The game means so many different things to so many different people. In the South it may be rebel songs and pretty coeds parading under Confederate flags at an Ole Miss game (see cover). In the Midwest it may be Woody Hayes and the high, high pressure of Ohio State (page 124), or it may be the very low-pressure—but still intense—game played at Northfield, Minn. between crosstown rivals Carleton College and St. Olaf (next page). It may even be oldtimers arguing with each other and the present generation over who is, or was, the best player ever to wear a college uniform (page 44). But it is always the forthcoming season, the halfback turning a corner (right) and the speculation over which team will rank first in the nation this year. Our answer, after scouting the country's teams (page 51): Ohio State will be the best in College Football 1962