Dennis Dodd

CBS Sports Senior Writer /

10 college football teams that can crack the top 25 and make some noise in 2022

Everyone focuses on the 'way-too-early top 25', but what about the teams just on the outskirts?

With the NCAA backed into a corner, the age of paying college athletes is officially upon us

Deregulation of the NCAA and the empowerment of college athletes has created a long-awaited opportunity

Inside the ACC's rejection of College Football Playoff expansion amid concerns about larger issues

ACC coaches and officials want other problems solved before tackling potential CFP expansion

Big 12 engaged in plans to split into two seven-team divisions beginning in 2023 amid realignment

The Big 12 is set to expand before Texas and Oklahoma leave, necessitating a divisional split

Jim Phillips details ACC's opposition to College Football Playoff expansion while calling for reform

Phillips believes a year-long review of college football as a whole is necessary prior to expanding the field

College football rankings: Alabama, Ohio State lead way-too-early top 25 ahead of 2022 season

Reigning champion Georgia will remain a top-five team entering next season

From Georgia's national title win to shocking coaching changes, 2021 college football season was a wild one

No one could have predicted many of the events that happened over the last 12 months

Georgia's national championship angst goes up in smoke as Kirby Smart, Stetson Bennett cement legacies

The Dawgs impatiently scratched and clawed four decades for a moment that now feels well worth the wait

College Football Playoff expansion delayed as officials fail to form consensus over numerous issues

In some ways, key playoff stakeholders have never been further apart

Alabama vs. Georgia 2022: Dawgs bring Tide blast from their past as styles clash in national championship

Georgia brings a throwback mindset into the title game that will look quite familiar to Alabama

Why Will Anderson Jr. may be Alabama's key to winning its second straight national championship

Bryce Young may get most of the attention, but Anderson is just as important to the Crimson Tide's game plan

College Football Playoff expansion: Weekend meetings could result in change or further delay to 2026

This weekend is seen as a drop-dead date to expand the playoff before the 2024 season begins

Stetson Bennett's unique ability to block out noise keeps Georgia's underdog QB focused on making history

Bennett is an unexpected leader in the Bulldogs' quest to end their four-decade national championship drought

2022 college football coaching carousel grades: Lincoln Riley an 'A+' with Brent Venables an 'A-' replacement

Dennis Dodd grades each team for their hires during the college football offseason

Dennis Dodd has covered college football for CBS Sports since it was CBS SportsLine in 1998. He is one of only seven media members to attend all 16 BCS title games and has chronicled conference realignment as well as the start of the College Football Playoff. He's dabbled in NFL, MLB and NHL and believes the College World Series is severely underappreciated. A Missouri grad and former award-winning FWAA president, he previously worked for numerous outlets including The National and the Kansas City Star.

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