8 SEC teams crack Brett McMurphy's preseason top-25 rankings
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.
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.