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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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1. ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

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.

2.  GEORGIA BULLDOGS

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.

3. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

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.

4. CLEMSON TIGERS

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.

5. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES

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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