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Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 16 Miami Hurricanes

Miami Hurricanes 2015 Record: 8-5 overall, 5-3 ACC (lost to Washington State in the Sun Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will Mark Richt be the difference at Miami? When Miami joined the ACC in 2004, it expected to compete for the conference championship every season. Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked out that way. In fact, the Hurricanes […]

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 19 USC Trojans

USC Trojans 2015 record: 8-6 overall, 6-3 Pac-12 (lost to Wisconsin 23-21 in the National Funding Holiday Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will Clay Helton lead USC back to national prominence? Although Trojans fans don’t have much experience with feeling self-pity over their program’s storied history, USC’s last seven seasons produced plenty of that. From 2002 […]

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 20 North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Record: 11-3 Overall, 8-0 in ACC (Lost to 49-38 to Baylor in the Citrus Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will North Carolina win 10 games for the second straight season? After winning more than 10 games for the first time in almost two decades, the only thing that Tar Heels fans […]

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 21 Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas Razorbacks 2015 Record: 8-5 overall, 5-3 SEC (beat Kansas State 45-23 in Liberty Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can the Physicality of the Razorbacks Succeed Long-term under Bret Bielema in the SEC? It has worked for Alabama. Tennessee, Florida, and every other SEC contender has tried to mimic it to some extent. After putting together a stellar defense […]

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 22 Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss Rebels 2015 Record: 10-3 overall, 6-2 SEC (beat Oklahoma State 48-20 in Sugar Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Ole Miss take the next step under Hugh Freeze and win the SEC West? Improvement. That’s been the key word every year for Hugh Freeze since he’s been at Ole Miss. 2012: 7-6 overall; 3-5 […]

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 23 Oregon Ducks

Oregon Ducks 2015 record: 9-4 overall, 7-2 Pac 12 (lost to TCU 47-41 in 3OT in Alamo Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How Good will the Quarterback Be? Oregon had problems last year. The defense completely collapsed, which was a major issue in the Utah and Washington State losses. The quarterback doesn’t play defense, but there […]

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 24 Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin Badgers 2015 record: 10-3, overall 6-2 Big Ten (defeated USC 23-21 in Holiday Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How can Wisconsin handle its brutal schedule? There are a few questions that we can ask. We can wonder if the offense will improve in Paul Chryst’s second year. We can worry about how good a job […]

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 25 Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa Hawkeyes 2016 record: 12-2 overall, 8-0 Big Ten (lost to Stanford 45-16 in the Rose Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Iowa compete for the Big Ten championship in back-to-back seasons? 1921-22. That’s the last time Iowa won back-to-back conference titles, dating back to its days in the Western conference. This season, the Hawkeyes will […]

TSS Top 50: No. 26 Boise State Broncos

Boise State Broncos 2015 Record: 9-4 overall (defeated Northern Illinois 55-7 in the Poinsetta Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How will two new coordinators fare in their first season? High national expectations are as routine at Boise State as the fast food guy screwing up your order. Big changes, though, are a constant for non-Power 5 teams who have […]

TSS Top 50: No. 27 UCLA Bruins

UCLA Bruins 2015 record: 10-3 overall, 6-3 in the Pac-12 (beat BYU 35-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will injury bug stay away from UCLA With 12 returning starters and a team that features one of the hottest quarterbacks in the country in Josh Rosen, there is much to like about the […]

TSS Top 50: No. 28 Utah Utes

Utah Utes 2015 record: 10-3 overall, 6-3 in the Pac-12 (beat BYU 35-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will Utah find enough offense to win for the Pac-12 South title? That is the question for the Utes in 2016. Make no mistake about it: defense won’t be a problem for Utah this […]

TSS Top 50: No. 29 TCU Horned Frogs

TCU Horned Frogs 2015 Record: 11-2 overall, 7-2 Big 12 (beat Oregon 47-41 in 3 OT in Alamo Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Gary Patterson win 10 games for the third straight season? In the Mountain West Conference, Gary Patterson’s Horned Frogs were a juggernaut. From 2002 to 2011 they won ten or more games […]

TSS Top 50: No. 30 Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska Cornhuskers  2015 record: 6-7 overall, 3-5 Big Ten (beat UCLA 37-29 in the Foster Farms Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can head coach Mike Riley redeem himself after a rocky first season? On Dec. 1, 2014, Nebraska axed head coach Bo Pelini, who accumulated a 66-27 record from 2008-14. Additionally, Pelini won at least nine […]

TSS Top 50: No. 31 Texas Longhorns

Texas Longhorns 2015 record: 5-7 overall, 4-5 in the Big 12 1 Burning Question: Will Texas win enough this season to save Charlie Strong’s job? For the record, I really don’t like asking this question. Charlie Strong is an outstanding coach with a proven track record of doing things the right way. He’d be the […]

TSS Top 50: No. 33 BYU Cougars

BYU Cougars 2015 Record: 9-4 (lost 35-28 to Utah in Las Vegas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Is a New Years’ Six Bowl in Reach? Is this too much to hope for? It depends on the type of BYU fan involved. Some think that the pipe dream of a New Years’ Six bowl is too much […]

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