College football's 2013 season openers are coming this weekend. Preseason Top 25 polls are coursing the veins of the Internet, and there are already questions about how accurate they are.
Those questions are natural, because everyone in the nation is missing a major piece of information: production on the football field. However, returning starters, last year's record, existing media polls and current coaching staff do provide us with a reasonable expectation level for the 2013 season.
Here are the predicted final rankings for all 126 college football teams for the upcoming year.
*All scheduling information from 2012 and 2013 is from FBSchedules.com. All 2012 strengths of schedule and final ranks are from Jeff Sagarin. All 2013 strengths of schedule are from Phil Steele (h/t FBSchedules.com). All returning starter numbers are from Phil Steele as well.