Although it's tough to top a Holy War, when rivals meet with conference and national titles on the line -- as many did in the 2000s -- sparks fly.
What did we learn during the first three weeks of the season? What we thought we knew over the summer wasn't exactly true.
For three quarters, Alabama looked like a distracted team. In the fourth quarter, however, the Tide played like one of the best teams in the country, writes Mark Schlabach.
Alabama is acutely aware of how high you can climb with a big win in Week 1. Virginia Tech knows how hard it is to bounce back from a loss. Both teams are looking to make a strong first impression, writes Mark Schlabach.
With spring practices over, and the start of the season less than four months away, it's time to take a look at the revised way-too-early 2009 Top 25.
Greg McElroy is no stranger to pressure. The expected starting quarterback for Alabama this season knows how to handle the pressure.
Which programs found starting quarterbacks? How is Oklahoma's rebuilt offensive line looking? Did ND rediscover its running game? Here are the top 12 developments from spring practice.
With signing day over and early departures for the NFL set, it's time to take a look at the revised way-too-early 2009 Top 25.
Out with the old and bring in the new in 2009? Not quite. Mark Schlabach has unveiled an early Top 25 and finds some familiar names at the top.
Florida might be the flashy team, but Alabama's crushing of Auburn emphasizes the fact that the Crimson Tide have the ingredients to beat the Gators, writes Mark Schlabach.
The quarterbacks in the Ohio State-USC showdown will need to be on the mark this Saturday. Off the mark last week were Florida's running game and Syracuse coach Greg Robinson.
Skip Holtz's rebuilding job at East Carolina hit the mark Saturday. Tommy Bowden's first carry call missed badly. Mark Schlabach runs down all the weekend's hits and misses.
From quarterbacks to Heisman hopefuls, Mark Schlabach has 25 reasons to be excited about the upcoming season.
SEC? Still hot. Notre Dame? Warming up. ACC? Not so much. What else is hot (and not) for the 2008 college football season? Mark Schlabach has the answers.
Down the stretch they come, and On The Mark weighs the pros and cons of the BCS title contenders.