How College Football's Top 25 Will Fare in Week 1

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How College Football's Top 25 Will Fare in Week 1
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Alabama returns as college football's team to beat.

It's the most wonderful time of the year. No I'm not talking about Christmas. Sure that's nice as well, but for college football fans, August through January is the real holiday season.

The Top 25 preseason poll, coaches edition, is out. Even though many fans and analysts agree that early polls give teams fair and unfair advantages, it signals the start of the season. Fall camps are starting. The nonstop Johnny Manziel talk can begin to go away. The dog days of August are upon us. Stay out of the heat and get ready for football.

So, here are my predictions for the first weekend of games. Keep in mind that I (for some reason) picked Michigan to beat Alabama last year. I didn't make that mistake this year (sorry, Virginia Tech). There are only two matchups of ranked teams the first weekend, so don't expect a lot of movement in the polls. 

Stanford, ranked fourth in the preseason, is the only team with a bye week.

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