2001 NCAA Football Preview

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The 2001 college football season that begins later this month ends Jan. 3, 2002 at the Rose Bowl. But the "Granddaddy of them all" will have a different feel, as it breaks with its Big Ten-Pac-10 tradition. It is not alone. Join us on a tour of the best current and lost traditions at all 117 Division I-A schools.

SI's Maisel: Ten great traditions
Photo Gallery: Great Rose Bowl moments
Timeline: Century of college football

SI's Cover to Cover
Sports Illustrated senior writer Austin Murphy examines highly touted Chris Simms and the Texas Longhorns.
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CNNSI.com's Conference Spotlights
ACC | New faces galore on the sidelines
Big East | Rodriguez takes WVU by storm
Big Ten | Spreading around the wealth
Big 12 | Not just Nebraska anymore
Pac-10 | Stamping out the bias
SEC | Holtz still working his magic
C-USA | Not necessarily even playing field
Mtn. West | Good times return in Vegas

Blue Ribbon Team Previews
All 117 Division I-A teams

CNNSI.com's Trev Alberts: Viewpoint
Oregon State No. 1? No way

SI's Ivan Maisel: Inside College Football
Friedgen begins rebuilding at Maryland
Notre Dame QB situation looks familiar
Three key QBs on the mend

2001 TV Schedule

Key Dates
Aug. 23: First game
Dec. 2: Bowl pairings announced
Dec. 8: Heisman Trophy presentation
Dec. 18 - Jan. 3, 2002: Bowl games

2000 Review | Coaching Changes


2001 Season Preview
Top 25s: CNNSI.com | SI | Coaches
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From SI: 1-117 | Lower Divisions
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Season at a Glance
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Position-by-position Rankings
From quarterbacks to kickers

Photo Gallery
Heisman Trophy contenders

TV Viewers Guide
2001 week by week

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CNNSI.com's Offseason Beat
Unheralded Hokies

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