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2014 College Football Rankings: #1 Florida State

Florida State ended the SEC’s run of dominance with a 34-31 victory over Auburn to win the final BCS Championship. As college football shifts to the playoff era, the Seminoles are the pick to repeat in 2014. Quarterback Jameis Winston is poised to make another run at the Heisman, and the offense is loaded with talent at the skill positions, including r... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #2 Alabama

Alabama’s 2013 season ended on a down note, but as usual, the Crimson Tide is loaded for another run at the national championship. Coach Nick Saban continues to recruit at a high level, and the offense can lean on the one-two punch of T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry until quarterback Jacob Coker settles into the starting role. The defense has a few holes... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #3 Ohio State

Ohio State opened Urban Meyer’s tenure 24-0, but the Buckeyes finished 2013 on a two-game losing streak. Despite the late-season losses, Ohio State is a slight favorite to win the Big Ten in 2014. Quarterback Braxton Miller returns after earning first-team All-Big Ten honors, and he will be surrounded by a talented group of skill players, including run... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #4 Oklahoma

With 16 starters and a favorable schedule, Oklahoma is poised for a run at college football’s national title. The Sooners ended 2013 on a high note by defeating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The victory over the Crimson Tide provided plenty of offseason momentum and showcased the development of quarterback Trevor Knight. The sophomore is the x-factor for ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #5 Auburn

Auburn hit rock bottom with a 3-9 record in 2012, but the arrival of coach Gus Malzahn and quarterback Nick Marshall helped to engineer a quick turnaround. The Tigers finished 12-2 and No. 2 nationally after a loss to Florida State in the national championship. Running back Tre Mason and left tackle Greg Robinson are huge losses, but Auburn isn’t short... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #6 Oregon

A late-season knee injury to quarterback Marcus Mariota ended Oregon’s national title hopes last year, but the Ducks are poised for a run at a spot in college football new four-team playoff in 2014. Mariota turned down the NFL for another season in Eugene, and the junior is surrounded by a solid supporting cast, including five starters back on the offe... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #7 UCLA

UCLA has won 19 games in two years under Jim Mora, but the Bruins have their sights set on even bigger goals in 2014. With 15 starters back, UCLA is Athlon Sports’ favorite to win the Pac-12 South in 2014. And if all of the pieces fall into place, the Bruins have the schedule and personnel to make a run at a spot in college football’s new four-te... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #8 Georgia

After a season filled with injuries and bad luck, Georgia is poised to challenge for the SEC title in 2014. New quarterback Hutson Mason gained valuable experience late in the year, and the offense should benefit from a healthy Todd Gurley at running back and Malcolm Mitchell at receiver. New defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt made an instant impact at Flor... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #9 South Carolina

South Carolina is coming off the best three-year stretch in school history, winning 33 games and recording three top-10 finishes in the final Associated Press poll. With the Gamecocks recruiting at a high level, combined with Spurrier’s coaching, this team will remain a factor in the SEC East title picture. Quarterback Connor Shaw is a big loss, but Dy... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #10 Baylor

Baylor is coming off its first outright conference title since 1980 and is poised to challenge for the Big 12 title once again. The Bears return one of college football’s top offenses, led by quarterback Bryce Petty and a receiving corps that is loaded with talent. The offensive line has to be revamped, and only four starters are back on defense. Howev... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #11 Michigan State

Michigan State is coming off one of the best seasons in school history, winning 13 games and finishing No. 3 in the final Associated Press poll. The Spartans claimed the Big Ten title and return a solid foundation to contend once again in 2014. Quarterback Connor Cook and running back Jeremy Langford led the way for a dangerous offense, while the defense ret... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #12 Stanford

David Shaw has guided Stanford to back-to-back Pac-12 titles and three seasons of at least 11 wins. The Cardinal has a few holes to fill for the 2014 season, but Shaw has this program poised to challenge for the Pac-12 championship once again. Quarterback Kevin Hogan will be throwing to one of the Pac-12’s top receiving corps, and the offensive line is... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #13 Notre Dame

After reaching the BCS title game in 2012, Notre Dame took a step back in 2013, finishing 9-4 in Brian Kelly’s fourth year. The Fighting Irish return only nine starters for 2014 but regain the services of quarterback Everett Golson. With Golson’s return, along with a solid offensive line, Notre Dame’s offense should show improvement after a... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #14 USC

USC opens the Steve Sarkisian era with plenty of optimism. The Trojans return 14 starters from a team that went 10-4 last year, and the coaching staff has stability after a season of uncertainty. Sarkisian hired a good staff and inherits a team capable of winning the Pac-12 South. Quarterback Cody Kessler improved as 2013 progressed, and receiver Nelson Agho... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #15 Wisconsin

The Badgers return only eight starters, but the expectations remain high in Madison. And even with the personnel losses, Wisconsin is still positioned for a run at the Big Ten title. Running back Melvin Gordon headlines an offense that should be one of the best in the nation on the ground. Four starters return on the line, including tackles Rob Havenstein an... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #16 Arizona State

The Sun Devils won the Pac-12 South last year, finishing with a 10-4 overall record and a 8-1 mark in conference play. Todd Graham’s team is poised to make another run at the conference championship, but Arizona State’s defense has to be rebuilt after losing several key contributors. Tackle Will Sutton, linebacker Carl Bradford, cornerbacks Rober... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #17 Texas

It’s a new era in Austin. Mack Brown resigned in December, and Charlie Strong was hired from Louisville to return Texas to the ranks of the Big 12 elite. The Longhorns are just 16-11 in conference play over the last three years, but there’s hope for improvement in 2014. Strong inherits plenty of talent and should be able to maximize the roster be... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #18 Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss is a program on the rise, and with the personnel departures at LSU and Texas A&M, the Rebels have a chance to make some noise in the SEC West. Injuries played a huge role in last year’s 8-5 record, but improving depth and a return to full strength by several players should help this team in 2014. Quarterback Bo Wallace needs to cut down on... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #19 LSU Tigers

LSU has won at least 10 games in each of the last four years, but that streak could be in jeopardy in 2014. The Tigers return 12 starters from last year’s 10-3 team and have one of the top offensive lines in the SEC. However, quarterback play is a concern with the departure of Zach Mettenberger, while receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry will be p... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #20 Kansas State

With Bill Snyder on the sidelines, never count out Kansas State in the Big 12 title mix. Despite a handful of key personnel departures, the Wildcats finished 8-5 overall and 5-4 in conference play last season. Most of Kansas State’s core is back for 2014, including quarterback Jake Waters and receiver Tyler Lockett. The Wildcats have to find a new runn... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #21 Clemson Tigers

Clemson is coming off its best three-year stretch in school history, recording 32 wins and an Orange Bowl victory during that span. The Tigers have to rebuild on offense with the departure of quarterback Tajh Boyd and receiver Sammy Watkins, but there is enough returning on both sides of the ball to expect another top-25 team. New quarterback Cole Stoudt has... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #22 Penn State

James Franklin takes over at Penn State after a successful three-year stint at Vanderbilt. Franklin raised the bar for the Commodores, guiding the program to three bowl appearances and back-to-back nine-win seasons. The Nittany Lions are still under NCAA sanctions, so depth is an issue and there’s no postseason possibility. However, with a rising star ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #23 Florida Gators

2013 was a year to forget in Gainesville. Florida finished 4-8 overall and won just three games in SEC play. The Gators finished last season on a seven-game losing streak, largely due to anemic offense. Coach Will Muschamp is on the hot seat entering 2014 and needs to get this program back on track. New offensive coordinator Kurt Roper has a significant task... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #24 Washington Huskies

Washington made steady progress under former coach Steve Sarkisian, increasing the win total from five in 2009 to nine in 2013. However, the Huskies never challenged Oregon or Stanford for the top spot in the North or finished better than 5-4 in Pac-12 play. New coach Chris Petersen comes to Seattle after a successful stint at Boise State. Petersen is regard... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #25 Missouri Tigers

Missouri was a surprise champion of the SEC East in 2014, finishing 12-2 overall and 7-1 in regular season conference play. Despite significant personnel losses, the Tigers are expected to be in the mix for the East Division title once again. Quarterback Maty Mauk is a rising star, and he will be surrounded by a solid group of skill players and a steady offe... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #26 Iowa Hawkeyes

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 26 Iowa. Previewing Iowa’s Offense for 2014:Unlike this time last season, the... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #27 Virginia Tech Hokies

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 27 Virginia Tech. Previewing Virginia Tech’s Offense for 2014:With the depart... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #28 Louisville Cardinals

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 28 Louisville Cardinals. Previewing Louisville’s Offense for 2014:Exit Teddy ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #29 Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Big Ten’s West Division is up for grabs, and Nebraska has the talent and personnel to finish ahead of Wisconsin and Iowa. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong should be better in his second year under center, and he will have the luxury of working with two of the Big Ten’s top skill players in running back Ameer Abdullah and receiver Kenny Bell. Only ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #30 Miami Hurricanes

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 30, the Miami Hurricanes. Previewing Miami's Offense for 2014:Coordinator James... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #31 North Carolina Tar Heels

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 30 North Carolina.Previewing North Carolina’s Offense for 2014:North Carolina has ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #32 Michigan Wolverines

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 32 Michigan. Previewing Michigan’s Offense for 2014:Al Borges is out. Doug Nu... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #33 Mississippi State Bulldogs

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 33 Mississippi State.Previewing Mississippi State’s Offense for 2014:The high hope... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #34 Texas A&M Aggies

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 34 Texas A&M.Previewing Texas A&M’s Offense for 2014:While there’s n... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #35 BYU Cougars

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 35 BYU.Previewing BYU’s Offense for 2014:BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae wou... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #36 Pittsburgh Panthers

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 36 Pittsburgh.Previewing Pittsburgh’s Offense for 2014:Pittsburgh was more jugger-... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #37 Oklahoma State Cowboys

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 37 Oklahoma State.Previewing Oklahoma State’s Offense:Uncertainty at quarterback has become ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #38 Duke Blue Devils

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 38 Duke.Previewing Duke's Offense:Quarterback Anthony Boone was at the controls of a highly pr... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #39 TCU Horned Frogs

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 39 TCU. Previewing TCU’s Offense for 2014:TCU hopes its beleaguered offense w... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #40 Marshall Thundering Herd

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 40 Marshall.Previewing Marshall’s Offense for 2014: You can be sure that one ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #41 Texas Tech

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 41 Texas Tech.Previewing Texas Tech’s Offense:With both Michael Brewer and Baker Mayfield tr... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #42 Tennessee

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 42 Tennessee.Previewing the Tennessee Offense for 2014:If Tennessee’s offense improves signi... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #43 Cincinnati

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 43 Cincinnati.Previewing Cincinnati's Offense for 2014:Gunner Kiel was rated the nation’... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #44 Vanderbilt

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 44 Vanderbilt.Previewing Vanderbilt’s Offense for 2014:Vanderbilt must replace a pair of wid... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #45 Arizona

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 45 Arizona.Previewing Arizona’s Offense for 2014:In a sense, it is Groundhog Day at Arizona.... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #46 Boise State

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 46 Boise State.Previewing Boise State’s Offense for 2014:New coach Bryan Harsin, the Broncos... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #47 Georgia Tech

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 47 Georgia Tech.Previewing Georgia Tech’s Offense for 2014:The thought last year was that Ge... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #48 Maryland

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 48 Maryland.Previewing Maryland’s Offense for 2014:The Big Ten’s new kid on the block ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #49 Utah State

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 49 Utah State.Previewing Utah State’s Offense for 2014:Two of Utah State’s top players... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #50 East Carolina

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 50 East Carolina.Previewing East Carolina’s Offense for 2014:It’s full speed ahead for... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #51 Northwestern

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 51 Northwestern.Previewing Northwestern’s Offense for 2014: After two years with a two-... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #52 Minnesota

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 52 Minnesota.Previewing Minnesota’s Offense for 2014: Three weeks after Minnesota&rsquo... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #53 Oregon State

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 53 Oregon State.Previewing Oregon State’s Offense for 2014:The Beavers breathed a sigh of re... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #54 Utah

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 54 Utah.Previewing Utah’s Offense for 2014: Utah’s best moment of the 2013 season... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #55 UCF

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 55 UCF.Previewing UCF’s Offense for 2014:UCF brings back plenty of weapons on offense from a... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #56 Washington State

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 56 Washington State.Previewing Washington State’s Offense for 2014: Washington State re... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #57 Navy

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 57 Navy.Previewing Navy’s Offense for 2014:Keenan Reynolds was nothing short of sensational ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #58 Indiana

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 58 Indiana.Previewing Indiana’s Offense for 2014:Indiana plays eight-win offense. The Hoosie... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #59 Bowling Green

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 59 Bowling Green.Previewing Bowling Green’s Offense for 2014:Things went from chaotic to fre... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #60 UL Lafayette

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 60 UL Lafayette.Previewing UL Lafayette’s Offense for 2014:Terrance Broadway has thrown for ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #61 Syracuse Orange

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 61 Syracuse.Previewing Syracuse’s Offense for 2014:It was feast or famine for the ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #62 Fresno State Bulldogs

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 62 Fresno State.Previewing Fresno State's Offense:For the first time since 2010, Derek Carr wo... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #63 Arkansas Razorbacks

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 63 Arkansas.Previewing Arkansas' Offense:Brandon Allen’s lackluster passing numbers in h... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #64 Boston College Eagles

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 64 Boston College.Previewing Boston College’s Offense for 2014:Despite the loss of... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #65 NC State Wolfpack

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 65 NC State.Previewing NC State’s Offense for 2014:Coach Dave Doeren declared quar... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #66 Iowa State Cyclones

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 66 Iowa State.Previewing Iowa State’s Offense:The good news here is that Iowa State has 10 s... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #67 West Virginia Mountaineers

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 67 West Virginia.Previewing West Virginia’s Offense:Last season’s WVU offense was the ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #68 Illinois Fighting Illini

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 68 Illinois. Previewing Illinois' Offense for 2014:Second-year offensive coordi... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #69 Houston

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 69 Houston.Previewing Houston’s Offense for 2014:The Cougars are loaded with skill players w... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #70 Kentucky

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 70 Kentucky.Previewing Kentucky’s Offense for 2014:The “Air Raid” didn’t e... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #71 Colorado

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 71 ColoradoPreviewing Colorado’s Offense for 2014:Sophomore Sefo Liufau will be the opening-... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #72 Virginia

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 72 Virginia.Previewing Virginia’s Offense for 2014:There’s plenty of blame to go aroun... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #73 Rutgers

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 73 Rutgers.Previewing Rutgers’ Offense for 2014:New offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen &md... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #74 Colorado State

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 74 Colorado State.Previewing Colorado State’s Offense for 2014:With running back Kapri Bibbs... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #75 Toledo

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 75 Toledo.Previewing Toledo’s Offense for 2014: Toledo has maintained one of the best o... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #76 California

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 76 California.Previewing California’s Offense for 2014:Jared Goff’s freshman season be... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #77 Northern Illinois

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 77 Northern Illinois.Previewing Northern Illinois’ Offense for 2014:Once known as Tailback U... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #78 Kansas

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 78 Kansas.Previewing Kansas’ Offense for 2014: One of KU’s biggest issues during ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #79 Ball State

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 79 Ball State.Previewing Ball State’s Offense for 2014:Ball State bid a bittersweet farewell... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #80 Purdue

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 80 Purdue.Previewing Purdue’s Offense for 2014: As goes Danny Etling, so goes Purdue. T... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #81 South Florida Bulls

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 81 South Florida.Previewing South Florida’s Offense for 2014:Willie Taggart’s mantra &... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #82 Nevada Wolf Pack

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 82 Nevada.Previewing Nevada’s Offense for 2014Nevada’s famed Pistol offense struggled ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #83 San Diego State

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 83 San Diego State.Previewing San Diego State’s Offense for 2014: Quarterback Quinn Kae... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #84 South Alabama

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 84 South Alabama.Previewing South Alabama’s Offense for 2014:All the parts are in place for ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #85 Wake Forest

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 85 Wake Forest.Previewing Wake Forest’s Offense for 2014:With four-year starter Tanner Price... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #86 North Texas

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 86 North Texas.Previewing North Texas’ Offense for 2014: Four offensive line starters r... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #87 Rice

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 87 Rice.Previewing Rice’s Offense for 2014:The Owls may have lost last year’s top rush... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #88 UConn

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 88 UConn.Previewing UConn’s Offense for 2014:Three quarterbacks split the starting duties at... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #89 UTSA

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 89 UTSA.Previewing UTSA’s Offense for 2014: UTSA has a boatload of experience coming ba... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #90 MTSU

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 90 MTSU.Previewing MTSU’s Offense for 2014:A change at quarterback should have far-reaching ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #91 FAU Owls

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 91 FAUPreviewing FAU’s Offense for 2014Offensive coordinator Brian Wright took over as FAU&r... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #92 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 92 Western Kentucky.Previewing Western Kentucky’s Offense for 2014Bobby Petrino’s cup ... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #93 Arkansas State

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 93 Arkansas State.Previewing Arkansas State’s Offense for 2014Recruited to run Gus Malzahn&r... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #94 Wyoming Cowboys

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 94 Wyoming.Previewing Wyoming’s Offense for 2014There are several changes in store as first-... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #95 Ohio Bobcats

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 95 Ohio.Previewing Ohio’s Offense for 2014After scores of records, the only two bowl wins in... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #96 SMU

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 96 SMU.Previewing SMU’s Offense for 2014Having revived the passing game just in time for Gar... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #97 Akron

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 97 Akron.Previewing Akron’s Offense for 2014With a bevy of playmakers returning, the Zips ha... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #98 Memphis Tigers

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 98 Memphis.Previewing Memphis’ Offense for 2014Can a 6'6" quarterback encounter gro... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #99 Tulane

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 99 Tulane.Previewing Tulane’s Offense for 2014Look at the anemic offensive numbers, and it&r... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #100 Temple Owls

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 100 Temple.Previewing Temple’s Offense for 2014The Owls, who’ve been looking for a lon... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #101 UNLV Rebels

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 101 UNLV.Previewing UNLV’s Offense for 2014Replacing a player who began last season as a bac... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #102 Tulsa Golden Hurriance

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 102 Tulsa.Previewing Tulsa’s Offense for 2014Tulsa’s football program took a huge step... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #103 San Jose State Spartans

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 103 San Jose State.Previewing San Jose State’s Offense for 2014The big question heading into... READ MORE

2014 College Football Rankings: #104 Buffalo Bulls

The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 104 Buffalo Bulls.Previewing Buffalo’s Offense in 2014The Bulls lost two of the most product... READ MORE