2019 “Way Too Early College Football Rankings”
Both of these teams are ranked.
With over 200 days until college football returns, USA Today wasted no time at looking over teams competing in the fall. It's no surprise at the top as the country would most likely see Clemson Alabama 5, but that doesn't mean there won't be other teams vying for a playoff spot.
Two of those teams are right here in Iowa. The University of Iowa and Iowa State both came in ranked in the top 25 at 16 and 17 respectively. The consensus on Iowa is that, "The Hawkeyes will be in good-to-great shape at offensive tackle, quarterback, edge rushing and in the secondary. There will be big names to replace at tight end and along the interior of the offensive line, but Iowa's track record at positions lessens any worries over a shift in personnel. Iowa could be the best in the in the Big Ten West"
Here's what USA Today had to say about Iowa State, "Iowa State's offensive will hand the reigns to sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy, a rising star in the Big 12. The Cyclones' biggest calling card is coach Matt Campbell, who has won a reputation as one of the top young coaches in football."
Needless to say, there will be a lot to look forward to as far as football goes at the end of summer 2019.