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2017 Schedule
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Darnold, Barkley lead AP All-America team

USC quarterback Sam Darnold and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley put on a show at the Rose Bowl last season. They highlight the first preseason All-American team in the history of The Associated Press.

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15hGerry Hamilton

Who's winning Florida recruiting?

The Sunshine State has, by far, the most ESPN 300 players. With the three in-state powers recruiting at an elite level, and countless out-of state threats, it'll be an epic race to signing day for the Gators, Noles and Hurricanes.

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15hChris Low

Football in the state of Florida is crazier than ever

Jim McElwain's Gators and Mark Richt's Hurricanes are chasing Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles, but things just got a lot more interesting with Lane Kiffin and Charlie Strong entering the picture.

Francois could be the answer in replacing Cook (1:49)
Wilner: FSU, Bama two best in country (1:44)
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1dHeather Dinich

AP poll release offers prelude to playoff race

Right off the bat, by virtue of next weekend's mega-tilt in Atlanta, Florida State could be playing from behind, with little margin for error, in its quest for a CFP berth.

Fisher refuses to dwell on poll rankings (1:19)
FSU-Alabama set for epic opening-week clash (0:56)
Florida State, Alabama meet in Week 1 powerhouse matchup (0:54)
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Early action in Atlanta

Alabama and Florida State will open their seasons against each other in a marquee matchup featuring two of the top three teams in college football's preseason rankings.

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14 days until the first Thursday of College Football Season. Florida State won at least 10 games for 14 straight seasons from 1987 to 2000, the longest streak by any team since major classification began in 1937. Alabama has the longest active streak with 9.

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6dChris Low

Go all-access with Florida State as it prepares for Alabama

Florida State coaches and players are putting in reps every day on the practice field and in the film room to get ready for their top-five matchup with Alabama on Sept. 2. Go behind the scenes to see what those dog days of summer have been like.

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Saban rants on predictions: 'Why do we play?'

Alabama coach Nick Saban felt the need to vent Wednesday about the media's preseason predictions, wondering aloud: "Why do we even play? Why do we have practice?"

Alabama is facing a 'more-than-ready' FSU (1:21)
Spurrier: FSU vs. Alabama will be a 'big league tussle' (0:54)
Fitzpatrick values versatility for Tide (2:50)
Seminoles' Francois poised for big sophomore season (0:45)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

The ESPN Junior 300 was released on Monday with California defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux ranked No. 1 overall. Thibodeaux is uncommitted, but plenty of the other ESPN Jr. 300 prospects have already made their choice, getting a few schools off to a fast start.

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