Phil Steele offers up his picks to win the five non-power conferences, including the American Athletic, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American and Sun Belt.
American AthleticSouth FloridaMazzi Wilkins CB Tampa, Fla./PlantHT: 6-foot WT: 158 poundsPositional Rank: #69 CBStars: 3ACCBoston CollegeSherman Alston RB Montvale, N.
The debate over top individual classes is a fierce and long standing one in the world of recruiting, but a look at how conferences stack up against each other on the recruiting trail can offer great insight as well.
1. Journalists aren’t supposed to root for anyone, but after all that Tom Savage has put himself through, it’s nice to see the fifth-year Pitt quarterback win the starting job.
1. The American Athletic Conference has taken a lot of heat since its inception. The league is losing its automatic-qualifier status after this season.
Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two -- No. 1.
ESPN.com's preseason All-America team has been released, with Notre Dame placing one player on the squad.Stephon Tuitt makes the team as one of its defensive ends, along with South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney.
Projecting the eventual success level of high school prospects is difficult in its own right, but forecasting which ones will play right away and make a big splash in college can be even more difficult.
American Athletic ConferenceRutgersSaeed Blacknall WR Manalapan, N.J./ManalapanHT: 6-3 WT: 205Positional Rank: #14 WRStars: 4ESPN 300 (#113)Jonathan Hilliman RB Jersey City, N.
Get ready, North Carolina. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says a slightly banged-up Gamecocks All-American Jadeveon Clowney will play against the Tar Heels on Aug. 29.
Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has a small fracture in his right pinkie and will need surgery, putting his status for the season opener in doubt.
ESPN.com bloggers Heather Dinich, Adam Rittenberg, Edward Aschoff and Ted Miller discuss the perceptions of the major conferences.
Phil Steele gives his projected participants for every bowl game for the 2013 season, from the BCS bowls to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
American AthleticCincinnatiHayden Moore QB-PP Pinson, Ala./Clay-ChalkvilleHT: 6-2 WT: 180Positional Ranking: N/AStars: Evaluation PendingAlex Thomas WR Hollywood, Fla.
Don't hold Penn State coach Bill O'Brien to the timeline that he would settle on a starting quarterback in a couple weeks.
In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview, Steve Wulf writes that of all the schools snubbed by the BCS, Boise State has built an entire program around its outsider status. And the Broncos know the playoffs won't change that.
Thirty years after he left school, Stanford football is retiring John Elway's No. 7 jersey.
In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview, 92 NCF players give answers to the Mag's toughest questions.
Ball State starting quarterback Keith Wenning had arthroscopic surgery on an undisclosed left knee injury Saturday.
Putting together back-to-back strong seasons has been rare of late at Notre Dame.
American AthleticCincinnatiCarter Jacobs S Plantation, Fla./American HeritageHT: 6-0 WT: 186Positional Rank: N/AStars: Evaluation PendingCorey Ferguson CB Fullerton, Calif.
Larry Scott of the Pac-12 joined the chorus of commissioners calling for sweeping change in the NCAA, and said it can happen without confrontation and with the five most powerful football conferences still competing on the field with the other five.
American AthleticCincinnatiKimoni Fritz DE Ringgold, Va./Dan RiverHT: 6-3 WT: 225Position Rank: N/AStars: Evaluation PendingConnecticutBrice McAllister RB Suffield, Conn.
The Music City Bowl and Gator Bowl have joined up to pick a school from the Big Ten Conference or Atlantic Coast Conference as one team in their games in a six-year deal starting in 2014.
Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of driving under the influence stemming from his arrest after crashing his car in March.