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Christian McCaffrey Torches Iowa in Rose Bowl (0:33)
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The Big Ten's 14 biggest X factors for 2016

Every team has one -- a wild-card guy who could be great or inconsequential, or anything in between. Here are the 14 biggest X factors in the Big Ten for 2016.

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4dPhil Steele

Steele: Best early college football title bets

Phil Steele gives four value bets to win this year's College Football Playoff National Championship, all of which have odds worse than 10-1.

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6dJosh Moyer

Top newcomer: Iowa Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes are thin at tight end, giving Noah Fant a chance to make a difference very soon.

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6dJosh Moyer

Big Ten Ultimate Road Trip: Week 11

Week 11 in the Big Ten features a matchup between last year's West Division champs (Iowa) and arguably this year's East Division favorites (Michigan).

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The Big Ten's 14 most important players in 2016

There's a clear-cut No. 1 quarterback in Columbus, and Ohio State fans know the success of their offense rests with J.T. Barrett. Who are the Big Ten's other indispensable players?

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Along with a full complement of Michigan coaches, coaches from KU, Iowa and a lot of local smaller schools in attendance at Midwest Elite Camp. Doing better in KC a priority for the Jayhawks and the Hawkeyes have been sneaky good over the years in the area.

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13dChris Fallica, Bryan Ives, Sharon Katz and Paul Kinney

Stat burns: Each top 25 team's best number to brag about

It's that part of the year when everybody is dreaming of the CFP. So what better time to offer up the single reason why each top 25 team could, should and will make a January title run?

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13dJosh Moyer

Big Ten Ultimate Road Trip: Week 6

Michigan State-BYU and Iowa-Minnesota games in October could offer insight into how the races in the Big Ten will shape up.

Big Ten might miss out on CFP

The Big Ten might be plagued with two-loss teams this year. Since Ohio State returns only six starters, Michigan is favored by FPI to win the conference. But the Wolverines must face Ohio State, Michigan State and Iowa on the road. Predicting the CFP semifinalists (Insider)

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19dMark Schlabach

How the 2016 All-American team will look

Spoiler alert: What you're about to read is a 100 percent, completely-accurate-even-though-the-season-hasn't-started look at how the 2016 All-American team will look. (You're welcome.)

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20dBryan Ives, Sharon Katz and Jason Starrett

Scary, scary stats: Each top 25 team's most daunting metric

June is the time for college football optimism, especially if you're a likely top 25 team. But even the best rosters in the country have a skeleton or two in their statistical closet.

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20dMark Schlabach

Bama (still) rules Way-Too-Early Top 25

Does June still count as "Way Too Early" for college football? Our vote: yes. So in Mark Schlabach's updated Way-Too-Early Top 25, Baylor drops out and Tennessee jumps into the top 10.

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Big Ten coaches dish anonymously on league

How do Big Ten coaches think 2016 will play out? With anonymity assured, they dish on why Michigan is the team to beat, how J.T. Barrett could struggle again and more about the league.

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26dBrian Bennett

Must-win game: Iowa Hawkeyes

The annual Heartland Trophy game against Wisconsin always looms large for Iowa, and a victory typically propels the Hawkeyes to a big season.

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32dTravis Haney

How Dantonio outranks Meyer, Harbaugh

The collection of coaching acumen in the Big Ten East is astounding. Mark Dantonio has a leg up on his competition in at least one area.

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