Big 12 Football: 5 Players Who Are Ready to Become Stars in 2015

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This past season, the Big 12 was unfortunately exiled from college football’s first ever playoff festivities, when co-conference champions Baylor and TCU came up just short of making the four-team field. The Horned Frogs and the Bears were the bright spots of what was an otherwise sub par 2014 campaign for the conference as a whole.

After finishing the season with just three teams ranked in the final AP Top 25, the league will be looking to re-establish itself on the national scene with a bounce back season in 2015.

The conference is welcoming back plenty of premier stars such as TCU QB Trevone Boykin, Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine, Baylor RB Shock Linwood, Oklahoma State DE Emmanuel Ogbah, Baylor DE Shawn Oakman and West Virginia S Karl Joseph. But the Big 12 is also loaded with plenty of emerging players who are primed and ready to have breakout seasons.

Here’s a look at five players who are ready to become stars in 2015.

ACC Football: 5 Players Who Are Ready to Become Stars in 2015

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The ACC may have lost its most talked-about attraction: Heisman-winning QB Jameis Winston, who chose to leave Florida State and declare for the 2015 NFL draft. Luckily, though, the league will welcome back plenty of established big-name stars such as Pitt WR Tyler Boyd, Virginia Tech CB Kendall Fuller, Florida State S Jalen Ramsey and Pitt RB James Conner.

The conference is also home to some intriguing young up-and-coming players who look like they’re primed to become some of the ACC’s premier performers in 2015.

Here’s a look at five players who appear destined to be apart of the conference’s next wave of breakout stars.

Big Ten Football: 5 Players Who Are Ready to Become Stars in 2015

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This offseason, the Big Ten waved goodbye to many of the conference’s premier performers from the 2014 season—most notably future high NFL draft picks such as Brandon Scherff, Randy Gregory, Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes.

Luckily, the league is welcoming back plenty of established big-name players such as Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa, Connor Cook, JT Barrett, Shilique Calhoun and Briean Boddy-Calhoun to help make up for the loss of star power.

The conference is also home to some up-and-coming players who seem to be primed to have breakthrough campaigns this fall. Here’s a look at five players who are poised to become some of the league’s biggest breakout stars of 2015.

Pac-12 Football: 5 Players Who Are Ready to Become Stars in 2015


Scooby Wright, Devontae Booker, Su’a Cravens, Hau’oli Kikaha, Royce Freeman, Ishmael Adams and Nelson Spruce are just a few of the Pac-12 players who put together a breakthrough performance in 2014.

As we now turn our attention to the 2015 season, it’s time to begin forecasting which players are primed to have their own breakout campaigns this fall.

Here’s a look at five players who seem bound for stardom in 2015.

SEC Football: 5 Players Who Are Ready to Become Stars In 2015

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This past season, the SEC featured plenty of breakout stars. Shane Ray, Dak Prescott, Nick Chubb, Pharoh Cooper, Reggie Ragland and Senquez Golson were just a few of the players who made a name for themselves and emerged as some of the top performers in the conference in 2014.

Looking ahead to the 2015 season, it appears that the league is once again loaded with plenty of promising players who are ready to reach their potential and become a household name.

Here’s a look at five SEC players who are ready for stardom this fall.

College Football’s Power-5 Teams Must Stop Feasting On FCS Cupcakes

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During the 2014 college football season, there were 55 games pitting a team from a Power-5 conference up against an opponent from the FCS division.

The majority of the games were utterly unwatchable

The average score was 46-13.

The average ticket price for those games can undoubtedly be characterized as far too much for the very simple reason that being forced to pay any amount of money to watch those lopsided atrocities borders on absolute absurdity.

Here are the results from the largely forgettable P5 vs. FCS encounters of 2014.

College Football 2015: Ranking The Top 100 Impact Players

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The 2015 college football season may not start for another six months. Nevertheless, with spring practice now beginning to kick into full swing around the country, that means it’s time to start looking ahead to a season that should be full of intriguing storylines.

Defending national champion Ohio State is shaping up to be a viable contender to repeat, as the Buckeyes return the most star-stocked roster in all of college football.

Columbus isn’t the only town where the star names will shine this fall, though.

Plenty of players from all corners of the country are worthy of acclaim and attention this offseason.

Since so many of the top underclassmen opted to declare early for the 2015 NFL draft, it’s not easy to put together a truly definitive list of the top returning players. The tricky part about putting together a preseason player ranking list is that’s based both on observations as well as projections. There’s plenty of data that shows statically who the top performers were this past season. But as we know, college football can change drastically every season, as a host of new players emerge as breakout stars on a yearly basis.

This list was made to identify who the cream-of-the-crop talent is. These are the players who possess the elite talent and ability to be a valuable game-changer and a difference-maker at their individual position.

So who are the top players, and how do they stack up?

Here’s a look at Gridiron Perspective’s top 100 overall preseason player rankings for the 2015 college football season.

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College Football 2015: Preseason All-America and All-Conference Teams

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March is the biggest month of the year for college basketball, as America always gets swept up in the annual March Madness fever. It’s also a time, however, for college football fans to get excited as well.

With spring on the horizon, that means that spring practice is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start preparing for next season.

With the 2014 campaign now firmly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to turn the attention to 2015 and begin the process of trying to figure out who the sport’s must-watch players will be.

Unfortunately, many of the top underclassmen players opted to declare early for the NFL draft, which has left the collegiate ranks devoid of most of its star power from the previous season. Luckily, though, there are still plenty of up-and-coming potential stars who look like they’re ready to step into the spotlight this fall and showcase their skills on the national stage.

So which players are projected to be the top performers for the upcoming 2015 college football season?

Here’s a look at Gridiron Perspective’s complete preseason college football 2015 All-American teams, along with full all-conference teams for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, as well as a look at the best players from outside the non Power-5 conferences.

ACC Football: Picking Every Team’s MVP For 2015

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Following the conclusion of the 2014 season, the ACC was forced to wave goodbye to many of its heralded big-name stars such as Jameis Winston, Duke Johnson, Vic Beasley, Nick O’Leary and Jamison Crowder.

The conference has lost a ton of great talent. Luckily, however, the league is stocked full of young rising stars who are ready to shine and take their place in the spotlight this fall.

Here’s a look at every ACC team’s most valuable player for the 2015 season.