College Football Rankings: 2022 CFN Preseason Ranking Of All 131 Teams

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College Football Rankings: 2022 CFN Preseason Ranking Of All 131 Teams

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CFN Preview 2022 Preseason College Football Rankings: Top 75

75 Tulsa

Player You Need to Know: Justin Wright, LB Sr.
Season Opener: at Wyoming
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 80 2021 CFN Final Rank: 77
CFN Final Rankings 2020 39 2019 86 2018 115
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74 Vanderbilt

Player You Need to Know: Anfernee Orji, LB Sr.
Season Opener: at Hawaii
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 2-10
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 73 2021 CFN Final Rank: 104
CFN Final Rankings 2020 91 2019 116 2018 74
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73 Kansas

Player You Need to Know: Jalon Daniels, QB Jr.
Season Opener: Tennessee Tech
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 2-10
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 81 2021 CFN Final Rank: 83
CFN Final Rankings 2020 104 2019 117 2018 108
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72 SMU

Player You Need to Know: Rashee Rice, WR, Sr.
Season Opener: at North Texas
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 8-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 76 2021 CFN Final Rank: 78
CFN Final Rankings 2020 64 2019 28 2018 85
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71 Indiana

Player You Need to Know: Tiawan Mullen, CB Jr.
Season Opener: Illinois
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 31 2021 CFN Final Rank: 88
CFN Final Rankings 2020 23 2019 64 2018 84
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70 Arizona

Player You Need to Know: Jacob Cowing, WR Jr.
Season Opener: at San Diego State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 1-11 2021 CFN Prediction: 2-10
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 72 2021 CFN Final Rank: 86
CFN Final Rankings 2020 90 2019 105 2018 92
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69 Memphis

Player You Need to Know: Seth Henigan, QB Soph.
Season Opener: at Mississippi State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 6-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 71 2021 CFN Final Rank: 91
CFN Final Rankings 2020 50 2019 9 2018 66
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68 Appalachian State

Player You Need to Know: Nick Hampton, LB Sr.
Season Opener: North Carolina
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 10-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 65 2021 CFN Final Rank: 45
CFN Final Rankings 2020 68 2019 6 2018 21
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67 Northwestern

Player You Need to Know: Peter Skoronski, OT Jr.
Season Opener: Nebraska (in Dublin)
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 32 2021 CFN Final Rank: 80
CFN Final Rankings 2020 10 2019 110 2018 27
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66 Rutgers

Player You Need to Know: Christian Izien, S Sr.
Season Opener: at Boston College
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 5-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 59 2021 CFN Final Rank: 81
CFN Final Rankings 2020 60 2019 123 2018 12
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65 Georgia Tech

Player You Need to Know: Ayinde Eley, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Clemson (in Atlanta)
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 64 2021 CFN Final Rank: 82
CFN Final Rankings 2020 82 2019 122 2018 64
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64 Fresno State

Player You Need to Know: Jake Haener, QB Sr.
Season Opener: Cal Poly
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 10-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 86 2021 CFN Final Rank: 40
CFN Final Rankings 2020 96 2019 91 2018 6
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63 UCF

Player You Need to Know: Isaiah Bowser, RB Sr.
Season Opener: South Carolina State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 9-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 10-2
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 45 2021 CFN Final Rank: 48
CFN Final Rankings 2020 70 2019 19 2018 9
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62 Colorado

Player You Need to Know: Isaiah Lewis, S Sr.
Season Opener: TCU
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 4-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 46 2021 CFN Final Rank: 76
CFN Final Rankings 2020 30 2019 81 2018 99
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61 Stanford

Player You Need to Know: Kyu Blu Kelly, CB Sr.
Season Opener: Colgate
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 35 2021 CFN Final Rank: 85
CFN Final Rankings 2020 31 2019 98 2018 32
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60 Texas Tech

Player You Need to Know: Tyler Shough, QB Sr.
Season Opener: Murray State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 28 2021 CFN Final Rank: 27
CFN Final Rankings 2020 79 2019 102 2018 68
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59 Washington State

Player You Need to Know: Cameron Ward, QB Soph.
Season Opener: Idaho
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 56 2021 CFN Final Rank: 71
CFN Final Rankings 2020 76 2019 76 2018 16
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58 Boise State

Player You Need to Know: John Ojukwu, OT Sr.
Season Opener: at Oregon State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 7-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 61 2021 CFN Final Rank: 36
CFN Final Rankings 2020 49 2019 10 2018 8
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57 Virginia Tech

Player You Need to Know: Dax Hollifield, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Old Dominion
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 44 2021 CFN Final Rank: 64
CFN Final Rankings 2020 42 2019 44 2018 65
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56 Virginia

Player You Need to Know: Brennan Armstrong, QB Sr.
Season Opener: Richmond
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 6-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 51 2021 CFN Final Rank: 53
CFN Final Rankings 2020 45 2019 31 2018 39
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55 Cal

Player You Need to Know: Jackson Sirmon, LB Jr.
Season Opener: Cal-Davis
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 36 2021 CFN Final Rank: 57
CFN Final Rankings 2020 72 2019 61 2018 81
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54 San Diego State

Player You Need to Know: Caden McDonald, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Arizona
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 12-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 69 2021 CFN Final Rank: 25
CFN Final Rankings 2020 73 2019 30 2018 62
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53 Arizona State

Player You Need to Know: Xazavian Valladay, RB Sr.
Season Opener: Northern Arizona
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 8-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 19 2021 CFN Final Rank: 72
CFN Final Rankings 2020 35 2019 33 2018 63
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52 Syracuse

Player You Need to Know: Sean Tucker, RB Soph.
Season Opener: Louisville
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 77 2021 CFN Final Rank: 67
CFN Final Rankings 2020 94 2019 79 2018 17
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51 Illinois

Player You Need to Know: Sydney Brown, S Sr.
Season Opener: Wyoming
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 68 2021 CFN Final Rank: 59
CFN Final Rankings 2020 71 2019 69 2018 103
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