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CFB Barometer: Looking to 2014

Derrick Henry served notice in Alabama's Sugar Bowl loss that he has a bright future for the Tide.

CFB Barometer: Bowl Season Edition

In what could be his final game for Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater faces Miami in what is sure to be an emotional bowl game for the quarterback.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 14

Aaron Murray's collegiate career is over after he suffered a torn ACL on Saturday.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 13

Lache Seastrunk's groin injury has been borderline catastrophic for fantasy owners, and he could miss his second game in a row this week.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 12

Nathan Scheelhaase has been exceptional in his last two games, but Illinois faces the bully of the Big Ten this week in Ohio State.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 11

The Hurricanes lost their star playmaker and one of the nation's best running backs for the season when Duke Johnson went down with a broken ankle Saturday.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 10

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is in a rut, but the most difficult stretch of the schedule is now behind the Bruins.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 9

Now is the time to buy low on Washington's Keith Price, who is coming off consecutive mediocre games but faces some light defenses in the weeks ahead.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 8

A promising season was cut short for Missouri's James Franklin when he suffered a separated shoulder Saturday.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 7

Quarterback Chuck Keeton's season-ending injury likely will have a negative impact on all of Utah State's fantasy players.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 6

A knee injury, a fired coach and a whole lot of trouble at USC. Is it any wonder that Marqise Lee gets a Downgrade this week?

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 5

Marshall's Rakeem Cato should have his way with most of Conference USA due to his athleticism and newfound dual-threat ability.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 4

Brett Hundley has been the difference maker this year for the Bruins, emerging as one of the nation's best dual-threat quarterbacks.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 3

Braxton Miller suffered a knee injury Saturday that has him in doubt for Ohio State's matchup this week with California.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 2

J.W. Walsh came on in relief for Oklahoma State on Saturday and turned in a quality dual-threat effort. He could be in line for bigger days ahead if he keeps the job.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 1

With the 2013 ready to kick off, Johnny Manziel is a huge question mark entering the season as an ongoing NCAA investigation makes him a risky play.

CFB Barometer: Bowl Edition

Wisconsin faces a formidable defense in Stanford in the Rose Bowl, which doesn't bode well for Badgers running back James White.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 14

Aaron Murray has had a sensational season, but this week he and the Georgia Bulldogs face Alabama in the SEC championship.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 13

Matt Barkley's injured shoulder means USC will do battle against mighty Notre Dame with a redshirt freshman at the helm.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 12

Zac Stacy's injury issues have allowed Wesley Tate to prosper for Vandy.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 11

Clemson's Tajh Boyd is as hot as it gets in college football.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 10

Denard Robinson aggravated a nerve in his throwing elbow Saturday against Nebraska, making his status for this week uncertain.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 9

Coming off a huge game, is it time to sell high on USC's Matt Barkley?

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 8

Ray Graham is causing problems for Rushel Shell in Pittsburgh as a timeshare is stifling the latter's production.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 7

Rex Burkhead has been in and out of the Nebraska lineup with a knee injury, and he was once again forced to the sideline Saturday.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 6

Fantasy owners expecting Eddie Lacy to produce like recent Bama stars have likely been disappointed thus far in 2012.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 5

Montee Ball was forced out of Saturday's win over UTEP with a concussion, his second in about a month.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 4

The nation's top tight end, Tyler Eifert, was shut out last week in the wake of concussion issues, leaving his status for this week in doubt.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 3

Stacy has been largely held in check through two games for the Commodores, and four of his next five games are in conference.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 2

Rex Burkhead is an early casualty of the 2012 season, and his production won't be easily replaced for Nebraska.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 1

Cierre Wood is a casualty in the season's inaugural Barometer as he was suspended for Notre Dame's first two games, a huge blow for the Irish and fantasy owners alike.

CFB Barometer: Looking Ahead to 2012

Eddie Lacy could be the next in a string of standout running backs for Alabama.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 14

Darron Thomas might shoulder more of the offense after LaMichael James was injured in the Civil War.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 13

Marquess Wilson has made a lot of noise for the Washington State Cougars this season.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 12

D.J. Woods' fantasy prospects took a hit when Cincy quarterback Zach Collaros went down with an injury.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 11

Ryan Broyles' outstanding collegiate career is over after tearing his ACL last weekend.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 10

Markus Wheaton is having a stellar season for the Beavers, but he has found the end zone just once this year.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 9

It's been an injury-riddled last year for Northwestern's Dan Persa.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 8

With Derek Moye out with an injured foot, Justin Brown is the top receiver for Penn State.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 7

G.J. Kinne lost Damaris Johnson, but Bryan Burnham has stepped up big for the Golden Hurricane.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 6

Dan Persa saw his first game action Saturday and tossed four TD passes before re-injuring his right heel.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 5

South Carolina's Stephen Garcia can look like an elite gunslinger one game and then completely lost the next.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 4

Denard Robinson's value in his legs, but he might never be a great passer.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 3

Arizona's Nick Foles has been a gunslinger thus far, but he has a gimpy knee for this week's matchup with Stanford.

CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 2

Quarterback Dan Persa's absence in the season opener was not good for receiver Jeremy Ebert. Questions remain for Northwestern.

CFB Barometer: Week 1 Kicks Off

Hey Fans, it's time to kick off the college football season. The premiere edition of the Barometer scopes out who's up and who's down.