One other thing about that ESPN spring FPI set of rankings:
Teams on the rise
There are four teams in the top 25 in the spring football version of Preseason FPI that are at least 20 spots higher than their ranking at the end of last season.
… Georgia is up to No. 13 after finishing outside the top 40 in 2016. The Bulldogs return 17 starters, tied for the most in the SEC, and added the No. 3 recruiting class.
It’s another sign that it’ll be hard to make the case for 2017 being a second throwaway year for Kirby Smart. ESPN’s not buying in.