Are you ready for some college football?
It’s been six long months since college football fans got to watch the last game of the 2018-19 season. But fortunately, college football teams from across the country are starting to gear up for the first game of the 2019-20 season.
The 2019-20 season will kick off on August 24 when the Florida Gators face off against the Miami Hurricanes in Orlando, Florida. It’ll be followed up by Week 1 matchups between Boise State and Florida State, Houston and Oklahoma, and Notre Dame and Louisville.
Here’s a 2019-20 college football preview to help you get your head back in the game.
Clemson and Alabama Will Be Back on Top (Yes, Again!)
The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide have met in the College Football Playoff National Championship game in three of the last four seasons. Clemson has won two of the three games, including a game played back in January which Clemson won 44-16.
It won’t be surprising at all if they play for a fourth time next January, either. The NCAA just released their Preseason Top 25 rankings and Clemson and Alabama are No. 1 and No. 2 on the list, respectively.
They will, of course, have a handful of other top-notch teams hot on their heels all season long. The Ohio State Buckeyes (No. 3), Georgia Bulldogs (No. 4), and Oklahoma Sooners (No. 5) could all prove to be formidable foes for Clemson and Alabama.
But it’s hard to imagine both Clemson and Alabama getting shut out of the national title game this season. You can’t create a college football preview these days without including those two teams in the mix.
The SEC Will Continue to Reign Supreme
Outside of seeing Clemson and Alabama perched on top, there’s another thing that you’ll notice when you look at the Preseason Top 25 rankings that the NCAA just put out. There are a lot of SEC teams on the list.
There are seven SEC teams in total, which means that you can once again expect the SEC to reign supreme over the other NCAA football conferences. The ranked SEC teams include:
- Alabama Crimson Tide (No. 2)
- Georgia Bulldogs (No. 4)
- LSU Tigers (No. 7)
- Florida Gators (No. 8)
- Texas A&M Aggies (No. 11)
- Auburn Tigers (No. 17)
- Missouri Tigers (No. 23)
Based on all the preseason love that the conference is getting, it should be another incredible SEC season.
Several Notable New Head Coaches Will Look to Make Their Mark
It’s always fun to see how new head coaches do during their first season with a team. This season, there will be 27 of them.
Some of the ones to watch will be:
- Les Miles with the Kansas Jayhawks
- Manny Diaz with the Miami Hurricanes
- Scott Satterfield with the Louisville Cardinals
There are also going to be a few head coaches, like Willie Taggart at Florida State, heading into the 2019-20 season on the hot seat. Things should heat up in a hurry this season and put both the new head coaches and the ones on the hot seat to the test.
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