It's an impressive list of teams -- Army, Penn State, Ohio State -- that fall just short of dynasty status.
More than any other quality, spring football is about renewal. That is true every spring on every campus, but never more so than in 2012.
The past three Heisman Trophy winners have been sophomores. Will the trend continue? Take a look at the top 20 candidates to claim the stiff-arm statue in 2010.
Even in the football-crazed Rust Belt states, the economic downturn has affected recruiting. Fewer schools and fewer coaches have led to a power shift, and the numbers indicate that the trend will continue.
While spring practice might not produce stars or answers, it does generate plenty of optimism across the country.
With so many games, it was easy to cull out the best (and worst) of the bowl season crop.
It might be the season of Penn State's Spread HD offense, but the Nittany Lions' huge defense proved to be the difference in a smashmouth win at Ohio State.
The nation wrote off Ohio State six weeks ago. Joe Paterno was written off even earlier than that. Both have managed to come back strong, writes Ivan Maisel.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle at the halfway point in the season, Penn State, Texas and Alabama are lined up in the I-Formation and ready to receive some midseason awards.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on Week 5, traditional powers making some noise, Northwestern's defense and two rugged running backs are lined up in the I-Formation.
The traditional transition of power occurs in January. But now is the time to analyze the candidates and major issues. Let the debate on the 2008 season begin.
Four players and four coaches have defied the ravages of time, writes Ivan Maisel. Meet the faces of college football.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on spring practice, Gridiron Bash, Georgia license plates and the nation's leading returning rusher are lined up in the I-Formation.
With its two national championships, top-ranked recruiting classes and enthusiastic coach, USC made the strongest bid to be the top-ranked program in the last 10 years.
After peering into his crystal ball, Ivan Maisel conjured up five predictions for the 2006 Big Ten season.
Tommy Tuberville saying he had to replace the greatest backfield in the last 50 years had the inbox overflowing.