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Ohio St – Michigan St. Rank #1 and #2 in Top 25 Rankings

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Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Week #4 Rankings

Photo - LB Jaylon Smith - Notre Dame

Team of Week - Ole Miss

Players of Week
Offense - RB Leonard Fournette - LSU
Defense - LB Jaylon Smith - Notre Dame

Rank/ Team /Record
1. Ohio State – 3-0
2. Michigan State – 3-0
3. Mississippi – 3-0
4. TCU – 3-0
5. LSU – 2-0
6. Notre Dame – 3-0
7. Georgia – 3-0
8. Florida State – 3-0
9. Clemson – 3-0
10. Baylor – 2-0
11. Oklahoma – 3-0
12. Alabama - 2-1
13. UCLA – 2-0
14. Arizona – 3-0
15. Texas A&M –3-0
16. Oregon – 2-1
17. Utah – 3-0
18. Northwestern - 3-0
19. USC – 2-1
20. Georgia Tech – 2-1
21. Stanford - 2-1
22. Wisconsin - 2-1
23. Oklahoma St. – 3-0
24. BYU – 2-1
25. Missouri - 3-0

AP Top 25

Rank/ Team /Record /Points
1 Ohio State(42) 3-0 1490 —
2 Michigan State(7) 3-0 1415 2
3 Ole Miss(11) 3-0 1345 12
4 TCU 3-0 1345 —
5 Baylor 2-0 1213 —
6 Notre Dame 3-0 1183 2
7 Georgia 3-0 1162 —
8 LSU(1) 2-0 1088 5
9 UCLA 3-0 981 1
10 Florida State 3-0 953 1
11 Clemson 3-0 903 —
12 Alabama 2-1 882 10
13 Oregon 2-1 855 1
14 Texas A&M 3-0 798 3
15 Oklahoma 3-0 782 1
16 Arizona 3-0 488 4
17 Northwestern 3-0 469 6
18 Utah 3-0 439 3
19 USC 2-1 367 13
20 Georgia Tech 2-1 352 6
21 Stanford 2-1 288 —
22 Wisconsin 2-1 174
23 BYU 2-1 174 3
24 Oklahoma State 3-0 149 1
25 Missouri 3-0 135 3

Dropped from rankings: Auburn 18

Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 52, West Virginia 48, Tennessee 45, California 38, Toledo 36, Arizona State 25, Houston 22, Texas Tech 20, Auburn 20, Temple 20, Boise State 17, Miami (FL) 13, Iowa 10, Kansas State 8, Florida 7, NC State 5, Virginia Tech 4, Minnesota 4, Memphis 1

Coaches Poll

Rank /Team /Record /Points
1 Ohio State(61) 3-0 1594 —
2 TCU 3-0 1482 1
3 Michigan State(3) 3-0 1477 1
4 Baylor 2-0 1364 1
5 Ole Miss 3-0 1292 6
6 Georgia 3-0 1262 2
7 Florida State 3-0 1119 1
8 Notre Dame 3-0 1109 2
9 LSU 2-0 1085 5
10 Clemson 3-0 1022 1
11 UCLA 3-0 968 1
12 Alabama 2-1 883 10
13 Oregon 2-1 855 —
14 Oklahoma 3-0 790 3
15 Texas A&M 3-0 745 3
16 Arizona 3-0 605 3
17 Utah 3-0 501 4
18 USC 2-1 461 11
19 Northwestern 3-0 347 5
20 Georgia Tech 2-1 338 4
21 Wisconsin 2-1 274 2
22 Oklahoma State 3-0 242 3
23 Missouri 3-0 234 3
24 Stanford 2-1 133 —
25 Auburn 2-1 79 10

Dropped from rankings: BYU 22

Others receiving votes: West Virginia 75, BYU 74, Miami (FL) 58, Tennessee 49, Kansas State 47, Mississippi State 46, Texas Tech 36, Arizona State 31, Florida 24, California 20, NC State 15, Temple 15, Iowa 13, Memphis 8, Boise State 8, Minnesota 6, Virginia Tech 4, Houston 4, Northern Illinois 3, Toledo 2, Boston College 1

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

2015 National College Football Awards Calendar

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2015 National College Football Awards Calendar
Award....Watch List/ Semifinalists/ Finalists/ Winner/ Banquet/ Presentation

Photo - LB Myles Jack - UCLA

Bednarik Award.........July 7/Nov. 2 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - March 11, 2016 (Atlantic City, N.J.)
Biletnikoff Award.....July 15/Nov. 16/Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - Jan. 30, 2016 (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Bronko Nagurski Trophy.......July 10- Nov. 19/Dec. 7 - Dec. 7 (Charlotte, N.C.)
Broyles Award................. Nov. 25/Nov. 30/Dec. 8 - Dec. 8 (Little Rock, Ark.)
Butkus Award............July 14 /Nov. 2 /Nov. 23/Dec. 8 - Dec. 8 (Winner’s Campus)
Davey O’Brien Award......July 16/Nov. 2 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - Feb. 15, 2016 (Fort Worth, Texas)
Disney Spirit Award....Dec. 10 -Dec. 10 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Doak Walker Award.......July 16 /Nov. 18/Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - March 2016 (Dallas, Tx)
Eddie Robinson Award............... Dec. 7/ Dec. 14 - Jan. 9, 2016 (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
George Munger Award................ Nov. 15 /Dec. 8 /Dec. 21 - March 11, 2016 (Atlantic City, N.J.)
Heisman Trophy......................... Dec. 7/ Dec. 12 - Dec. 12 (New York, N.Y.)
Jim Thorpe Award......................July 13 / Oct. 26 / Nov. 24 / Dec. 10 - Feb. 2, 2016 (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
John Mackey Award...................July 8/ Nov. 16 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 9 - April 2016 (Baltimore, Md.)
Lou Groza Award........................July 9/ Nov. 5 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - Dec. 7 (Palm Beach, Fla.)
Maxwell Award...........................July 7 /Nov. 2 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - March 11, 2016 (Atlantic City, N.J.)
Outland Trophy..........................July 10 /Nov. 19 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - Jan. 14, 2-16 (Omaha, Neb.)
Ray Guy Award...........................July 9/ Nov. 13 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - January 2016 (Augusta, Ga.)
Rimington Trophy......................July 8 /Dec. 7 /Dec. 10 - Jan. 16, 2016 (Omaha, Neb.)
Rotary Lombardi Award.............July 14 /Nov. 5 /Nov. 19 /Dec. 9 - Dec. 9 (Houston, Texas)
Walter Camp Award...................July 17 /Nov. 18 /Dec. 2 /Dec. 10 - Jan. 2016 (New Haven, Conn.)
William V. Campbell Trophy......July 17 /Sept. 24 /Oct. 29 /Dec. 8 - Dec. 8 (New York, N.Y.)

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Ohio St. Dominates Top 25 Polls Week 2

QB Connor Cook - Michigan St.

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Week #2 Rankings

Photo – QB Connor Cook - Michigan St.

Team of Week – Michigan St.

Players of Week
Offense – RB Dalvin Cook - Florida St.
Defense - LB Kentrell Brothers - Missouri

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Week #2
1. Ohio State – 2-0
2. Alabama -2-0
3. Baylor – 2-0
4. Michigan State – 2-0
5. USC – 2-0
6. TCU – 2-0
7. Georgia – 2-0
8. Florida State – 2-0
9. Clemson – 2-0
10. LSU – 1-0
11. Notre Dame – 2-0
12. Georgia Tech – 2-0
13. Auburn – 2-0
14. Mississippi – 2-0
15. Oklahoma – 2-0
16. UCLA – 2-0
17. Oregon – 1-1
18. Arizona – 2-0
19. Texas A&M –2-0
20. BYU – 2-0
21. Utah – 2-0
22. Missouri -2-0
23. Wisconsin – 1-1
24. Oklahoma St. – 2-0
25. Northwestern - 2-0

AP Top 25

Rank/ Team /Record /Points
1. Ohio State - 2-0
2. Alabama – 2-0
3. TCU – 2-0
4. Michigan State – 2-0
5. Baylor – 2-0
6. Southern California – 2-0
7. Georgia – 2-0
8. Notre Dame -2-0
9. Florida State – 2-0
10. UCLA – 2-0
11. Clemson – 2-0
12. Oregon – 1-1
13. LSU – 1-0
14. Georgia Tech – 2-0
15. Ole Miss – 2-0
16. Oklahoma – 2-0
17. Texas A&M – 2-0
18. Auburn – 2-0
19. Brigham Young – 2-0
20. Arizona – 2-0
21. Utah – 2-0
22. Missouri – 2-0
23. Northwestern – 2-0
24. Wisconsin – 1-1
25. Oklahoma State – 2-0

Coaches Poll

Rank /Team
1. Ohio State
2. Alabama
3. TCU
4. Michigan State
5. Baylor
6. Florida State
7. Southern California
8. Georgia
9. Clemson
10. Notre Dame
11. Ole Miss
12. UCLA
13. Oregon
14. LSU
15. Auburn
16. Georgia Tech
17. Oklahoma
18. Texas A&M
19. Arizona
20. Missouri
21. Utah
22. Brigham Young
23. Wisconsin
24. Northwestern
25. Oklahoma State

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL 2015 Predictions - Packers-Chargers - Super Bowl L Matchup

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DraftInsiders.com - NFL 2015 Predictions

Packers Picked as NFL Champion in Super Bowl L

Photo - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Offensive Player of the Year – QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers
Defensive Player of the Year – Ndamukong Shu - Dolphins

Rookies of the Year
Offense - RB Melvin Gordon - Chargers
Defense - DL Leonard Williams - Jets

NFC

EAST
Philadelphia Eagles - 12-4 –

Eagles are among the best in the NFC after strong FA class. They are capable of winning the East and going deep into the playoffs behind veteran QB Sam Bradford.
New York Giants - 10-6 –
Giants can play with anyone on the league, but must stay healthy and play more consistently. They have a potent attack and a young defense that must prove itself in big situations and overcome a few key injuries.
Dallas Cowboys - 9-7 –
QB Tony Romo operates behind a premier line to utilize Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant. They have questions related their ground game that needs to balance this offense. Their defense is average at best and they must prove they can beat playoff caliber offenses.
Washington Redskins - 4-12 –
Skins start another new QB this season with RG3 demoted to a backup role. Their defense needs to improve after another subpar performance in 2014. Skins might again struggle to make .500 in a tough balanced division.

NORTH
Green Bay Packers -11-5 -

Aaron Rodgers is still the premier QB in the game, though he will operate this season without veteran wideout Jordy Nelson. They hope to recover from a devastating playoff loss where the defense failed in big situations.
Detroit Lions - 10- 6 –
Lions should earn a playoff spot behind a potent attack directed by veteran QB Matt Stafford. Their improving veteran defense will miss DT Shu.
Minnesota Vikings - 8-8 -
Vikes look to premier tailback Adrian Peterson to provide impact for young veteran QB Teddy Bridgewater to continue to improve further in this young attack. Defense has improved steadily over recent seasons.
Chicago Bears - 6-10 -
Bears look to erratic veteran QB Jay Cutler to attack this offense. The defense was one of the worst in this league last season and new additions may be only adequate.

SOUTH
New Orleans Saints - 11-5 –

The Saints organization improved their porous defense that gives them the edge in one of the more balanced divisions in football. QB Drew Brees is capable of leading this club to the Show again.
Atlanta Falcons - 10-6 –
Falcons are thinking division title after a disastrous past two seasons. They face a very tough schedule that might be the equalizer. Their defense can only improve after a weak 2014 performance.
Carolina Panthers - 7-9 –
Panthers look to ride QB Cam Newton to the top of the division, though their roster has made little overall improvement. They face a very tough schedule and will go through some painful growing pains in 2011.
Tampa Bay Bucs - 5-11 –
The Bucs begin the Jameis Winston era with him operating a talented young offense that needs time to develop. HC Lovie Smith added young vets for a weak defense that could make big strides this season.

WEST
Arizona Cardinals – 11-5 –

Cards look to ride the return of vet QB Carson Palmer to rise to the top of the toughest division in the NFL.
They look to new veterans to improve their defense that has lost key front seven starters in recent offseasons.
Seattle Seahawks - 10-6 –
Seahawks may be hard pressed to win this divisional title again. QB Russell Wilson directs a strong run oriented offense while their defense still remains among the elite in the game.
St. Louis Rams - 9-7 –
Rams look to build off an improved offense directed by new QB Nick Foles. Their defense relies on their dominant front four that makes them dangerous to make the playoffs.
San Francisco 49ers - 5-11 –
The 49ers sustained numerous key losses including HC Jim Harbaugh and half their defense. Young QB Colin
Kaepernick faces a difficult task with new starters in key positions. 49ers may struggle to attain the .500 mark.

Divisional Champs
Eagles, Packers, Saints and Cardinals

Wild Card Clubs
Giants & Seahawks

NFC Championship
Packers beat Saints in wild NFC title game.

AFC EAST
Miami Dolphins - 10-6 –

Dolphins will be hard pressed to improve off back to back 7-9 seasons. QB Chad Henne is better than advertised and needs new vet Reggie Bush to become everything Ted Ginn did not become.
New England Patriots - 10-6 –
Pats look to premier QB Tom Brady to direct this changing potent offense. The new ground game and receivers could rank them at the top of the league. Their suspect changing defense will determine their final fate in key games.
New York Jets – 6-10 –
Jets look to vet QB Ryan Fitzpatrick can direct this offense after a horrible offensive showing in 2014. This defense can rank among the top five in the game.
Buffalo Bills - 5-11 –
Bills are still rebuilding and will look to their young players to establish themselves as quality NFL players. Their QB position continues to go through turnover and remains a mystery. Their defense ranks among the league’s toughest and continues to improve.

NORTH
Cincinnati Bengals - 11-5 –

The Bengals look to QB Andy Dalton to step up and take this club further in the playoffs after one game exists over his career. Their defense has been the major culprit and rarely improvesd under HC Marvin Lewis.
Baltimore Ravens - 10-6 –
The Ravens will look to veteran QB Joe Flacco to keep this offense among the top scoring attacks in the game.
The defense is still at playoff levels, but must improve in pass coverage to go further in the postseason.
Pittsburgh Steelers - 8-8 –
Big Ben is coming off an outstanding 2014 performance leading this high powered attack. The Steel defense lost several key starters that will demand young players to step up if they intend to win in this tough division.
Cleveland Browns - 6-10 –
Browns continue to rebuild and look to young QB Johnny Manziel to get them to respectability. Their 1-6 finish produced another sub .500 season. Their defense must improve in run defense to make any overall progress.

SOUTH
Indianapolis Colts - 11-5 –

QB Andrew Luck carries this average club and that has dominated this division in recent seasons. This young club needs to improve to go further in the postseason especially their offensive line and ordinary defense. They get a favorable early schedule that should allow them to claim the divisional lead
Houston Texans - 9-7 –
The Texans returned to respectability last season behind a dominant performance by DE/TE JJ Watt. Their average offense looks to veteran QB Brian Hoyer to direct this mediocre attack. Marginal firepower may limit this club in big game situations.
Tennessee Titans - 6-10 –
The Titans look to top pick Marcus Mariota to bring this club to respectability. They have problems on both sides of the ball and probably go through difficult growing pains this season.
Jacksonville Jaguars - 5-11 –
Jaguars look for improvement from young QB Blake Bortles and rookie back TJ Yeldon to improve this low ranked attack. Club is probably a year away from challenging .500 mark.

WEST
San Diego Chargers - 11-5 –

The Chargers are a loaded club with QB Philip Rivers directing a veteran club. They can win the West title behind a young veteran defense that continues to improvebut needs their troubled special teams to improve significantly.
Denver Broncos - 10-6 –
Broncos hope to make a run at title in what appears to be Peyton Manning’s final season. They need their defense to recover from their late season collapse last year to retain AFC West rule.
Kansas City Chiefs - 8-8 –
Chiefs need their offensive weapons QB Alex Smith and runner Jamaal Charles to step up this season to challenge for the playoffs. They rely on their emerging young defense to continue to improve and rank among the best in the AFC.
Oakland Raiders - 6-10 –
Raiders look to young QB Derek Carr to benefit from the addition of top pick WR Amari Cooper to open up this attack. They need overall improvement on both sides of the ball to even challenge for a .500 season.

Divisional Champs
Dolphins, Bengals, Colts & Chargers

Wild Card Clubs
Patriots & Broncos

AFC Championship
San Diego over Indianapolis

Chargers go to Super Bowl behind veteran QB Philip Rivers

Super Bowl L Matchup
Green Bay Packers over San Diego Chargers

Packers win a wild Super Bowl showdown with Chargers.

Ohio St Makes Opening Week Statement for #1 Ranking

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Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Week #1 Rankings

Ohio St. avenges their only 2014 defeat (35-21) with a strong opening day victory over Virginia Tech

Photo – WR Braxton Miller - Ohio St.

Team of Week - Ohio St.

Players of Week
Offense - WR Braxton Miller - Ohio St.
Defense - LB Tyler Matakevich - Temple

1. Ohio State – 1-0
2. Auburn – 1-0
3. Alabama -1-0
4. Baylor – 1-0
5. Michigan State – 1-0
6. USC – 1-0
7. TCU – 1-0
8. Oregon – 1-0
9. Georgia – 1-0
10. Notre Dame – 1-0
11. Florida State – 1-0
12. Clemson – 1-0
13. LSU – 0-0
15. Georgia Tech – 1-0
16. Mississippi – 1-0
17. UCLA – 1-0
18. Arkansas -1-0
19. Oklahoma – 1-0
20. Arizona – 1-0
21. Texas A&M – 1-0
22. Boise State – 1-0
23. Mississippi State – 1-0
24. Missouri -1-0
25. Tennessee – 1-0
25. Utah - 1-0

AP Top 25

Rank/ Team /Record /Points
1 Ohio State (61) 1-0 1525 —
2 Alabama 1-0 1420 1
3 TCU 1-0 1365 1
4 Baylor 1-0 1252 —
5 Michigan State 1-0 1198 —
6 Auburn 1-0 1166 —
7 Oregon 1-0 1081 —
8 USC 1-0 1074 —
9 Notre Dame 1-0 1061 2
10 Georgia 1-0 981 1
11 Florida State 1-0 942 1
12 Clemson 1-0 862 —
13 UCLA 1-0 833 —
14 LSU 0-0 653 —
15 Georgia Tech 1-0 636 1
16 Texas A&M 1-0 629 —
17 Ole Miss 1-0 600 —
18 Arkansas 1-0 480 —
19 Oklahoma 1-0 469 —
20 Boise State 1-0 279 3
21 Missouri 1-0 274 3
22 Arizona 1-0 259 —
23 Tennessee 1-0 169 2
24 Utah 1-0 137 —
25 Mississippi State 1-0 104 —

Rankings
Dropped from rankings: Arizona State 15, Wisconsin 20, Stanford 21
Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 79, BYU 74, Northwestern 72, Arizona State 49, Oklahoma State 30, West Virginia 23, Temple 8, Florida 8, Cincinnati 7, Kansas State 7, Minnesota 5, NC State 4, Louisville 4, Western Kentucky 3, California 2, Stanford 1

Coaches Poll

Rank /Team /Record /Points
1 Ohio State(63) 1-0 1599 —
2 Alabama(1) 1-0 1485 1
3 TCU 1-0 1464 1
4 Baylor 1-0 1349 —
5 Oregon 1-0 1279 —
6 Michigan State 1-0 1252 —
7 Auburn 1-0 1190 —
8 Florida State 1-0 1090 —
9 Georgia 1-0 1075 —
10 USC 1-0 1035 —
11 Notre Dame 1-0 994 —
12 Clemson 1-0 870 —
13 UCLA 1-0 801 1
14 Ole Miss 1-0 735 1
15 LSU 0-0 734 2
16 Georgia Tech 1-0 651 1
17 Oklahoma 1-0 541 2
18 Arkansas 1-0 495 2
19 Texas A&M 1-0 418 —
20 Arizona 1-0 336 2
21 Missouri 1-0 301 2
22 Boise State 1-0 277 2
23 Tennessee 1-0 212 2
24 Wisconsin 0-1 108 6
25 Utah 1-0 106 —

Rankings
Dropped from rankings: Arizona State 16, Stanford 21
Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 97, Arizona State 66, Oklahoma State 52, Northwestern 35, BYU 23, Kansas State 23, South Carolina 22, Duke 15, West Virginia 13, Miami (FL) 12, Florida 7, Louisville 6, Marshall 6, Minnesota 5, NC State 4, Nebraska 3, Maryland 3, Temple 3, Pittsburgh 2, Illinois 2, Memphis 1, Stanford 1, California 1, Louisiana Tech 1

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Draft Insiders’ All- American Team 2015

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Draft Insiders’ All- American Team 2015
Frank Coyle / Publisher

Photo – QB Cody Kessler - USC

Offense
Pos /Player / Height /Weight /Class/ School

QB Cody Kessler 6-5 215 Senior USC
RB Nick Chubb 5-10 220 Soph. Georgia
RB Ezekiel Elliott 6-0 225 Junior Ohio State
WR Tyler Boyd 6-2 200 Junior Pitt
WR Laquon Treadwell 6-2 210 Junior Ole Miss
TE Evan Engram 6-3 227 Junior Ole Miss
OT Ronnie Stanley 6-5 315 Senior Notre Dame
OT Laremy Tunsil 6-5 305 Junior Ole Miss
OG Pat Elflein 6-3 300 Junior Ohio State
OG Landon Turner 6-4 315 Senior North Carolina
C Jack Allen 6-2 296 Senior Michigan State

Defense
Pos/ Player/ Height/ Weight/ Class/ School

DE Joey Bosa 6-6 275 Junior Ohio State
DE Shawn Oakman 6-9 280 Senior Baylor
DT Robert Nkemdiche 6-4 296 Junior Ole Miss
DT A'Shawn Robinson 6-4 312 Junior Alabama
LB Scooby Wright III 6-1 246 Junior Arizona
LB Jaylon Smith 6-3 235 Junior Notre Dame
LB Myles Jack 6-1 246 Junior UCLA
CB Vernon Hargreaves III 5-11 199 Junior Florida
CB Kendall Fuller 6-0 196 Junior Virginia Tech
S Vonn Bell 5-11 205 Junior Ohio State
S Jeremy Cash 6-2 205 Senior Duke

Special Teams
Pos Player Height Weight Class School

K Roberto Aguayo 6-1 204 Junior Florida State
P Tom Hackett 5-11 195 Senior Utah
KR Alex Ross 6-1 220 Junior Oklahoma
PR De'Mornay Pierson-El 5-9 185 Soph. Nebraska
AP Adoree' Jackson 5-11 185 Soph. USC

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Preseason

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Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Preseason

Photo – DE Shilique Calhoun – Michigan St.

1. Ohio State
2. Auburn
3. Alabama
4. Baylor
5. Michigan State
6. USC
7. TCU
8. Oregon
9. Georgia
10. Notre Dame
11. Florida State
12. Clemson
13. LSU
14. Arizona State
15. Georgia Tech
16. Mississippi
17. UCLA
18. Arkansas
19. Oklahoma
20. Wisconsin
21. Arizona
22. Boise State
23. Mississippi State
24. Missouri
25. Tennessee

Ohio State first unanimous AP preseason No. 1 team
The program extends record of poll appearances and nears all-time mark at No. 1

The Ohio State Buckeyes are the preseason choice as the No. 1 team in the nation. The college football coaches previously selected the Buckeyes No. 1 in their first poll of the season, the USA Today Coaches Poll. And today, the first Associated Press college football poll of the season was revealed and the Buckeyes are No. 1 in it as well.

And while Ohio State earned 62 of 64 first place votes in the coaches’ poll with TCU and Alabama each securing one vote apiece, the AP pollsters – a panel of media members – selected Ohio State as the unanimous No. 1 with all 61 first-place votes going to the Buckeyes. The AP preseason poll dates back to 1950 and this is the first time it has ever had a unanimous preseason No. 1 team.

Defending Big 12 champion TCU is ranked No. 2 in the Preseason AP Top-25 Poll. The Horned Frogs return 15 starters, including 10 on offense, from last year's 12-1 squad that concluded the campaign with a 42-3 win over Ole Miss in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

2015 Associated Press Top 25 Poll – Preseason
1. Ohio State
2. TCU
3. Alabama
4. Baylor
5. Michigan State
6. Auburn
7. Oregon
8. USC
9. Georgia
10. Florida State
11. Notre Dame
12. Clemson
13. UCLA
14. LSU
15. Arizona State
16. Georgia Tech
17. Mississippi
18. Arkansas
19. Oklahoma
20. Wisconsin
21. Stanford
22. Arizona
23. Boise State
24. Missouri
25. Tennessee

2015 Preseason Coaches Poll
(1st-place votes in parentheses and total points received)
1. Ohio State (62) - 1,598
2. TCU (1) - 1,487
3. Alabama (1) - 1,452
4. Baylor - 1,365
5. Oregon - 1,260
6. Michigan State - 1,230
7. Auburn - 1,103
8. Florida State - 1,057
9. Georgia - 1,026
10. USC - 1,014
11. Notre Dame - 883
12. Clemson - 838
13. LSU - 727
14. UCLA - 697
15. Ole Miss - 668
16. Arizona State - 577
17. Georgia Tech - 573
18. Wisconsin - 470
19. Oklahoma - 407
20. Arkansas - 377
21. Stanford - 365
22. Arizona - 299
23. Missouri - 229
24. Boise State - 190
25. Tennessee – 166

Other Teams receiving votes
Mississippi State 164; Texas A&M 149; Oklahoma State 89; Virginia Tech 70; Utah 40; Kansas State 37; Louisville 27; Nebraska 27; Minnesota 25; Penn State 20; South Carolina 18; Miami (Fla.) 16; Texas 8; Illinois 7; Duke 6; Air Force 5; Louisiana Tech 5; Marshall 4; Utah State 4; West Virginia 3; North Carolina State 3; Brigham Young 3; Florida 2; Georgia Southern 2; North Carolina 2; Maryland 1; Michigan 1; Kentucky 1; Central Florida 1; Cincinnati 1; Washington 1.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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