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

This article is part of our CFB Barometer series.

The college football season begins with a bang this week with several premier matchups littering the Week 1 schedule. North Carolina squares off against South Carolina to kick off the season Thursday in Columbia. Two more clashes between the SEC and ACC highlight Saturday's slate, with Virginia Tech taking on No. 1 Alabama and Clemson tussling with Georgia in the nightcap. Among the game's brightest stars, these games will feature Heisman hopefuls Jadeveon Clowney and Tajh Boyd, as well as Aaron Murray, A.J. McCarron and Sammy Watkins.

With that in mind, let's look at players who could be - and are already - making headlines this season in the first edition of College Football Barometer.

UPGRADE

Trevor Knight, QB, Oklahoma - Knight upstaged junior Blake Bell to secure the Sooners' starting quarterback position, allowing coach Bob Stoops to open up the playbook this season. The departure of Landry Jones affords Knight, a redshirt ...

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Daniel Kennedy
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