The battle between the two heavyweights

College football rankings: Alabama, Clemson top FPI's updated list 🏈

In five of the past six seasons, the top spot in college football has belonged to Alabama or Clemson. The battle between the two heavyweights is now extending to preseason forecasts, because less than two months before college football kicks off, Football Power Index and Allstate Playoff Predictor have a split decision between Nick Saban's and Dabo Swinney's teams. Alabama is, in FPI's view, the best team in the country. Even without Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith, Alabama is expected to have a top-3 three offense with Bryce Young at the helm, and a top-two defense ... only behind Clemson.