2013 College Football rankings 1-77


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Welcome to the 2013 college football preseason! It officially starts today. Whatever keeps me from having to write about baseball; as that actually subtracts page views from my website- for whatever reason.

Sadly, the 2013 college football 77 in 77 does not include the Illinois Fighting Illini. We’ll rank and preview one team a day for the next 77 days, ending with #1 Alabama Crimson Tide on the Thursday before the 2013 college football season begins.

This is the first year I’ve done the 77 in 77 in which my alma mater, the Illini, are not included.

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And you can understand why. The hiring of Tim Beckman degraded the Illini from the Big Ten to the second division of the MAC. And that’s a shame because Illinois produced the greatest college football player in history: Red Grange. Which is why we do 77 in 77. That was his jersey number. So you would think that Illinois should have a truly powerful football program.

Not so much.

Here’s your 2013 college football 77 in 77

77. Colorado

76. Kansas

75. Ohio

74. Wake Forest

73. Syracuse

72. Boston College

71. Kentucky

70. Minnesota

69. Marshall

68. Duke

67. Indiana

66. Washington State

65. Virginia

64. Iowa

63. N.C. State

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62. Utah State

61. San Jose State

60. Purdue

59. Rutgers

58. Utah

57. Iowa State

56. Maryland

55. San Diego State

54. East Carolina

53. California

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52. West Virginia

51. Pitt

50. UCF

49. Mizzou

48. Texas Tech

47. Tennessee

46. Auburn

45. Nevada

44. Arkansas

43. Mississippi State

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42. PSU

41. UNC

40. Arizona

39. Baylor

38. Cincinnati

37. Tulsa

36. Ga Tech

35. NIU

34. BYU

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33. Ole Miss

32. Miami

31. Va Tech

30. Fresno St.

29. ASU

28. MSU

27. ND

26. USC

25. Wis

24. Vandy

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23. Boise

22. Neb

21. KSU

20. Ok ST

19. UCLA

18. TCU

17. Oregon State

16. Northwestern

15. Florida State

14. Texas

13. OK

12. Clemson

11. LSU

10. UL

9. Stanford

8. Mich

7. Oregon

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6. Ohio St

5. SC

4. UF

3. A&M

2. UGA

1. BAMA

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net. (“Quasi-endorsed” by Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly) He’s also an author who also contributes regularly to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, Walter Football.com and Yardbarker

Banks has appeared on the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks), like him on Facebook

 

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