Compiled by RICK FREEMAN
No. 1 GEORGIA
Bulldogs - 2007 (11-2)
Mark Richt (72-19, 7 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 8, Defense 9
Conference: Southeastern.
Site: Athens. Stadium: Sanford (92,746)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Georgia Southern, Sept. 6 Central Michigan, Sept. 13 at South Carolina, Sept. 20 at Arizona St., Sept. 27 Alabama, Oct. 11 Tennessee, Oct. 18 Vanderbilt, Oct. 25 at LSU, Nov. 1 Florida, Nov. 8 at Kentucky, Nov. 15 at Auburn, Nov. 29 Georgia Tech.
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No. 2 OHIO STATE
Buckeyes - 2007 (11-2)
Jim Tressel (73-16, 7 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 10, Defense 9
Conference: Big Ten.
Site: Columbus. Stadium: Ohio (101,568)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Youngstown St., Sept. 6 Ohio, Sept. 13 at Southern Cal, Sept. 20 Troy, Sept. 27 Minnesota, Oct. 4 at Wisconsin, Oct. 11 Purdue, Oct. 18 at Michigan St., Oct. 25 Penn St., Nov. 8 at Northwestern, Nov. 15 at Illinois, Nov. 22 Michigan.
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No. 3 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Trojans - 2007 (11-2)
Pete Carroll (76-14, 7 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 4, Defense 7
Conference: Pac-10.
Site: Los Angeles. Stadium: LA Memorial Coliseum (92,000)
Schedule: Aug. 30 at Virginia, Sept. 13 Ohio St., Sept. 25 at Oregon St., Oct. 4 Oregon, Oct. 11 Arizona St., Oct. 18 at Washington St., Oct. 25 at Arizona, Nov. 1 Washington, Nov. 8 California, Nov. 15 at Stanford, Nov. 29 Notre Dame, Dec. 6 at UCLA.
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No. 4 OKLAHOMA
Sooners - 2007 (11-3)
Bob Stoops (97-22, 9 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 8, Defense 5
Conference: Big 12.
Site: Norman. Stadium: Memorial (82,112)
M, Nov. 22 Texas Tech, Nov. 29 at Oklahoma St.
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No. 5 FLORIDA
Gators - 2007 (9-4)
Urban Meyer (31-8, 3 years; 70-16 career, 7 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 8, Defense 8
Conference: Southeastern.
Site: Gainesville. Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin (88,548)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Hawaii, Sept. 6 Miami, Sept. 20 at Tennessee, Sept. 27 Mississippi, Oct. 4 at Arkansas, Oct. 11 LSU, Oct. 25 Kentucky, Nov. 1 at Georgia, Nov. 8 at Vanderbilt, Nov. 15 South Carolina, Nov. 22 The Citadel, Nov. 29 at Florida St.,
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No. 6 MISSOURI
Tigers - 2007 (12-2)
Gary Pinkel (49-37, 7 years; 122-74-3 17 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 6, Defense 8
Site: Columbia. Stadium: Faurot Field (68,349)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Illinois, Sept. 6 SE Missouri, Sept. 13 Nevada, Sept. 20 Buffalo, Oct. 4 at Nebraska, Oct. 11 Oklahoma St., Oct. 18 at Texas, Oct. 25 Colorado, Nov. 1 at Baylor, Nov. 8 Kansas St., Nov. 15 at Iowa St., Nov. 29 Kansas.
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No. 7 LSU
Tigers - 2007 (12-2)
Les Miles (34-6, 3 years; 62-27, 7 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 7, Defense 5
Conference: Southeastern
Site: Baton Rouge, La. Stadium: Tiger (91,600)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Appalachian St., Sept. 6 Troy, Sept. 13 North Texas, Sept. 20 at Auburn, Sept. 27 Mississippi St., Oct. 11 at Florida, Oct. 18 at South Carolina, Oct. 25 Georgia, Nov. 1 Tulane, Nov. 8 Alabama, Nov. 22 Mississippi, Nov. 29 at Arkansas.
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No. 8 WEST VIRGINIA
Mountaineers - 2007 (11-2)
Bill Stewart (1-0, first year)
Returning Starters: Offense 8, Defense 4
Conference: Big East
Site: Morgantown. Stadium: Mountaineer Field (60,000)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Villanova, Sept. 6 at East Carolina, Sept. 18 at Colorado, Sept. 27 Marshall, Oct. 4 Rutgers, Oct. 11 Syracuse, Oct. 23 Auburn, Nov. 1 at Connecticut, Nov. 8 Cincinnati, Nov. 22 at Louisville, Nov. 28 at Pittsburgh, Dec. 6 South Florida.
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No. 9 CLEMSON
Tigers - 2007 (9-4)
Tommy Bowden (69-42, 9 years; 87-46 11 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 8, Defense 8
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Site: Clemson, S.C. Stadium: Memorial (81,473)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Alabama, Sept. 6 The Citadel, Sept. 13 N.C. State, Sept. 20 S. Carolina St., Sept. 27 Maryland, Oct. 9 at Wake Forest, Oct. 18 Georgia Tech, Nov. 1 at Boston College, Nov. 8 at Florida St., Nov. 15 Duke, Nov. 22 at Virginia, Nov. 29 South Carolina.
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No. 10 AUBURN
Tigers - 2007 (9-4)
Tommy Tuberville (80-33, 9 years; 105-53, 13 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 9, Defense 7
Conference: Southeastern.
Site: Auburn, Ala. Stadium: Jordan-Hare (87,451)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Louisiana-Monroe, Sept. 6 Southern Miss., Sept. 13 at Mississippi St., Sept. 20 LSU, Sept. 27 Tennessee, Oct. 4 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 11 Arkansas, Oct. 23 at West Virginia, Nov. 1 at Mississippi, Nov. 8 Tenn.-Martin, Nov. 15 Georgia, Nov. 29 at Alabama.
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No. 11 TEXAS
Longhorns - 2007 (10-3)
Mack Brown (103-25, 10 years; 189-94-1, 24 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 7, Defense 4
Conference: Big 12.
Site: Austin. Stadium: Memorial (85,123)
M.
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No. 12 TEXAS TECH
Red Raiders - 2007 (9-4)
Mike Leach (63-57, 8 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 10, Defense 8
Conference: Big 12
T (53,000)
M, Oct. 25 at Kansas, Nov. 1 Texas, Nov. 8 Oklahoma St., Nov. 22 at Oklahoma, Nov. 29 Baylor.
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No. 13 WISCONSIN
Badgers - 2007 (9-4)
Bret Bielema (21-5, 2 year)
Returning Starters: Offense 8, Defense 9
Conference: Big Ten
Site: Madison. Stadium: Camp Randall (80,321)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Akron, Sept. 6 Marshall, Sept. 13 at Fresno St., Sept. 27 at Michigan, Oct. 4 Ohio St., Oct. 11 Penn St., Oct. 18 at Iowa, Oct. 25 Illinois, Nov. 1 at Michigan St., Nov. 8 at Indiana, Nov. 15 Minnesota, Nov. 22 Cal Poly.
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No. 14 KANSAS
Jayhawks - 2007 (12-1)
Mark Mangino (37-36, 6 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 6, Defense 9
Conference: Big 12
Site: Lawrence. Stadium: Memorial (50,071)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Fla. International, Sept. 6 Louisiana Tech, Sept. 12 at South Florida, Sept. 20 Sam Houston St., Oct. 4 at Iowa St., Oct. 11 Colorado, Oct. 18 at Oklahoma, Oct. 25 Texas Tech, Nov. 1 Kansas St., Nov. 8 at Nebraska, Nov. 15 Texas, Nov. 29 at Missouri.
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No. 15 ARIZONA STATE
Sun Devils - 2007 (10-3)
Dennis Erickson (10-3, 1 year; 158-68-1 19 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 6, Defense 7
Conference: Pac-10
Site: Tempe. Stadium: Sun Devil (71,706)
Schedule: Aug. 30 N. Arizona, Sept. 6 Stanford, Sept. 13 UNLV, Sept. 20 Georgia, Oct. 4 at California, Oct. 11 at Southern Cal, Oct. 25 Oregon, Nov. 1 at Oregon St., Nov. 8 at Washington, Nov. 15 Washington St., Nov. 28 UCLA, Dec. 6 at Arizona.
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No. 16 BYU
Cougars - 2007 (11-2)
Bronco Mendenhall (28-10, 3 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 9, Defense 3
Conference: Mountain West
Site: Provo, Utah. Stadium: Lavell Edwards (64.045)
Schedule: Aug. 30 N. Iowa, Sept. 6 at Washington, Sept. 13 UCLA, Sept. 20 Wyoming, Oct. 3 at Utah St., Oct. 11 New Mexico, Oct. 16 at TCU, Oct. 25 UNLV, Nov. 1 at Colorado St., Nov. 8 San Diego St., Nov. 15 at Air Force, Nov. 22 at Utah.
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No. 17 VIRGINIA TECH
Hokies - 2007 (11-3)
Frank Beamer (167-85-2, 21 years; 209-108-4, 27 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 6, Defense 4
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Site: Blacksburg, Va. Stadium: Lane (66,233)
Schedule: Aug. 30 at East Carolina, Sept. 6 Furman, Sept. 13 Georgia Tech, Sept. 20 at North Carolina, Sept. 27 at Nebraska, Oct. 4 W. Kentucky, Oct. 18 at Boston College, Oct. 25 at Florida St., Nov. 6 Maryland, Nov. 13 at Miami, Nov. 22 Duke, Nov. 29 Virginia.
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No. 18 TENNESSEE
Volunteers - 2007 (10-4)
Philip Fulmer (147-45, 16 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 8, Defense 6
Conference: Southeastern
Site: Knoxville. Stadium: Neyland (102,038)
Schedule: Sept. 1 at UCLA, Sept. 13 UAB, Sept. 20 Florida, Sept. 27 at Auburn, Oct. 4 N. Illinois, Oct. 11 at Georgia, Oct. 18 Mississippi St., Oct. 25 Alabama, Nov. 1 at South Carolina, Nov. 8 Wyoming, Nov. 22 at Vanderbilt, Nov. 29 Kentucky.
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No. 19 SOUTH FLORIDA
Bulls - 2007 (9-4)
Jim Leavitt (52-30, 11 years; 79-47 14 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 10, Defense 7
Conference: Big East
Site: Tampa. Stadium: Raymond James (65,857)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Tenn.-Martin, Sept. 6 at UCF, Sept. 12 Kansas, Sept. 20 at Fla. International, Sept. 27 at N.C. State, Oct. 2 Pittsburgh, Oct. 18 Syracuse, Oct. 25 at Louisville, Oct. 30 at Cincinnati, Nov. 15 Rutgers, Nov. 23 Connecticut, Dec. 6 at West Virginia.
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No. 20 ILLINOIS
Fighting Illini- 2007 (9-4)
Ron Zook (13-23 3 years; 36-37 6 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 7, Defense 6
Conference: Big Ten
Site: Champaign. Stadium: Memorial (65,000)
Schedule: Aug. 30 at Missouri, Sept. 6 E. Illinois, Sept. 13 Louisiana-Lafayette, Sept. 27 at Penn St., Oct. 4 at Michigan, Oct. 11 Minnesota, Oct. 18 Indiana, Oct. 25 at Wisconsin, Nov. 1 Iowa, Nov. 8 at W. Michigan, Nov. 15 Ohio St., Nov. 22 at Northwestern.
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No. 21 OREGON
Ducks - 2007 (9-4)
Mike Bellotti (106-52, 13 years; 127-77-2, 18 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 5, Defense 7
Conference: Pac-10
Site: Eugene. Stadium: Autzen (54,000)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Washington, Sept. 6 Utah St., Sept. 13 at Purdue, Sept. 20 Boise St., Sept. 27 at Washington St., Oct. 4 at Southern Cal, Oct. 11 UCLA, Oct. 25 at Arizona St., Nov. 1 at California, Nov. 8 Stanford, Nov. 15 Arizona, Nov. 29 at Oregon St.
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No. 22 PENN STATE
Nittany Lions- 2007 (9-4)
Joe Paterno (372-125-3, 42 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 9, Defense 9
Conference: Big Ten
Site: University Park, Pa. Stadium: Beaver Stadium (107,282)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Coastal Carolina, Sept. 6 Oregon St., Sept. 13 at Syracuse, Sept. 20 Temple, Sept. 27 Illinois, Oct. 4 at Purdue, Oct. 11 at Wisconsin, Oct. 18 Michigan, Oct. 25 at Ohio St., Nov. 8 at Iowa, Nov. 15 Indiana, Nov. 22 Michigan St.
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No. 23 WAKE FOREST
Demon Deacons - 2007 (9-4)
Jim Grobe (46-39, 7 years; 79-72-1, 13 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 5, Defense 9
Conference: Atlantic Coast
T Field (31,500)
Schedule: Aug. 28 at Baylor, Sept. 6 Mississippi, Sept. 20 at Florida St., Sept. 27 Navy, Oct. 9 Clemson, Oct. 18 at Maryland, Oct. 25 at Miami, Nov. 1 Duke, Nov. 8 Virginia, Nov. 15 at N.C. State, Nov. 22 Boston College, Nov. 29 Vanderbilt.
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No. 24 ALABAMA
Crimson Tide - 2007 (7-6)
Nick Saban (7-6, 1 year; 98-48-1)
Returning Starters: Offense 7, Defense 6
Conference: Southeastern
Site: Tuscaloosa. Stadium: Bryant-Denny (92,138)
Schedule: Aug. 30 at Clemson, Sept. 6 Tulane, Sept. 13 W. Kentucky, Sept. 20 at Arkansas, Sept. 27 at Georgia, Oct. 4 Kentucky, Oct. 18 Mississippi, Oct. 25 at Tennessee, Nov. 1 Arkansas St., Nov. 8 at LSU, Nov. 15 Mississippi St., Nov. 29 Auburn.
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No. 25 PITTSBURGH
Panthers - 2007 (5-7)
Dave Wannstedt (16-19, 3 years)
Returning Starters: Offense 8, Defense 7
Conference: Big East
Site: Pittsburgh. Stadium: Heinz Field (65,050)
Schedule: Aug. 30 Bowling Green, Sept. 6 Buffalo, Sept. 20 Iowa, Sept. 27 at Syracuse, Oct. 2 at South Florida, Oct. 18 at Navy, Oct. 25 Rutgers, Nov. 1 at Notre Dame, Nov. 8 Louisville, Nov. 22 at Cincinnati, Nov. 28 West Virginia, Dec. 6 at Connecticut.

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