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Who does college football need more?

Notre Dame or Ohio State? It's nearly impossible to select one program over the other when rating all-time success and importance for the sport. Mark Schlabach does his best to differentiate the two. Tough calls in blue-blood rankings

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Ohio State currently has top 2017 recruiting class (0:48)
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Who are college football's blue-blood programs?

It's a fun but complicated question: Who are college football's blue-blood programs? Our writers ranked all 128 and pinpointed the eight schools that the sport wouldn't be the same without.

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6hHeather Dinich

The 11 commandments of the College Football Playoff

What have we learned from two years of the College Football Playoff? More than anything, strength of schedule and conference titles matter. And you need a star QB -- well, unless you're Alabama.

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7hAustin Ward

Big Ten season preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

The personnel losses would decimate other programs, but Urban Meyer has a veteran QB in J.T. Barrett and a deep well of young talent in the wings.

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Ohio State RB Weber has the biggest shoes to fill (1:07)

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard, still close with Joey Bosa, said it's been tough on his friend not to be on the field with the Chargers. "I know he's heartbroken," Hubbard said. "He's a football player, and he wants to play football."

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

The current threat level for Ohio State as it begins to turn attention to the opener: Green, which means the Buckeyes need to be "game ready." Training camp is over.

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Heisman hopefuls with 12-1 odds

Clemson's Deshaun Watson, Stanford's Christian McCaffrey and LSU's Leonard Fournette are the top Heisman favorites, per Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Don't count out the next three hopefuls with 12-1 odds.

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1dGerry Hamilton

Top-10 prospect Okudah sets official visits

Jeffrey Okudah, the nation's top safety, knows where he will be visiting this fall. And he says there's a clear leader of the pack.

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1dKC Joyner

Why this could be Urban Meyer's worst Ohio State team

Urban Meyer has lost just four games in as many seasons, and the polls have Ohio State in the top 10, but a closer look reveals a team that is likely to fall short of those lofty expectations.

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1dKirk Herbstreit

Handing out the 2016 Herbie Awards

Kirk Herbstreit reveals the candidates and winners of his 2016 Herbie Awards and makes his playoff picks.

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Man vs. metric: Two views on each top 25 team's toughest game

What matters more: What you see on the field or what you see in the analytics? Mark Schlabach and Sharon Katz discuss each top 25 team's toughest game of the year through those two lenses.

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2dIvan Maisel

CFB royalty: Why blue bloods matter

Without them, a sport just isn't the same. Why college football blue bloods like Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and USC make the game what it is.

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Who will be the big dog in the Big Ten?

It probably won't surprise you that between the 10 writers we surveyed, it came down to Ohio State and Michigan as potential Big Ten champions. Eight votes went to the Buckeyes, while two went to the Wolverines. 2016 CFB predictions

Team Stats

Passing Yards187.0104th
Rushing Yards241.912th
Points For35.032nd
Points Against14.02nd

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