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As the 2014 college football season approaches, get caught up on everything you need to know. Who are the favorites to make the inaugural College Football Playoff? What coaches are on the hot seat? What players are going to be household names by October.'s college football writers answer those questions and offer further insight into the season. For more preview content and and complete coverage of the 2014 season, check out the college football section page.

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STAFF: Defending champ Florida State tops SI preseason Top 25

STAFF: Jameis Winston headlines's 2014 Preseason All-America Team

JOHNSON: 10 freshmen to watch in 2014

STAPLES: The matchups that will shape the 2014 season

RICKMAN: 10 coaches on the hot seat in 2014

Two college football players to keep an eye on

Sports Illustrated's Martin Rickman and Zac Ellis predict that Alabama QB, Jacob Coker and Marshall QB, Rakeem Cato are two players that could have big seasons ahead of them.

ELLIS: How will new coaches at Texas, Penn State, more fare in 2014?

ELLIS: 2014 schedule guide: Which games will determine playoff race?

College Football Playoff


INSIDE READ: Change inevitable for College Football Playoff

College Football Preview: Playoff predictions

Sports Illustrated senior writers Andy Staples and Pete Thamel unveil their picks for this year's first-ever College Football Playoff.

RICKMAN: Worst-case scenarios for Year 1 of College Football Playoff

BECHT: Five sleeper picks to make inaugural College Football Playoff



RICKMAN: ACC preview: Florida State looks to defend conference crown

STAPLES: Mario Edwards Jr. makes impact at Florida State beyond sack total

ROSENBERG: The year of living Jameis-ly

Big Ten


HAMILTON: Big Ten preview: Ohio State, Michigan State battle for supremacy

ROSENBERG: Is Brady Hoke still the right man for Michigan?

THAMEL: As life without Braxton begins, Ohio State ups tempo

JOHNSON: Michigan State CB Waynes follows path of Dennard

Big 12


ELLIS: Big 12 preview: Baylor eyes repeat; Texas seeks new identity

STAPLES: Texas hopes Strong's fresh eyes produce quick turnaround

STAPLES: Baylor QB Bryce Petty's long, unlikely road to stardom

THAMEL: Who is Charlie Strong? Inside look at new Texas coach



SCHNELL: Pac-12 preview: Loaded conference preps for slugfest

SCHNELL: Versatile Myles Jack ready to lead UCLA to new heights

SCHNELL: Mariota, Hundley need deep crop of Pac-12 passers



STAPLES: SEC preview: Alabama leads contender-packed conference

ELLIS: SEC boasts deepest class of star RBs in recent memory

STAPLES: Six years later, Andre Debose still working to match hype

ELLIS: Can Mark Richt finally lead Georgia to a national championship?

ELLIS: Never idle, Auburn, Gus Malzahn prepared to evolve offensively

Non-Power Five Conferences


BECHT: Group of Five preview: Which non-power league teams will thrive?

BEECH: Army working to establish winning culture, but at what cost?

HAMILTON: Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith pursues greatness

RICKMAN: Utah State QB Keeton: The most exciting player you don't know

THAMEL: Will College Football Playoff bring end to Cinderella teams?

College Football Media


DEITSCH: College football TV roundtable: SEC Network and more big topics

RICKMAN: Tim Tebow discusses SEC Network, transition to TV, more

DEITSCH: Many changes coming to ESPN's College GameDay this fall

DEITSCH: Does Fox have right playbook for college football?

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