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2008 CFN Preview

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Aug 5, 2008


The season is just around the corner, and to get you ready, here are all the breakdowns and previews for every team, along with a few features. The CFN Rankings, Fantasy/Statistical Rankings, Unit Rankings, Three-Year Program Analysis, Cavalcade of Whimsy, and more will be up over the next two weeks.

Preview 2008

SCROLL DOWN FOR THE TEAM PREVIEWS

FANTASY
CFN Fantasy Scoring System | Top 50 Players | Quarterbacks  
Running Backs
| Receivers | Tight Ends & Kickers

Conference Fantasy Rankings ACC
| Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA
MAC
| M-West | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

CFN 2008 Preseason Rankings

1 to 10 | 11 to 20 | 21 to 29 | 30 to 39 | 40 to 49 | 50 to 59
60 to 69 | 70 to 79 | 80 to 89 | 90 to 99 | 100 to 109 | 110 to 119

PLEASE NOTE: The previews were put together throughout the summer. While we tried to touch up on the major changes, many of the depth charts have changed around a little bit.

Team Previews

- Get the CFN Preview Magazine

- CFN Preview 2007

Conversation with ...

Ohio State LB James Laurinaitis


Conversation with ...
UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel

The 2009 Top NFL Draft Prospects
The college players to scout out for this season.
- 1st Rounders

- 2nd Rounders

- 3rd Rounders
- 4th Rounders
- 5th Rounders

- 6th Rounders
- 7th Rounders & Free Agents


Fun Stats By Conference

ACC | Big East
Big Ten | Big 12
C-USA | Ind. 
MAC | M-West
Pac 10 | SEC
Sun Belt | WAC

3 Year Program Rankings
COMING

25 Biggest Questions
COMING

CFN 2008 All-Americans and Top 25 Players
COMING

CFN 2008 Preseason Rankings
COMING

CFN 2008 Unit Rankings
COMING  

ACC
- 2008 CFN ACC Preview
- CFN All-ACC Team & Top 30 Players

- ACC Team-by-Team Capsules

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ACC Unit Rankings

- ACC Schedules & Predictions

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Atlantic
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2008 Boston College | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Clemson | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Florida State |
Offense | Defense | Depth Chart 
- 2008 Maryland | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 NC State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart 
- 2008 Wake Forest | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

Coastal
- 2008 Duke | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Georgia Tech | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Miami | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 North Carolina | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Virginia | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Virginia Tech |
Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

Big East
- 2008 CFN Big East Preview
- CFN All-Big East Team & Top 30 Players
- Big East Team-by-Team Capsules

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Big Ten Unit Rankings

- Big East Schedules & Predictions

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- 2008 Cincinnati
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Connecticut | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Louisville | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Pitt | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Rutgers | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 South Florida | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Syracuse
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart 
- 2008 West Virginia | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

Big Ten
- 2008 CFN Big Ten Preview
- CFN All-Big Ten Team & Top 30 Players
- Big Ten Team-by-Team Capsules

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Big Ten Unit Rankings

- Big Ten Schedules & Predictions

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- 2008 Illinois | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Indiana | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Iowa | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Michigan |
Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Michigan State |
Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Minnesota | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Northwestern | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Ohio State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Penn State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Purdue | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 Wisconsin | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

Big 12
- 2008 CFN Big 12 Preview COMING
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North
- 2008 Colorado | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Iowa State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Kansas | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

- 2008 Kansas State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Missouri | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Nebraska | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

South
- 2008 Baylor | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Oklahoma | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Oklahoma State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Texas | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Texas A&M | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Texas Tech | Offense
| Defense | Depth Chart

Conference USA
- 2008 CFN Conference USA Preview
- CFN All-Conference USA Team & Top 30 Players
- Conference USA Team-by-Team Capsules

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Conference USA Unit Rankings

- Conference USA Schedules & Predictions

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East
- 2008 East Carolina | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 Marshall | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Memphis | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Southern Miss
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 UAB | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 UCF | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

West
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2008 Houston | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 Rice | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 SMU | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Tulane | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Tulsa | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 UTEP | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

Independents
- 2008 Army | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Navy | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Notre Dame | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

MAC
- 2008 CFN MAC Preview
- CFN All-MAC Team & Top 30 Players

- MAC Team-by-Team Capsules

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MAC Unit Rankings

- MAC Schedules & Predictions

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East
- 2008 Akron
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Bowling Green
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Buffalo | Offense | Defense  | Depth Chart
- 2008 Kent State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Miami Univ. | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Ohio | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Temple | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

West
- 2008 Ball State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Central Michigan | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart 
- 2008 Eastern Michigan | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Northern Illinois | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Toledo | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 Western Michigan | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

Mountain West
- 2008 CFN Mountain West Preview
- CFN All-Mountain West Team & Top 30 Players
- Mountain West Team-by-Team Capsules

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Mountain West Unit Rankings

- Mountain West Schedules & Predictions

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- 2008 Air Force | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 BYU | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 Colorado State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 New Mexico | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 San Diego State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 TCU | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 UNLV | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Utah | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 Wyoming | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

Pac 10
- 2008 CFN Pac 10 Preview
- CFN All-Pac 10 Team & Top 30 Players
- Pac 10 Team-by-Team Capsules

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Pac 10 Unit Rankings
- Pac 10 Schedules & Predictions

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- 2008 Arizona | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Arizona State
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 California
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Oregon |
Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Oregon State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Stanford | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
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2008 UCLA | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 USC | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Washington | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Washington State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

SEC
- 2008 CFN SEC Preview
- CFN All-SEC Team & Top 30 Players

- SEC Team-by-Team Capsules

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SEC Unit Rankings
- SEC Schedules & Predictions

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East
- 2008 Florida | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Georgia |
Offense | Defense  | Depth Chart
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2008 Kentucky | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 South Carolina | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

- 2008 Tennessee | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Vanderbilt | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart


West
- 2008 Alabama | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
 
- 2008 Arkansas | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Auburn | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 LSU | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Ole Miss | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

- 2008 Mississippi State
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

Sun Belt

- 2008 CFN Sun Belt Preview
- CFN All-Sun Belt Team & Top 30 Players

- Sun Belt Team-by-Team Capsules

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Sun Belt Unit Rankings

- Sun Belt Schedules & Predictions

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- 2008 Arkansas State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Florida Atlantic
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 FIU
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Middle Tennessee
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 North Texas | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Troy
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Louisiana-Lafayette | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 UL Monroe
| Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

WAC
- 2008 CFN WAC Preview
- CFN All-WAC Team & Top 30 Players
- WAC Team-by-Team Capsules

-
WAC Unit Rankings

- WAC Schedules & Predictions

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- 2008 Boise State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Fresno State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Hawaii | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart 
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2008 Idaho | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart  
- 2008 Louisiana Tech | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 Nevada | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 New Mexico State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart
- 2008 San Jose State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart  
- 2008 Utah State | Offense | Defense | Depth Chart

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- Part 1 What aspect of college football should you care about, but really don't?
- Part 2 Should a two loss LSU team really have won the national title?
- Part 3 How should college football be more like the NFL?
- Part 4
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- Part 5 How/why did you get into covering college football?
- Part 6 How/why is the BCS better than a playoff?
- Part 7 I'm not buying into ...
- Part 8 Just how bad is the Big Ten?
- Part 9 Do you have any problems with Tim Tebow winning two Heismans?
- Part 10 Give the 2010 Rankings for: Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska & Notre Dame
- Part 11 How much do you care about non-BCS teams?
- Part 12 When Should Players Be Eligible for the Draft?
- Part 13 The Next Really Big Superpower Will Be ...
- Part 14 The Best & Worst Interviews You've Ever Done
- Part 15 Quick Hitters, Part 1: Greatest Players & Greatest Games

- Part 16 Quick Hitters, Part 2: The National Champion & Heisman Winner