Preseason Top 25

The USA Today Coaches Top 25 college football poll has been released, with the Georgia Bulldogs taking the preseason No. 1 ranking.

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Many college football pundits love the talented Georgia Bulldogs this year, even though they face a tough SEC schedule. With the way Georgia finished out the 2007 college football season, it’s hard not to like what they bring to the table in 2008. With future NFL draft prospect Matthew Stafford under center, as well as a Heisman Trophy candidate in sophomore running back Knowshon Moreno, expect big things out of UGA this season.

The NCAA coaches feel that Pete Carroll’s USC Trojans are the second best team in college football. USC has won seven straight Pac 10 titles, boast some of the best recruiting in the nation and are stocked with NFL talent. The Trojans must not overlook teams like they did last year, however. The loss to Stanford cost them a chance to play for a BCS Championship.

Rounding out the rest of the top five are Ohio State (No. 3), Oklahoma (No. 4) and Florida (No. 5).

While looking at the odds for this season, oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have made USC a 3/1 favorite to win the 2009 National Championship. Rather ironically, oddsmakers think Ohio State (6/1) and Oklahoma (6/1) have better odds to claim a title than Georgia, even though the Bulldogs have been chosen as preseason favorites according to college coaches.

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USA Today College Football Preseason Top 25

  1. Georgia
  2. USC
  3. Ohio State
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Florida
  6. LSU
  7. Missouri
  8. West Virginia
  9. Clemson
  10. Texas
  11. Auburn
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Kansas
  14. Texas Tech
  15. Virgina Tech
  16. Arizona State
  17. Brigham Young
  18. Tennessee
  19. Illinois
  20. Oregon
  21. South Florida
  22. Penn State
  23. Wake Forest
  24. Michigan
  25. Fresno State

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