For most of us, the freezing void of winter might as well have no end. But for college football teams, spring is in bloom.
Stanford, Michigan and numerous other schools have already opened offseason camp, and the rest of the country will follow their lead by early March. Spring football is almost upon us, which means we're almost one tentpole closer to the season.
To celebrate this important milestone—and to make it seem like "one tentpole closer" doesn't mean "only six months to go!"—here's a wild stab at records for the Top 25 teams in the country.
The 25 teams compiled came from the way-too-early offseason composite, which polled the rankings of six different outlets, so I had no say over which teams were included. But I did have domain over how each team was judged and predicted.
To evaluate each team, I looked at obvious factors such as past performance, returning players, coaching turnover, schedule, etc., and developed a list of optimisms and skepticisms. For teams I feel are undervalued, I gave two reasons for optimism and one reason for skepticism. For teams I feel are overvalued, I gave one reason for optimism and two reasons for skepticism.
Sound off below and let us know what you think.