How early is too early?
Seriously, now that national signing day has passed and we know who has declared for the upcoming NFL draft, what is stopping us from beginning to predict which college football teams will be tops in 2012?
Yes, spring practice, spring games and fall practice lay between us and next season, but other than these and perhaps some yet unknown drama and scandal, we have a pretty good idea of who will be suiting up and hitting the field in September.
So why not post an early (but perhaps not too early) listing of the Top 25 teams for 2012?
Why not boldly look at returning starters, recruiting stats and last year's performances to gauge who is who in the campaign that lay deliciously ahead?
The following slideshow, for your pleasure, ranks the Top 25 teams for next season and, if nothing else, provides us with a lot to think about and perhaps even more to argue, discuss and fall out over.