An improved rushing attack led by running back Rodney Smith helped Minnesota reach a bowl for the fifth consecutive season.
What a fitting way to end the year: After ups and downs all season, our experts chose Clemson QB Deshaun Watson as the No. 1 player in the nation.
The Tigers have several spots where they appear to be getting an infusion of talent, including quarterback and safety.
With at least five Coastal Division teams needing a new starting quarterback, picking a favorite this offseason would just be taking a wild guess.
Who made the right call by leaving for the NFL draft early, and who might have been better off staying in school?
The Spartans finished 2016 with a 3-9 record, and when you look at the numbers, you can understand the reasons for their failures.
Dropped from rankings: Nebraska 21, Temple 24, Iowa 25
Others receiving votes: Nebraska 46, Kansas State 44, Georgia Tech 24, Western Kentucky 23, Boise State 20, Air Force 18, Iowa 17, Temple 16, Tulsa 11, Minnesota 7, Georgia 5, Wake Forest 3, Navy 3, Troy 2, Washington State 2, Arkansas 2, BYU 1