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Justin Burnette
Attended Southwestern Illinois College
Lives in St Louis, MO


Justin Burnette

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I correctly projected all the teams within the top 10 of the AP Top 25 and the exact ranking of six schools. The next four up that were projected also fell within No. 11 through No. 14 of the ranking. #collegefootball
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College Football Preseason, published December 2014, has rankings, stats and full team analysis plus other information. CFP previews every FBS school each preseason and includes updates year-round.

Justin Burnette is the Publishing Editor of College Football Preseason. He has covered college football for four years and for the last three seasons as a credentialed media member, while attending over 30 games or events. Burnette has either been up close to or interviewed nearly half of all active FBS head coaches. He regularly attends games for Louisville, Illinois and Missouri. Many of his rankings and articles are referenced by other media outlets such as 247SportsBleacher ReportESPN Radio, Lost LettermenRant Sports and

Burnette is currently the editor and blogger liaison for, the official website of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA), and an active member for ACSMA. Previously, he was the editor/writer for College Football Universe, a Yardbarker and Fox Sports affiliate of almost three years. Nearly 600 articles were published on CFU in his tenure. 

Other accomplishments for Burnette include being a businessman of 12 years and a graduate of Southwestern Illinois College with A.A. and A.S. degrees. Besides ACSMA, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Intercollegiate Football Researchers Association (IFRA), the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) and the Maxwell Football Club. He votes in numerous college football awards.

In his personal life, Burnette is a mental health advocate and a huge boxing fan. He was born in Arkansas and moved to southern Illinois as a teenager. He has lived in the St. Louis metro area for nearly the past 10 years.

Release Posted December 2014:
Justin Burnette is creating a new website,, under a new business name. It will have a much cleaner look and less advertisements than College Football Universe. It is set to debut sometime in December.

Officially in 2015, Burnette Inc. will be dissolved and Burnette will no longer be affiliated with Yardbarker/Fox Sports and CFU will no longer be updated. 

He appreciates the exposure that he received with the Yardbarker Network, but it is no longer a stylistic fit for what he is looking to do in college football. He is going back to my roots which are rankings, stats, scouting, etc. and he never really enjoyed gossip blogging, what YBN thrives on. 

As volunteer work, Burnette will still be the publishing editor and blogger for, the official website for ACSMA.

Information on CFU:
The College Football Universe website was created in February 2011 and revamped in 2012. The site is syndicated by Yardbarker and Fox Sports. CFU has been referenced or mentioned by other media outlets such as Bleacher Report, 247Sports, Lost Lettermen, and ESPN Radio.  

College Football Universe features articles on various rankings as well as other unique topics and provides information about all of college football. Articles, statistics, and information posted may include anything involving college football from recruiting through the NFL Draft. Content from CFU is commonly found on top search engines. 

Justin Burnette is the writer/editor for College Football Universe. Burnette is a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA), and Intercollegiate Football Researchers Association (IFRA). He is also a businessman of 12 years and Southwestern Illinois College graduate. 

For the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Burnette attended games or media events that featured schools from the ACC, American Athletic, Big Ten, MAC, Pac-12, SEC, and Sun Belt including credentials for nearly 20 college football events. Burnette covers college football nationally and also attends games routinely for Illinois, Louisville, and Missouri. He has either interviewed or been up close to around half of all FBS head coaches. 

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