15 for '15: Countdowns of college football's best

CFB 24/7 counts down the 15 college football players to watch -- and some other college football topics -- in varying categories in 2015.

» USC's Tuerk vs. UCLA's Clark: Big battle in trenches

» Texas Tech's Clark vs. Baylor's Oakman: Grown-man matchup

» Michigan State's Conklin vs. Ohio State's Bosa: Big Ten brutes

» Pittsburgh's Boyd vs. Virginia Tech's Fuller: Could be epic duel

» The Citadel at South Carolina: USC's prep for Clemson

» Charleston Southern at Alabama: Mid-November tilt

» Lamar at Baylor: Lamar goes from Bacone to Baylor

» Incarnate Word at UTEP: Ever hear of Incarnate Word?

» Alabama at Auburn: Iron Bowl has risen in significance

» Baylor at TCU: Could have major impact on playoff race

» Michigan State at Ohio State: Appointment television

» Arizona at USC: Could decide Pac-12 South winner

» Cal: QB gives Golden Bears hope

» Northwestern: Aiming to end bowl absence

» Oklahoma State: Had 2014 season derailed by TCU

» Tennessee: Popular pick to make strides in SEC

» Ohio State: QB decision awaits defending champs

» Alabama: Tide's front seven loaded with talent

» USC: Kessler leads high-powered offense

» Notre Dame: Special-teams questions facing Irish

» Leonte Caroo, Rutgers: Clocked in the high 4.3s in the 40

» Scooby Wright III, Arizona: Led the nation in TFLs

» Joey Bosa, Ohio State: Recorded 13.5 sacks last season

» Nick Chubb, Georgia: Averaged 7.1 yards per carry as freshman

» Peter Mortell, Minnesota: Among most humorous Twitter feeds

» Cardale Jones, Ohio State: Got into Twitter spat with NBA star

» Kahlil McKenzie, Tennessee: Already has a big following

» Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina: Has must-watch Instagram video

» Jordan Lomax, Iowa: Sets example on field, in classroom

» Braxton Miller, Ohio State: Opted to remain a Buckeye

» Scooby Wright III, Arizona: Has unrelenting work ethic

» Vince Biegel, Wisconsin: Might play with too much of an edge

» Addison Gillam, Colorado: Active, physical linebacker for Buffs

» Quin Blanding, Virginia: Best safety in the ACC

» Leonte Carroo, Rutgers: QB play has hurt overall numbers

» Jason Spriggs, Indiana: One of two Hoosiers linemen on list

» Devon Johnson, Marshall: Running back nicknamed "Rockhead"

» Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati: Starting to live up to the hype

» Keenan Reynolds, Navy: Could break FBS career rush TD record

» Taysom Hill, BYU: If healthy, will put up huge numbers

» Eric Stonestreet: Gets to at least one K-State game a season

» Ty Burrell: Ducks now exceeding his expectations

» J.K. Simmons: Grew up wanting to be Buckeyes LB

» Zach Galifianakis: "A wolf park of one"

» Auburn: 'Bama fan put Toomer's Corner on hiatus

» Ohio State: Puts sousaphone player in spotlight

» Clemson: Touch the rock for good luck

» Purdue: Massive drum is band's lasting symbol

» Clemson: Run down "The Hill" gets fans fired up

» Wisconsin: Pregame tailgates among the best

» Notre Dame: History at place is unparalleled

» LSU: Night games allows fans to really shine

» Air Force: One of three service academies on list

» Notre Dame: "Victory March" dates back to 1908

» Michigan: Got high praise from John Philip Sousa

» USC: Composed in 1922 by a dental student

» Wisconsin's Camp Randall: "Jump Around" adds to atmosphere

» Boise State's Albertsons Stadium: Famous for signature blue turf

» Washington's Husky Stadium: "Sailgate" before the game

» Rose Bowl: Historic host of "The Granddaddy of Them All"

» Trevone Boykin, TCU: Effortlessly tosses deep bombs

» Cardale Jones, Ohio State: Had impressive throw in spring game

» Christian Hackenberg, Penn State: Another elite arm in Big Ten

» Maty Mauk, Missouri: Probably best arm in the SEC

» Darien Harris, Michigan State: Bench presses double his weight

» Andrew Billings, Baylor: Staff has to limit him in weight room

» Conner McGovern, Missouri: Can be star on bench at combine

» Deon-Tay McManus, Marshall: WR bench presses 385 pounds

» Shawn Oakman, Baylor: Very intimidating at 6-8, 260

» Joey Bosa, Ohio State: Daunting presence for opposing QBs

» Scooby Wright, Arizona: Is big-play machine for Wildcats

» Trevone Boykin, TCU: Dual-threat QB is tough to deal with

» William Likely, Maryland: Arguably Terps' most valuable player

» Deion Sanders, Jr., SMU: Pint-sized "Prime Time"

» Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech: A Red Raiders fan favorite

» Sojourn Shelton, Wisconsin: More than a speedy special teamer

» Sunny Odogwu, Miami (Fla.): Primed to notch first career start

» LaQuan McGowan, Baylor: 400-pound TE is a must-watch

» Zach Banner, USC: One of two Trojans on this list

» Denver Kirkland, Arkansas: Two Hogs also among CFB's biggest

» Jordan Italiano, Kent State: Chemistry major on a medical track

» Corey Robinson, Notre Dame: Regular on ND's dean's list

» Mike Bercovici, Arizona State: Also a wiz with ASU's offense

» Ronnie Harris, Stanford: Medical school is next for this DB

» Marlon Humphrey, Alabama: Speedster is son of ex-NFL RB

» Kolby Listenbee, TCU: Posted fastest 100 among football players

» Devon Allen, Oregon: Pulled off rare 110 hurdles double

» KD Cannon, Baylor: Has appropriate name for a speedster

» Joey Bosa, Ohio State: Displays athleticism with back flips

» Corey Coleman, Baylor: One of many freakish athletes in Waco

» Montese Overton, East Carolina: LB clocked in low 4.3s in 40

» Cameron Echols-Luper, TCU: Big 12 indoor long jump champ

» Adoree' Jackson, USC: Follow up to freshman year should be fun

» Myles Jack, UCLA: Proven worth on both sides of the ball

» Trevone Boykin, TCU: Just look at 2013 season for proof

» Charles Nelson, Oregon: Returner/WR could see time at DB

» Karl Joseph, West Virginia: Sledgehammer masquerading as DB

» Su'a Cravens, USC: Played strong safety/linebacker hybrid role

» Michael Caputo, Wisconsin: Reminds some of Bears legend

» Anthony Zettel, Penn State: Had no issue "tackling" a tree

» Kirby Smart, Alabama: "Hot coordinator" for years now

» Scott Frost, Oregon: Guided Marcus Mariota's progress

» Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma: Understands spread offenses

» Mike Norvell, Arizona State: Directs Sun Devils' prolific offense

» Jim Mora: Former NFL coach rehabbing image at UCLA

» Nick Saban: Might carry more weight now with players

» David Shaw: Spent nearly a decade coaching in NFL

» Kevin Sumlin: Hefty A&M contract hinders move up

» J.J. Watt: Few take the game as seriously

» Peyton Manning: Detail-oriented and fiery competitor

» Tim Tebow: Motivational techniques are second to none

» Jameis Winston: Sharp football mind who understands game

» Les Miles: Pressure mounting after disappointing 8-5 season

» Kirk Ferentz: Big buyout hinders coaching change

» Larry Fedora: His Tar Heels teams have underachieved

» Al Golden: Likely needs eight-win season to save job

» Nick Saban: So good he raises standards of other programs

» Urban Meyer: Just collected his third national title

» Art Briles: Has made Baylor football relevant again

» Jim Harbaugh: College football's most interesting man?

» Floyd of Rosedale: Bronze pig is prize for Big Ten rivals

» Paul Bunyan's Axe: Keepsake in most-played FBS rivalry

» The Stanford Axe: Once decapitated straw figure in Cal's colors

» Territorial Cup: Was once "lost" for 80 years in basement of church

» Oklahoma-Texas: Bucket list-caliber rivalry game

» Notre Dame-USC: CFB's greatest intersectional rivalry

» Army-Navy: Fantastic pageantry caps off regular season

» Cal-Stanford: Produced greatest single play in CFB history

» Oregon: Don't dare mess with The Duck

» Ohio State: Brutus is a regular at big-time events

» Georgia: Uga is one of the cutest mascots around

» Colorado: Few things cooler than Ralphie running on field

» Oregon: Everything Ducks wear is "alternate"

» Michigan State: Prepare yourself for "Mach Speed"

» Notre Dame: Clean green jerseys for special occasions

» Navy: "Summer Whites" are appropriate nod to history

» Oklahoma's mesh jerseys: Made famous by "The Boz"

» Notre Dame: Literal gold standard in college football

» Michigan: Winged lids date back to leather-helmet days

» Alabama: Signature numbers on side of helmets

» Byron Cowart, DE, Auburn: Considered to be No. 1 recruit

» Josh Rosen, UCLA: Could be Brett Hundley's successor

» Malik Jefferson, Texas: High expectations in Austin

» Calvin Ridley, Alabama: Can help ease loss of Amari Cooper
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» Cody Kessler, USC: 39 TDs to just 5 INTs in 2014

» Trevone Boykin, TCU: Reigning Big 12 Offensive POY

» Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss: Might be CFB's best pass protector

» Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State: Coming off postseason for the ages

» Everett Golson, Florida State: 'Noles get plug-and-play QB

» Devonte Fields, Louisville: Big 12's Defensive POY in 2013

» Marquavius Lewis, South Carolina: Could be key starter on D

» Victor Salako, Oklahoma State: UAB cut program, OSU gets OT

» Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State: Anchors a top CFB defense

» Vernon Hargreaves, Florida: SEC's best corner

» Scooby Wright III, Arizona: Won lots of trophies in 2014

» Joey Bosa, Ohio State: Dominant presence for champs

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