic Season Goal: Win Sun Belt Championship
Currently Scheduled Opener: Charlotte, Sept. 12
Appalachian State 2020 CFN Team Preview

35. Memphis Tigers

Best Player: RB Kenneth Gainwell, Soph.
Most Interesting Game: UCF, Oct. 16
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 21
Realistic Season Goal: Win AAC Championship
Currently Scheduled Opener: Arkansas State, Sept. 5
Memphis 2020 CFN Team Preview

34. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Best Player: DE Eli Howard, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: Oklahoma, Oct. 31
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 69
Realistic Season Goal: Winning record with a victory over either Texas or Oklahoma
Currently Scheduled Opener: Houston Baptist, Sept. 12
Texas Tech 2020 CFN Team Preview

33. West Virginia Mountaineers

Best Player: DT Dante Stills, Jr.
Most Interesting Game: Oklahoma, Nov. 28
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 65
Realistic Season Goal: Winning record with a victory over either Texas or Oklahoma
Currently Scheduled Opener: Eastern Kentucky, Sept. 12
West Virginia 2020 CFN Team Preview

32. Cincinnati Bearcats

Best Player: DT Elijah Ponder, Sr.
Most Interesting Game: at UCF, Nov. 21
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 22
Realistic Season Goal: Win AAC Championship
Currently Scheduled Opener: Austin Peay, Sep. 19
Cincinnati 2020 CFN Team Preview

31. Ole Miss Rebels

Best Player: WR Elijah Moore, Jr.
Most Interesting Game: Mississippi State
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 74
Realistic Season Goal: Winning season with win over Mississippi State
Currently Scheduled Opener: Florida
Ole Miss 2020 CFN Team Preview

30. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Best Player: WR Sage Surratt, Jr.
Most Interesting Game: at North Carolina, Nov. 14
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 41
Realistic Season Goal: A winning season by surviving a run of four road games in the final five dates
Currently Scheduled Opener: Clemson, Sept. 12
Wake Forest 2020 CFN Team Preview

29. Baylor Bears

Best Player: LB Terrel Bernard, Jr.
Most Interesting Game: Oklahoma State, Oct. 17
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 16
Realistic Season Goal: Top 4 Big Ten finish
Currently Scheduled Opener: To be announced, Kansas, Sept. 26
Baylor 2020 CFN Team Preview

28. NC State Wolfpack

Best Player: P Trenton Gill, Jr.
Most Interesting Game: at North Carolina, Oct. 24
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 79
Realistic Season Goal: Top 4 ACC finish with a winnower North Carolina
Currently Scheduled Opener: at Virginia Tech, Sept. 12
NC State 2020 CFN Team Preview

27. Kansas State Wildcats

Best Player: Arkansas State, Sept. 12
Most Interesting Game: Texas, Dec. 5
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 32
Realistic Season Goal: Top 4 Big 12 finish with win over Oklahoma or Texas
Currently Scheduled Opener: Arkansas State, Sept. 12
Kansas State 2020 CFN Team Preview

26. Missouri Tigers

Best Player: LB Nick Bolton, Jr.
Most Interesting Game: Georgia
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 63
Realistic Season Goal: Winning season with a win over Florida or Georgia
Currently Scheduled Opener: Alabama
Missouri 2020 CFN Team Preview

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