Optimism is alive and well across college football for 2019, but how many of the nation’s perceived elites exiting this season have a shot at winning it all next fall?
Downtrodden by the perceived lack of parity in the Playoff, believe it when we say there’s more than two or three teams capable of unseating Alabama and Clemson at the top.
As Dabo Swinney put it on Sunday, leading into this week’s National Championship Game vs. the Crimson Tide: “I’m not going to apologize for having a great team and a great program and a bunch of committed guys, and I’m sure Coach Saban isn’t either.”
The motivation is there in abundance for the rest of the field.
Blessed with momentum, an influx of talent or simply a favorable schedule conducive to winning big, here are the 10 most-hyped teams entering the offseason in no particular order: