The 2014 college football season is still several months away - but that doesn't stop eager analysts and fans alike discussing who are the favorites to go all the way next season.
And today Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com revealed their latest updated Top 25 - the post signing day addition.
Unsurprisingly Florida State remained atop the list whilst Alabama and Oregon complete the top three.
Nick Saban produced a table topping 2014 recruiting class which undoubtedly cememted the Crimson Tide's position behind the Seminoles - and despite a disappointing end to the 2013 campaign they are sure to be among the frontrunners come August.
The biggest winners in this latest Top 25 list though?
The Michigan State Spartans and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Schlabach has Mark Dantonio's Spartans in at no.4 (up from no.5 last time out) and sees a strong signing day showing adding to an already strong roster:
"MSU ranked well behind Big Ten rival Ohio State in recruiting, but Dantonio was able to compile a 42-12 record the previous four seasons with recruiting classes that weren't as highly regarded as this one," he explained.
Fellow conference school Ohio State meanwhile moved up six places to rank at no.7.
And again, deals completed during last Wednesday's National Signing Day were a key factor in their improved position:
"Meyer concentrated on improving OSU's defense and building depth on its offensive line while landing another top-10 recruiting class'" Schlabach told ESPN.
The Buckeyes second rated recruiting class included one five-star in Raekwon McMillan, and 15 four-star recruits.
But as everyone knows - the season is still a while away, and things can change very quickly.
What odds on a Florida State - Alabama National Championship game though?
Click here to see the full Top 25.
What do you think? Where would you rate your team?
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