Preseason rankings are not a perfect science—they are simply projections on which teams will begin the season as the 25 best in the nation. But who knows how these teams will actually perform come October, November or later?
Each school has a full slate of games that they have yet to play—and by season’s end, there will have been overtime thrillers, blowouts, nail-bitters and quite a few upsets.
This list will treat each top 25 team as the victim of an upset—either at the hands of an unranked team, or a much lower-ranked top 25 team.
Though all of these upsets may not actually happen, do not be surprised if quite a few of these top teams fall to their unranked opponents on the following slides.