We are still a few months away from the start of the college football season, but it is never too early to rank the top 25 teams. With year-two of the College Football Playoff ready to commence, MFST ranks TCU the first team left out of last year’s playoff, as the number one team entering the 2015 Pre-Season.

NCAA Top 25Analysis
aQB Trevone Boykin is my Heisman favorite heading into 2015. The way last season ended, being left out of the Playoff will play a huge factor into their upcoming season.
aThe reigning National Champs have questions to answer at QB, like which one will play? They have a beast up-front defensively in Joey Bosa who arguably is the best d-lineman in the country.
aCody Kessler return to a team that is not lacking play-makers JuJu Smith and company. They do have to replace talent, especially Leonard Williams, but players like Su'a Cravens will become stars.
aConnor Cook could be the number one pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and the Michigan State defense rivals their conference rival Buckeyes. The Spartans will be in the running for the Playoff.
aMarcus Mariota and a lot of talent is gone, but Oregon has the players ready and waiting to take-off. Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams is a joy to watch and I expect him to be the starter by the time the regular season starts.
aEvery year multiple players are lost to the NFL and every year Nick Saban reloads. I'm confident Jake Coker can lead Alabama as they challenge for a spot in the Playoff.
aGus Malzahn has the Tigers ready to compete for a National Championship. With new QB Jeremy Johnson looking like an All-American is spring practice, the Tigers offense could improve.
aI am a fan of this team and what they are putting together both offensively and defensively. Robert Nkemdiche is an absolute beast and the Ole Miss defense is one of the best in the SEC. Laquon Treadwell is one of the best players in the country, at any position.
aCoach Art Briles is an underrated QB guru. All of his quarterbacks dominate in the passing game and Seth Russell is the man heading into 2015. The Bears best player may actually be their RB Shock Linwood, so watch out for Baylor on the ground this season.
aJimbo Fisher is a master recruiter and you can count on the Seminoles being one of the most talented teams in the nation. The question will be..can Sean Maguire replace Jameis Winston?
aPaul Johnson and the triple-option consistently outsmart opponents, but with only QB Justin Thomas returning will that make an impact? No, Johnson's system is what wins, not always the athletes.
aDabo Sweeney recruits the best WRs in the country, Artavis Scott and Mike Williams are no different, but the season depends on QB Deshaun Watson's health and return from a knee injury.
aThe Bulldogs running game will not miss a beat with Nick Chubb taking over full-time duties from Todd Gurley, but quarterback play needs to be consistent. Georgia always puts out a solid defense and their LBs are tops in the SEC.
aThe Bruins are young and talented team with a star in Myles Jack. Jim Mora Jr. needs to replace Brett Hundley in an ultra-competitive Pac-12 conference. I expect to see some losses for this team.
aThis is the Volunteers chance to take a step forward back to relevancy. I'm a huge Butch Jones fan and with four returning offensive lineman, Tennessee should be able to protect the QB and run the football. Look out SEC.
aThe Wildcats came out of nowhere in 2014 to win the Pac-12 South and a Fiesta Bowl. With their QB, RB, and top WR returning the talent is there for a repeat. The problem? Their schedule is very difficult in the Pac-12.
bTailback Leonard Fournette will be a star but who will be under-center for the Tigers in 2015? Once Les Miles can answer that question we can figure out if LSU can return to the top of the SEC.
cNew head coach Paul Chryst will need to figure out the QB situation but the Badgers have a talented roster. A solid running game and offensive line will help, but more importantly Wisconsin doesn't play Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State or Penn State during the regular season.
aTodd Graham has done a great job with the Sun Devil program and with nine-returning starters on defense, Arizona State will look to compete in the Pac-12.
aTheir schedule is absolutely brutal, but with the capability of rushing for 400 yards every game with RBs Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins, they will be a tough out in the SEC West.
aWith Kevin Hogan returning to be a four-year starter, David Shaw has a talented, experienced team. Running back Christian McCaffery is the best back on campus since Toby Gearhart as the Cardinal look to bounce-back from a 8-5 2014 campaign.
aBrian Kelly has 19 starters returning for a Notre Dame team who is usually overrated in the polls, hence why I ranked them where they deserve to be. Until they figure out who will be playing QB for the Irish (Turnover machine Everett Golson or Malik Zaire) they will not be competing for the Playoff.
aBooby Petrino looks to improve in year two at the helm, again. They lost a lot on offense, including what seems to be 25 running backs, the defense looks to be underrated and dangerous. Former TCU star Devonte Fields transfers in and will wreak havoc on opposing QBs.
aKevin Sumlin's playbook alone will win games for the Aggies, but more importantly Kyle Allen will line up at QB for A&M, who said goodbye to Kenny Hill as he transferred in the offseason.
aThe Gophers have an underrated QB returning in Mitch Leidner, but the losses of Maxx Williams and David Cobb will hurt a Minnesota team that went 8-5 in 2014. Look for a similar result in 2015.

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