The college football season begins Saturday August 27. That means all the experts are ready to make the early predictions of who will be #1. Right now there aren’t any huge surprises in the Indiana SRN pre-season top 25.

1. ALABAMA (13-2 IN 2021, LOST TO GEORGIA IN THE CFP TITLE GAME)

2. OHIO STATE (11-2, BEAT UTAH IN THE ROSE BOWL)

3. GEORGIA (14-1, CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONS)

4. TEXAS A&M (8-4, WITHDREW FROM GATOR BOWL DUE TO COVID-19

POSITIVE CASES, INJURIES)

5. NOTRE DAME (11-2, LOST TO OKLAHOMA STATE IN THE FIESTA BOWL)

6. UTAH (10-4, LOST TO OHIO STATE IN THE ROSE BOWL)

7. CLEMSON (10-3, BEAT IOWA STATE IN THE CHEEZ-IT BOWL)

8. OKLAHOMA STATE (12-2, BEAT NOTRE DAME IN THE FIESTA BOWL)

9. MICHIGAN (12-2, LOST TO GEORGIA IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

SEMIFINALS)

10. WAKE FOREST (11-3, BEAT RUTGERS IN THE GATOR BOWL)

11. OREGON (10-4, LOST TO OKLAHOMA IN THE ALAMO BOWL)

12. BAYLOR (12-2, BEAT OLE MISS IN THE SUGAR BOWL)

13. PITT (11-3, LOST TO MICHIGAN STATE IN THE PEACH BOWL)

14. MICHIGAN STATE (11-2, BEAT PITT IN THE PEACH BOWL)

15. NC STATE (9-3, HOLIDAY BOWL VS. UCLA CANCELED)

16. HOUSTON (12-2, BEAT AUBURN IN THE BIRMINGHAM BOWL)

17. ARKANSAS (9-4, BEAT PENN STATE IN THE OUTBACK BOWL)

18. KENTUCKY (10-3, BEAT IOWA IN THE CITRUS BOWL)

19. IOWA (10-4, LOST TO KENTUCKY IN THE CITRUS BOWL)

20. OKLAHOMA (11-2, BEAT OREGON IN THE ALAMO BOWL)

21. USC (4-8)

22. BYU (10-3, LOST TO UAB IN THE INDEPENDENCE BOWL)

23. WISCONSIN (9-4, BEAT ARIZONA STATE IN THE LAS VEGAS BOWL)

24. TENNESSEE (7-6, LOST TO PURDUE IN THE MUSIC CITY BOWL)

25. CINCINNATI (13-1, LOST TO ALABAMA IN THE CFP SEMIFINALS)

WEEK 1 SCHEDULE

AER LINGUS COLLEGE FOOTBALL CLASSIC: NEBRASKA VS. NORTHWESTERN

(AVIVA STADIUM IN DUBLIN, IRELAND)

CRICKET MEAC/SWAC CHALLENGE: ALABAMA STATE VS. HOWARD (CENTER

PARC STADIUM IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA) @ 7:00 PM ET ON ESPN

DUQUESNE AT FLORIDA STATE

FLORIDA A&M AT NORTH CAROLINA

WYOMING AT ILLINOIS

VANDERBILT AT HAWAII

AUSTIN PEAY AT WESTERN KENTUCKY

NEVADA AT NEW MEXICO STATE

UCONN AT UTAH STATE

CHARLOTTE AT FAU

NORTH TEXAS AT UTEP