So says USA Today, which picks Clemson No. 1, followed by Alabama:

6. Penn State (2017 record: 11-2)

But the Buckeyes and Badgers are trailed closely by the Nittany Lions, who lose all-everything running back Saquon Barkley but will have a roster that matches up with almost any team in the country. Look for Trace McSorley (above) to be a major factor in the Heisman Trophy race:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2018/01/09/projecting-top-25-college-football-teams-2018/1011303001/