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College football 2018: Best, worst case for every top 25 team

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The 2018 college football season is less than a month away, and that means every Sporting News preseason top 25 team starts the year at even footing: zero wins, zero losses. Some of those teams even have a shot at the College Football Playoff.

Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma know that scenario well. They are our picks to reach the Playoff semifinals on Dec. 29, and we like the Tide and Tigers to meet up for Clemson-Alabama IV in the College Football Playoff championship on Jan. 7.

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Those are these teams' best-case scenarios for the 2018 season. Nobody, however, wants to talk about the worst case. But we can go there.

Sporting News breaks down the season for each of our preseason top 25 teams — what's the best (or worst) that could happen?

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