College football’s lengthy postseason began with Troy defeating North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl and ended with Alabama edging past Georgia in Monday night’s national championship game. Despite not entering the game until the third quarter, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa lands at quarterback on the USA TODAY Sports all-bowl team for 2017-18.
Pencils down. Eyes front. Attention, please. It’s been a long year, but it’s time to hand out some report cards. Since September, USA TODAY Sports has been keeping close tabs on how each team in the Football Bowl Subdivision has performed relative to its preseason expectations. Some teams have done remarkably well — and for that, an A+ grade is in order. Some have done just fine. Others have come up short of reaching their potential.
The 2017 college football season is over. That means it’s time to start thinking about 2018. The USA TODAY Sports way-too-early Top 25 for next season begins with familiar names. Clemson and Alabama recently met for the third time in as many seasons in the Crimson Tide’s Sugar Bowl win. The Tigers and Crimson Tide are followed by Ohio State, the defending Big Ten Conference champions, and Georgia, which will rebuild its offense around sophomore-to-be Jake Fromm at quarterback.
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Selecting a term
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