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25 teams, 25 stories: What to watch for from ranked teams

Preseason rankings in college football are useless, you say. Well, true the preseason rankings are just a best guesstimate of how well teams will play this season. The rankings will change, sometimes drastically, as the season plays out with some teams found to be frauds (looking at you, 2012 USC) and others coming out of nowhere to contend for a national championship (hi, 2013 Auburn). But consider this: Last year's College Football Playoff participants were ranked No. 1 (Florida State), No. 2 (Alabama), No. 3 (Oregon) and No. 5 (Ohio State) in The Associated Press preseason Top 25. No. 10 Baylor was the first team out. TCU, which finished sixth in the final playoff selection...

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