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#CFBrank kicks off with Nos. 100-81

We're unveiling our picks this week for the best 100 players in college football heading into the 2015 season, starting today with Nos. 100-91 and 90-81.

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FPI previews the ACC season

Check out why FPI projects Clemson as more likely than defending ACC champion Florida State to win this season's conference title.

4hTed Miller

Yes, the Pac-12 is doing great, but ...

Much as the league praises its accomplishments -- and rightfully so -- the lack of a national championship still defines its national perception.

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Why Miami's future rests with Brad Kaaya

The sophomore signal-caller has taken command of the rebuilding Hurricanes, who hope to contend in the ACC in 2015 -- and beyond.

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2hJake Trotter

Joe Mixon impressing Sooner coaches

Joe Mixon, the supposed gem of Oklahoma's 2014 signing class, was in fact a running back. But it wasn't Samaje Perine.

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QB Jennings, 2 others not charged, rejoin LSU

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings and two teammates will not face criminal charges over an alleged burglary that resulted in their arrests, and they have been reinstated to the team.

Rutgers captain geeks out over One Direction; calls roommate out (1:07)
Shell Shocker: Iowa lineman eats entire egg (1:15)
Buckeyes and Ott steal the show on day 1 (3:22)


David Hale @DavidHaleESPN

Since 2010, #UVA has lost 14 games in which it out-gained its opponent in yardage — 2 more than any other team in the country.

Kevin Gemmell @Kevin_Gemmell

Whittingham asked me who I picked in the South. I said UCLA. His "huh" reaction was like when I told my dad I wanted to minor in philosophy.

Fire emoji guide to job security

"The hot seat" is so 20th century. The only way to measure college coaches' job security in 2015 is with fire emojis. Al Golden might rate 8, but that's not even the most fire. Who's seat is hottest?

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Dan Murphy @DanMurphyESPN

ESPN's Top 100 CFB players list started today. Early pick for the guy who will be ranked much higher in December: BYU's Taysom Hill (81).

David Hale @DavidHaleESPN

P5 defenders w/70+ tackles, 10+ passes defended & 9+ TFL last season: Jalen Ramsey, #FSU William Parks, Ariz Damarious Randall, ASU

#CFBRank Nos. 81-90

BYU QB Taysom Hill is tied for 81st in ESPN's annual rankings. See who else checked in above and below Hill in the second batch released today. More rankings

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Ranking college football's top players

ESPN's annual list is back -- let the debate begin! Forty-three writers and editors rated players based on their performances last season. The first batch includes a pair of QBs, dynamic RB and ST extraordinaire . #CFBRank Nos. 91-100

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