Steele's College Football Preview

Phil's early ranking of the nation's best teams, units and players for 2014

Updated: June 20, 2014, 11:14 AM ET
By Phil Steele | ESPN Insider

Editor's note: The following articles were adapted from Phil Steele's college football preview magazine, which is available here.

Phil Steele breaks down everything you need to know for the upcoming 2014 college football season, including the best teams, Heisman candidates, surprise teams and more.

Phil Steele Week Insider

Top 5 Teams
Will Florida State repeat as champions?

Top 15 RB units
T.J. Yeldon leads a talented group of Alabama running backs.

Top 15 QB units
Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston top a strong list.

Heisman Candidates
Ohio State's Braxton Miller is a dark-horse possibility.

Most Improved
Devonte Fields and TCU should be much better in 2014.

Top Surprise Teams
Expect Todd Gurley and Georgia to bounce back this season.

Ranking conferences
The SEC is the nation's top conference.

Projecting AP Top 25
FSU tops projection of top 25 teams.

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