For 15 years, Nebraska has been trying to recapture past glory, cycling through crises while ultimately treading water. The next great hope comes from an unlikely place: Tulane transfer QB Tanner Lee, who is being put under a lot of pressure to provide answers. More»
Beyond Alabama playing for another national title, 2016 was a down year for the SEC, with nobody else finishing with fewer than four losses. Alabama is still king, but with improved quarterback play, there's hope that the rest of the SEC can bounce back. More»
This is capable of being a big year for the Pac-12, which should have a couple national title contenders, solid depth in the middle and outstanding quarterback play. Can Washington repeat as champion, or is USC ready to return to the top? More»
After producing four playoff contenders, the Big Ten has restored its reputation, with Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin at least creating excitement at the top of the league. In 2017, a playoff bid could come down to the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions. More»
Choosing N.C. State as a sleeper team that could surprise in 2017 would seem to make a lot of sense for a number of reasons, but there's an enormous hurdle: Being stuck in the ACC Atlantic with Florida State, Clemson and Louisville. More»
There are four major college football independents again this season, with some intriguing storylines: Notre Dame is attempting to bounce back from a disastrous 4-8 season, and Army is aiming for a back-to-back wins over Navy. Here are our picks for all four teams. More»
Group of Five power Boise State has taken a small step back the past few years, and now Brett Rypien and the Broncos will be challenged in an unpredictable Mountain West also featuring San Diego State, Wyoming and Colorado State. More»
Most of the Pac-12 quarterback buzz this offseason has resided in Los Angeles, home to Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen. But after mounting a Heisman campaign much of last year, don't discount Washington's Jake Browning in the 2017 race for college honors. More»
It's a new era in the Big 12, where the Oklahoma-Texas rivalry features new coaches and the conference is bringing back its title game. While Oklahoma State and Texas hope to challenge their top rival, the Sooners are still the team to beat. More»
Outspoken UCLA star QB Josh Rosen has made headlines and drawn predictable backlash for comments to Bleacher Report addressing issues in the balance of academics and athletics. Agree or not, players in Rosen's position deserve to be respectfully heard. More»
After a downturn featuring NCAA sanctions and coaching drama, USC broke out down the stretch last season behind QB Sam Darnold. But Darnold's return isn't the only reason that USC's 2017 national championship hopes should be taken seriously. More»
The ACC has a couple star QBs returning, but defense will become the story of the conference in 2017. Can Florida State return to the top of the Atlantic? Will Miami finally play for a title? We break down everything to know about the ACC. More»
Saquon Barkley was already one of the most successful running backs in college football last season, leading Penn State's resurgence. With a more seasoned offensive line ready for a leap forward, Barkley is poised for even bigger things in 2017. More»
Our 2017 college football conference previews continue with the Mid-American Conference. Last year, Western Michigan and Ohio broke the Northern Illinois-Bowling Green hold on the conference. Now, it's time for Toledo and Miami (Ohio) to emerge. More»
Our preseason college football conference previews begin in the Sun Belt, where favorite Appalachian State won't play either of its top two challengers, Troy and Arkansas State, this season. While it's a three-team race, the Mountaineers are clear favorites. More»
With 130 college football teams and new star players every year, it's impossible for every successful player to get proper recognition. We're here to do a small part in trying to fix that by honoring the most underrated players at every position. More»
After breaking down college football's top 25 offenses entering 2017, it's time to turn our attention to the top 25 defenses. The top of the list features plenty of teams we've grown accustomed to seeing field elite defenses, led by Alabama and Clemson. More»
This offseason, we've ranked all the best players individually, and we've ranked the best position units. Now that it's August and we're preparing for our overall preseason rankings, it's time to take a look at the top 25 offenses in college football. More»
Preseason practices have begun across the country, and the calendar has flipped to August. To prepare for the impending start of the 2017 college football season, let's run through the entire schedule, week by week, and break down the most important games. More»
Historically, Notre Dame coaches don't hold their jobs for long after a losing season. While the Fighting Irish are poised for a turnaround under coach Brian Kelly, there isn't much room for error. For Kelly, Notre Dame's turnaround has to be emphatic. More»
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