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40 days until CFB season. Christian McCaffrey accounted for 40.1% of Stanford's yards from scrimmage in 2016, most among Power 5 players.

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4dPhil Steele

The teams who could crash the CFP party: Stanford

The Cardinal finished third in the final AP poll and while they lost all-everything back Christian McCaffrey, still have one of the best defenses in the nation.

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Meeks, Reid named to Thorpe Award watch list

Stanford's Quenton Meeks and Justin Reid have been named to the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award watch list. The two are among six Pac-12 players named to the watch list for the award, given to the best defensive back in college football.

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10dPhil Steele

Best DB groups in college football: Stanford

The Cardinal will get their two top corners back from last year, Alijah Holder and Quenton Meeks, and have nine very highly touted players in the unit.

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Meeks headlines Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list

Stanford DB Quenton Meeks was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award goes to the nation's top defensive standout. Last season, Meeks recorded 19 total tackles and two interceptions, including one that he returned for a touchdown.

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Who has most to prove on Stanford?

Fifth-year senior QB Ryan Burns lost his job to Keller Chryst last season. However, with Chryst's status in limbo after a bowl-game injury, Burns has one last chance to prove he can be Stanford's starter.

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Schultz named to Mackey watch list

Stanford junior TE Dalton Schultz was named to the Mackey Award watch list on Tuesday. The award goes to the nation's top tight end. Last season, Schultz caught 23 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown.

Pair of Cardinal on Bednarik Award watch list

The Pac-12 is well-represented on the Bednarik Award watch list with 13 players, including Stanford DT Harrison Phillips and S Justin Reid. The honor is given to the nation's top defensive player.

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16dPhil Steele

Which college football conference is No. 1 for 2017?

After a (sort of) down year, the SEC is loaded again in 2017. But the ACC and Big Ten are right there, and the Pac-12 and Big 12 aren't far off. So which league enters 2017 as the deepest in the country?

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Who is the future coach on each Top 25 team?

Kyle Bonagura believes that a particular Stanford QB is the current Cardinal player most likely to don a headset when his playing days come to a close.

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Who's the next Jabrill Peppers?

With Christian McCaffrey gone to the NFL, Terrence Alexander could become the next "Peppers-like" player with his ability to play multiple positions and return punts.

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62dMel Kiper Jr.

Way-too-early 2018 prospect rankings

Stanford''s Harrison Phillips ranks among the top 2018 NFL D-line prospects. He's joined by two teammates in our early position rankings.

Sydney more than ready for return of college football (1:26)
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68dKyle Bonagura

Three offseason questions: Stanford Cardinal

With Christian McCaffrey gone, Stanford has some big shoes to fill on offense, in addition to facing issues at quarterback and on the offensive line.

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Christian McCaffrey, who was drafted 8th overall by the Panthers, set an FBS record with 6,191 all-purpose yards during his sophomore and junior seasons at Stanford. He also tallied 33 total touchdowns during that two-year span.

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79dKC Joyner

Can Stanford make the 2017 CFP? (Hint: No)

Stanford's outstanding D and special teams can't make up for the Cardinal's issues on offense. Trouble generating points should keep them out of any playoff discussion.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford coach David Shaw has long been against an earlier signing period in college football and reaffirmed that stance with a strong statement Monday in a conference call with Pac-12 media. He said the new December date is palatable, but cautioned against an earlier date. Shaw noted that several coaches are for an earlier date so they don't have to recruit as long and believes kids who sign earlier, in August for example, would still be able to back out of a signed Letter of Intent. "It's not in their best interest to sign early, in my opinion," Shaw said. "It closes doors on them and we're supposed to be opening doors for these young people."

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83dKyle Bonagura

Post-spring 2017 Pac-12 power rankings

Now that every school is finished with spring practice, here's an updated look at how the Pac-12 power rankings will look in 2017.

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