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PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 09:  The College Football National Championship trophy sits on display during Media Day for the College Football Playoff National Championship at Phoenix Convention Center on January 9, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

TSS Top 50 Countdown: Every Preview From No. 50 to No. 1

The TSS Top 50 Countdown kicked off on June 27, and concluded yesterday with our No. 1 team. Since that’s an awfully long period of time, it’s quite possible that people would have missed a preview or two. With that in mind, here’s the comprehensive list of previews from No. 50 to No. 1. Top […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 09:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates their 38-17 win over the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama Crimson Tide 2015 Record: 14-1 overall, 7-1 SEC (beat Clemson 45-40 for National Championship) 1 Burning Question: Can Nick Saban win back-to-back National Championships for the second time during his tenure at Alabama? The 2016 season will be a tougher road for Alabama to the National Championship than it was in 2015. Alabama is used to […]

CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 07:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers runs with the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 3 Clemson Tigers

Clemson Tigers 2015 Record: 14-1 overall, 8-0 ACC (lost 45-40 to Alabama in the National Championship game) 1 Burning Question: Will Clemson make it back the College Football Playoff? Clemson had a great season in 2015, capturing the ACC Championship and advancing to the title game against Alabama. Even though the Tigers came up just […]

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29:  Quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks free for a 25-yard touchdown run against the Michigan Wolverines in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes 2015 Record: 12-1 overall (Defeated Notre Dame 44-28 in the Fiesta Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can “The Land of the Wolves” Get its young talent to “The Edge” of Stardom? How does Urban Meyer’s very young squad respond after a 2015 season full of drama, struggles, and disappointment, despite finishing with just one loss and […]

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 01: John O'Korn #8 of the Michigan Wolverines gets ready to run a play during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 1, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 5 Michigan Wolverines

Michigan Wolverines 2015 Record: 10-3 overall (Defeated Florida 41-7 in the Citrus Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Is Michigan ready to make the CFB Playoff run everyone seems to be expecting them to? Expectations are are a funny thing. You don’t create them, control them, or determine them, yet you cannot escape them. Coaches and players can […]

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Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Sooners 2015 record: 11-2 overall (lost to Clemson 37-17 in College Football Playoff Orange Bowl semifinal) 1 Burning Question: Is Bob Stoops ready to guide Oklahoma back to the top? After the Big 12 was left out of the College Football Playoff fun in the first year of the new postseason format, Oklahoma represented […]

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly leads the team onto the field for an NCAA college football game against Purdue in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2015 record: 10-3 overall (lost to Ohio State 44-28 in the Fiesta Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Who starts under center for the Irish? Heading into this season, Notre Dame has two formidable options at quarterback: Malik Zaire and DeShone Kizer. Yet even with its season opener just 20 days away, head […]

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Christian McCaffrey #5 of the Stanford Cardinal runs out to the field for a kickoff in the third quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 102nd Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2016 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 8 Stanford Cardinal

Stanford Cardinal 2015 Record: 12-2 overall, 8-1 Pac-12 (beat Iowa 45-16 in the Rose Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can David Shaw and Stanford crash the College Football Playoff? Ever since the reigns of the Stanford football program were turned over to David Shaw, the Cardinal have been scary good. In his first season in 2011, Shaw […]

PROVO, UT - SEPTEMBER 12: Mitchell Juergens #87 of the Brigham Young Cougars catches this 4th down, 4th quarter go ahead touchdown between defenders Darian Thompson #4 and Dylan Sumner-Gardner #29 of the Boise State Broncos at LaVell Edwards Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Provo, Utah. BYU won 35-24. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Ranking the 18 Big 12 Expansion Candidates by Gridiron Results

On Friday, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that the Big 12 will interview 17 (now 18) schools as possible expansion candidates. Over at The Comeback, Kevin McGuire ranked the teams from 1 to 18. He also noted that according to McMurphy, it was highly unlikely that the league would expand beyond 12 teams. If – and it’s […]

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Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 9 Washington Huskies

Washington Huskies 2015 record: 7-6 overall, 4-5 Pac-12 (defeated Southern Miss 44-31 in Heart of Dallas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Chris Petersen Live up to the Hype? Washington has been getting major hype from all sorts of media outlets this entire offseason. There is a lot of talent on the team and a lot […]

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers celebrates after defeating the Texas A&M Aggies 19-7 at Tiger Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 10 LSU Tigers

LSU Tigers 2015 Record: 9-3 overall, 5-3 SEC (beat Texas Tech 56-27 in the Texas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can LSU get back on top of the SEC West? The LSU Tigers have experienced two dips under Les Miles. The first was the 8-5 season that came directly after 2007’s National Championship. The second was the 8-5 […]

STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 7:  Members of the Oklahoma State Cowboys spirit squad perform before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs November 7, 2015 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Horned Frogs 49-29. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys

Oklahoma State Cowboys 2015 record: 10-3 overall, 7-2 Big 12 (lost to Mississippi 48-20 in Sugar Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Cowboys Build Off Unexpected 2015 Success? Oklahoma State fans don’t like to hear it, but the Cowboys were one of the most overachieving teams in the country last year. That is not a bad […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Steven Taylor #41 of the Houston Cougars reacts after an interception by his teammate Trevon Stewart #23 (not pictured) in the third quarter against the Florida State Seminoles during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 12 Houston Cougars

Houston Cougars 2015 Record: 13-1 overall, 7-1 AAC (defeated Florida State 38-24 in the Peach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Tom Herman prove that he’s building a powerhouse program worthy of a Big 12 invitation? Every journalist, radio host, and college football enthusiast talked about Big 12 expansion until they were blue in the face this […]

during the college football game at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 13 Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State Spartans 2015 Record: 12-1 overall, 7-1 Big Ten (lost to Alabama in the Sugar Bowl … badly) 1 Burning Question: Can Michigan State Defend its Big Ten Title? Before the arrival of Mark Dantonio in 2007, such a question wouldn’t have been asked with the roster remodeling that is being undertaken this year in […]

LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 24: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals runs with the ball against the Boston College Eagles at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 14 Louisville Cardinals

Louisville Cardinals 2015 Record: 8-5 Overall, 5-3 ACC (defeated Texas A&M 27-21 in the Music City Bowl) 1 Burning Question: What will Louisville do in year three under Bobby Petrino? In Petrino’s first stint at Louisville, he guided the Cardinals to an 11-1 record and a top 10 ranking in his second season. At Arkansas, […]

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