Ducks Wire’s preseason college football top-25

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In anticipation of the 2022 college football season kicking off in a little over a month from now, we at Ducks Wire decided to get in on the ranking business and crank out a pre-season top-25 of our own.

After a massive organizational shift this offseason for the Oregon Ducks, bringing in Dan Lanning from the defending champion Georgia Bulldogs to replace Mario Cristobal, who left Eugene for sunny Miami, Oregon will look to establish itself high up in the rankings once again.

The Ducks also are going to see a big shift on the offensive side of the ball, where a new QB — be it Bo Nix, Ty Thompson, or Jay Butterfield — will look to take over. Despite all of the change, Oregon is still finding themselves ranked respectively inside the top-25 according to most publications.

The rest of the Pac-12 is starting to look pretty strong as well, with Utah ready to defend their conference title, and USC on the up-swing with Lincoln Riley now at the helm. How will all of these Pac-12 schools stack up against the rest of the talent in the nation according to our rankings, though?

Let’s take a look:

Wisconsin Badgers

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Season Opener: Illinois State

2021 Record: 9-4

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Tennessee Volunteers

Season Opener: Ball State

2021 Record: 7-6

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Cincinnati Bearcats

Season Opener: Arkansas

2021 Record: 13-1

Wake Forest Deamon Deacons

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Season Opener: VMI

2021 Record: 11-3

BYU Cougars

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Season Opener: South Florida

2021 Record: 10-3

Miami Hurricanes

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Season Opener: Bethune-Cookman

2021 Record: 7-5

Pittsburgh Panthers

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Season Opener: West Virginia

2021 Record: 11-3

Houston Cougars

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Season Opener: UTSA

2021 Record: 12-2

Arkansas Razorbacks

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Season Opener: Cincinnati

2021 Record: 9-4

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Baylor Bears

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Season Opener: Albany

2021 Record: 12-2

USC Trojans

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Season Opener: Rice

2021 Record: 4-8

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Oklahoma Sooners

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Season Opener: UTEP

2021 Record: 11-2

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Oregon Ducks

Season Opener: Georgia (in Atlanta)

2021 Record: 10-4

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Texas Longhorns

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Season Opener: ULM

2021 Record: 5-7

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North Carolina State Wolf Pack

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Season Opener: at East Carolina

2021 Record: 9-3

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Season Opener: Central Michigan

2021 Record: 12-2

Michigan State Spartans

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Season Opener: Western Michigan

2021 Record: 11-2

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Michigan Wolverines

Season Opener: Colorado State

2021 Record: 12-2

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Season Opener: at Ohio State

2021 Record: 11-2

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Utah Utes

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Season Opener: at Florida

2021 Record: 10-4

Clemson Tigers

Season Opener: Georgia Tech (in Atlanta)

2021 Record: 10-3

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Texas A&M Aggies

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Season Opener: Sam Houston State

2021 Record: 8-4

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Georgia Bulldogs

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Season Opener: Oregon (in Atlanta)

2021 Record: 14-1

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Ohio State Buckeyes

Season Opener: Notre Dame

2021 Record: 11-2

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Alabama Crimson Tide

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Season Opener: Utah State

2021 Record: 13-2

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