With players making their NFL draft declarations and many programs shuffling their coaching staffs, our second Way-Too-Early Top 25 looks a lot different than a month ago, as the offseason challenges mount for defending champ LSU, among others.
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Top games this week according to BPI Bubble Factor: 2/18 Arkansas @ Florida 2/19 Indiana @ Minnesota 2/19 Furman @ ETSU 2/19 Michigan @ Rutgers 2/20 Oregon @ ASU 2/22 OU @ Ok State 2/23 Wichita St @ Cincinnati
- FWAA creates award in memory of Aschoff
- Ex-Penn State WR Shorter headed to Florida
- Former Florida QB Franks transfers to Arkansas
- LSU finishes No. 1 in AP Top 25 for third time
The Edward Aschoff Rising Star Award will honor a promising FWAA member no older than 34 "who has not only the talent and work ethic it takes to succeed in this business, but also the passion to make it better."
The first version of SP+ rankings for 2020 has Alabama at No. 1 and is surprisingly high on Texas. Where does your team fit?
With the 2020 recruiting class in the books, let's take a look at which newcomers could make an immediate impact in their first season.
With signing day behind us, let's look back at last year's true freshman classes that provided the most production, starting with the national champs.
Kevin Negandhi kicks off the podcast with ESPN national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton to discuss National Signing Day, including Clemson's big recruiting haul, the Jordan Burch saga, how the new coaches fared, Mack Brown's fence around North Carolina, Penn State's ability to recruit in Maryland, how the transfer portal plays a role in signing day and much more. Later, ESPN college football reporter Dan Murphy joins the pod to talk about Mark Dantonio's retirement from Michigan State, what might've led to his stepping down, candidates for the job and the culture in East Lansing.
Now that the 2020 recruiting cycle has concluded, we rank college football's top 75 classes.
We will be providing the latest recruiting news, signings, analysis and class rankings for college football's February signing period.
While most ESPN 300 prospects signed in December, Wednesday's national signing day will greatly impact college football.
Can transfer QB Jamie Newman jump-start Georgia's offense? Who will play QB for Michigan? Even the best teams have questions heading into next season.
Feel like celebrating next January? Here's what each of the nation's best teams needs to win it all next season.
Former Penn State wide receiver Justin Shorter announced Sunday he is transferring to Florida.
Some college football prospects, including Alabama's next QB, massively increased their stocks ahead of February's national signing day.
Former Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks, injured last year during the Gators' resurgent season, will stay in the SEC, transferring to new-look Arkansas, joining new coach Sam Pittman.
These are the players, led by No. 1 Clemson's WR Joe Ngata, who are expected to make big leaps next season.
Most ESPN 300 prospects signed their letters of intent on December's signing day. But college football's recruiting landscape has changed since.
LSU finished No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the third time in school history, with Clemson No. 2 and Ohio State No. 3. Georgia was fourth and Oregon was fifth. Florida was sixth and Oklahoma, which made the playoff, was seventh. Alabama finished eighth.
It's never too early to take a look at the top 25 for next season, right? Right. Here's our first take on next season after LSU wrapped up its national title.
A 150-member blue-ribbon panel ranks the 150 greatest players in the sport's entire history and the running backs are the clear stars.
The Gators, who lose leading rusher Lamical Perine, filled a major need at running back by adding transfer Lorenzo Lingard, who never saw much action with the Hurricanes after he was considered one of the top recruits in 2018.