College Football previews in the SI Vault

1955 College Football Preview By Herman Hickman, September 12, 1955 September's practice fields tell the story of a football team. SI's expert, fresh from a nationwide survey, here delivers his up-to-the-minute report.

1960 College Football Preview, September 19, 1960 East Preview South Preview Midwest Preview Southwest Preview West Preview Small Colleges Preview

1965 College Football Preview By Dan Jenkins, September 20, 1965 The language and the rules both change this season, but the Cornhuskers will be strong again and should finally 'gore' the others to win the mythical national title.

1970 College Football Preview By William F. Reed, September 14, 1970 Even his best friends would agree that Elisha Archie Manning III hardly resembles Mr. Good-Looking All-America Cover Boy Quarterback. SI previews the Top 20 teams (1970)

1975 College Football Preview (Top 20) By SI Staff, September 8, 1975 Half a national-championship loaf was better than none for Oklahoma last year, but this season the Sooners should have every crumb for themselves -- to say nothing of all that postseason bread. 1980 College Football Preview (Top 20) By SI Staff, September 1, 1980 the University of Pittsburgh seems set to give the City of Champions yet another reason to celebrate. In addition to defensive standout Hugh Green, the Panthers have a wealth of experience and are coming off an 11-1 season. But it is a sophomore who holds the key. Last season, in his first game, Dan Marino replaced the injured three-year starter, Rick Trocano, at quarterback and completed 22 of 30 passes against Navy.

1985 College Football Preview By Rick Reilly, September 4, 1985 Opinionated observations on everything from underrated and overrated rivalries to seemly and unseemly stadiums to some dandy Daddy Warbuckses. SI previews the Top 20 teams

1990 College Football Preview By William F. Reed, September 3, 1990 Although the game is facing major changes, at least one thing will remain constant: the preeminence of the Hurricanes and the Irish.

1995 College Football Preview By Tim Layden, August 28, 1995 The good times are Tack for Southern California, which once more has the talent to be the No. 1 team in the nation. SI previews the Top 20 teams

2000 College Football Preview By John Ed Bradley, August 14, 2000 Blessed with talents rarely seen in a quarterback, Virginia Tech's Michael Vick is a physical marvel without a typical superstar's ego. SI previews the Top 25 teams

2005 College Football Preview By Tim Layden, August 15, 2005 It's been 36 years since the Longhorns finished at the top, but the relentless Vince Young could be the guy who finally gets them there. SI previews the Top 25 teams

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