Typically, the Top 25 Spring after Sports USA TODAY for the Bat Division does not normally land until the teams on FBS bow their heads in the spring at the end of April. This is not your typical spring.
These illegal drills can often help shed light on how top national candidates will fill vacancies when they graduate and lose to the NFL. For example, many teams expected to participate in New Year's six-bowl games have no worries contests in midfield, for example.
With the spring training canceled amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Top 25 after spring will instead take into account noteworthy transfers, such as the new Georgia midfielder and the Lowerclass students have declared for the NFL draft. Or those who decide to stay in college, like Oklahoma star Chuba Hubbard.
After more than two calendar years between defeats, Clemson seeks to launch another long-lasting series of victories after the LSU's defeat in January. Few things are offered – including whether there's really a football season stone in 2020 or not – but Clemson's dominance of the ACC can be safely assumed.
2. The state of Ohio
An exodus of NFL contributors is offset by innumerable talents returning, with a healthy share of American breeding. That would keep Ryan Day's second team top of Big Ten and top of FBS. One key will be to find some way to estimate the impact Chase Chase and Jeff Okudah had on the defense last year.