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Summer brings playoff politics

Warm weather brings media days and car washes to college football. It also brings presidents, commissioners and coaches doing their best preseason playoff politicking.

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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.

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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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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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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. Whose seat is hottest?

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Maquedius Bain says he's leaving LSU

Just a few days after his reinstatement to the team, the DL announced on Twitter he is leaving the Tigers. Bain is the third defensinve lineman to leave LSU this summer, following tackles Travonte Valentine and Trey Lealaimatafao.

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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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