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College Football's Top 25 Uniforms for 2022

A big part of what makes college football so special is the pageantry of it all. A big part of that pageantry is the various colorful and iconic uniforms worn by hundreds of teams across the country. Those colors run deep, and they often are the unofficial colors of the cities and states that those teams call home.

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There are a lot of really great college football uniforms, but which ones stand above the rest? Who decides that, and by what metrics or rubric?

Well, I'm here to take a stab at it, and I have three criteria to qualify for my list: clean, unique, and iconic.

A clean uniform is one that doesn't have too much going on, but everything seems to pop. If there is a lot going on, it better be unique, and the details need to have meaning. And of course, a uniform qualifies as iconic when it's easily identifiable — even to the casual fan.

A uniform does not need to meet all three standards to make the list. Some qualify by meeting just one or two. Here are those schools that truly make the cut.

College Football's Top 25 Uniforms for 2022

Mario Williams, Oklahoma Sooners Football
Kearis Jackson, Georgia Bulldogs Football
Jordan Travis, Florida State Seminoles Football
Marshall Thundering Herd Football
Bubba Bolden, Miami Hurricanes Football
Anthony Richardson, Florida Gators Football
Nebraska Cornhuskers Football
Bryce Young, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship
Iowa Hawkeyes Football
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Gary Bryant Jr., USC Trojans Football
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C.J. Stroud, Ohio State Buckeyes in 2022 Rose Bowl vs. Utah Utes
Tennessee Volunteers Football
Anthony Brown, Oregon Ducks Football
Tanner Mordecai, SMU Mustangs Football
Noah Tumblin, San Diego State Aztecs Football
Damone Clark, LSU Tigers Football
Matt Corral, Ole Miss Rebels Football
Josh Downs, North Carolina Tar Heels Football
Zach Charbonnet, UCLA Bruins Football
A.J. Henning, Michigan Wolverines Football
Sean Clifford, Penn State Nittany Lions Football
Bijan Robinson, Texas Longhorns Football
Michael Mayer, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football

— Rankings by J.P. Scott, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. His work has appeared on SI.com, FoxSports.com, Yahoo! SBNation and Bleacher Report. He is a three-time FWAA writing contest award winner. Follow him on Twitter @TheJPScott.

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