Steve Coughlin and Chris Fallica take the conference breakdowns to the PAC 12 and the ACC with some help from CFB analysts Brock Huard (1:20), and David Pollack (29:00).
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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre spent Wednesday visiting Clemson, speaking with players and watching practice.
- Favre surprises Clemson players, spends day
- Tide start No. 1 in coaches poll; Buckeyes at 3
- Cornerback prospect Booth chooses Clemson
- Sources: Clemson's Venables lands $11.6M deal
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
The Big 12 is in a tough spot before a single snap has been played: it has only a 29% chance to put a team in the Playoff and a 5% chance to have one of its teams win the national title.
ESPN's new Playoff Predictor loves Clemson in 2018. The Big 12? Not so much. And watch out for Notre Dame.
Alabama and Clemson dominate this list of college football's best, but it all starts with the game-wrecking Group of 5 defensive tackle.
Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence topped the 2018 class and should make an impact immediately, but which other freshmen are in their company?
Alabama isn't the only team with a QB dilemma. Clemson, Texas A&M and several others still have decisions to make.
Alabama received 61 of 65 first-place votes in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll and is followed in the top 5 by Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and Oklahoma.
Are we headed for another Nick Saban-Dabo Swinney playoff clash? That's certainly what it looks like. Find out where the rest of the CFP contenders fit in.
Andrew Booth is the third ESPN verbal for Clemson since Friday.
Andrew Booth, the No. 3 cornerback prospect in the class of 2019, has chosen to attend Clemson.
ESPN Analytics ranked the national championship teams since the BCS era began 20 years ago.
Bomani & Pablo react to Clemson University's Christian Wilkins lap dance at "Dabo Swinney Ladies Clinic", Todd Gurley's new deal and more.
Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney talks to Ivan Maisel and Chris Low about the growth of Clemson's program under his watch, continuity on the staff, the sense of competition on the squad and more.
Clemson DC Brent Venables will receive a five-year, $11.6 million contract extension, sources tell ESPN.
Clemson looks like the team to beat in 2018 with its dominant defensive line, but where does everyone else fall?
How will the ACC play out this season? Phil Steele projects the full standings, including which teams can battle Clemson.
Which programs will have the best D-lines this season? Clemson's depth and talent might be in a class by itself, but there are plenty of other elite groups.
Which college football programs have the top running backs for 2018? The best group should be in the Pac-12, where Bryce Love decided to play one more season at Stanford. Here are the top 15.
Quarterback Hunter Johnson is transferring from Clemson to Northwestern but must sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Former Clemson quarterback Hunter Johnson has chosen Northwestern as his new landing spot according to a source. Announcement should come shortly.
As long as Nick Saban is around, Alabama is an easy choice for the top spot. But Clemson, Ohio State and Georgia aren't far behind.