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Strength of schedule matters more than ever in the playoff era. So when you settle in on Sept. 3 to watch Alabama-USC, Oklahoma-Houston, Auburn-Clemson and more, you can thank the CFP.
The Seminoles might be lower on this list of ACC coaching stability than you'd expect, especially if the LSU job comes open at some point.
Who are the X factors in each Power 5 conference who have the potential to become major difference-makers in 2016?
The usual suspects make an appearance, but so do sleepers like Tennessee and Oklahoma State. Sorry, Iowa, don't expect a 2015 repeat.
Alabama has built a defensive dynasty, so it's no surprise that the Tide lead the ESPN Football Power Index's top 10 projected defenses for 2016. They have SEC company at the top, though.
Deshaun Watson and a loaded offense top the reasons many ACC coaches expect Clemson to be the best team in the conference in 2016.
Clemson bunch will bring talent
You know Deshaun Watson can play, but don't forget about the other draft-eligible Tigers this season. Look for names like WR Mike Williams, TE Jordan Legett and OL Tyrone Crowder. Top offensive players for 2017 draft (Insider)
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson said while accepting the Manning Award as the nation's top quarterback that he still must improve his hand placement and technique in order to "be great one day."
Dabo Swinney takes on a new identity as "Fred from Albuquerque" to check out how work is coming along on Clemson's new football operations center.
Clemson offense sitting pretty for 2016
The Tigers have eight returning starters, including consensus All-American QB Deshaun Watson for his junior season. Poised for another productive offensive campaign., Clemson takes the No. 2 spot on our list. Top 10 offenses for 2016 (Insider)
The ACC has its rivalry week at the end of the season when a number of conference teams play nonconference opponents, but is that enough?
Tripleheaders featuring four games between ranked opponents highlight the opening Saturday of the 2016 college football season on both ABC and ESPN.
The ACC found itself holding the short end of the stick in recently legislation debates, but will those losses really mean that much going forward?
Florida State, with all its offensive starters returning, leads the ESPN Football Power Index's top 10 projected offenses for 2016.
The Bills announced that first-round selection Shaq Lawson will have shoulder surgery while Sammy Watkins is dealing with a broken foot.
Alabama is a double-digit favorite over USC and Oklahoma is a big favorite over Ohio State in the first college football lines released Friday.
Having four of ACC head coaches making at least $4 million per season is an indication of how seriously the conference is taking football.
Rosters generally begin to take shape after spring practice, and several players in high-profile programs helped themselves, and their teams, this time around.
Clemson's Deshaun Watson is the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman, but there are several potential contenders in Watson's own conference.
The ACC hired its first coordinator of replay officials earlier this year, but some coaches want to go a step further.
Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer
Titans second-round OLB Kevin Dodd said he aims to play at 269 or 270 after playing DE at Clemson at 275 pounds. Matching faces with names is a challenge so far.
Ivan Maisel, Travis Haney and Ryan McGee discuss Deon Cain's reinstatement at Clemson, expansion questions & more. Plus, Duke's David Cutcliffe & BYU's Kalani Sitake stop by.
How high does Kiper have Watson?
If Deshaun Watson would have been in the 2016 draft, he may have been the first quarterback taken. You know he can move. But if you don't acknowledge how good of a passer he is, you're missing his full talent. Kiper's too-early 2017 Big Board (Insider)
Clemson @ Auburn Tigers
Jordan-Hare Stadium - Sat 9/3