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2021 Way Too Early Top 25

By BJ Bennett
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A way too early top 25 for 2021.

1. Clemson -- A great defense returns intact and expectations are high for QB D.J. Uiagalelei.
2. Alabama -- Maybe still the most talented team in the country, with QB Bryce Young ready.
3. Oklahoma -- Get ready for even more from QB Spencer Rattler and an improving defense.
4. Ohio State -- RB Master Teague and WRs Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson will be a elite trio.
5. Georgia -- An experienced offense, front seven give the talented Bulldogs great balance.
6. Iowa State -- There isn't a better backfield than QB Brock Purdy and RB Breece Hall.
7. Cincinnati -- The talented and experienced Bearcats will remain in the national the mix.
8. Texas A&M -- There are proven playmakers everywhere, RB, WR and TE, for Jimbo Fisher.
9. North Carolina -- Star QB Sam Howell is back with a veteran front line for Mack Brown.
10. Notre Dame -- The Fighting Irish will feature a strong running game led by Kyren Williams.
11. Miami -- The 'Canes got a major boost when playmaking QB D'Eriq King decided to return.
12. Indiana -- The offense, featuring QB Michael Penix and Ty Fryfogle, will be fun to watch. 
13. Southern Cal -- Expect more from QB Kedon Slovis and the defense now has experience.
14. Florida -- It's time for versatile QB Emory Jones to get his chance in Dan Mullen's system.
15. Coastal Carolina -- Most starters returns for the 'Chants, including QB Grayson McCall.
16. Oregon -- Watch DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, who could be the first pick in the 2021 draft.
17. Iowa -- Standout RB Tyler Goodson is going to run it a lot for the physical Hawkeyes.  
18. Texas -- After fantastic work in Tuscaloosa, the Steve Sarkisian show begins in Austin.
19. Wisconsin -- Expect the Badgers to have one of the nation's premier defenses yet again.
20. LSU -- After a letdown, the talented Tigers are poised for more of a return to form.
21. Penn State -- Led by a healthy Noah Cain, the rushing attack is set to be really good.
22. NC State -- A lot of key talent returns for the Wolfpack, including stud LB Payton Wilson. 
23. Liberty -- QB Malik Willis gives Hugh Freeze one of the great signal callers in the game. 
24. Army -- Jeff Monken's teams keep on running the football and keep on winning.
25. Louisiana -- The return of QB Levi Lewis gives the Cajuns one of the nation's best.

BJ Bennett - B.J. Bennett is SouthernPigskin.com's founder and publisher. He is the co-host of "Three & Out" with Kevin Thomas and Ben Troupe on the "Southern Pigskin Radio Network". Email: bj@espncoastal.com / Twitter: @BJBennettSports