2021 Spring College Football Rankings, One Thing To Know About Each Team: 1 to 130

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2021 Spring College Football Rankings, One Thing To Know About Each Team: 1 to 130

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2021 Spring College Football Rankings, One Thing To Know About Each Team: 1 to 130


CFN Spring College Football Rankings: 76-100

100 Kent State

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 89
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 106
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 66
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 114
One Thing To Know: The FlashFast style of offense should be among the best in the MAC working around QB Dustin Crum and a veteran O line.
2021 MAC Spring Rankings

99 UAB

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 62
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 82
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 58
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 11
One Thing To Know: Another year, another disrespected ranking. The whole will be better than the sum of the parts, but in the mediocre C-USA West it’s still going to be a dominant factor.
2021 C-USA Spring Rankings

98 Utah State

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 27
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 80
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 46
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 19
One Thing To Know: Start with the coaching situation settled with Blake Anderson coming in from Arkansas State. He’s bringing in former ASU QB Logan Bonner to work behind a veteran O line to make this all work.
2021 MW Spring Rankings

97 Florida Atlantic

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 101
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 87
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 13
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 91
One Thing To Know: Willie Taggart is getting the offensive stars from the transfer portal to get the O going, and the D should be among the best in Conference USA.
2021 C-USA Spring Rankings

96 Temple

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 110
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 71
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 54
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 58
One Thing To Know: If you like the transfer portal, Temple is for you with a whole lot of new parts coming in – and out – led by QB D’Wan Mathis from Georgia. No team in the AAC needs a full off-season of practices more.
2021 AAC Spring Rankings

95 Wyoming

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 85
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 76
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 48
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 90
One Thing To Know: The Cowboys are loaded with veterans, starting with an offensive backfield that should be night-and-day better than the 2020 version – at least that’s the hope.
2021 MW Spring Rankings

94 USF

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 113
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 101
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 104
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 78
One Thing To Know: Can Miami transfer Jarren Williams be the answer at quarterback in the second year under head coach Jeff Scott? The transfer portal is beefing up the talent to go with a team that showed promise late last year.
2021 AAC Spring Rankings

93 Colorado State

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 100
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 86
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 109
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 120
One Thing To Know: The Rams will be interesting in Year Two under Steve Addazio. The defense will generate as much pressure as anyone in the Mountain West.
2021 MW Spring Rankings

92 Air Force

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 80
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 74
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 24
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 96
One Thing To Know: The Falcons will get there with a little time, but in a year when just about everyone else returns a record number of veterans, replacing the entire O line and almost everyone on the defensive front hurts.
2021 MW Spring Rankings

91 Ball State

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 46
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 92
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 83
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 106
One Thing To Know: The MAC champion returns the depth chart from the bowl win over San Jose State almost intact. The offensive line has to be better, though.
2021 MAC Spring Rankings

90 East Carolina

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 99
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 91
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 108
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 117
One Thing To Know: Ten starters are expected back for an offense that’s going to be a whole lot of fun. However, it would be nice if East Carolina games weren’t major shootouts – the D has to stop someone.
2021 AAC Spring Rankings

89 Navy

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 88
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 75
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 17
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 101
One Thing To Know: Experience matters for the service academies – that’s not always the norm. After a dud of a 2020, expect more of the 2019 version with nine starers back on defense and a good-looking backfield to get the running game rolling again.
2021 AAC Spring Rankings

88 Hawaii

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 74
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 78
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 32
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 73
One Thing To Know: Consistency will be the key on offense, but the line has to do some rebuilding and the passing attack has to hit more downfield shots.
2021 MW Spring Rankings

87 Georgia State

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 77
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 114
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 75
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 122
One Thing To Know: There’s a chance the Panthers get back all 11 offensive starters to go along with a defense that might just be good enough to push past Coastal Carolina and Appalachian State in a terrific Sun Belt East.
2021 Sun Belt Spring Rankings

86 Fresno State

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 96
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 77
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 91
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 6
One Thing To Know: The offense started to roll late last year under Kalen DeBoer. QB Jake Haener is back, but the real key is a defense that should be night-and-day stronger on the front.
2021 MW Spring Rankings

85 Toledo

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 98
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 104
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 73
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 61
One Thing To Know: It’s a LOADED team with 21 of the 22 starters projected to be back, but the defense can’t be the worst in the MAC again.
2021 MAC Spring Rankings

84 Kansas

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 104
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 72
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 117
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 108
One Thing To Know: There’s more development happening – and not looking for a quick fix – as the program is trying to build things up with the young players who logged in time late last year. It’s still going to take time, though.
2021 Big 12 Spring Rankings

83 Tulsa

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 39
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 94
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 86
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 115
One Thing To Know: After a stunning season, this will be an interesting team with a mix of parts to prove that 2020 wasn’t a fluke. However, as experienced as this year’s team will be, that advantage is gone in 2021 compared to the rest of the AAC.
2021 AAC Spring Rankings

82 Tulane

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 65
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 79
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 62
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 67
One Thing To Know: If you liked last year’s Tulane, you’ll like this version, too. It’ll be more of the same with a great running game and just enough on the lines to be competitive against everyone in the AAC.
2021 AAC Spring Rankings

81 Army

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 66
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 99
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 89
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 20
One Thing To Know: There are always some major changes at the service academies, but reworking the offensive line will be a bit of an issue early on. The defense will be a little worse, but the offensive backfield is in place to keep the ground game rolling.
2021 Ind Spring Rankings

80 Duke

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 92
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 51
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 88
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 24
One Thing To Know: In a year full of terrific-looking ACC teams full of experience, Duke is in overhaul mode outside of a veteran O line to work around.
2021 ACC Spring Rankings

79 Vanderbilt

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 91
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 63
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 116
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 74
One Thing To Know: New head coach Clark Lea has a lot of work to do with a total overhaul of the program coming. This is a young team that has to figure out how to score.
2021 SEC Spring Rankings

78 Illinois

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 71
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 70
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 69
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 103
One Thing To Know: Bret Bielema takes over a team with experience, but not a whole lot of stars. Start with a veteran offensive line and QB Brandon Peters – among other options – and this is more of a tweak than a teardown.
2021 Big Ten Spring Rankings

77 Syracuse

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 94
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 52
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 79
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 17
One Thing To Know: Okay, Syracuse – do something with all of the veterans. The secondary needs working, but everywhere else is full of experience to go along with Mississippi State QB transfer Garrett Shrader.
2021 ACC Spring Rankings

76 Louisiana Tech

2020 CFN Final Ranking: 103
2020 CFN Preseason Ranking: 89
2019 CFN Final Ranking: 43
2018 CFN Final Ranking: 77
One Thing To Know: Just about everyone everywhere returns experience, but Louisiana Tech is at another level for a senior-loaded season. The O needs to be better, and the veterans are in place to do that.
2021 C-USA Spring Rankings

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