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The Colleges

THE SLINGS AND ARROWS OF RAGING PARITY

There's a new order—some would say disorder—in college football, and it's making life very difficult not only for the game's traditional giants but also for pigskin prognosticators

By John Underwood

Running Back To The Front Of The Line

After missing nearly all of last season with a broken leg, Napoleon McCallum returns for an unprecedented, and controversial, fifth year at the Naval Academy

By Kenny Moore

INSIDE SLANT

Opinionated observations on everything from underrated and overrated rivalries to seemly and unseemly stadiums to some dandy Daddy Warbuckses

By Rick Reilly

1. Washington

By Jack McCallum

2. Florida

By Jaime Diaz

4. SMU

By Rick Reilly

5. Maryland

By N. Brooks Clark

6. Nebraska

By John Garrity

7. Ohio State

By Morin Bishop

8. USC

By Bruce Anderson

9. Iowa

By Austin Murphy

10. Arkansas

By Rick Reilly

11. Illinois

By Rick Telander

12. Auburn

By N. Brooks Clark

13. BYU

By Jack McCallum

14. UCLA

By Bruce Anderson

15. Notre Dame

By Roger Jackson

16. South Carolina

By Duncan Brantley

17. Boston College

By Austin Murphy

18. LSU

By Ivan Maisel

19. Oklahoma State

By John Garrity

20. Virginia

By Hank Hersch

THE CONFERENCES

INDEPENDENTS

DIVISION I-AA

By N. Brooks Clark

DIVISION II

By Hank Hersch

DIVISION III

By Austin Murphy

It's Time For The Barry Banal Show...

...with Sid Saccharine as your host. Joining Barry and Sid...

By William Taaffe

A Season for Spreading the Faith

While BYU was winning its first national championship, future stars like Scott Peterson were scattered about the earth winning converts to Mormonism

By Gary Smith

'...And Win Just One For The Gipper'

Invoking the memory of dear departed players is only one device resourceful coaches have used to inspire their teams

By N. Brooks Clark

WAS HE THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME?

You would never get Red Grange himself to say it, but there's a strong case to be made for the Galloping Ghost

By John Underwood

The Pros

THE BEST ATHLETES ON THE FIELD

Battling blockers, corralling runners, clogging receivers, the outside linebacker has the most diverse and difficult job responsibilities in the game

By Paul Zimmerman

MR. SMOOTH RUSHES INTO THE RECORD BOOKS

Meet Eric Dickerson of the L.A. Rams, who, running with a unique, eerily silent grace, outgained the magnificent O.J.

By William Nack

EXTRA POINTS

Who's hot, who's not? What's in, what's not? Going up, heading down? An insightful and droll perspective on the wacky workaday world of the NFL

By Jill Lieber

NFC WEST

By Paul Zimmerman

NFC CENTRAL

By Paul Zimmerman

NFC EAST

By Paul Zimmerman

AFC WEST

By Paul Zimmerman

AFC CENTRAL

By Paul Zimmerman

AFC EAST

By Paul Zimmerman

Listen Up! There's A New Lineup This Season

Don Criqui and Bob Trumpy will be a team on NBC Radio

By William Taaffe

You've Got It Made, JoeMontana

The 49ers' quarterback won the championship and the girl all in the same super year

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Departments

Letter from the Publisher

By Robert L. Miller