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News Of The Week

Bull's Run

By Tim Layden

Triple Threat

By Bruce Newman

Track And Field

Alone at The Top

By Steve Rushin

College Football '94

RAISING ARIZONA

Defense isn't the whole story, but it's enough to elevate the Wildcats to the top spot in the nation this fall

By Tim Layden

THE LONG VIEW

The nation's best player, Tyrone Wheatley, could've taken the money and run. Instead, he kept a promise to a little boy

By S.L. Price

BACK TO SCHOOL

Many coaches who didn't live happily ever after in the NFL are finding contentment in college ball

By Rick Telander

WHAT A COUNTRY!

If you think today's conference landscape is confusing, get a load of the gerrymandered world of tomorrow

By Steve Rushin

Dusty Loveless

By Franz Lidz

Delon Washington

By Kelli Anderson

Dat Nguyen

By Kelli Anderson

Bo Barzilauskas

By Ashley McGeachy

THE OTHER 87

Here's how the remainder of the 107 teams in Division I-A stack up

By Kelli Anderson

CAPITAL GAINS

Football became a big deal on Howard's Washington, D.C., campus when Steve Wilson took over

By Leigh Montville

TAKE IT AND RUN

A national crown would be a fitting send-off for aspiring Central Florida

By Kostya Kennedy

MOWING 'EM DOWN

New Haven's Roger Graham is nearly unstoppable in an open field—and driven to improve

By Hank Hersch

THE LION KINGS

North Alabama will roar to its second straight national championship

By Chad Millman

OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD

Carey Bender's big dreams came true at little Coe College, right in his own backyard

By Kelly Whiteside

MAKING HISTORY

Washington & Jefferson will finally cap off its winning tradition

By Evan Kanew

A TIME OF TRIAL

For Navy kicker Ryan Bucchianeri, last fall was a season of testing on the field and of tragedy off it—a time that helped turn a talented boy into an exemplary young man

By William Nack

The College Football '94

THE NEXT 19

2. COLORADO

By Douglas S. Looney

3. NEBRASKA

By Sally Jenkins

4. MICHIGAN

By S.L. Price

5. NOTRE DAME

By Tim Layden

6. PENN STATE

By J.B. Morris

7. MIAMI

By S.L. Price

8. FLORIDA

By Christian Stone

9. TENNESSEE

By Christian Stone

10. FLORIDA STATE

By William F. Reed

11. OKLAHOMA

By Sally Jenkins

12. WISCONSIN

By Tim Layden

13. NORTH CAROLINA

By William F. Reed

14. SOUTHERN CAL

By John Walters

15. VIRGINIA TECH

By J.B. Morris

16. ALABAMA

By Christian Stone

17. BAYLOR

By Kelli Anderson

18. AUBURN

By Christian Stone

19. BOSTON COLLEGE

By Amy Nutt

20. UTAH

By John Walters

SI 40th Anniversary

A CENTURY OF HONESTY

This 1962 SI Classic celebrated the unyielding idealism—and the 100th birthday—of the legendary coach Amos Alonzo Stagg

By John Underwood

Point After

Who Needs It?

A national playoff would squeeze the life out of the college football season

By Tim Layden

Departments

TO OUR READERS

By Mark Mulvoy

FACES IN THE CROWD

Letters

Scorecard

Edited by Jack McCallum And Kelli Anderson

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