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College football power rankings 2022: Alabama Crimson Tide take No. 1, Michigan Wolverines come in at No. 5

Gainesville, Florida, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban talks with quarterback Bryce Young (9) against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With a new college football season right around the corner, it's time to unveil the PFF Power Five power rankings for 2022 — one of the very many features included with the 2022 College Football Preview Magazine.

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Bottom line: Unless the offensive line is a true liability, it’s going to be hard for any team in the country to stop Bryce Young and Alabama.


Bottom Line: Stetson Bennett has to show he can carry the team when it needs him to in order for Georgia to have a shot at repeating in 2022.


Bottom Line: Assuming the team’s defense is not a liability, Ohio State’s fate in 2022 lies in the hands of C.J. Stroud and his ability to play consistently well.


Bottom Line: Clemson’s offense is still a big question mark. There’s some serious doubt the unit will rapidly improve with D.J. Uiagalelei in 2022, but the defense can still get the team pretty far.


Bottom Line: Michigan can’t defend its Big Ten title unless its starting quarterback produces at an elite level. The good news is that they have a signal-caller capable of doing so.

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