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Bill Connelly

NCAA Football, Basketball and Tennis Contributor

Bill Connelly grew up a fan of the Miami Dolphins (post-1970s glory), Pittsburgh Pirates (ditto), Portland Trailblazers (ditto again) and Missouri Tigers. That he still enjoys sports at all shows both severe loyalty and a potential personality disorder. He spends his evening playing with excel sheets and watching DVR'd football games from ESPN Classic. See more of his work at Rock M Nation, Football Outsiders and Football Study Hall.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Bama has some questions. And lots of answers.

For all of the talk of Alabama's weaknesses, it still took a miracle finish to keep the Tide out of the SEC Championship. And it might take similar misfortune to keep them out of the Playoff.

LSU will be fun as hell

Les Miles' 10th LSU team might be his youngest and most athletic. That could mean a huge range of results and plenty of excitement and absurdity. And really, what else would we want?

Texas A&M: The next generation

Texas A&M has enough experience, especially on the offensive line, to assure that the bar doesn't fall too low in this post-Manziel universe. Still, the Aggies will have a young quarterback facing...

Spurrier knows South Carolina is loaded

South Carolina must replace most of last year's top names but returns virtually everyone else. The Gamecocks are fast and physical, and with a kind SEC schedule, they should be favored in the East.

Saving the Gators

Can a new offensive coordinator and a healthy quarterback cure what ailed Florida in 2013? And with a projection of 7-5, one must start asking how many wins it will take to save the Will Muschamp era.

Look who's still atop the women's rankings

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Serena Williams remains No. 1 in the women's Advanced Baseline rankings for August, and after a strange Wimbledon performance, she's once again looking the part.

A healthy UGA is a dangerous UGA

Georgia has incredible skill position talent and a potentially dominant front seven. The Dawgs also have serious question marks at offensive line and defensive back. Good luck figuring them out.

Missouri reloads, sort of

Considering the losses, you'll recognize more names than you think on this year's Missouri squad. But the Tigers have to fill some pretty big holes if they are to make a run at a second straight...

No surprises in August men's rankings

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The top four men remain the same in August's Advanced Baseline rankings.

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