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5-year rankings: Auburn’s trending up, Florida’s trending down, and Bama still rules

128 FBS teams, ranked by how they’ve performed over the last five years as a whole. On February 9, I will post this year’s initial S&P+ projections for the 2018 season. The rankings are primarily a mix of three factors: returning production, recent history, and recent recruiting. That means to figure out who’s going to be good next year, we ask three questions: Who’s been good? Who’s returning their good players? And how good is the talent coming in? People overreact to small pieces of information — bowl results and whatnot — but S&P+ is in a way designed to underreact.
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