In a world where college football has become increasingly important in the lives of many Americans, some of the best-known programs are the ones who are most known for the most important things in their lives.
The best-recognized programs in America are all located in the states that produce the most football talent, which means we have some pretty interesting rankings that show where those programs stand among the best in the world.
Here are our picks for the top 10 schools in the nation based on the most-watched games of each year in their respective conferences.1.
Auburn (2-0, 2-0 SEC)Auburn has won at least 10 games in each of its last two seasons, and it’s a testament to coach Gus Malzahn’s work ethic that the Tigers haven’t been better in that span.
With the additions of running back Tre Mason and receiver Amari Cooper, Auburn should be a legitimate contender for the SEC West title in 2019, which will be its first since 2015.2.
Oklahoma State (1-1, 0-1 Big 12)The Cowboys are in good hands with quarterback Baker Mayfield, who could have been the starting quarterback for the Sooners in 2019 had it not been for an injury to his father, John Mayfield.
Oklahoma has lost three games in a row after the Cowboys won the conference title last year, but Mayfield is still capable of leading the team to a bowl game and should lead the Cowboys to a top-five finish.3.
Texas A&M (1, 2, 0 SEC)The Aggies’ struggles over the past couple of years are a result of quarterback Kevin Sumlin’s lack of experience.
The Aggies are one of the few teams that can point to a win this season over Texas, and they’ve had some success on the defensive side of the ball, as well.
Sumlin is hoping to build upon that success this season, and if the Aggies can keep playing like this they’ll be able to climb into the top spot in the Big 12.4.
Mississippi State (2, 0, 0 Mountain West)The Bulldogs are a solid team, but they have the talent to contend for a bowl, especially in 2019.
The Bulldogs have a young quarterback in Dak Prescott and a talented offensive line that could be a strength in the coming years.5.
Georgia Tech (2.5, 0.5 SEC)When you have the SEC East locked down, it makes it easy to focus on the rest of the league.
Georgia has one of those two in 2017, with quarterback Trace McSorley and wide receiver Travaris Cadet both entering their third seasons in the league and having played at least two seasons.
The Yellow Jackets could end up with the No. 1 ranking for a number of reasons, including a strong recruiting class and an offense that is ranked No. 6 in the FBS.6.
The Sooners are coming off back-to-back wins over Michigan State and Tennessee.
OU has been the most productive team in the conference since 2019, but the defense could be more consistent than it was in 2017.
The Sooner offense should be one of college football’s most dynamic units this season.7.
Louisville (2)The Cardinals have a good team and should have a great year.
If Louisville is able to avoid a few injuries this season and return to being a top team in 2019 and 2020, it could be one to watch in 2019-20.8.
Auburn (-1.5)The Tigers had their biggest win of the year in 2019 when they upset Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
However, they didn’t look like the dominant team that they were in 2019 in the ACC championship game and the loss of star running back Jeremy Johnson will be a huge blow to the Tigers’ offense.
The Tigers could fall out of the top tier of the SEC this season if they are able to continue their success in the SEC title game.9.
TCU (-2.75)The Horned Frogs have some talented players, but their offense could be lacking in both talent and consistency in 2019 after starting the season ranked No 10 in the AP Poll.
Quarterback Trevor Knight should have his breakout season and could be the difference in the Horned Horned Land between the No