College Football Rankings: Rating the Top 25 by Famous Alumni

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College Football Rankings: Rating the Top 25 by Famous Alumni
Alabama coaching legend—and alumnus—Paul "Bear" Bryant (Photo: AP)

With college football now underway, the nation will soon become obsessed with polls, rankings and standings. After all, those are the things that really matter in today's BCS system, and programs are willing to do whatever it takes to gain an edge in the rankings.

These programs will be picked apart by pundits and analysts as the season, getting grades on everything from quarterback performance to coaching to fan support.

But what if we gave our Top 25 ratings based not on the immediate football situation, but based on the star power the school has produced over the years?

Here are our college football ratings by famous alumni.

Note: Since the B/R Top 25 Poll for Week 1 won't be released until early Tuesday morning following the Virginia Tech-Georgia Tech game, we're using the B/R Top 25 Preseason Poll.

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