College Football Rankings: 2022 CFN Preseason Ranking Of All 131 Teams

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College Football News Preview 2022 preseason college football rankings with top players, early games, and predicted finishes for all 131 teams.

Here we go with 2022 college football rankings for all 131 teams. Call this the jumping off point.

As always, the preseason rankings are about how good the teams appear to be going into fall camp, and then they’ll change drastically once the season starts and the results come in.

Teams are never ranked based on the projected finish, but the season prediction is added along with everyone’s season opening matchup and a player you need to know.

The teams at the very, very top are relatively obvious, but it gets interesting fast with the hype jacked for a whole slew of programs that pushed through into the elite. Of course, the fun comes when the lower-ranked teams show us just how wrong the early thoughts were.

What are the expectations for each team? How do they compare and contrast with everyone else? The 2022 college football season is about to get rolling.

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CFN 2022 Preview of All 131 Teams

CFN Preview 2022 Rankings 
76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10

131 UConn

Player You Need to Know: Jackson Mitchell, LB Soph.
Season Opener: at Utah State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2021 Record: 1-11 2021 CFN Prediction: 3-9
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 129 2021 CFN Final Rank: 128
CFN Final Rankings 2020 NR 2019 126 2018 129
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

130 UMass

Player You Need to Know: Ellis Merriweather, RB Sr.
Season Opener: at Tulane
2022 Preseason Prediction: 1-11
2021 Record: 1-11 2021 CFN Prediction: 2-10
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 130 2021 CFN Final Rank: 129
CFN Final Rankings 2020 127 2019 130 2018 104
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

129 New Mexico State

Player You Need to Know: Chris Ojoh, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Nevada
2022 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 2-10
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 126 2021 CFN Final Rank: 126
CFN Final Rankings 2020 NR 2019 127 2018 124
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

128 Akron

Player You Need to Know: Jeslord Boateng, LB Jr.
Season Opener: Saint Francis
2022 Preseason Prediction: 1-11
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 2-10
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 125 2021 CFN Final Rank: 127
CFN Final Rankings 2020 123 2019 129 2018 102
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127 FIU

Player You Need to Know: Davon Strickland, DT Jr.
Season Opener: Bryant
2022 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2021 Record: 1-11 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 115 2021 CFN Final Rank: 130
CFN Final Rankings 2020 125 2019 85 2018 43
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126 ULM

Player You Need to Know: Boogie Knight, WR Sr.
Season Opener: at Texas
2022 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2021 Record: 4-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 1-11
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 124 2021 CFN Final Rank: 124
CFN Final Rankings 2020 124 2019 100 2018 89
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125 Ball State

Player You Need to Know: Brandon Martin, LB Sr.
Season Opener: at Tennessee
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 90 2021 CFN Final Rank: 98
CFN Final Rankings 2020 46 2019 83 2018 106
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124 Bowling Green

Player You Need to Know: Darren Anders, LB Sr.
Season Opener: at UCLA
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 4-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 2-10
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 127 2021 CFN Final Rank: 108
CFN Final Rankings 2020 126 2019 124 2018 118
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123 Buffalo

Player You Need to Know: James Patterson, LB Sr.
Season Opener: at Maryland
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 4-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 99 2021 CFN Final Rank: 109
CFN Final Rankings 2020 63 2019 39 2018 34
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122 New Mexico

Player You Need to Know: Jerrick Reed, S Sr.
Season Opener: Maine
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 106 2021 CFN Final Rank: 125
CFN Final Rankings 2020 95 2019 120 2018 110
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121 Arkansas State

Player You Need to Know: Kivon Bennett, LB/DE Sr.
Season Opener: Grambling State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 97 2021 CFN Final Rank: 123
CFN Final Rankings 2020 112 2019 67 2018 72
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120 Rice

Player You Need to Know: Gabe Taylor, S Soph.
Season Opener: at USC
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 4-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 120 2021 CFN Final Rank: 116
CFN Final Rankings 2020 106 2019 115 2018 127
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

119 Charlotte

Player You Need to Know: WR Grant DuBose, Jr.
Season Opener: at Florida Atlantic
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 3-9
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 119 2021 CFN Final Rank: 115
CFN Final Rankings 2020 116 2019 72 2018 93
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118 Texas State

Player You Need to Know: Marcell Barbee, WR Sr.
Season Opener: at Nevada
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 4-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 3-9
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 114 2021 CFN Final Rank: 122
CFN Final Rankings 2020 111 2019 114 2018 123
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117 UTEP

Player You Need to Know: Praise Amaewhule, DE Jr.
Season Opener: North Texas
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 3-9
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 123 2021 CFN Final Rank: 106
CFN Final Rankings 2020 121 2019 128 2018 130
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

116 Georgia Southern

Player You Need to Know: Derrick Canteen, CB Jr.
Season Opener: Morgan State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 87 2021 CFN Final Rank: 121
CFN Final Rankings 2020 78 2019 55 2018 28
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

115 Ohio

Player You Need to Know: Kurtis Rourke, QB Jr.
Season Opener: Florida Atlantic
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 111 2021 CFN Final Rank: 112
CFN Final Rankings 2020 109 2019 51 2018 30
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114 Eastern Michigan

Player You Need to Know: Sidy Sow, OG Sr.
Season Opener: Eastern Kentucky
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 117 2021 CFN Final Rank: 100
CFN Final Rankings 2020 107 2019 80 2018 71
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113 Kent State

Player You Need to Know: Dante Cephas, WR, Jr.
Season Opener: at Washington
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 107 2021 CFN Final Rank: 90
CFN Final Rankings 2020 89 2019 66 2018 114
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112 James Madison

Player You Need to Know: Kris Thornton, WR Sr.
Season Opener: Middle Tennessee
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 12-2 2021 CFN Prediction:
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: NR 2021 CFN Final Rank: NR 
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111 South Alabama

Player You Need to Know: Darrell Luter, CB Sr.
Season Opener: Nicholls State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 3-9
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 122 2021 CFN Final Rank: 120
CFN Final Rankings 2020 108 2019 119 2018 109
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

110 Southern Miss

Player You Need to Know: Hayes Maples, LB Jr.
Season Opener: Liberty
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 116 2021 CFN Final Rank: 119
CFN Final Rankings 2020 117 2019 68 2018 75
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

109 Old Dominion

Player You Need to Know: Zack Kuntz, TE Jr.
Season Opener: at Virginia Tech
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 2-10
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 128 2021 CFN Final Rank: 94
CFN Final Rankings 2020 NR 2019 125 2018 105
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

108 Middle Tennessee

Player You Need to Know: Jordan Ferguson, DE Sr.
Season Opener: at James Madison
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 118 2021 CFN Final Rank: 95
CFN Final Rankings 2020 119 2019 107 2018 59
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

107 Temple

Player You Need to Know: Isaac Moore, OT Sr.
Season Opener: Duke
2022 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 84 2021 CFN Final Rank: 118
CFN Final Rankings 2020 110 2019 54 2018 58
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

106 UNLV

Player You Need to Know: Harrison Bailey, QB Soph.
Season Opener: Idaho State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 3-9
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 110 2021 CFN Final Rank: 113
CFN Final Rankings 2020 120 2019 106 2018 107
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

105 Hawaii

Player You Need to Know: Ilm Manning, OT, Sr.
Season Opener: Vanderbilt
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-7
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 74 2021 CFN Final Rank: 102
CFN Final Rankings 2020 74 2019 32 2018 73
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104 Florida Atlantic

Player You Need to Know: Teja Young, S Jr.
Season Opener: Charlotte
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 101 2021 CFN Final Rank: 111
CFN Final Rankings 2020 101 2019 13 2018 91
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103 Central Michigan

Player You Need to Know: Lew Nichols, RB Soph.
Season Opener: at Oklahoma State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 9-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 108 2021 CFN Final Rank: 70
CFN Final Rankings 2020 105 2019 71 2018 128
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102 Louisiana Tech

Player You Need to Know: BeeJay Williamson, S Jr.
Season Opener: at Missouri
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 100 2021 CFN Final Rank: 114
CFN Final Rankings 2020 103 2019 43 2018 77
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101 Miami University

Player You Need to Know: Brett Gabbert, QB Jr.
Season Opener: at Kentucky
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 109 2021 CFN Final Rank: 96
CFN Final Rankings 2020 93 2019 47 2018 70
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

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100 Nevada

Player You Need to Know: Aaron Frost, OT Sr.
Season Opener: at New Mexico State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 8-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 60 2021 CFN Final Rank: 56
CFN Final Rankings 2020 57 2019 74 2018 48
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99 Navy

Player You Need to Know: Tai Lavatai, QB Jr.
Season Opener: Delaware
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 4-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 3-9
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 96 2021 CFN Final Rank: 93
CFN Final Rankings 2020 88 2019 17 2018 101
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98 North Texas

Player You Need to Know: KD Davis, LB Sr.
Season Opener: at UTEP
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 3-9
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 102 2021 CFN Final Rank: 92
CFN Final Rankings 2020 118 2019 111 2018 51
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97 Georgia State

Player You Need to Know: Antavious Lane, S Jr.
Season Opener: at South Carolina
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 8-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 98 2021 CFN Final Rank: 68
CFN Final Rankings 2020 77 2019 75 2018 122
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96 Wyoming

Player You Need to Know: Easton Gibbs, LB Soph.
Season Opener: at Illinois
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 88 2021 CFN Final Rank: 105
CFN Final Rankings 2020 85 2019 48 2018 90
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95 Northern Illinois

Player You Need to Know: CJ Brown, S Soph.
Season Opener: Eastern Illinois
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 9-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 121 2021 CFN Final Rank: 69
CFN Final Rankings 2020 122 2019 92 2018 38
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94 Colorado State

Player You Need to Know: Cam’Ron Carter, LB Sr.
Season Opener: at Michigan
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 93 2021 CFN Final Rank: 117
CFN Final Rankings 2020 100 2019 109 2018 120
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93 USF

Player You Need to Know: Antonio Grier, LB Sr.
Season Opener: BYU
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 3-9
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 105 2021 CFN Final Rank: 103
CFN Final Rankings 2020 113 2019 104 2018 78
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92 San Jose State

Player You Need to Know: Cade Hall, DE Sr.
Season Opener: Portland State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 67 2021 CFN Final Rank: 87
CFN Final Rankings 2020 47 2019 95 2018 126
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91 Troy

Player You Need to Know: Carlton Martial, LB Sr.
Season Opener: at Ole Miss
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 112 2021 CFN Final Rank: 110
CFN Final Rankings 2020 84 2019 90 2018 33
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90 WKU

Player You Need to Know: Jarret Doege, QB Sr.
Season Opener: Austin Peay
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 9-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 94 2021 CFN Final Rank: 67
CFN Final Rankings 2020 115 2019 40 2018 111
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89 Tulane

Player You Need to Know: Dorian Williams, LB Jr.
Season Opener: UMass
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 78 2021 CFN Final Rank: 99
CFN Final Rankings 2020 65 2019 62 2018 67
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

88 Louisiana

Player You Need to Know: Zi’Yon Hill, DT Sr.
Season Opener: SE Louisiana
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 13-1 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 79 2021 CFN Final Rank: 38
CFN Final Rankings 2020 15 2019 14 2018 79
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87 East Carolina

Player You Need to Know: Keaton Mitchell, RB, Soph.
Season Opener: NC State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 104 2021 CFN Final Rank: 79
CFN Final Rankings 2020 99 2019 108 2018 117
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86 Marshall

Player You Need to Know: Rasheen Ali, RB Soph.
Season Opener: Norfolk State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 92 2021 CFN Final Rank: 89
CFN Final Rankings 2020 67 2019 35 2018 46
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85 UAB

Player You Need to Know: Noah Wilder, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Alabama A&M
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 9-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 82 2021 CFN Final Rank: 33
CFN Final Rankings 2020 62 2019 58 2018 11
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84 Utah State

Player You Need to Know: Logan Bonner, QB Sr.
Season Opener: UConn
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 11-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 113 2021 CFN Final Rank: 24
CFN Final Rankings 2020 114 2019 46 2018 19
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83 Duke

Player You Need to Know: Shaka Heyward, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Temple
2022 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 83 2021 CFN Final Rank: 107
CFN Final Rankings 2020 92 2019 88 2018 24
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

82 Liberty

Player You Need to Know: Javon Scruggs, S Sr.
Season Opener: at Southern Miss
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 8-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 11-1
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 62 2021 CFN Final Rank: 97
CFN Final Rankings 2020 11 2019 65 2018 95
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81 Western Michigan

Player You Need to Know: Corvin Moment, LB Sr.
Season Opener: at Michigan State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 8-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 91 2021 CFN Final Rank: 84
CFN Final Rankings 2020 97 2019 42 2018 76
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80 Toledo

Player You Need to Know: Jamal Hines, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Long Island
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 89 2021 CFN Final Rank: 101
CFN Final Rankings 2020 98 2019 73 2018 61
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79 UTSA

Player You Need to Know: Rashad Wisdom, S Sr.
Season Opener: Houston
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 12-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 95 2021 CFN Final Rank: 55
CFN Final Rankings 2020 102 2019 118 2018 112
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78 Coastal Carolina

Player You Need to Know: Grayson McCall, QB Jr.
Season Opener: Army
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 11-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 10-2
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 75 2021 CFN Final Rank: 66
CFN Final Rankings 2020 12 2019 96 2018 98
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

77 Army

Player You Need to Know: Andre Carter, LB Jr.
Season Opener: at Coastal Carolina
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 9-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 85 2021 CFN Final Rank: 43
CFN Final Rankings 2020 66 2019 89 2018 20
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76 Air Force

Player You Need to Know: Vince Sanford, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Northern Iowa
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 10-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 103 2021 CFN Final Rank: 52
CFN Final Rankings 2020 80 2019 24 2018 96
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

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75 Tulsa

Player You Need to Know: Justin Wright, LB Sr.
Season Opener: at Wyoming
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 80 2021 CFN Final Rank: 77
CFN Final Rankings 2020 39 2019 86 2018 115
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

74 Vanderbilt

Player You Need to Know: Anfernee Orji, LB Sr.
Season Opener: at Hawaii
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 2-10
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 73 2021 CFN Final Rank: 104
CFN Final Rankings 2020 91 2019 116 2018 74
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

73 Kansas

Player You Need to Know: Jalon Daniels, QB Jr.
Season Opener: Tennessee Tech
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 2-10
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 81 2021 CFN Final Rank: 83
CFN Final Rankings 2020 104 2019 117 2018 108
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

72 SMU

Player You Need to Know: Rashee Rice, WR, Sr.
Season Opener: at North Texas
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 8-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 76 2021 CFN Final Rank: 78
CFN Final Rankings 2020 64 2019 28 2018 85
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

71 Indiana

Player You Need to Know: Tiawan Mullen, CB Jr.
Season Opener: Illinois
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 2-10 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 31 2021 CFN Final Rank: 88
CFN Final Rankings 2020 23 2019 64 2018 84
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

70 Arizona

Player You Need to Know: Jacob Cowing, WR Jr.
Season Opener: at San Diego State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 1-11 2021 CFN Prediction: 2-10
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 72 2021 CFN Final Rank: 86
CFN Final Rankings 2020 90 2019 105 2018 92
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

69 Memphis

Player You Need to Know: Seth Henigan, QB Soph.
Season Opener: at Mississippi State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 6-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 71 2021 CFN Final Rank: 91
CFN Final Rankings 2020 50 2019 9 2018 66
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68 Appalachian State

Player You Need to Know: Nick Hampton, LB Sr.
Season Opener: North Carolina
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 10-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 65 2021 CFN Final Rank: 45
CFN Final Rankings 2020 68 2019 6 2018 21
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

67 Northwestern

Player You Need to Know: Peter Skoronski, OT Jr.
Season Opener: Nebraska (in Dublin)
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 32 2021 CFN Final Rank: 80
CFN Final Rankings 2020 10 2019 110 2018 27
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

66 Rutgers

Player You Need to Know: Christian Izien, S Sr.
Season Opener: at Boston College
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 5-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 59 2021 CFN Final Rank: 81
CFN Final Rankings 2020 60 2019 123 2018 12
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

65 Georgia Tech

Player You Need to Know: Ayinde Eley, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Clemson (in Atlanta)
2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 64 2021 CFN Final Rank: 82
CFN Final Rankings 2020 82 2019 122 2018 64
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

64 Fresno State

Player You Need to Know: Jake Haener, QB Sr.
Season Opener: Cal Poly
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 10-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 86 2021 CFN Final Rank: 40
CFN Final Rankings 2020 96 2019 91 2018 6
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63 UCF

Player You Need to Know: Isaiah Bowser, RB Sr.
Season Opener: South Carolina State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 9-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 10-2
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 45 2021 CFN Final Rank: 48
CFN Final Rankings 2020 70 2019 19 2018 9
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62 Colorado

Player You Need to Know: Isaiah Lewis, S Sr.
Season Opener: TCU
2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Record: 4-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 46 2021 CFN Final Rank: 76
CFN Final Rankings 2020 30 2019 81 2018 99
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

61 Stanford

Player You Need to Know: Kyu Blu Kelly, CB Sr.
Season Opener: Colgate
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 35 2021 CFN Final Rank: 85
CFN Final Rankings 2020 31 2019 98 2018 32
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

60 Texas Tech

Player You Need to Know: Tyler Shough, QB Sr.
Season Opener: Murray State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 28 2021 CFN Final Rank: 27
CFN Final Rankings 2020 79 2019 102 2018 68
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

59 Washington State

Player You Need to Know: Cameron Ward, QB Soph.
Season Opener: Idaho
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 56 2021 CFN Final Rank: 71
CFN Final Rankings 2020 76 2019 76 2018 16
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

58 Boise State

Player You Need to Know: John Ojukwu, OT Sr.
Season Opener: at Oregon State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 7-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 61 2021 CFN Final Rank: 36
CFN Final Rankings 2020 49 2019 10 2018 8
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57 Virginia Tech

Player You Need to Know: Dax Hollifield, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Old Dominion
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 44 2021 CFN Final Rank: 64
CFN Final Rankings 2020 42 2019 44 2018 65
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

56 Virginia

Player You Need to Know: Brennan Armstrong, QB Sr.
Season Opener: Richmond
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 6-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 51 2021 CFN Final Rank: 53
CFN Final Rankings 2020 45 2019 31 2018 39
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

55 Cal

Player You Need to Know: Jackson Sirmon, LB Jr.
Season Opener: Cal-Davis
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 36 2021 CFN Final Rank: 57
CFN Final Rankings 2020 72 2019 61 2018 81
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

54 San Diego State

Player You Need to Know: Caden McDonald, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Arizona
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 12-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 69 2021 CFN Final Rank: 25
CFN Final Rankings 2020 73 2019 30 2018 62
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

53 Arizona State

Player You Need to Know: Xazavian Valladay, RB Sr.
Season Opener: Northern Arizona
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 8-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 19 2021 CFN Final Rank: 72
CFN Final Rankings 2020 35 2019 33 2018 63
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

52 Syracuse

Player You Need to Know: Sean Tucker, RB Soph.
Season Opener: Louisville
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 77 2021 CFN Final Rank: 67
CFN Final Rankings 2020 94 2019 79 2018 17
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51 Illinois

Player You Need to Know: Sydney Brown, S Sr.
Season Opener: Wyoming
2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 68 2021 CFN Final Rank: 59
CFN Final Rankings 2020 71 2019 69 2018 103
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CFN Preview 2022 Preseason College Football Rankings: Top 50

50 Iowa State

Player You Need to Know: Will McDonald, DE Sr.
Season Opener: SE Missouri State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 11 2021 CFN Final Rank: 30
CFN Final Rankings 2020 16 2019 63 2018 42
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49 Maryland

Player You Need to Know: Dontay Demus, WR Sr.
Season Opener: Buffalo
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 66 2021 CFN Final Rank: 46
CFN Final Rankings 2020 52 2019 113 2018 82
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48 TCU

Player You Need to Know: Quentin Johnston, WR Jr.
Season Opener: at Colorado
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 27 2021 CFN Final Rank: 73
CFN Final Rankings 2020 44 2019 82 2018 52
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47 Oregon State

Player You Need to Know: Jaydon Grant, S Sr.
Season Opener: Boise State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 4-8
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 57 2021 CFN Final Rank: 61
CFN Final Rankings 2020 51 2019 77 2018 116
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46 Nebraska

Player You Need to Know: Luke Reimer, LB Jr.
Season Opener: Northwestern (in Dublin)
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 3-9 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 58 2021 CFN Final Rank: 60
CFN Final Rankings 2020 55 2019 93 2018 88
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45 Boston College

Player You Need to Know: Zay Flowers, WR Sr.
Season Opener: Rutgers
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 6-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 43 2021 CFN Final Rank: 63
CFN Final Rankings 2020 48 2019 84 2018 50
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44 Cincinnati

Player You Need to Know: Deshawn Pace, LB Jr.
Season Opener: at Arkansas
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 13-1 2021 CFN Prediction: 10-2
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 25 2021 CFN Final Rank: 7
CFN Final Rankings 2020 9 2019 22 2018 23
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43 Missouri

Player You Need to Know: Kris Abrams-Draine, CB Jr.
Season Opener: Louisiana Tech
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 42 2021 CFN Final Rank: 47
CFN Final Rankings 2020 33 2019 87 2018 41
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42 North Carolina

Player You Need to Know: Josh Downs, WR Jr.
Season Opener: Florida A&M
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 12 2021 CFN Final Rank: 50
CFN Final Rankings 2020 14 2019 59 2018 113
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41 West Virginia

Player You Need to Know: Dante Stills, DT Sr.
Season Opener: at Pitt
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 48 2021 CFN Final Rank: 44
CFN Final Rankings 2020 43 2019 94 2018 37
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40 Florida State

Player You Need to Know: Jammie Robinson, S Jr.
Season Opener: Duquesne
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 55 2021 CFN Final Rank: 58
CFN Final Rankings 2020 83 2019 78 2018 83
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39 Kansas State

Player You Need to Know: Deuce Vaughn, RB Jr.
Season Opener: South Dakota
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 8-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 40 2021 CFN Final Rank: 26
CFN Final Rankings 2020 58 2019 41 2018 94
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38 Washington

Player You Need to Know: Jaxson Kirkland, OT Sr.
Season Opener: Kent State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 4-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 13 2021 CFN Final Rank: 75
CFN Final Rankings 2020 26 2019 27 2018 14
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37 Purdue

Player You Need to Know: Cam Allen, Sr. Sr.
Season Opener: Penn State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 9-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 53 2021 CFN Final Rank: 19
CFN Final Rankings 2020 61 2019 103 2018 55
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36 Houston

Player You Need to Know: Nathaniel Dell, WR Jr.
Season Opener: at UTSA
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 12-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 70 2021 CFN Final Rank: 39
CFN Final Rankings 2020 86 2019 101 2018 56
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35 Minnesota

Player You Need to Know: Mohamde Ibrahim, RB Sr.
Season Opener: New Mexico State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 9-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 39 2021 CFN Final Rank: 17
CFN Final Rankings 2020 53 2019 25 2018 44
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34 Louisville

Player You Need to Know: Jermayne Lole, DT Sr.
Season Opener: at Syracuse
2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 49 2021 CFN Final Rank: 54
CFN Final Rankings 2020 69 2019 37 2018 121
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33 BYU

Player You Need to Know: Blake Freeland, OT Jr.
Season Opener: at USF
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 10-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 63 2021 CFN Final Rank: 34
CFN Final Rankings 2020 13 2019 34 2018 53
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32 UCLA

Player You Need to Know: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB Sr.
Season Opener: Bowling Green
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 8-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 23 2021 CFN Final Rank: 42
CFN Final Rankings 2020 32 2019 97 2018 100
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31 Mississippi State

Player You Need to Know: Will Rogers, QB Jr.
Season Opener: Memphis
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 38 2021 CFN Final Rank: 28
CFN Final Rankings 2020 38 2019 56 2018 35
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30 Wake Forest

Player You Need to Know: AT Perry, WR Jr.
Season Opener: VMI
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 11-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 52 2021 CFN Final Rank: 23
CFN Final Rankings 2020 40 2019 53 2018 49
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29 Kentucky

Player You Need to Know: Chris Rodriguez, RB Sr.
Season Opener: Miami University
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 10-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 33 2021 CFN Final Rank: 21
CFN Final Rankings 2020 36 2019 45 2018 12
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28 Iowa

Player You Need to Know: Jack Campbell, LB Sr.
Season Opener: South Dakota State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 10-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 21 2021 CFN Final Rank: 22
CFN Final Rankings 2020 17 2019 23 2018 25
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27 South Carolina

Player You Need to Know: Spencer Rattler, QB Jr.
Season Opener: Georgia State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 47 2021 CFN Final Rank: 37
CFN Final Rankings 2020 81 2019 70 2018 69
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

26 Baylor

Player You Need to Know: Siaki Ika, DT Jr.
Season Opener: Albany
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 12-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 6-6
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 50 2021 CFN Final Rank: 5
CFN Final Rankings 2020 87 2019 21 2018 80
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

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CFN Preview 2022 Preseason College Football Rankings: Top 25

25 Auburn

Player You Need to Know: Tank Bigsby, RB Jr.
Season Opener: Mercer
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 15 2021 CFN Final Rank: 41
CFN Final Rankings 2020 21 2019 16 2018 40
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

24 Miami

Player You Need to Know: Tyler Van Dyke, QB Soph.
Season Opener: Bethune-Cookman
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 7-5 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 26 2021 CFN Final Rank: 49
CFN Final Rankings 2020 20 2019 60 2018 60
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23 Arkansas

Player You Need to Know: Bumper Pool, LB Sr.
Season Opener: Cincinnati
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 9-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 41 2021 CFN Final Rank: 12
CFN Final Rankings 2020 34 2019 121 2018 119
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

22 LSU

Player You Need to Know: Kayshon Boutte, WR Jr.
Season Opener: Florida State (in New Orleans)
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 10-2
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 7 2021 CFN Final Rank: 35
CFN Final Rankings 2020 29 2019 1 2018 10
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

21 Pitt

Player You Need to Know: Habakkuk Baldonado, DE Sr.
Season Opener: West Virginia
2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Record: 11-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 30 2021 CFN Final Rank: 14
CFN Final Rankings 2020 41 2019 49 2018 47
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

20 Tennessee

Player You Need to Know: Darnell Wright, OT Sr.
Season Opener: Ball State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 7-5
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 37 2021 CFN Final Rank: 20
CFN Final Rankings 2020 75 2019 36 2018 86
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

19 Texas A&M

Player You Need to Know: Antonio Johnson, S Jr.
Season Opener: Sam Houston State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 8-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 10-2
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 5 2021 CFN Final Rank: 29
CFN Final Rankings 2020 4 2019 52 2018 22
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

18 Ole Miss

Player You Need to Know: Jaxson Dart, QB Soph.
Season Opener: Troy
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 10-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 29 2021 CFN Final Rank: 11
CFN Final Rankings 2020 22 2019 99 2018 97
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17 Penn State

Player You Need to Know: Joey Porter, CB Jr.
Season Opener: at Purdue
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 7-6 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 14 2021 CFN Final Rank: 32
CFN Final Rankings 2020 56 2019 5 2018 26
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

16 Michigan State

Player You Need to Know: Jayden Reed, WR Sr.
Season Opener: Western Michigan
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 11-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 5-7
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 54 2021 CFN Final Rank: 10
CFN Final Rankings 2020 59 2019 57 2018 57
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

15 Texas

Player You Need to Know: Bijan Robinson, RB Jr.
Season Opener: ULM
2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Record: 5-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 18 2021 CFN Final Rank: 65
CFN Final Rankings 2020 18 2019 29 2018 13
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

14 Wisconsin

Player You Need to Know: Braelon Allen, RB Soph.
Season Opener: Illinois State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 9-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 10-2
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 10 2021 CFN Final Rank: 18
CFN Final Rankings 2020 25 2019 11 2018 54
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

13 Oklahoma

Player You Need to Know: Marvin Mims, WR Jr.
Season Opener: UTEP
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 11-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 11-1
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 2 2021 CFN Final Rank: 9
CFN Final Rankings 2020 6 2019 8 2018 5
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

12 Oklahoma State

Player You Need to Know: Brock Martin, DE Sr.
Season Opener: Central Michigan
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 12-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 22 2021 CFN Final Rank: 6
CFN Final Rankings 2020 19 2019 50 2018 45
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

11 Florida

Player You Need to Know: Anthony Richardson, QB Soph.
Season Opener: Utah
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 6-7 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 9 2021 CFN Final Rank: 51
CFN Final Rankings 2020 7 2019 20 2018 18
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

CFN Preview 2022 Rankings 
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CFN Preview 2022 Preseason College Football Rankings: Top 10

10 Notre Dame

Player You Need to Know: Isaiah Foskey, DE Jr.
Season Opener: at Ohio State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 11-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 10-2
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 17 2021 CFN Final Rank: 8
CFN Final Rankings 2020 5 2019 12 2018 7
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule

9 Oregon

Player You Need to Know: Noah Sewell, LB Soph.
Season Opener: Georgia (in Atlanta)
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 10-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 8 2021 CFN Final Rank: 31
CFN Final Rankings 2020 28 2019 7 2018 31
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

8 NC State

Player You Need to Know: Payton Wilson, LB Jr.
Season Opener: at East Carolina
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 9-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 8-4
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 34 2021 CFN Final Rank: 15
CFN Final Rankings 2020 37 2019 112 2018 36
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

7 Michigan

Player You Need to Know: Ryan Hayes, OT Sr.
Season Opener: Colorado State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 12-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 9-3
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 24 2021 CFN Final Rank: 3
CFN Final Rankings 2020 54 2019 26 2018 15
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

6 Utah

Player You Need to Know: Clark Phillips, CB Soph.
Season Opener: at Florida
2022 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Record: 10-4 2021 CFN Prediction: 10-2
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 20 2021 CFN Final Rank: 13
CFN Final Rankings 2020 27 2019 18 2018 29
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

5 USC

Player You Need to Know: Tuli Tuipulotu, DT Jr.
Season Opener: Rice
2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2021 Record: 4-8 2021 CFN Prediction: 10-2
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 16 2021 CFN Final Rank: 74
CFN Final Rankings 2020 24 2019 38 2018 87
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

4 Clemson

Player You Need to Know: Bryan Bresee, DT Jr.
Season Opener: Georgia Tech (in Atlanta)
2022 Preseason Prediction: 11-1
2021 Record: 10-3 2021 CFN Prediction: 12-0
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 3 2021 Final Rank: 16
CFN Final Rankings 2020 3 2019 3 2018 1
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

3 Georgia

Player You Need to Know: Jalen Carter, DT Jr.
Season Opener: Oregon (in Atlanta)
2022 Preseason Prediction: 11-1
2021 Record: 14-1 2021 CFN Prediction: 11-1
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 4 2021 CFN Final Rank: 1
CFN Final Rankings 2020 8 2019 4 2018 4
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

2 Ohio State

Player You Need to Know: CJ Stroud, QB Soph.
Season Opener: Notre Dame
2022 Preseason Prediction: 11-1
2021 Record: 11-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 12-0
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 6 2021 CFN Final Rank: 4
CFN Final Rankings 2020 2 2019 2 2018 3
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

1 Alabama

Player You Need to Know: Will Anderson, LB Jr.
Season Opener: Utah State
2022 Preseason Prediction: 11-1
2021 Record: 13-2 2021 CFN Prediction: 11-1
2021 CFN Preseason Rank: 1 2021 CFN Final Rank: 2
CFN Final Rankings 2020 1 2019 15 2018 2
Preview | Top 10 PlayersSchedule Analysis

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