Season Preview

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our Big Ten Season Preview

The computer thinks Ohio State looks like the cream of the national crop as Ryan Day, 34-4 in his short head caching career, is once again loaded for bear and QB C.J. Stroud is a consensus top Heisman candidate after finishing fourth a year ago.

Posted 3 months ago

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our SEC Season Preview

No earth-shattering news here. Georgia is tabbed to win the eastern half of the conference for the fifth time in the last six years, and the Tide is picked to lead the Western half for the fourth time in the last five years.

Posted 3 months ago

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our Big 12 Season Preview

Last year, Baylor stopped Oklahoma State inches from the pylon on a 4th-down play with 24 seconds left to preserve a 21-16 upset of the Cowboys at the Big 12 Championship game in Arlington. But the Big 12 was left out of the Final Four as no conference member finished the season with fewer than 2 losses.

Posted 3 months ago

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our ACC Season Preview

Pittsburgh looks poised to repeat in the Coastal in the final year of the ACC using divisions, while Clemson is picked to return to the top of the Atlantic and edge the Panthers in the conference title game.

Posted 3 months ago

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our PAC-12 Season Preview

The PAC-12 enters its next-to-last season with its current roster of schools as UCLA and USC will officially join the Big Ten on August 2, 2024.

Posted 3 months ago

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our Season Preview of Independents

The Irish begin their season, and the head coaching career of Marcus Freeman, at Ohio State. Get past that game, and Notre Dame could find its way to an 11-game winning streak to end the season and a chance to land a spot in the Final Four.

Posted 3 months ago

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our Mountain West Season Preview

This year, SDSU will christen Snapdragon Stadium, a 35,000-seat venue that was built next to San Diego Stadium (AKA Jack Murphy Stadium). The first game in the new digs will take place on Labor Day weekend when the Aztecs host Arizona.

Posted 3 months ago

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our Independents Season Preview

The Irish begin their season, and the head coaching career of Marcus Freeman, at Ohio State. Get past that game, and Notre Dame could find its way to an 11-game winning streak to end the season and a chance to land a spot in the Final Four.

Posted 3 months ago

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our MAC Season Preview

The computer picks Northern Illinois to claim back-to-back conference titles by taking down Miami in the championship game at Detroit. Last year, NIU downed Kent State for the title, to add to the school's trophies from 2021, 2018, 2014, 2012 and 2011.

Posted 3 months ago

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our American Conference Season Preview

There were two major stories in The American in the past year. The first was Cincinnati's entry into the College Football Playoff Final four, the first-ever for a Group Of Five team. Then came the news that Cincinnati, Houston and UCF would leave the conference and join the Big 12 in 2023 with each school paying an early exit fee of $15 million each. Independent BYU will join that trio.

Posted 3 months ago

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our Sun Belt Season Preview

The big story in the Sun Belt is conference realignment which saw the conference get stronger by adding FCS powerhouse James Madison and plucking Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss from Conference USA.

Posted 3 months ago

CollegeFootballPoll.com - Our CUSA Season Preview

With the contraction of the conference lineup from 14 teams to 11, the two-division format is gone. Instead, the top two teams over-all will play for the championship.

Posted 3 months ago

SEASON PREVIEW: Ohio State No. 1

Here are the opening week rankings, as well as the predicted rankings for the end of the regular season, and the projected conference-by-conference standings.

Posted 3 months ago

The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Unveils 2022 Watch List

This is the largest selection of active quarterbacks in the history of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, representing 76 schools around the nation.

Posted 3 months ago

Sun Belt Team Previews, Computer Projections, and Preseason Poll

NEW ORLEANS — The new Sun Belt is somewhat new and improved with the additions of Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss from Conference USA, and the welcoming of James Madison from the FCS.

Posted 3 months ago

2022 College Football Season Rules Changes

IRVING, Texas (Aug. 18, 2022) – As the 2022 college football season nears, it is time for the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame to highlight the key rule changes that will take effect this fall.

Posted 3 months ago

College Football Preseason Poll - FWAA/NFF Super 16 Has Tide, Buckeys, Dawgs and Tigers at Top

A panel of 52 FWAA writers and College Football Hall of Famers vote in the poll. Voters were selected to create a balanced geographical perspective and include CollegeFootballPoll.com's Dave Congrove.

Posted 3 months ago

2022 Bednarik Award Watch List Announced by Maxwell Football Club

The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1994 and is named in honor of Chuck “Concrete Charlie” Bednarik who was an All American player at the University of Pennsylvania and later a multiple year All Pro linebacker and center for the Philadelphia Eagles

Posted 4 months ago

PAC-12 Media Pick Utah To Repeat As Champs

The media has correctly selected the Conference Champion in just 32 of 61 previous preseason polls, including five times in the PAC-12's 11-year conference championship game era.

Posted 4 months ago

2022 Player of the Year Preseason Watch List - Walter Camp

Players from 40 different schools representing 11 conferences (including independents) are represented on the preseason watch list.

Posted 4 months ago

Houston Edges Cincinnati as Favorite in 2022 American Conference Preseason Media Poll

IRVING, Texas – Only one point separates the top two teams in the 2022 American Athletic Conference preseason media poll as the Houston Cougars edged the Cincinnati Bearcats as The American’s preseason favorite.

Posted 4 months ago

Media selects preseason 2022 Pac-12 All-Conference Football Team

Defending Pac-12 champion Utah and USC lead the way with six First Team selections each.

Posted 4 months ago

C-USA Announces Media's Predicted Order of Finish for 2022

DALLAS – A panel of media members that cover Conference USA schools forecast a championship game matchup of former West Division rivals, UTSA, who won the 2021 C-USA title and, UAB

Posted 4 months ago

NIU, Miami, Picked To Win MAC Division Titles; NIU Favored As MAC Champs

The poll was announced at the league’s annual MAC Football Kickoff at House of Blues in Cleveland and was determined by a 24-member MAC media panel.

Posted 4 months ago

Sun Belt Announces Football Preseason Awards & Poll

Coastal Carolina redshirt junior quarterback Grayson McCall was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while his teammate sophomore defensive lineman Josaiah Stewart was dubbed the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. App State and Louisiana each won the majority of votes to win its respective division.

Posted 4 months ago

Big Ten Preseason Honors, Media Poll

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced its 2022 football preseason honors on Monday ahead of the start of Big Ten Football Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium. A media panel selected the 10-member preseason list, with five representatives each from the East and West Divisions.

Posted 4 months ago

2022 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List

Award goes to the nation's top punter.

Posted 4 months ago

2022 Lou Groza Award Preseason Watch List

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Headlined by two past winners and three other former finalists, it’s a highly competitive year on the thirty-player Watch List for the 2022 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, as announced by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

Posted 4 months ago

ACC Preseason Media Poll - All But Two Teams Receive At Least One First-Place Vote

Clemson is favored to claim the 2022 Atlantic Coast Conference football title for the seventh time in the last eight years, according to a preseason poll of 164 media voters.

Posted 4 months ago

FWAA Reveals 2022 Bronko Nagurski Watch List for National Defensive Player of the Year

The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce finalists for the 2022 trophy on Nov. 16 and the winner will be unveiled Dec. 5 at the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet in Charlotte, N.C.

Posted 4 months ago

2022 Outland Trophy Watch List Unveiled

DALLAS (FWAA) – The Football Writers Association of America has announced the preseason watch list for the 2022 Outland Trophy, recognizing 89 returning standout interior linemen representing all 10 Division I FBS conferences and independents. The 2022 season will close with the award's 77th anniversary and the watch list offers a talented field of players to accompany two returning FWAA All-Americans.

Posted 4 months ago

Jim Thorpe Award 2022 Preseason Watchlist

This preseason watch list includes 35 of the nation’s best defensive backs, representing 10 conferences and one independent

Posted 4 months ago

2022 Butkus Award Preseason Candidates Announced

CHICAGO – The Butkus Award® honoring the nation’s best linebackers kicked off its 38th annual selection process today by announcing its collegiate preseason watch list.

Posted 4 months ago

Preseason SEC Football Media Poll, All-SEC Team Announced

Guess who's been picked to win divisions. Bet you will get it on your first try.

Posted 4 months ago

The Rimington Trophy Presents its 2022 Watchlist

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center in NCAA Division I College Football. Since its inception, the award has raised over $5 million for the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

Posted 4 months ago

2022 Preseason Watch List - Doak Walker Award - Nation's Top Running Back

See the complete list of candidates nominated by their own

Posted 4 months ago

Biletnikoff Award 2022 Preseason Watch List For Outstanding FBS Receiver

The semifinalists, finalists, and award recipient are selected by the highly distinguished Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee.

Posted 4 months ago

2022 Mountain West Media Poll

LAS VEGAS – Boise State has been selected to finish atop the Mountain Division, while Fresno State has been chosen to win the West Division title, as announced today by the Mountain West at its annual media days, being held at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas.

Posted 4 months ago

Davey O'Brien 2022 Preseason Watch List

The Davey O’Brien Foundation unveiled the 2022 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Preseason Watch List today, a group that includes 35 of the nation’s top returning college quarterbacks.

Posted 4 months ago

2022 Maxwell Award Watchlist Released

The Maxwell Award has been presented to the College Player of the Year since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert “Tiny” Maxwell who was a former standout at the Swarthmore College and a renowned sports writer and football official.

Posted 4 months ago

Baylor Tabbed As Preseason Big 12 Favorites By Media

The Bears are the top choice in the rankings for the first time in Big 12 history and broke Oklahoma’s six-year streak as the favorite.

Posted 4 months ago

2022-23 Bowl Lineup Announced

There will be 42 postseason games involving FBS schools, including the CFP Championship Game. Here's the complete schedule.

Posted 6 months ago

American Conference Football Schedules Announced For 2022 Season

Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the American Athletic Conference’s 88-game football schedule for the 2022 season, including the 44-game conference schedule.

Posted 8 months ago

Sun Belt Announces 2022 Schedule, Including Its Four New Additions

The Sun Belt Conference announced its 2022 football schedule Tuesday, including its four new members James Madison, Marshall, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss.

Posted 8 months ago