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December 13, 2012 at 11:40p

PER ATHLON SPORTS:  Even though the 2012 college football season isn’t over, it’s never too early to take a peek ahead to 2013. Considering players are going to leave for the NFL Draft and more coaching changes are in store over the next few months, a lot is going to change between now and when Athlon releases its official top 25 poll for 2013 in May. With plenty of changes likely to occur and more in-depth research coming over the next few months, keep in mind this is a very, very, very early look at how the preseason top 25 will look like next season.

Keep in mind, this is more of an off-the-cuff early ranking, as we will dive more into the schedules and the returning depth charts once the season is finished. Expect plenty of changes when Athlon releases an updated top 25 in January and again in May.




With an already strong recruiting class (and getting better) along with what I believe will be a better defense it is not a stretch to say that Ohio State will win it all next season. Urban Meyer will keep this team motivated and hungry next season even with a horrible schedule. I am calling it Florida Vs Ohio State in the championship game with Urban Meyer winning one in blowout fashion over his old team....LET'S GO BUCKS AND FINISH NEXT YEAR WHAT THE SENIORS STARTED THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Talk about the last several years coming full damn circle if OSU crushes Florida in the title game...

Class of 2010.

Alhan's picture

Interesting that they have ND all the way at 8th. Don't get me wrong, I hate them and wouldn't mind of they were 80th, but they are in the title game this year. Are they losing a lot of players besides Teo?

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

Joshy614's picture

interesting ... I think UCLA will be a sleeper next year. I'd put them higher, like around 7th

VintonCountyBuck's picture

Ha...I would love see the Buckeyes crush Florida for the BCS Title next year, but at this point I would gladly take a blowout victory in the championship game over anyone in the damn SEC..even Texas A&M.

Get on top, then Stay on Top!! Let those eSECpn talking heads explode starting with Mark May.

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

Nutbuck1959's picture

I'd take a squeaker against the SEC, as long as it is an NC.

CO 303 Buckeye's picture

It's good to see the Buckeyes getting respect.  I have full faith in this team-  I think we will begin to tip the scales of the CFB world by finally knocking off the SEC in a national championship game- given a few freak plays that would allow ND to beat us to it.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

If Bama doesn't lose that many underclassmen I'm going to predict they'll be in the title game again next year... they'll return McCarron their best RBs, Wrs, 8 starters on both Offense and Defense.. They'll be really good again next year.

Toilrt Paper's picture

If they can be beat this year they can be beat next year.

Jhesse17's picture

I really wish that the national championship was played in a coldweather climate every other year. Seems to me that it's a pretty unfair advantage for southern teams that the title game is always played in a southern climate.

Buckeye80's picture

If the "Saban to the NFL" rumors come true, who knows for sure what Bama is next year.  We have all seen the difference coaching makes.

BeijingBucks's picture

That uni pic is still... bad. ass.

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gobucks96's picture

I want to play Notre Dame next year for all the marbles, just to tick off the people in the south and to rain on the domers parade..
Then, I'd like to see Arizona play Michigan in a bowl game and curb stomp them.
Is that wrong???