Clemson and Alabama are the top-two teams in the country heading into 2019, right?

Not according to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, who has the Tigers at No. 1, but has the Crimson Tide down at No. 3 in his preseason top-25 rankings.

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As you can see below, McMurphy had 8 SEC teams in his top 25, with Georgia slotting in at No. 2 between Clemson and Alabama:

  • No. 2 — Georgia
  • No. 3 — Alabama
  • No. 7 — LSU
  • No. 10 — Florida
  • No. 12 — Texas A&M
  • No. 13 — Auburn
  • No. 16 — Mississippi State
  • No. 21 — Mizzou

Five of those teams are in the SEC West, with 3 in the East. Both conferences have 2 teams in McMurphy’s top 10.

Will McMurphy look smart for having the Dawgs at No. 2 when most analysts have them below Alabama? We’ll find out this fall.