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

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CFN Preview 2022 Preseason College Football Rankings: Top 50

50 Iowa State

Player You Need to Know: Will McDonald, DE Sr.
Season Opener: SE Missouri State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 11 2021 CFN Final Rank: 30
CFN Final Rankings 2020 16 2019 63 2018 42
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49 Maryland

Player You Need to Know: Dontay Demus, WR Sr.
Season Opener: Buffalo
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 66 2021 CFN Final Rank: 46
CFN Final Rankings 2020 52 2019 113 2018 82
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48 TCU

Player You Need to Know: Quentin Johnston, WR Jr.
Season Opener: at Colorado
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 27 2021 CFN Final Rank: 73
CFN Final Rankings 2020 44 2019 82 2018 52
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47 Oregon State

Player You Need to Know: Jaydon Grant, S Sr.
Season Opener: Boise State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 57 2021 CFN Final Rank: 61
CFN Final Rankings 2020 51 2019 77 2018 116
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46 Nebraska

Player You Need to Know: Luke Reimer, LB Jr.
Season Opener: Northwestern (in Dublin)
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 58 2021 CFN Final Rank: 60
CFN Final Rankings 2020 55 2019 93 2018 88
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45 Boston College

Player You Need to Know: Zay Flowers, WR Sr.
Season Opener: Rutgers
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 6-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 43 2021 CFN Final Rank: 63
CFN Final Rankings 2020 48 2019 84 2018 50
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44 Cincinnati

Player You Need to Know: Deshawn Pace, LB Jr.
Season Opener: at Arkansas
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 13-1 2021 CFN Prediction: 10-2
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 25 2021 CFN Final Rank: 7
CFN Final Rankings 2020 9 2019 22 2018 23
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43 Missouri

Player You Need to Know: Kris Abrams-Draine, CB Jr.
Season Opener: Louisiana Tech
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 42 2021 CFN Final Rank: 47
CFN Final Rankings 2020 33 2019 87 2018 41
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42 North Carolina

Player You Need to Know: Josh Downs, WR Jr.
Season Opener: Florida A&M
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 12 2021 CFN Final Rank: 50
CFN Final Rankings 2020 14 2019 59 2018 113
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41 West Virginia

Player You Need to Know: Dante Stills, DT Sr.
Season Opener: at Pitt
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 48 2021 CFN Final Rank: 44
CFN Final Rankings 2020 43 2019 94 2018 37
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40 Florida State

Player You Need to Know: Jammie Robinson, S Jr.
Season Opener: Duquesne
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 55 2021 CFN Final Rank: 58
CFN Final Rankings 2020 83 2019 78 2018 83
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39 Kansas State

Player You Need to Know: Deuce Vaughn, RB Jr.
Season Opener: South Dakota
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 8-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 40 2021 CFN Final Rank: 26
CFN Final Rankings 2020 58 2019 41 2018 94
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38 Washington

Player You Need to Know: Jaxson Kirkland, OT Sr.
Season Opener: Kent State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 4-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 13 2021 CFN Final Rank: 75
CFN Final Rankings 2020 26 2019 27 2018 14
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37 Purdue

Player You Need to Know: Cam Allen, Sr. Sr.
Season Opener: Penn State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 9-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 53 2021 CFN Final Rank: 19
CFN Final Rankings 2020 61 2019 103 2018 55
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36 Houston

Player You Need to Know: Nathaniel Dell, WR Jr.
Season Opener: at UTSA
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 12-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 70 2021 CFN Final Rank: 39
CFN Final Rankings 2020 86 2019 101 2018 56
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35 Minnesota

Player You Need to Know: Mohamde Ibrahim, RB Sr.
Season Opener: New Mexico State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 9-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 39 2021 CFN Final Rank: 17
CFN Final Rankings 2020 53 2019 25 2018 44
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34 Louisville

Player You Need to Know: Jermayne Lole, DT Sr.
Season Opener: at Syracuse
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 49 2021 CFN Final Rank: 54
CFN Final Rankings 2020 69 2019 37 2018 121
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33 BYU

Player You Need to Know: Blake Freeland, OT Jr.
Season Opener: at USF
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 10-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 63 2021 CFN Final Rank: 34
CFN Final Rankings 2020 13 2019 34 2018 53
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32 UCLA

Player You Need to Know: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB Sr.
Season Opener: Bowling Green
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 8-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 23 2021 CFN Final Rank: 42
CFN Final Rankings 2020 32 2019 97 2018 100
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31 Mississippi State

Player You Need to Know: Will Rogers, QB Jr.
Season Opener: Memphis
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 38 2021 CFN Final Rank: 28
CFN Final Rankings 2020 38 2019 56 2018 35
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30 Wake Forest

Player You Need to Know: AT Perry, WR Jr.
Season Opener: VMI
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 11-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 52 2021 CFN Final Rank: 23
CFN Final Rankings 2020 40 2019 53 2018 49
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29 Kentucky

Player You Need to Know: Chris Rodriguez, RB Sr.
Season Opener: Miami University
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 10-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 33 2021 CFN Final Rank: 21
CFN Final Rankings 2020 36 2019 45 2018 12
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28 Iowa

Player You Need to Know: Jack Campbell, LB Sr.
Season Opener: South Dakota State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 10-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 21 2021 CFN Final Rank: 22
CFN Final Rankings 2020 17 2019 23 2018 25
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27 South Carolina

Player You Need to Know: Spencer Rattler, QB Jr.
Season Opener: Georgia State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 47 2021 CFN Final Rank: 37
CFN Final Rankings 2020 81 2019 70 2018 69
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26 Baylor

Player You Need to Know: Siaki Ika, DT Jr.
Season Opener: Albany
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 12-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 50 2021 CFN Final Rank: 5
CFN Final Rankings 2020 87 2019 21 2018 80
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