They are some of the biggest names and yet they are being dismissed this season as nothing more than also-rans. Big mistake. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit writes in his First ... And 10 column that schools like Notre Dame, UCLA, Penn State and Ohio State will surprise everyone this season.
Folwer: Who will survive this season?
Corso: Not So Fast, My Friends
College football front page
|Penn State's Rashard Casey has put his problems aside and is ready for a big year.|
ACC: FSU still waits for a challenger
Big East: Miami is back, but so is Michael Vick
Big Ten: Seven teams in the top 25 make for a tough season
Big 12: Becoming more than just Nebraska's playground
Big West: Farewell season should be exciting
Conference USA: Hoping to make move from mid to major conference
Independents: All eyes focused on Notre Dame
Mid-American: Marshall's down, but don't count it out
Mountain West: Parity playing big part of growth
Pac-10: Still trying to recover past magic
SEC: Coaches staying longer, programs rising higher
WAC: Tomlinson aiming for Heisman and undefeated season
Monday, Aug. 14
Team capsules of every Division I-A school.
Can Florida State become the first team since '94-95 to repeat?
What does it take to become this year's Virginia Tech?
Tuesday, Aug. 15
Has the BCS helped or hurt college football?
Explaining how the BCS works.
Ask the experts: Is the BCS a good thing?
Wednesday, Aug. 16
America's pastime building better football players.
FSU's Chris Weinke made the right choice with FSU over baseball.
Michigan's Drew Henson -- a can't-miss prospect in two sports.
Thursday, Aug. 17
Notre Dame's Bob Davie is under the gun.
Joe Paterno's a legend, but even legends stumble in practice.
Hawaii's June Jones makes Warriors winners.
Dennis Erickson brings Beavers back from also-ran status.
Friday, Aug. 18
Quarterbacks come in all shapes, sizes and styles.
ESPN experts look at the current trends.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Games to Watch in 2000
Sunday, Aug. 20
Gene Wojciechowski's Movers and Shakers
Monday, Aug. 21
Heisman Watch: The definitive poll on who should win.
A look at the top candidates.
Tuesday, Aug. 22
What happened to the Pac-10?
The Big Ten is laying claim as the best conference in the country.
Wednesday, Aug. 23
Lee Corso: Not So Fast, My Friends
ESPN experts' picks for the upcoming season.
Thursday, Aug. 24
Chris Fowler's take on the upcoming season.
Friday, Aug. 25
Kirk Herbstreit's First ... And 10.
Profiling the Pigskin Classic coaches: Bobby Bowden | LaVell Edwards
User feedback: Which conference is the best?
User feedback: Who should win the Heisman?
ESPN.com breaks down the ESPN/USA Today Top 25
Nebraska grabs top of AP poll
Room at the top for Nebraska
No room for Notre Dame