Sports Illustrated has released it’s “way-too-early” rankings for the 2018 season.

Obviously, the predictions immediately following the national championship game are heavily skewed by the recent weeks of bowl season. So, when the season kicks off in seven months, don’t be surprised if this poll looks drastically different.

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But still, it’s a lot of fun to start looking ahead to the upcoming season.

Five B1G teams were listed in Sports Illustrated’s top 25 for next season, with four being ranked in the top 12. Basically, the publication expects the conference to be top-heavy again in 2018.

Here’s how the rankings look:

  1. Georgia
  2. Alabama
  3. Clemson
  4. Ohio State
  5. Auburn
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Penn State
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Miami
  10. Virginia Tech
  11. USC
  12. Michigan State
  13. Notre Dame
  14. LSU
  15. UCF
  16. Washington
  17. Stanford
  18. TCU
  19. Florida State
  20. Memphis
  21. South Carolina
  22. Texas
  23. Michigan
  24. Boise State
  25. Texas A&M