Braxton Miller (left), Johnny Manziel (center) and Jadeveon Clowney enter 2013 with high expectations.
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August 19, 2013

The 2013 college football season is rapidly approaching, and there's no shortage of major storylines to keep an eye on this fall. Before action kicks off, catch up on everything you need to know with's collection of conference and team previews, features, photos, videos and rankings. For more coverage and analysis before the '13 campaign, make sure to check out the Campus Union blog and's college football page.

2013 College Football Preview Archive


Special Features


 Sports Illustrated's 2013 Preseason Top 25: Alabama, Stanford and Texas A&M top our ranking
 Top 25 team scouting reports: Alabama | Stanford | Texas A&M | Ohio State | Oregon | More

 Staff: Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney headline's preseason All-America Team
 Anderson: Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon growing into his role in the national spotlight
 Baumgaertner: The Freshman 15: The newcomers likely to have an instant impact this season
 Mandel: Revenge of the Nerds: How the 'smart schools' started to get good at football
 Mandel: Can Stanford challenge for a national title behind its veteran defense in 2013?
 Baumgaertner: Pat Fitzgerald, potent offense look to take Northwestern to new heights
 Glicksman: Stanford among five teams with overlooked holes to fill entering this season
 Staples: Making the case against Alabama in 2013: Texas A&M | South Carolina
 Staples: Making the case against Alabama in 2013: Stanford | Ohio State
 Rickman: The (fictional) oral history of the time Alabama had to forfeit to Virginia Tech

Conference Reports

 Ellis: Breaking down the ACC in our conference report
 Photos: Clemson's Boyd headlines our Preseason All-ACC Team
 Video: Florida State, Miami on the rise in the ACC entering '13
 Staples: Jameis Winston battling for FSU job amid growing hype
 Top 25 reports: Florida State | Clemson | Virginia Tech
 Rickman: Breaking down the American in our conference report
 Photos: Louisville's Bridgewater leads our Preseason All-AAC Team
 Video: Can anyone challenge Louisville in the American this season?
 Thamel: Charlie Strong, Tom Jurich and Louisville's rise to prominence
BIG 12
 Staples: Breaking down the Big 12 in our conference report
 Photos: Baylor's Lache Seastrunk leads our Preseason All-Big 12 Team
 Video: Can any team emerge from crowded league to enter BCS hunt?
 Mandel: Texas QB David Ash finally comfortable with his leadership role
 Mandel: Breaking down the Big Ten in our conference report
 Photos: Ohio State's Braxton Miller leads our Preseason All-Big Ten Team
 Video: Can the Buckeyes make an unbeaten run again this season?
 Thamel: The road to Madison: Gary Andersen's journey to Wisconsin
 Johnson: Behind potent offense, Indiana eyeing bowl berth in 2013
 Mandel: Breaking down the Pac-12 in our conference report
 Photos: Oregon's Marcus Mariota leads our Preseason All-Pac-12 Team
 Video: Has Stanford turned into the conference's new team to beat?
 Mandel: Scott Frost looks to fill Chip Kelly's shoes as Ducks' play-caller
 Staples: Breaking down the SEC in our conference report
 Photos: Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel tops our Preseason All-SEC Team
 Video: Which teams can challenge 'Bama for SEC, national supremacy?
 Staples: For Georgia to succeed, young defense must grow up quickly
 Rickman: Can Jordan Lynch, NIU make another run at the BCS in '13?
 Ellis: The Mountain West is stocked with big-time quarterbacks this fall
 Baumgaertner: Rakeem Cato, Marshall look like class of Conference USA
 Johnson: Sizing up the top storylines in the Sun Belt in the 2013 campaign
 Glockner: Can Joe Southwick, Boise State bust the BCS one final time?

More Coverage

 Mandel: College Football Overtime: Georgia finally ready to turn the page to 2013 season
 Mandel: Bowl projections: Alabama-Stanford title game headlines preseason picks
 Rickman: 2013 schedule guide: Breaking down the best games of the year week by week
 Rickman: Hot Seat Watch: Which coaches have the most at stake entering the '13 season?
 Ellis: Coaching primer: Predicting how all the new FBS head coaches will fare this season
 Ellis: Arizona State headlines list of five unranked teams that have BCS sleeper potential
 Mandel: Which second-year college head coaches could be primed to take the leap in '13?
 Deitsch: College football TV roundtable: Sizing up the 2013 season's biggest topics
 Deitsch: ESPN's Chris Fowler talks about College GameDay, his future and much more
 Glicksman: Which teams have the most overlooked holes to fill entering this season?
 Johnson: Nick Marshall, Aaron Lynch headline impact transfer who could be set for big things

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