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Top 20 Group of 5 Teams

On Sully’s College Football Page (SCFP) we rank the Power Five (P5)  Conferences (ACC, B-10, B-12, P-12, & SEC), the Group of Five (G5) (AAC, C-USA, MAC, MWC, & SBC) Conferences, and the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in their specific classification. We rank the P5’s top 25, the G5’s top 20, and the FCS’ (there are 13 FCS’ Conferences) top 15!

We should also note the both the P5 & G5’s are part of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS or 85 scholarship programs) it should be further noted, that the terms, Power 5 & Group of 5 are not NCAA classifications, in fact, the origin of these terms is unknown? They came into use about 2006 and now are common place! The use of this language (P5/G5) is becoming problematic and may eventually end up in American courts, do to the perception of discriminatory practices. Yet, that story is for another day!

The College Football Playoff (CFP) is an organization that has representation from all 10 FBS conferences (AAC, ACC, B-10, B-12, C-USA, MAC, MWC, P-12, SEC, & SBC) and 1 Independent, Notre Dame! Technically, Army, BYU, Liberty, UMass, & New Mexico State, all independent FBS programs, do not have a voice @ the CFP table!  The CFP association maintains an office in Irving, Texas!

And now SCFP Top 20 G5 teams for the 2019 preseason

20. Arkansas State (SBC): 8-5 in 2018, 13 starters return, 6 on O & 7 on D.

19. Toledo (MAC): 7-6 in 2018, return 11 starters, 6 on O, including QB and 5 on D.

18. Ohio (MAC): 9-4 in 2018, 4 on O return and 6 on D are back.

17. Florida Atlantic (C-USA): QB & 12 starters return, from a team that was 5-7 in 18′

16. Western Michigan (MAC): 7-6 in 18, return 17 starters (7/O & 1o/D) & QB!

15. North Texas (C-USA): 9-4 in 18; 13 starters return, including the QB.

14. Georgia Southern (SBC): 10-3 in 2018, return 14 starters, including their QB.

13. Marshall (C-USA): 9-4 in 18′, QB and 13 other starters return.

12. Fresno State (MWC): went 12-2 in 18′ return only 9 starters and a new QB.

11. Troy (SBC): 10-3 in 2018,  13 starters return including QB.

10. Southern Miss (C-USA): 6-5 in 2018, return 16 starters, including QB.

9. Temple (AAC): 7-7 in 2018, return 14 starters including their QB!

8. Appalachian State (SBC): 11-2 in 2018 and return 16 starters 10 on O/QB is back.

7. San Diego State (MWC): 7-6 a year ago, return QB & 6 others on O, 5 on D.

6. Houston (AAC): return 12 starters, 8 including QB, went 8-5 last year, open with OU.

5. USF (AAC): 7-6 a year ago, return 15 starters 9 on O including their QB.

4. Army (IND) 11-2: return 11 starters, 7 on Offense including the QB and 4 on Defense:

4. Memphis (AAC): 8-6 a year ago, return 14 starters, 6 on O with QB.

3. Boise State (MWC): 10-3 in 18′, 13 starters are back -QB, open with Florida State.

2. Cincinnati (AAC): 11-2 in 18′, 7 return on both sides of the ball, including QB.

1. UCF (AAC): 13 starters, including ND transfer, Winbush, 12-1 last season.

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