One great thing about college football is that hope springs eternal.
In that vein, it's never too early to begin looking towards next season, especially if your team hasn't quite lives up to their lofty expectations, or a group of young stars in working through a “growing pains” season, rebuilding the program with an eye on the future.
So where will each team stack up after the 2011 season is finished? What are we likely to see from pollsters come next August? Here's our take on predicting the future with our picks for the 2012 preseason Top 25.