Do you love college football? You know that you're not alone, to say the least. American football has evolved into what it is today from various forms of rugby, until the first intercollegiate football game in 1875 between Harvard University and Tufts University. Today, the whole country feels the excitement of football season. You can find a great college football news preseason preview through any of the major sports networks, which are all present on the internet.
Some teams are generating tons of excitement for the upcoming college football season. The Louisiana State University Tigers are definitely a team to keep your eye on – though they went out with a poor showing last season, their roster for the 2012 season is dynamite. It will include some of the most talented and athletic players, including Tyrann Mathieu, who is thought by some to be the best player in the country. Your college football news preseason preview will not be complete without some frequent updates about Mathieu.
Another team that promises an exciting season is the Oregon Ducks. They are criticized for not having as physically large a team as many others, and most analysts think that this will keep them from the championship. However, practically their whole roster is full of speed demons, making for some very engaging games. The Alabama Crimson Tide promises to have a strong showing as well, thanks to their all-star coach Nick Saban. He has proven that he can make big things happen with teams that might not otherwise succeed so well. Despite losing Trent Richardson last year, Saban can be counted on to put up a good fight. You can find excellent college football news preseason preview coverage on these teams and others at CollegeFootball.About.com.
There is an interesting prediction tool called the Congrove Computer Rankings 120, or CCR120, being used to calculate the odds of particular teams winning games. This program can be used to predict games all the way through the championship, and has been able to accurately forecast the exact national championship game three times – in 1993, 1998, and 2005. This is a great tool to have for your college football news preseason preview, and can be found at CollegeFootballPoll.com. This program calculates the odds by examining the strengths of teams in various categories, their rankings, and their schedule. Algorithms compute this data and can generate quite accurate predictions about who will win which games. For the 2012 season, the CCR predicts that the LSU Tigers will win the championship, going 13-1. Next are Alabama, Oklahoma State, and Boise State, all of which are predicted to have 12-1 records. The CCR is a fascinating tool that you can't afford to ignore.
For more detailed information about teams and individual players, a good place to check out is CFN.Scout.com. Here, you will find a college football news preseason preview including detailed analyst's reviews and regular articles. There are also predictions for particular conferences and teams. Especially interesting are the forum and chat features found on this site. These let you get and share information that you often cannot get anywhere else, as well as chat with other fans about what you are most looking forward to this upcoming season.
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