College Football Preview 2001
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Monday, August 6
Updated: August 24, 7:17 PM ET
Sooners Eye Back-to-Back National Titles

Josh Heupel
The Sooners hope to celebrate another national title this season.
Oklahoma was 13-0 last season. It won the national championship. Yet, coach Bob Stoops says Oklahoma may be better this season. There are so many factors that go into winning a national championship, that repeating is a tough task. Can they do it?'s panel of experts has mixed opinions on who will wind up playing for the national title in the Rose Bowl.

  • Wojciechowski: What to watch
  • Herbstreit's preseason high fives
  • Corso's Lee-mail

    The complete preview

    Conference previews
  • ACC: Are the 'Noles finally vulnerable?
  • Big East: Solid at top; seeking more depth
  • Big Ten: Northwestern has eye on title run
  • Big 12: Sooners still have look of champion
  • Conference USA: Climbing into prime time
  • Independents: Irish has tougher schedule, higher goals
  • Mid-American: Is Marshall's run done?
  • Mountain West: Colorado State is Ram-tough -- again
  • Pac-10: Quack attack has high hopes
  • SEC: Gators have enough bite to win national title
  • Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee gets the early nod
  • WAC: Bigger -- and probably a little bit better

    Monday, Aug. 13
  • Team capsules of every Division I-A school.
  • Rose Bowl may leave Pac-10, Big Ten behind for a season
  • BCS101: Minor changes, major improvements

    Tuesday, Aug. 14

  • What it takes to win a National Championship

    Wednesday, Aug. 15

  • The Race for the Heisman: How the race has evolved
  • Can a defensive player win it this year?
  • The most likely Heisman candidates
  • Cook: Heisman deserves the hype
  • User feedback: Who should win Heisman?

    Thursday, Aug. 16

  • The rise of Oregon, Oregon State
  • Pac-10 back among the nation's best
  • Caple: The Pac-10 runs through Oregon? Really?

    Friday, Aug. 17

  • Joe Paterno closes in on the Bear
  • Miami out to spoil JoePa's night
  • A complete look at the Paterno legacy
  • Inside the numbers: Joe Paterno

    Saturday, Aug. 18

  • Is this the year the rest of the ACC catches up with Florida State?
  • While the ACC is chasing Bobby Bowden and FSU, Bowden's chasing JoePa and Bear.

    Sunday, Aug. 19

  • Games to watch in 2001

    Monday, Aug. 20
    New coaches, old traditions, high expectations:

  • Larry Coker faces huge expectations in Miami
  • Jim Tressel is rallying the state of Ohio around the Buckeyes
  • Dennis Franchione works on restoring Alabama
  • Pete Carroll bringing Trojan-pride back to USC
  • Gary Crowton-era begins at BYU

    Tuesday, Aug. 21

  • Head coaches get the glory, assistant coaches make the difference
  • USC looking at Norm Chow to work his offensive magic
  • Mississippi State's Joe Lee Dunn has few peers on defensive side of ball

    Wednesday, Aug. 22

  • Big 12 is finally playing big
  • Is Big Ten slipping?
  • Sun Belt begins inaugural season with high expectations
  • Who's the best?: Kiper | Gilmore | Curry | Herbstreit

    Thursday, Aug. 23

  • Wojciechowski's Movers and Shakers
  • Herbstreit's preseason high fives
  • Corso's Lee-mail
  • Experts predicts conference winners

    Friday, Aug. 24

  • Can Oklahoma repeat?
  • Jim Dent looks back at OU's 47-game win streak

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