Are we there yet? The confetti has barely been cleared from Clemson's championship celebration, but we're already excited about the opening weekend of 2017. Florida State vs. Alabama, anyone?
The Hoosiers improved tremendously on defense but turned the ball over too much and didn't capitalize in the red zone nearly often enough this season.
Alabama's defensive front is losing a lot of talent this offseason, but has several pass-rushers on the roster waiting to make their mark next fall.
While the Illini struggled both to score and to prevent points in 2016, DE Carroll Phillips was a bright spot, earning Big Ten first-team honors.
With signing day just over two weeks aways, the ACC's bowl momentum is carrying over for the top teams in the league.
How the Baylor's players respond to their new coach Matt Rhule will be one of the main questions for the Bears heading into the offseason.
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|South Dakota State||7-1||9-3|