The 2021 college football regular season is almost upon us.
Tuesday morning, USA TODAY’s college football preseason Coaches’ Poll top 25 was released. There weren’t too many surprises within the top 25. Alabama came in at No. 1, followed by Clemson at No. 2, Oklahoma at No. 3, Ohio State at No. 4 and Georgia at No. 5.
Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Iowa State, North Carolina and Cincinnati rounded out the top 10.
The full top 25 can be seen below:
USA Today’s preseason coaches poll pic.twitter.com/GGKivRnhjI
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 10, 2021
Many fans are touting Mack Brown’s work at North Carolina. The Tar Heels aren’t known as a football school, but maybe they should be now. UNC is opening the 2021 college football season as a preseason top 10 team.
— Tate Frazier (@tatefrazier) August 10, 2021
Elsewhere, fans are bringing up old Coaches Poll ballots – like when Dabo Swinney ranked Ohio State 11th overall last season. The Buckeyes went on to trounce the Tigers in the College Football Playoff semifinal.
Never forget Dabo Swinney ranking Ohio State 11th in his final Coaches Poll last season
OSU went on the beat Clemson 49-28 in the Playoff pic.twitter.com/WgSaJbMpM2
— PFF College (@PFF_College) August 10, 2021
Based on the Coaches’ Poll, another College Football Playoff contender will play a pretty brutal schedule. Notre Dame has four preseason top 15 opponents on its schedule for the 2021 regular season.
Good luck, Fighting Irish.
Notre Dame comes in at #7 on the preseason Coaches Poll, with a whopping FOUR top-fifteen matchups on the schedule this season 👀☘️
And they say we don’t play anybody 🤣 https://t.co/kWcS0cIC9R
— Barstool Irish (@BarstoolIrish) August 10, 2021
We’ll get some big-time matchups early in the season, too.
In Week 1, No. 1 Alabama will play No. 16 Miami, while No. 2 Clemson will play No. 5 Georgia. In Week 2, No. 4 Ohio State will play No. 12 Oregon.
One month away from Clemson-Georgia and it feels like football weather outside 😍😍😍
— Matt Connolly (@MattOnClemson) August 4, 2021
The 2021 college football regular season can’t get here soon enough.
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