College Football Analyst Releases New Preseason Top 5

first_imgtrevor lawrence throws a pass during alabama-clemsonnSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Pretty much every set of college football preseason rankings will have Clemson at No. 1 and Alabama at No. 2. However, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy is going against the grain with his top two.McMurphy has been unveiling his preseason top 25 incrementally. He put out his top five on Friday, and he had Alabama surprisingly sitting at No. 3.Clemson and Georgia were his top two teams. His full top five is as follows:ClemsonGeorgiaAlabamaOklahomaOhio StateNaturally, the Crimson Tide being behind Georgia is the most noteworthy thing about McMurphy’s rankings. His reasoning? Turnover on the roster and on the coaching staff. ‘Look, I’m not predicting Alabama goes 7-5 or 6-6. I just feel like they had a number of key losses and eventually it’s going to catch up with Alabama,” McMurphy said.You can view McMurphy’s full comments below.Find out why @Brett_McMurphy has #Alabama ranked No. 3⃣ in his pre-spring college football rankings. #RollTide— Stadium (@Stadium) February 15, 2019Would it be insane to see Georgia beat Alabama head-to-head in the SEC Championship Game next season? No, because they’ve almost beaten them each of the last few years.However, it is hard to predict any slippage from the Crimson Tide, no matter who they have to replace. They seem to have no trouble reloading on a yearly basis.last_img