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McGowanMania Complete College Football Preview 2015-2016

1. Ohio State Buckeyes -- Zeke Elliott, Jalin Marshall, and a stacked QB position should put Buckeyes in prime position to repeat as national champs.
2. TCU Horned Frogs -- 10 offensive starters return, including Heisman candidate Trevone Boykin, for a unit that averaged 46.5 points per game last year.
3. Auburn Tigers -- Jeremy Johnson could prove to be an improvement at quarterback, while the addition of Will Muschamp should greatly improve the defense.
4. USC Trojans -- Quarterback Cody Kessler, JuJu Smith and a ton of offensive talent have USC back on pace to Championship contention
5. Baylor Bears -- Even without Bryce Petty, Baylor's offense could be even more lethal, with the return of receivers K.D. Cannon and Corey Coleman plus back Shock Linwood.
6. Alabama Crimson Tide -- Derrick Henry is primed for a breakthrough at running back, and blue chip recruits dot every single position on this squad.
7. Michigan State Spartans -- Connor Cook could prove to be the Big Ten's top quarterback this season, and the Spartans will be good defensively as usual.
8. Oregon Ducks -- The Ducks' offense shouldn't suffer too much without QB Marcus Mariota, tailback Royce Freeman should help pave the way to a successful year.
9. Florida State Seminoles -- Even without Jameis Winston, Rashad Greene, Mario Edwards and a number of defenders, FSU has fourth straight ACC title in sights.
10. Ole Miss Rebels -- The return of a healthy Laquon Treadwell is huge for Ole Miss, and the defense should once more be crazy athletic.
11. Clemson Tigers -- Deshaun Watson is a budding superstar at quarterback, while Clemson will look to names like end Shaq Lawson and cornerback Mackensie Alexander to step up.
12. Arizona Wildcats -- Huge-armed Anu Solomon will lead a scary 'Cats' offense that includes back Nick Wilson. Scooby Wright is a monster at linebacker.
13. LSU Tigers-- The talent is definitely in Baton Rouge; though a murky QB situation and tough schedule makes LSU more dark horses than serious title contenders.
14. Arizona State Sun Devils -- No more Jaelen Strong at receiver, but the Sun Devils' offense should still be dynamic, led by do-it-all D.J. Foster.
15. Notre Dame Fighting Irish -- Malik Zaire takes over for Everett Golson at quarterback, while the defense should be wonderful, led by linebacker Jaylon Smith.
16. Georgia Bulldogs -- Gone is Todd Gurley, but Nick Chubb could be even better this year. The QB position is a question right now, but the defense should be strong.
17. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -- Justin Thomas leads a talented Georgia Tech triple-option offense, while GT is experienced everywhere.
18. UCLA Bruins -- Gone is QB Brett Hundley, but true freshman Josh Rosen is a crazy talent. Myles Jack can do it all on the defensive side of the ball.
19. Oklahoma Sooners -- Expect back Samaje Perine to smash through records in his time in Norman, and Baker Mayfield could improve the QB spot over incumbent Trevor Knight.
20. Missouri Tigers -- Two-time reigning SEC East champs should once more be dangerous, with dynamic quarterback Maty Mauk leading the charge.
21. Wisconsin Badgers -- Corey Clement is ready to become a Heisman threat at tailback, while Wisconsin's defense should be vastly underrated.
22. Tennessee Volunteers -- Vols could be ready for breakthrough, particularly with Joshua Dobbs back at QB, and a speedy, playmaking defense.
23. Boise State Broncos -- Even though Broncos need a new quarterback, expect plenty of magic on the blue turf in Boise this season.
24. Oklahoma State Cowboys -- A strong finish to 2014-2015 has Cowboys fans excited. QB Mason Rudolph and defensive linemen Emmanuel Ogbah are supreme talents.
25. Miami Hurricanes -- Sophomore QB Brad Kaaya is going to have another terrific year, and the defense has some impressive pieces.

Heisman Race: QB Trevone Boykin (winner, TCU),  RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State,  RB Leonard Fournette, LSU, QB Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky (all finalists)
1 Ohio State Buckeyes defeat 4 USC Trojans
2 TCU Horned Frogs defeat 3 Auburn Tigers
1 Ohio State Buckeyes defeat 2 TCU Horned Frogs

National Champion: Ohio State Buckeyes

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