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40 | BASEBALL

Glimmer Twins

Two top prospects, one system. With Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton, time is on Minnesota's side

By Albert Chen

46 Shayne Skov

The Stanford linebacker had only one choice: Be tough

By Pete Thamel

54 Best and Brightest

SI staffers on the rise of their alma maters—and the smart guys who play there

59 Heisman Watch

You know the favorites. Here are the dark horses

By Zac Ellis

70 To Huddle or Not

The hurry-up offense isn't for everyone

By Andy Staples

76 Big Bang Theory

The imperfect BCS was a giant leap toward a playoff

By Stewart Mandel

80 Scouting Reports

Breaking down SI's Top 25: Key players, breakout stars and other vital analysis

116 War and Roses

The 1942 Rose Bowl rallied a rattled country

By Brian Curtis

4 | SI Digital

8 | Leading Off

14 | The Mail

17 | Scorecard

25 | Faces in the Crowd

28 | Just My Type

Dan Patrick

Don Mattingly is smart again

124 | Point After

Steve Rushin

Baseball's penchant for banishment

SI HAS SIX REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK: AL TIELEMANS/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ALABAMA); JAMIE SABAU/GETTY IMAGES (OHIO STATE); PETER READ MILLER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (OREGON); GERRY MELENDEZ/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.COM (SOUTH CAROLINA); CARY EDMONDSON/US PRESSWIRE (STANFORD); MARIO CANTU/CAL SPORT MEDIA (TEXAS A&M)

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SIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ANUNIKE)

BLUE DEVIL IN THE DETAILS An Academic All-ACC, Duke DE Kenny Anunike hits the books as hard as he hits running backs.

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BRACE HEMMELGARN/MINNESOTA TWINS/GETTY IMAGES (SANO AND BUXTON)