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article August 27, 2015

Watson Can Lead Clemson to ACC Title

With five or six legitimate title contenders, all with significant holes, the ACC may be the major conference most likely to be left out of the playoff. That doesn't mean the race won't be entertaining, with Deshaun Watson hoping to lead Clemson to the top. More»
heismanpreview article August 26, 2015

Heisman 2015: Year of the RB

It's almost impossible to predict how the Heisman Trophy race will play out from week to week during the season, let alone in the preseason. But our projections for the 2015 Heisman race believe that running backs could dominate the conversation. More»
secpreview article August 25, 2015

Alabama Still SEC's Team To Beat

The SEC appears to be as wide-open as ever. Alabama experiences a lot of turnover, while its competition consists of the best division in football in the SEC West. Still, even though the list of contenders is long, it's hard to bet against Alabama. More»
pac12preview article August 24, 2015

USC, Oregon Lead Compelling Pac-12

The Pac-12 might have college football's most intriguing race in 2015. With rising programs in the South Division and Oregon and Stanford in the North, the title race appears to be wide-open, with several teams owning playoff aspirations. More»
sarkisian article August 23, 2015

Sarkisian: 'I sincerely apologize'

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian apologized on Sunday for his behavior and language during a speech at USC's Salute to Troy kickoff event on Saturday. The incident again placed a spotlight on the coach in the face of USC's rising expectations. More»
preseasonAPpoll article August 23, 2015

AP Top 25: Underrated and Overrated

With the advent of the College Football Playoff and its selection committee, preseason polls have lost all their actual meaning. Still, we love to debate rankings, so these are the most underrated and overrated teams in the preseason AP top 25. More»
independents article August 22, 2015

Notre Dame Aims for Playoff BId

The FBS Independents are down to only three teams who are not full members of conferences: Notre Dame, BYU and Army. The status of independents has been questioned in the playoff era, but the Fightin' Irish have a chance to dive into the debate. More»
allwatchabilityteam article August 20, 2015

The College All-Watchability Team

There are some players who have a knack for the highlight-reel play, who consistently do mind-blowing things on the field with their speed, size, versatility or overall athleticism. We picked the most entertaining college football players at every position. More»
b1Gpreview article August 19, 2015

Nobody Can Catch Buckeyes in Big Ten

The Big Ten is riding high after its postseason success, although depth remains an issue for the conference. Ohio State is the consensus choice for No. 1 again this season, with Michigan State leading a number of teams in a race for second. More»
kaincolter article August 17, 2015

Union Decision Is Only A Small Setback

While the National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction on a petition that would have allowed Northwestern football players to unionize, it's not the end of the fight. Even in a loss, the mere push for a union sparked change. More»
aacpreview article August 17, 2015

Cincinnati Is The Team To Beat in AAC

Formerly the Big East, the American Athletic Conference has lost its status as a power conference. Still, with the addition of Navy and an intriguing group of coaches, the AAC has the makings of a fun, competitive conference, led by an explosive Cincinnati team. More»
MACpreview article August 15, 2015

The Return of MACtion

Northern Illinois has dominated the MAC in recent years, but the conference could have its most entertaining race in years, with Toledo, Western Michigan, Bowling Green and others boasting impressive offensive talent. More»
schedules article August 14, 2015

The Best and Worst CFB Schedules

College football is obsessed with strength-of-schedule debates between conferences, but luck of the draw within conference play also plays a big factor. We identify the luckiest and unluckiest draws from each conference this season. More»
cusapreview article August 13, 2015

Hilltoppers Rising in Conference USA

Conference USA looks totally different than it did just a couple of years ago thanks to realignment, and it's in rebuilding mode as a whole. Still, with high-powered Western Kentucky competing with Marshall and Louisiana Tech, there's plenty to like. More»
pathtoplayoff article August 12, 2015

Path To The College Football Playoff

College football gets off to a later start than the last few years, meaning a schedule that is a week shorter. That just means there isn't a week without a big game in 2015. Here's a week by week guide to the best and worst of the schedule. More»
mountainwest_pre article August 11, 2015

Boise State Controls Mountain West

The Mountain West boasts a solid stable of teams, including Utah State and San Diego State, but everyone is still chasing Boise State. With nearly everyone returning but the backfield, the Broncos could again be headed for a major bowl bid. More»
bestdefenses article August 10, 2015

Best Defenses in College Football

Most vacant head coaching positions are being filled with offensive minds, but you can't win a championship without a complete team. So, with the 2015 season just a few weeks away, let's take a look at what could be the top 25 defenses this fall. More»
sunbelt article August 8, 2015

Sun Belt Boasts Exciting Race At Top

The Group of Five conferences don't get much attention, but they all have reasons to watch. The Sun Belt in particular could have a thrilling race, with Arkansas State and UL Lafayette trying to hold off newcomers Georgia Southern and Appalachian State. More»
anthonyzettel article August 7, 2015

The Unblockable Penn State Tackles

Despite frustrating depth thanks to scholarship limitations, Penn State made a bowl last year behind one of the nation's best defenses. With the tackle tandem of Anthony Zettel and Austin Johnson back, the defense is set to repeat its success. More»
campquestions article August 6, 2015

Biggest CFB Fall Camp Questions

Talking season is over, with media days in the books and college football teams reporting for preseason camps. But while there are only four weeks left until the season begins, there are a lot of uncertain issues to be addressed. More»

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