NEW ORLEANS – The college football season ended Monday night at the Superdome. The LSU won the fourth national championship and the first in 12 years. It ended a perfect season behind Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and scored Clemson's 29-game winning streak with 42-25 routers.
In eight months everything will start again. Below are the very early top 10 posts for next season.
1.Clemson Tigers (2019 record: 14-1)
The disappointment will fade away. Clemson has still won two titles in four years and is now adding the country's best recruitment class. Trevor Lawrence will start the year at the top of the Heisman Trophy lists again and will have at least two seasoned recipients in Amari Rodgers and Justyn Ross. Several underclass defensive players got valuable experience, and the Tigers complement each other with newcomers such as the defensive duel against Bryan Bresee and the defensive end to Myles Murphy.
2. Ohio State Buckeyes (13-1)
The Buckeyes remain charged, led by Heisman Trophy finalist Justin Fields and pioneering recipient Chris Olave. The return of strong cornerback Shaun Wade solidifies what appears to be always an elite secondary school, and the state of Ohio will welcome the country's fourth-highest recruitment class, which includes the country's leading 6-foot 2 dynamo Julian Fleming.
3rd LSU Tiger (15-0)
Yes, Burrow is switching to the professionals. Main recipient Justin Jefferson and security Grant Delpit can join him. But Ed Orgeron's squad will remain full of new perspectives, from consensus-oriented all-American cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. to opponents Ja & # 39; Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall Jr. The big question mark is with the quarterback, where the former four-star Recruit Myles Brennan stands to take over. Luckily for the Tigers, game coordinator and wide-angle receiver coach Joe Brady is expected back after reportedly agreeing to a major contract renewal.
4. Alabama Crimson Tide (11-2)
Doubts about the purple flood at your own risk. Tua Tagovailoa's end-of-season hip injury combined with a rare pedestrian defense led to a rare two-loss campaign. Don't expect another year less, especially since Alabama is expecting key players at Wide Receiver (DeVonta Smith), Left Tackle (Alex Leatherwood), Linebacker (Dylan Moses) and Running Back (Najee Harris). Tagovailoa is on its way to the NFL, where the quarterback has an interesting fight between early five-star candidate Bryce Young and this year's substitute Mac Jones, who performed well after Tagovailoa's fall.
5. Penn State Nittany Lions (11-2)
It's about reaching Ohio State again for the Nittany Lions. The players are on the right track, especially linebacker Micah Parsons, cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields, who hands over the NFL, and quarterback Sean Clifford, who is taking a step forward after a strong first season.
6. Oklahoma Sooners (12-2)
The biggest return is head coach Lincoln Riley, who stays in college and doesn't do a job in the NFL. He hasn't won a playoff game in three tries, but he finds a way to get there. Riley will work with an inexperienced quarterback, but what Spencer Rattler lacks of experience will make up for with talent and he will have an experienced group in front of him to help him get his feet wet.
7. Oregon Ducks (12-2)
As UCLA and USC continue to fade, Oregon has evolved into the Pac-12 powerhouse. Coach Mario Cristobal is good at recruiting, and although he may lose quarterback Justin Herbert, he may have an excellent defense. Kayvon Thibodeaux is a future choice in the first round at the end of the defensive, and five-star newcomers Justin Flowe and Noah Sewell should start producing immediately.
8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-2)
The Irish 11-2 season was overlooked, partly because they lost to the two best teams on their schedule, Michigan and Georgia. But the hype will return next year thanks to the return of quarterback Ian Book, who has a lifelong record of 20-3.
9. Florida Gators (11-2)
Dan Mullen took the first step: he made Florida a competitor again and scored 21 wins in his first two seasons. Now is the time to take the next step: Kill Georgia and win the SEC East. How he deals with a precarious quarterback situation could, together with the established starter Kyle Trask or the top-class youngster Emory Jones, decide how to continue next year.
10. Georgia Bulldogs (12-2)
The defense produces several starters, especially the impressive first division club Azeez Ojulari (5.5 sacks) and should be one of the best units in the nation after winning second place in the points allowed per game (12.6). The offense is, however, unknown. Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman will replace Jake Fromm and be surrounded by many new faces after he left D’Andre Swift and the offensive linemen Andrew Thomas and Solomon Kindley early in the NFL.