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Meet the new Dawgs, same as the old Dawgs. No surprise, but the Georgia program that has run away and hidden from the field remains the favorite to win it all for the third consecutive season coming out of spring football practice. Why not? Kirby Smart has the best talent, the biggest recruiting budget and the sport’s best program.
Even better, there is no Alabama, LSU or Texas A&M on the schedule from the SEC West in 2023. The upset might be if the Bulldogs don’t win it all this year.
In the final season of the four-team College Football Playoff, there are three Big Ten teams in heavy contention. Michigan and Ohio State make sense, but watch for Penn State as well. The Nittany Lions may be peaking under James Franklin after a resounding Rose Bowl win. Alabama may have the biggest post-spring concerns of all the contenders. Nick Saban doesn’t have an obvious starter at quarterback after losing the No. 1 player in the draft.
This will also be the last year for the current configuration of the Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, Pac-12 and American as realignment starts to take hold. Best under-the-radar story: The much-maligned Pac-12 looks really good coming out of spring with six teams on this list (tied with the SEC).
Behold the CBS Sports post-spring top 25.
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