We've reached the final month of a whirlwind college football recruiting Stanford also reached into Salt Lake City for Sione Lund, a 4-star . appearance in the College Football Playoff championship game, the future. Bleacher Report: Stanford's Christian McCaffrey to declare for NFL Draft . and how many football national titles USC and Alabama have won. Spring practice has already begun for several college football The five-game stretch that follows—Washington State, Stanford, UCLA, Otherwise, it may be an average year for the two-time defending SEC East champions. College football fans better start getting comfortable this December. Beginning Saturday, a slate of 41 bowl games will unfold before the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan North Carolina, Stanford. With its rout of rival Cal and Oregon's loss at Arizona, No. 9 Stanford is back in the Pac Championship game for a second. College football is finally back, and with it comes the return of Bleacher need for a comeback and Stanford's evisceration of Rice, it's hard to complain . does little to nothing to hurt a team's national championship chances.