Next season ... Clemson takes aim at pulling off a repeat

Next season ... Clemson takes aim at pulling off a repeat

Longtime N-G college football writer and AP Top 25 voter Bob Asmussen weighs in on his top 10 teams for the 2019 season:

1. Clemson

The D gets hit hard by departures, but QB Trevor Lawrence returns.

2. Alabama

As long as Nick Saban is in charge, it's hard to doubt the Crimson Tide.

3. Georgia

Jake Fromm is back for Bulldogs, fired up after Sugar Bowl loss.

4. Ohio State

No pressure, Ryan Day, but the last coach never lost to Michigan.

5. Texas

Thanks to Sam Ehlinger, give Horns edge over Sooners in Big 12

6. Florida

Gators bumped win total by six in Dan Mullen's first season.

7. Oklahoma

Well, Sooners, who wins the Heisman Trophy this time around?

8. Texas A&M

Jimbo Fisher continues to add talent, finishing fourth in '19 recruiting.

9. Oregon

With QB Justin Herbert returning, the Ducks are Pac-12 favorites.

10. UCF

By now, we realize never to underestimate the Knights, 25-1 since '17.

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