College Football Rankings: CFN Preseason Ranking Of All 130 Teams

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College Football Rankings: CFN Preseason Ranking Of All 130 Teams

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College Football Rankings: CFN Preseason Ranking Of All 130 Teams

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CFN Preview 2021 Preseason College Football Rankings: Top 25

25. Cincinnati Bearcats

Player You Need to Know: QB Desmond Ridder, Sr.
September Key Game: Sept. 18 at Indiana
2021 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2020 Record: 9-1
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 50
2020 CFN Final Rank: 9
2019 CFN Final Rank: 22
Cincinnati Preview | Schedule

24. Michigan Wolverines

Player You Need to Know: LB Josh Ross, Sr.
September Key Game: Sept. 11 Washington
2021 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2020 Record: 2-4
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 10
2020 CFN Final Rank: 54
2019 CFN Final Rank: 26
Michigan Preview | Schedule

23. UCLA Bruins

Player You Need to Know: LB Caleb Johnson, Sr.
September Key Game: Sept. 25 at Stanford
2021 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2020 Record: 3-4
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 57
2020 CFN Final Rank: 32
2019 CFN Final Rank: 97
UCLA Preview | Schedule

22. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Player You Need to Know: LB Malcolm Rodriguez, Sr.
September Key Game: Sept. 25 Kansas State
2021 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2020 Record: 8-3
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 22
2020 CFN Final Rank: 19
2019 CFN Final Rank: 50
OSU Preview | Schedule

21. Iowa Hawkeyes

Player You Need to Know: RB Tyler Goodson, Jr.
September Key Game: Sept. 4 Indiana
2021 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2020 Record: 6-2
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 27
2020 CFN Final Rank: 17
2019 CFN Final Rank: 23
Iowa Preview | Schedule


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20. Utah Utes

Player You Need to Know: LB Devin Lloyd, Jr.
September Key Game: Sept. 11 at BYU
2021 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2020 Record: 3-2
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 26
2020 CFN Final Rank: 27
2019 CFN Final Rank: 18
Utah Preview | Schedule

19. Arizona State Sun Devils

Player You Need to Know: QB Jayden Daniels, Soph.
September Key Game: Sept. 25 Colorado
2021 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2020 Record: 2-2
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 37
2020 CFN Final Rank: 35
2019 CFN Final Rank: 33
ASU Preview | Schedule

18. Texas Longhorns

Player You Need to Know: RB Bijan Robinson, Soph.
September Key Game: Sept. 25 Texas Tech
2021 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2020 Record: 7-3
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 14
2020 CFN Final Rank: 18
2019 CFN Final Rank: 29
Texas Preview | Schedule

17. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Player You Need to Know: S Kyle Hamilton, Jr.
September Key Game: Sept. 25 Wisconsin (in Chicago)
2021 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2020 Record: 10-2
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 15
2020 CFN Final Rank: 5
2019 CFN Final Rank: 12
Notre Dame Preview | Schedule

16. USC Trojans

Player You Need to Know: LB/DE Drake Jackson, Jr.
September Key Game: Sept. 11 Stanford
2021 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2020 Record: 5-1
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 13
2020 CFN Final Rank: 24
2019 CFN Final Rank: 38
USC Preview | Schedule

15. Auburn Tigers

Player You Need to Know: RB Tank Bigsby, Soph.
September Key Game: Sept. 18 at Penn State
2021 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2020 Record: 6-5
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 12
2020 CFN Final Rank: 21
2019 CFN Final Rank: 16
Auburn Preview | Schedule

14. Penn State Nittany Lions

Player You Need to Know: S Jaquan Brisker, Sr.
September Key Game: Sept. 4 at Wisconsin
2021 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2020 Record: 4-5
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 8
2020 CFN Final Rank: 56
2019 CFN Final Rank: 5
Penn State Preview | Schedule

13. Washington Huskies

Player You Need to Know: LB/DE Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Soph.
September Key Game: Sept. 11 at Michigan
2021 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2020 Record: 3-1
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 21
2020 CFN Final Rank: 26
2019 CFN Final Rank: 27
Washington Preview | Schedule

12. North Carolina Tar Heels

Player You Need to Know: QB Sam Howell, Jr.
September Key Game: Sept. 2 at Virginia Tech
2021 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2020 Record: 8-4
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 17
2020 CFN Final Rank: 14
2019 CFN Final Rank: 59
UNC Preview | Schedule

11. Iowa State Cyclones

Player You Need to Know: RB Breece Hall, Jr.
September Key Game: Sept. 11 Iowa
2021 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2020 Record: 9-3
2020 CFN Preseason Rank: 36
2020 CFN Final Rank: 16
2019 CFN Final Rank: 63
Iowa State Preview | Schedule

CFN Preview 2021 Rankings
All 130 Team Previews | 101-130
76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | Top 10

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