2019 College Football Preseason Rankings
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2019 college football betting season is still a couple months away. However, with the end of the NHL and NBA betting season in sight, sports betting fans will have no choice but to look ahead. To help them out, we’ve assembled this list to act as a 2019 college football preseason rankings. It may still be a bit early, but these rankings should nonetheless help you figure out the NCAA football landscape as we approach the start of the season.
A Bit Too Early 2019 College Football Preseason Rankings
It should come as no surprise to see Nick Saban’s squad pegged as No. 1 once again. After all, he’s won 6 national titles in his career and 5 in his tenure with Bama. Additionally, he has more national title losses on his resume than most of the coaches in the nation have appearances. At the present time he represents the zenith of college football coaching. Therefore, he rightfully deserves this No. 1 spot.
One man has beaten Saban in two of Saban’s last 3 title games. Of course, that man would be none other than Clemson coach Dabo Swinney. And while Swinney is a lock in for the No. 2 spot, it’s important to note the vast difference these two teams have from the rest of the nation. Year after year these two programs deliver eye-catching records on their way to the college football playoffs. In fact, it’s safe to say that Clemson and Alabama are on a different level than the other 23 programs on this list.
Although Chris Peterson got off to a rough start with Washington, posting a 15-12 record in his first two seasons, it’s clear he’s turning things around. In fact, the program is now 32-9 in the last 3 seasons and have claimed not one but two Pac-12 titles. Clearly, this is one team worth considering for the No. 3 slot in the nation. At the present time, the Pac-12 is very much open, which means that Washington could be poised to make a playoff run.
Unlike Peterson, Lincoln Riley is off to a great start with Oklahoma. Albeit, he inherited a pretty talented team. In just two seasons with the program, Riley has led Oklahoma to a 24-4 record, two Big 12 titles and two playoff appearances. Additionally, Riley has coached two different Heisman Trophy winners. Hence, Riley and Oklahoma are much deserving of this ranking.
Obviously Texas A&M wants more out of Jimbo Fisher than just 9 wins per season. Nevertheless, no legal betting fan would argue that his first season was a disappointment. With a heap of talented new recruits, and an improving Kellen Mound, it’s clear that the Aggies are a team legal betting fans should be on the lookout for next season. They’ve cracked the top 5 of this 2019 college football preseason rankings and should do plenty more once the season rolls around.