Posted 08/19/2018 at 11:16 AM
It’s time to kick off a new football season! College football begins on August 25, so here’s a look at the top teams, starting with my top 21-40. I have the odds to win the NCAA Championship next to team name (if they have odds) and the odds to win their respective conference championship next to that. Let’s get started with teams 40 through 21.
40. Georgia Tech: 50/1 ACC
Returning Starters: 13 (8 offense, 5 defense, 1 QB)
Last Year’s Record: 5-6
Projected Finish: 6-6
The ACC is one of the tougher FBS conferences with Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Miami and a host of equally competent teams. That means Georgia Tech will be up against the wall again this year to produce wins but could eek out 6-6 record and be bowl eligible with some luck. HC Paul Johnson is in rebuild mode and had one of the better recruiting classes to build that foundation upon. The defense is mediocre, ranking somewhere between 50 to 66 for the last five years. Taquon Marshall returns at QB after a good 2017 season. Marshall worked on his passing this offseason and with eight returners on his side of the ball should be further improved for 2018.