There's a new playoff system, some new conference assignments, and some new schools, but one thing hasn't changed: College football teams are adding new uniforms at a dizzying pace.
But fear not -- the annual Uni Watch season-preview column is here to help you make sense of what you'll be seeing out there on the gridiron.
As usual, we've prepared a comprehensive team-by-team rundown of all the FBS uniform news, broken down by conference. If a team isn't listed here, it means they don't have any changes this year, at least that we're aware of.
Ready? Deep breath -- here we go (for embedded tweets, you can click on the photo to get to a separate Twitter page and then click on the photo again to see a larger version of the image).
• Cincinnati has changed its uni numbers from gray to white, and has also added an American flag patch.
• East Carolina has a new helmet, a new font for the chest lettering on the jersey, and a new midfield logo:
• SMU is going back to a more traditional look, complete with the block lettering and, even better, a blue jersey option.
• Nothing new yet for Temple, but the team's equipment staff recently hinted that something is in the works.
• Lots of changes for Tulane. First, the color scheme on the team's logo has been updated, so the Green Wave is now greener than ever. That updated logo appears on a new helmet:
• USF has two new helmets -- gold chrome and matte green:
There was also talk of USF replacing the players' names on the back of the jerseys with "The Team," but that plan was scrapped because it would violate NCAA regulations.
• The ACC has a new logo, which you'll be seeing on jerseys and nose bumpers:
• Interesting move at Clemson, where 1970s quarterback Steve Fuller's No. 4 is being brought out of retirement. It's now being worn by freshman quarterback DeShaun Watson, who's also wearing a patch in honor of Fuller:
"This is the first time we've done something like this," says a team spokesman. "It came about because Watson wanted to wear No. 4, so Dabo [Swinney, head coach] thought it would be a great way to honor Steve. So he talked to Steve and he said yes."
• Duke has traded in its shoulder stripes for sleeve stripes, and has also tinkered with its uni numbers:
There's a video of the unveiling here. In addition, the logo and striping on the Blue Devils' black helmets will now be metallic: