1. Freshmen Power Rankings of the Week: Top 5

    Welcome to college football, young freshman. Now, go out there and be somebody. Week 1 of the 2014 season was further proof that freshmen are in a position to not only play right away but be key contributors as well...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 22 days ago 1,908 reads 5 comments

  2. Winners and Losers from Week 1 of College Football

    College football is back, and it looks better than ever. You know what they say: 2014 is the new 2013. While our beloved sport's return is a cherished moment, it also means everyone is no longer undefeated...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 23 days ago 382,766 reads 599 comments

  3. The Weird Saga of Alabama's 2014 Quarterback Battle

    Perhaps, as offseason chatter in need of definitive answers tends to do, media folks jumped the gun on anointing Florida State transfer quarterback Jake Coker the future at Alabama...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 25 days ago 6,550 reads 24 comments

  4. Biggest Question Facing Each Top 25 Team Heading into the 2014 Season

    Ahem: Football's back! Technically, it was back last Saturday, when Eastern Washington and Sam Houston State faced off on the red field , but it's not real football unless the SEC is involved...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 25 days ago 68,786 reads 91 comments

  5. The Mount Rushmore of College Football Head Coaches

    Immortalizing coaches and/or players by carving their likeness into metaphorical rock may be a common theme in the offseason, but what's one more Mount Rushmore before the 2014 college ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 26 days ago 111,931 reads 561 comments

  6. Bleacher Report's Preseason 2014 Heisman Rankings

    The Heisman Trophy isn't won in August or September, but that's not stopping anyone from guessing who the winner will be...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 27 days ago 35,478 reads 115 comments

  7. 5 Teams That Could Surprise College Football World and Crash the Playoff

    With the 2014 football season just days away, every fan and media outlet have likely put their playoff predictions on the record. Ralph Russo of The Associated Press , for example, has Florida State, Alabama, Ohio State and Oregon as his final four...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 28 days ago 42,415 reads 99 comments

  8. College Football's 6 Most Important Remaining Quarterback Battles

    There's nothing quite like waiting until the last minute, but there are still a handful of important quarterback battles that have yet to be officially decided...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 29 days ago 28,920 reads 29 comments

  9. Realistic Expectations for Oklahoma and Trevor Knight in 2014

    Soon enough, the media circus will slow down, and actual football will begin for Oklahoma. Perhaps no Top 10 program has had more uncertainty since July...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 3,952 reads 10 comments

  10. Bleacher Report's Preseason College Football All-Freshman Team

    With the start of the college football season one week away—technically it starts this Saturday , but who's counting?—it's time to roll out preseason All-American lists...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 57,865 reads 94 comments

  11. Why Ohio State Is the Best-Value Bet in 2014 College Football Season

    The season-ending shoulder injury —or, the re-injuring of said shoulder, if you will— to Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller already projects to have major championship effects...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 8,596 reads 33 comments

  12. Why 2014 Will Be the Year of the Freshman in College Football

    LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette set the tone for 2014. Not just for himself, either. Perhaps without knowing he did so, he also displayed the kind of attitude incoming freshmen across college football can have...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 22,187 reads 63 comments

  13. How Accurate Are College Football's Preseason Polls?

    There are two contrasting narratives about preseason polls: First, that they're meaningless, or conversely, that they unfairly influence the final regular-season standings...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 2,677 reads 3 comments

  14. Preseason College Football Rankings 2014: Winners and Losers from AP Poll

    USA Today released its preseason Amway Coaches Poll three weeks ago. Now, it's time to get angry at the voting media, which is clearly underrating your team and an obvious fan ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 174,831 reads 382 comments

  15. Could Baker Mayfield Play for Oklahoma in 2014?

    There's a soap opera airing in Norman, Oklahoma. The plot centers around four players who may or may not see the field for the Oklahoma Sooners this season...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 6,125 reads 19 comments

  16. 5 College Football Teams Facing the Most Unknowns in Fall Practice

    Preseason practice is a time for college football head coaches to find answers to their most pressing questions. Some simply have more questions than others...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 11,252 reads 12 comments

  17. 5 Rising Stars Emerging in College Football Fall Camps

    Preseason camps are underway, and in two weeks, real, live college football will be played. *Plays kazoo* *Drops confetti from the ceiling* But before the season can begin, depth charts have to be organized...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 44,384 reads 62 comments

  18. How North Dakota State Built the College Football Dynasty You've Never Heard Of

    Last year, North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl did what Alabama's Nick Saban couldn't: He won his third straight national championship...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 128,046 reads 129 comments

  19. Is Oklahoma's Defense Playoff-Caliber Without LB Frank Shannon?

    Oklahoma became an even more intriguing playoff-caliber team when the team added former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham this summer. However, the Sooners could head into the 2014 season without one of their top playmakers from a year ago...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 7,921 reads 10 comments

  20. 5 Key Takeaways from the Ruling Against NCAA in Ed O'Bannon Case

    All things considered, Friday's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA served more as a compromise than an outright victory for the plaintiffs or a loss for the NCAA...

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  21. Key Takeaways from NCAA Allowing Power-5 Conferences Legislative Autonomy

    Saying that major college athletics is about to change forever is no longer a hyperbolic statement. Rather, such change is far closer to reality than it's ever been...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 11,221 reads 15 comments

  22. College Football Predictions: Sleeper Picks for Major College Football Awards

    Preseason award watch lists have been released. Chances are, it says more about a player if he isn't on a watch list than if he is, but the bottom line is that there's a clean slate and everyone has a chance to win...

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  23. 14 Biggest College Football Questions Entering 2014 Season

    It's early August, and college football begins in a little more than three weeks. That means there are all sorts of pressing questions about the upcoming season. And, unfortunately, there aren't many answers right now...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 56,122 reads 178 comments

  24. Which Red River Showdown QB Is Under the Most Pressure This Fall?

    At Oklahoma and Texas, pressure comes standard. The starting quarterbacks of each respective program—Trevor Knight and David Ash—are feeling similar pressure to live up to expectations in 2014...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 6,675 reads 76 comments

  25. Is Jimbo Fisher College Football's Real QB Guru?

    It's not like Florida State, the defending national champs, needed more attention, but it got it on Thursday. In the span of minutes, the Seminoles received verbal commitments from two 4-star quarterbacks: Kai Locksley and Deondre Francois ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 1 month ago 6,650 reads 32 comments