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article July 31, 2015

The Jim Harbaugh Experience

Jim Harbaugh spent most of Friday fielding questions from reporters at Big Ten media days, but few tangible answers were offered. More than anything, the new Michigan coach just desperately wants the questions to stop and actual football to begin. More»
urban_meyer article July 30, 2015

Ohio State's Repeat Challenge

On Thursday, Ohio State announced that four players -- including star Joey Bosa -- are suspended for the opener at Virginia Tech. It's the first of many challenges the No. 1 Buckeyes face in their attempt to deliver on the hype and win another title. More»
1980x1100-CFB-top100of2014 article July 29, 2015

The Top 100 College Players Of 2015

After spending much of the offseason evaluating players position by position, with five weeks left until the season it's time to put it all together and present Sports on Earth's second annual list of the top 100 players entering the college football season. More»
ucla_usc article July 27, 2015

UCLA Won't Step Aside For USC

UCLA has won three in a row against rival USC, and that shouldn't be forgotten entering 2015. Even with Brett Hundley gone, a loaded Bruins team stands as perhaps the biggest obstacle to a return to national prominence by the Trojans. More»
braxtonmiller article July 24, 2015

Braxton Miller Makes Right Move

Ohio State was already returning the most talented offense in college football, and now it's found a way to ensure that another explosive athlete will get onto the field: Braxton Miller is moving to receiver, a move that will benefit all parties involved. More»
samaje_perine article July 24, 2015

Oklahoma An Unlikely Sleeper

Last year, Oklahoma was overhyped in the preseason after an impressive bowl win. Now, after a dreadful bowl loss and a coaching shakeup, the opposite is true: The Sooners are being overlooked, when they still have a chance to be contenders. More»
1980x1100_Top100_CollegeFBTeams (1) article July 22, 2015

Top 100 College Football Teams Ever

There is no perfect way to try to evaluate nearly 13,000 major teams over nearly 150 years of college football, but a starting point is to do it objectively. Through the Simple Rating System, we present an analysis of the best 100 teams in history. More»
top100teams_PartFour article July 21, 2015

Top 100 College Teams Ever: 25-1

The countdown of the best 100 teams in college football history concludes with the top 25. And nobody proved to be deeper and more powerful against strong opponents than the best teams of the 1940s and '70s, led, of course, by Notre Dame and Army. More»
Top100Teams_PartThree article July 20, 2015

Top 100 College Teams Ever: 50-26

The countdown of the top 100 teams in college football history continues with the start of the top 50, where the best teams of the modern era show up a little lower than expected, in a system that favors the elite teams of the 1940s and '70s. More»
oklahoma_1971 article July 18, 2015

CFB All-Time Top 100: Best and Worst

As we continue our countdown of the 100 best teams in college football history, we pause to pull out other bests and worsts from data collected on nearly 13,000 teams, including offenses, defenses, national champions and the worst team ever. More»
top100teams_part2 article July 17, 2015

Top 100 College Teams Ever: 75-51

We continue counting down the best 100 teams in history, according to Simple Rating System numbers. Part II features a wide-range of teams, from Yale in the 19th century to the fascinating 1970s to 21st-century superstars like Vince Young and Tim Tebow. More»
top100_partone article July 16, 2015

Top 100 College Teams Ever: 100-76

College football has evolved greatly in nearly 150 years of play, but there are still ways to measure teams against each other. One is the Simple Rating System, which allows us to take a journey through the top 100 teams in history, starting with Nos. 100-76. More»
bestunits article July 15, 2015

Best College Position Groups

Ohio State enters the year with a ridiculous amount of talent at quarterback, but it's not the only position at which the Buckeyes own impressive depth. They have several of the deepest, most talented position groups in college football entering 2015. More»
cfb_mediadays article July 13, 2015

What to Watch at Media Days

Over the next three weeks, just about every college football coach in the country -- along with many top players -- will get time to sell their programs and answer questions at conference media days. These select few will be worth paying the most attention to. More»
cfb_breakoutplayers article July 3, 2015

College Football All-Breakout Team

With the yearly NFL attrition, every college football season presents a new opportunity for previous backups and rising young talent to step into starring roles. We identify the players at every position who could become difference-makers in bigger roles in 2015. More»
jamaladams_lsu article July 1, 2015

The Case For LSU

Most news coming out of LSU for the last year and a half has not been good, and the Tigers are still searching for reliable quarterback play. But with a long list of rising young stars and better depth, LSU should be taken seriously as a contender. More»
boryan article June 29, 2015

One More Season For Bo Ryan

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan announced Monday that the 2015-16 season will be his last. After back-to-back Final Four appearances, the Badgers will enter the year with slightly lower expectations. Based on his history, Ryan is sure to exceed them. More»
QBrankings article June 29, 2015

College Quarterback Rankings

There is no Heisman winner returning in 2015, and instead the crop of college quarterbacks features a hodgepodge of inconsistent and unproven talent with a ton of upside. With many QBs hoping to break out as stars, these are the top 25. More»
big12_expansion article June 26, 2015

Big 12 Expansion Makes Sense

Just when we thought conference realignment was finished, Oklahoma president David Boren said he would be in favor of the 10-team Big 12 returning to 12 teams. While the list of candidates seems unappealing, Boren's view is sensible. More»
olemiss_football article June 24, 2015

The Key To The SEC West

Ole Miss' breakthrough 2014 season featured many rising stars but a disappointing finish. Now, most of those rising stars are back as All-America candidates, making the Rebels a crucial SEC West wild card whose progress could decide the division. More»

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