College Football previews in the SI Vault
1955 College Football PreviewBy Herman Hickman, September 12, 1955September'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 PreviewBy Dan Jenkins, September 20, 1965The 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 PreviewBy William F. Reed, September 14, 1970Even 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, 1975Half 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, 1980the 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, 1985Opinionated 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 PreviewBy William F. Reed, September 3, 1990Although the game is facing major changes, at least one thing will remain constant: the preeminence of the Hurricanes and the Irish.
1995 College Football PreviewBy Tim Layden, August 28, 1995The 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 PreviewBy John Ed Bradley, August 14, 2000Blessed 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 PreviewBy Tim Layden, August 15, 2005It'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