Latest USA TODAY Sports 2021 college football Top 25

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The countdown to the NCAA 2021 season begins

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The end of spring practices means that the NCAA football season is only three months away from kicking off. It's the perfect time to see which teams the analysts think are the best of the best as the top programs break for the summer. With that in mind, let's take a look at the updated USA TODAY Sports top 25...

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Gary Cosby-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 1

2. Oklahoma Sooners

Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 3

3. Ohio State Buckeyes

USA TODAY Sports Network

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 5

4. Clemson Tigers

USA TODAY Sports Network

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 4

5. Georgia Bulldogs

Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 2

6. Iowa State Cyclones

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 6

7. Cincinnati Bearcats

USA TODAY Sports Network

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 9

8. Texas A&M Aggies

Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 7

9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

(Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 8

10. Florida Gators

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 10

11. LSU Tigers

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 15

12. North Carolina Tar Heels

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 11

13. Wisconsin Badgers

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 14

14. Oregon Ducks

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 13 | Get the latest news, rumors and more at USA TODAY Ducks Wire |

15. Iowa Hawkeyes

USA TODAY Sports Network

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 18

16. Penn State Nittany Lions

Mark Alberti-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 16 | Get the latest news, rumors and more at USA TODAY Nittany Lions Wire |

17. Indiana Hoosiers

USA TODAY Sports Network

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 17

18. Miami Hurricanes

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 19

19. USC Trojans

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 17

20. Arizona State Sun Devils

USA TODAY Sports Network

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 21

21. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 23

22. Texas Longhorns

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 20

23. Costal Carolina Chanticleers

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: 24

24. Washington Huskies

Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: NR

25. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

USA TODAY Sports Network

Previous USA TODAY Sports Top 25 ranking: NR

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