Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica take the conference breakdowns to the PAC 12 and the ACC with some help from CFB analysts Brock Huard (1:20), and David Pollack (29:00).
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Imagine having to follow in the footsteps of a Heisman winner like Baker Mayfield, or be the next man up behind a do-it-all back like Saquon Barkley. The guys on this list won't have to wonder.
- Reports: Kaho joining Bama after UW release
- Pac-12 commish bullish after postseason pitfalls
- Rick Neuheisel takes Phoenix AAF coaching gig
- Pettis gives 49ers new weapon for Garoppolo
Just two days after being granted his release from Washington, freshman linebacker Ale Kaho is headed to Alabama, according to multiple reports.
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The Big 12 is in a tough spot before a single snap has been played: it has only a 29% chance to put a team in the Playoff and a 5% chance to have one of its teams win the national title.
After a down year for Pac-12 athletic programs, including a 1-8 mark in bowl games, commissioner Larry Scott is optimistic about what 2018-19 holds.
The Huskies have key veterans back on offense and defense, which should put them a step ahead of their competition.
Who will head the Pac-12 in 2018? With tough road schedules for the conference's leading teams, the race for top spot could be wide open.
Which programs will have the best D-lines this season? Clemson's depth and talent might be in a class by itself, but there are plenty of other elite groups.
Which college football programs have the top running backs for 2018? The best group should be in the Pac-12, where Bryce Love decided to play one more season at Stanford. Here are the top 15.
Any good running game needs a stellar offensive line. Which teams have the best? Start in Wisconsin, where the Badgers' OL opened the way for Jonathan Taylor's big season.
Which programs are in the best shape at QB heading into the season? It's hard to top Penn State, where Trace McSorley returns looking for another record-setting season.
Former UCLA and Washington coach Rick Neuheisel returns to head coaching, joining Phoenix's team in the Alliance of American Football.
The 49ers moved up in the draft to take wide receiver Dante Pettis with the 44th pick and give quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo a new weapon in the passing game.
The first edition of the 2019 player rankings see DE Kayvon Thibodeaux on top. It also has several QBs that should fit right in as college stars.
From outrunning a track sprinter to mowing down teammates in drills, these are the vivid accounts of Vita Vea -- a projected first-rounder -- and his raw athleticism.
Many of the top 2019 QBs are already off the board. Spencer Rattler could be the future for OU, but it's not a Sooners QB he compares best to.
Every team is optimistic this time of year, but thanks to late recruiting pushes, intriguing coaching hires and some key transfers, these five teams should really be ready to go this spring.
Which teams have the best combination of quarterback, running back and receiver? It starts with Stanford, but turning projections to reality at Oklahoma and Alabama could change things.
Former Washington football and basketball player Nate Robinson says a booster offered him $100,000 to return to football, a claim about which the university says it has no knowledge.
Which teams are primed for success over the next three seasons at the game's most important position? A true freshman led Georgia to the title game, and the Bulldogs have the nation's top 2018 recruit on campus, but Clemson and Alabama aren't far behind.
Clemson QB Kelly Bryant and Alabama QB Jalen Hurts on the move? With quality backups in place, let's make some (pretend) deals. Here are 11 trade-deadline-inspired moves to improve college football's best teams for 2018.
The classes are full, and the grades are out. Alabama, Ohio State and Texas impressed and earned the only three A-plus marks.
Quarterback Jacob Eason is coming home, as the Washington native's transfer to the Huskies from Georgia is now official.