With the start of the new FBS college football season just a few days away, let's take a look at the National Football Post's preseason Top 25, which is an attempt to show what a prospective end-of-the-year rankings could look like before the postseason slate is unveiled.
Note: The top four teams are ranked in order of how I believe the College Football Playoff selection committee would seed them for the inaugural playoff. Nos. 5-11 are also ranked with the CFP in mind. The twelfth team that would be a part of the top six bowls is Houston, which would receive an automatic major bowl berth because the Cougars would be the highest-ranked Group of Five team. However, it would not need to be ranked exactly at No. 12 in order to earn a berth into either the Cotton, Fiesta or Peach Bowl.
1. Florida State
4. Ohio State
Todd Gurley leads a loaded Georgia offense.
12. Michigan State
13. South Carolina
18. Notre Dame
22. Kansas State
23. Virginia Tech
The next five
Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.