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GameRosters.com’s FREE NCAA Football 13 Giveaway Winners!


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the GameRosters.com NCAA Football 13 Giveaway. Here are the lucky winners:

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The (3) winners for our free copy of NCAA Football 13 Giveaway:

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Big 10 Football Predictions – 2012 Season


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Entering last season, both Michigan and Ohio State looked like midde-of-the-pack Big 10 teams. Now though, one (UM) is back on top and the other (OSU) has a new coach that will undoubtedly have them contending for the conference crown in the near future. Despite the return of the big two, however, there are still several teams that can find themselves at the top of the heap when it’s all said and done. Read on for our 2012 Big 10 preview.

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  • 1. Michigan 10-2 (7-1): Only one season removed from the failed Rich-Rod experiment, the Wolverines are fresh off a BCS Bowl win and back in the mix for the Big 10 title. The offense features the most exciting player in the conference in QB Denard Robinson, along with a solid line and stable of complementary backs. The only real question is who will step up as the top receiving target for Robinson. WR Roy Roundtree was terrific in 2010 before falling off in 2011, but he is expected to be the #1 target this season. The defense must replace NT Mike Martin and most of the rest of the line, but all three linebackers and three defensive backs are back. The non-conference schedule is rough, with a season-opening match with Alabama and a road trip to Notre Dame on the schedule. We think the Wolverines will split those games and take two out of three vs. MSU and at Nebraska and Ohio State to win the Legends Division.
  • 2. Michigan State 9-3 (5-3): Expectations are sky-high in East Lansing after an excellent run the past couple years. Though DT Jerrell Worthy is gone, the defense will be dominant again, led by the conference’s best group of linebackers and freak DE William Gholston. If Gholston can harness the mistakes that plagued him last season and reach his true potential, the defense could be downright scary. On offense, RB Le’Veon Bell is capable of carrying the load, and he may have to as MSU replaces QB Kirk Cousins and his entire cast of receivers. The good news for Bell is he will have an excellent offensive line paving the way for the ground game. The Spartans’ conference slate is a little tougher than Michigan’s; they open with Ohio State at home and face a three game stretch in the middle of the schedule at Michigan, at Wisconsin, and at home against Nebraska. With that kind of conference schedule another 10-win season would be a great accomplishment. (more…)
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Big 12 Football Predictions – 2012 Season


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

For the second season in a row, the Big 12 will look significantly different than the year before. This year the conference is replacing Missouri and Texas A&M with West Virginia and TCU. About the only thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that Oklahoma is still the team to beat. Read on for our full Big 12 preview.

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  • 1. Oklahoma 11-1 (8-1): The Sooners entered the 2011 season ranked #1, but we think they have a chance to be even better this season. QB Landry Jones is back to lead an offensive unit that returns largely intact. The loss of WR Ryan Broyles will hurt, but Oklahoma still boasts a deep group of receivers, maybe the best offensive lines in the conference, and several capable backs. The defense is a little more uncertain after losing two stud ends and a star LB and DB, but the back seven will be solid and new defensive coordinator Mike Stoops will bring a new energy to the defense. The biggest question mark for this team is if QB Landry Jones can avoid the big mistakes that haunted him last season and prove that he is the Heisman contender we all thought he would be. If he continues to struggle with turnovers this season, TD-machine Blake Bell could see more and more time at QB. If the Sooners can escape a tough 3-game stretch to open conference play, they could very well carry a 9-0 record into the final 3 games: a home game against OSU sandwiched between road trips to the two conference newcomers.
  • 2. West Virginia 9-3 (6-3): A new addition to the conference, the Mountaineers might have the best chance of any Big 12 team to knock off Oklahoma. Coach Dana Holgorsen is an offensive guru and has previous experience shredding Big 12 defenses, so expect QB Geno Smith and the gang to fit right in among the conference’s premier offenses. Smith will have plenty of weapons to work with, and WVU could average 40+ points per game this fall. The big question in Morgantown will be whether the defense, which gave up 26 points per game last season and loses several key starters, can keep other teams from outscoring the high-powered offense. Considering the defense gave up so many points last season in the measly Big East, we think opposing Big 12 offenses will beat up on the defense just enough to cause a few conference losses this fall. (more…)
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College Football’s Top Non-Conference Games of 2012


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

The 2012 college football schedule doesn’t feature as many marquee matchups as prior years, but there are still plenty of big non-conference games sprinkled throughout the season. Check out our list of the top 5 must-see non-conference games this fall:

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5. Boise State @ Michigan State – August 31st
It may seem like this game is coming one year too late, but there are still plenty of interesting factors surrounding this year’s game. Boise has been gutted since last season, so now we will find out if Chris Petersen’s program is a long-term threat or on its way back down after a phenomenal run. Michigan State, which has quietly put together back-to-back 11-win seasons, lost several star players as well, but a potentially nasty defense will get a chance to shine in primetime on the season’s opening weekend. A big win could springboard MSU on another run for the Big 10 Championship.

4. South Carolina @ Clemson – November 24th
The Gamecocks will be looking for their fourth straight win over Clemson, something that hasn’t happened in nearly 60 years. Coach Steve Spurrier has the Gamecocks primed for a run at a BCS bowl, and a win over the rival Tigers in the final regular season game is a must. Clemson is the defending ACC Champions but got shredded in three of the final four games last season, including a 34-13 beat down at South Carolina. Coach Dabo Swinney is looking to re-establish the Tigers as a perennial BCS threat, and a revenge win over the Gamecocks would go a long way.

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3. Michigan @ Notre Dame – September 22nd
Last year’s meeting between these two teams turned into one of the best games of the season, with Michigan pulling off an exciting comeback to take the victory. Both teams are traditional powers that are still fighting to return to the top of the college football world. Michigan appears to be closer than the Irish, but a win here would be a huge boost for Notre Dame. Each team faces stiff tests leading up to this game, but if both teams are still intact this could turn into another instant classic.

2. Notre Dame @ Oklahoma – October 27th
Another tough game on Notre Dame’s brutal schedule. These two teams have met just once in the last 50 years and given the history at each program, this is an intriguing matchup. By this point in the season Oklahoma could be in the discussion for a potential National Championship bid, so a win over a media darling like Notre Dame can only help their cause. On the other side, Notre Dame could come into this game limping through a rough schedule or riding a wave of momentum. The only certainty is that this game will draw ample media coverage across the country.

1. Alabama vs. Michigan (Arlington, TX) – September 1st
The Tide rolled through a historic Big 10 program (Penn State) on their way to a national championship in 2011. This year, Nick Saban’s rebuilt squad will get another crack at a traditional Big 10 power in week one against the Michigan Wolverines. Alabama will be relatively inexperienced, but the talent is there and should make for an exciting matchup against the Wolverine’s high-octane offense. Michigan is quickly returning to prominence under Brady Hoke, and this game will provide an excellent measuring stick as to just how far the Wolverines have come since the Rich Rodriguez era.

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Big East Football Predictions – 2012 Season


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Long considered the weakest of all BCS conferences, the Big East took another step toward mediocrity this season by replacing a premier member – West Virginia – with lowly Temple. Next season the conference will add another half-dozen non-BCS teams, but this year the conference is wide-open for the eight remaining teams.

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  • 1. Louisville 8-4 (5-2): Sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater got his feet wet as a freshman and now looks poised to take the Cardinals to the top of the Big East. He will get help on offense from an experience line and some talented skill players. The defense should be able to match the performance of last year’s unit, which ended up in the top 20 in the country in points allowed. All four starters in the secondary return and should help makes things easier on the offense. The best news for Louisville fans is the Cardinals are still a pretty young team, despite being picked to win the conference. It could be a fun couple of years in the ever-changing Big East.
  • 2. Pittsburgh 8-4 (5-2): After a year of tinkering with the spread, Pitt will move back to a pro-style system under new coach Paul Chryst. While the Panthers were just 6-7 last season, we think it had more to do with the coaching than it did the talent. The offense has to replace three starters on the line but everyone else is back, including RB Ray Graham and deep receiving corp. QB Tino Sunseri struggled to put points on the board last year, but we expect the offense to take a big step forward this year as they revert back to what they know best. The defense was only average last year, but much of that can be attributed to how much time they spent on the field. Unfortunately the defense will be breaking in plenty of new players this fall, but a good offense and a weak conference should allow the Panthers to make a push for the conference title. (more…)
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ACC Football Predictions – 2012 Season


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

The Atlantic division appears to be a three team race, with Florida State and Clemson playing the favorites. Virginia Tech seems to be a lock to win the Coastal division, but it’s a mixed back for how 2nd-6th will shake out. Read on for our 2012 ACC Football predictions.

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Atlantic

  • 1. Florida State 10-2 (6-2): FSU fell short of expectations last year, but returns plenty from a nine win team that won seven of the final eight games. FSU returns its QB, RB, and WRs but must fill some holes on the offensive line. However, the strength for the Seminoles is a nasty defense that returns playmakers at each level, including DE Brandon Jenkins and CB Xavier Rhodes. The defense has a good chance to again be a top-10 unit, but FSU will go as QB E.J. Manuel goes. Manuel has been steady but will be looked upon to make more plays as a senior this year. FSU squares off with Clemson in Tallahassee September 22nd, and the winner will have the inside track for an appearance in the ACC Championship.
  • 2. Clemson 9-3 (6-2): The Tiger offense has the potential to be scary-good. QB Tajh Boyd, RB Andre Ellington, and WR Sammy Watkins lead a group that should be the most prolific in the conference. The only issue is how Clemson will replace several starters from the line. As good as the offense can be, that is as bad as the defense looked at times last season, culminating in an embarrassing Orange Bowl performance. The back seven is experienced, but the line will need several young players to step up and emerge as playmakers. Despite winning the division last year, Clemson struggled down the stretch, losing three of four to close the regular season. That is cause for some concern entering 2012, but we think the Tigers will again be in the thick of the Atlantic Division race. (more…)
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Pac 12 Football Predictions – 2012 Season


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

The Pac 12 contains two premier teams and the least depth of any BCS conference. Oregon and USC seem to be locks to meet in the Pac 12 Championship, but read on to find out how we think the rest of the conference will shake out.

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North Division

  • 1. Oregon 11-1 (8-1): The high-powered offense loses QB Darron Thomas and RB LaMichael James, but the Ducks will still put up plenty of points this fall. RB Kenjon Barner can be just as effective as James, and do-everything De’Anthony Thomas may be a sleeper as a Heisman candidate. The defense will never have eye-popping numbers simply because of Oregon’s style of play, but it is among the most skilled in the conference. The line is deep and excellent at getting to the quarterback, the linebackers are terrific, led by Michael Clay, and safety John Boyett will help break in a pair of sophomore corners. The Ducks should easily roll to 8-0 before a November meeting with USC, which could very well lead to a rematch in the Pac 12 Championship Game.
  • 2. Stanford 9-3 (6-3): Just how much did Andrew Luck mean to Stanford? We’ll find out the answer to that question this fall. RB Stepfan Taylor will be the focal point of the offense, and despite the loss of two NFL linemen, the line should be good once again. The defense is led by the best group of linebackers in the conference and maybe even the nation. A top-30 unit a year ago, the defense could easily improve on that ranking this year, and it may have to while the passing game adjusts to a new quarterback and new receivers. A dominant defense and steady ground game can keep a team in any game, but we think the Cardinal are just a notch below the top teams in the conference this year. (more…)
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SEC Football Predictions – 2012 Season


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

The SEC has taken home each of the last six national championships, and with LSU and Alabama leading the way don’t be surprised if the SEC makes it seven straight. The SEC West is the best division in college football, but the East has a few teams capable of a BCS run as well. Check our predictions below.

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East

  • 1. Georgia 11-1 (7-1): Georgia rattled off 10 straight wins en route to the SEC Championship Game last season, and the Bulldogs look ready for a similar run this fall. QB Aaron Murray and a great cast of receivers give Georgia a potent passing attack, and Isaiah Crowell and a deep stable of backs will keep the ‘Dogs balanced offensively. The line will have a new look with three lost starters, but with talent all over the offense Georgia should have no problem moving the ball. Fresh off a season in the top-5 nationally in yards per game allowed, the ‘Dogs defense should be even better in 2012 with nine starters back. NT John Jenkins, LB Jarvis Jones (13.5 sacks in 2011) and S Bacarri Rambo give Georgia elite players at each level of a deep and skilled defense. Perhaps most important of all, the Bulldogs won’t have to line up against LSU, Alabama, or Arkansas during the regular season, which sets up an October 6th meeting with South Carolina as the only obstacle between Georgian and perfection.
  • 2. South Carolina 9-3 (5-3): The ‘Cocks were supposed to ride the strength of their offense to another East crown last season, but it was the USC defense that paved the way for an 11-win season. With an established Connor Shaw at QB and a (hopefully) healthy Marcus Lattimore at RB, the offense should improve in 2012. The only issue is replacing WR Alshon Jeffrey, but Ace Sanders and a host of speedsters appear ready to fill the void. The defense, which was third in the nation last year, must replace two former stars in DE Melvin Ingram and CB Stephon Gilmore. The good news is Ingram is being replaced by freak end Jadeveon Clowney, who appears primed to be a breakout player this fall. The linebackers are deep, and premier safety D.J. Swearinger will help usher in a new secondary. SC has a tough stretch in October with games against Georgia and at LSU and Florida, which will probably prevent the ‘Cocks from returning to the top of the SEC East. (more…)
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NCAA Football 13 Player Ratings (Predictions)


Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

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Note: Gamerosters.com does not edit the player ratings when they edit the rosters… these are just our predictions for what we think the ratings will be for the top players in NCAA Football 13. Also remember that these ratings are what we think NCAA 13 will rate the players, not how we would necessarily rate them. Please sign up for a chance to win a free copy of NCAA Football 13 on our homepage: www.GameRosters.com

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Top Five Quarterbacks

  • #1 Matt Barkley, USC: 97 Overall
  • #2 Landry Jones, Oklahoma: 95 Overall
  • #3 Tyler Wilson, Arkansas: 95 Overall
  • #4 Denard Robinson, Michigan: 94 Overall
  • #5 Mike Glennon, NC State: 93 Overall

Top Five Running Backs

  • #1 Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina: 97 Overall
  • #2 Montee Ball, Wisconsin: 97 Overall
  • #3 Knile Davis, Arkansas: 95 Overall
  • #4 Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State: 94 Overall
  • #5 Kenjon Barner, Oregon: 92 Overall

Top Five Wide Receivers

  • #1 Robert Woods, USC: 98 Overall
  • #2 Sammy Watkins, Clemson: 95 Overall
  • #3 Keenan Allen, California: 94 Overall
  • #4 Marquess Wilson, Washington State: 94 Overall
  • #5 Tavon Austin, West Virginia: 94 Overall

Top Five Tight Ends

  • #1 Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame: 90 Overall
  • #2 Chris Gragg, Arkansas: 90 Overall
  • #3 Michael Williams, Alabama: 89 Overall
  • #4 Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn: 88 Overall
  • #5 Zach Ertz, Stanford: 88 Overall

Top Five Offensive Lineman

  • #1 Barrett Jones, Alabama: 98 Overall
  • #2 Khaled Holmes, USC: 96 Overall
  • #3 Chance Warmack, Alabama: 95 Overall
  • #4 Oday Aboushi, Virginia: 94 Overall
  • #5 Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin: 94 Overall

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Top Five Linebackers

  • #1 Manti Te’o, Notre Dame: 98 Overall
  • #2 Chase Thomas, Stanford: 97 Overall
  • #3 Jarvis Jones, Georgia: 95 Overall
  • #4 Kevin Reddick, North Carolina: 95 Overall
  • #5 Shayne Skov, Stanford: 95 Overall

Top Five Defensive Backs

  • #1 Tyrann Mathieu, LSU: 98 Overall
  • #2 David Amerson, NC State: 97 Overall
  • #3 T.J. McDonald, USC: 97 Overall
  • #4 Bacarri Rambo, Georgia: 96 Overall
  • #5 Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State: 95 Overall

Top Five Defensive Lineman

  • #1 Sam Montgomery, LSU: 97 Overall
  • #2 Corey Lemonier, Auburn: 95 Overall
  • #3 Brandon Jenkins, Florida State: 95 Overall
  • #4 Alex Okafor, Texas: 94 Overall
  • #5 Kawann Short, Purdue: 94 Overall

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NCAA Football 13 Rosters Questions


Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

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