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Pac-12 Wild Card Players in 2016

USC wide receiver Darreus Rogers is one Pac-12 player whose performance could make or break a season.
Pac-12 Wild Card Players in 2016

New faces abound in Pac-12 football in 2016. The Conference of Champions lost more than half of its starting quarterbacks, including the NFL's No. 1 overall pick, Jared Goff; star defensive players like UCLA's Myles Jack and Utah's Gionni Paul; and a host of assistant coaches.

 

Ranking the Toughest Games on Washington State's College Football Schedule in 2016

Luke Falk and the Cougars have a tough three-game stretch to open October that could define their season
Ranking the Toughest Games on Washington State's College Football Schedule in 2016

Football matters again at Washington State. The Cougars broke through last season, finishing with a winning record and a bowl game victory for the first time in 11 seasons.

Ranking the Toughest Games on Washington's College Football Schedule in 2016

Chris Petersen's Huskies must navigate tough Pac-12 road trips to face Oregon, Washington State, Utah and Arizona
Ranking the Toughest Games on Washington's College Football Schedule in 2016

The Washington Huskies will have to navigate some treacherous terrain in order to meet the lofty expectations ahead of them in the 2016 season. 

 

12 Pac-12 Stats You Need to Know for 2016

Behind the numbers that could shape the Pac-12 in the coming season
12 Pac-12 Stats You Need to Know for 2016

The Pac-12 Conference marketed its athletics in the 2015-16 school year with the motto, "The Power of 12." In recognition of the league's mathematical slogan, the following are 12 statistics to know heading into the Pac-12's next college football campaign.

Ranking College Football's Top 30 Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2016

Davis Webb should be an impact transfer for Cal.
Ranking College Football's Top 30 Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2016

Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. This position is the toughest to evaluate, develop and project for upcoming seasons. Finding a new starter or replacing a departing senior comes easy for some teams.

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2016

Athlon ranks every FBS college football coach for 2016.
Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2016

Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.

 

Pac-12 Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the Pac-12's best for 2016.
Pac-12 Football 2016 All-Conference Team

An intriguing race is set to unfold in the Pac-12 this season, as there’s not a clear frontrunner or team projected to finish in the top four and in the mix for a playoff berth. However, while the league may not have a dominant team in place for 2016, there’s no shortage of talent across the conference for all 12 teams.

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Quarterbacks for 2016

Who are the top running QBs returning in 2016?
College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Quarterbacks for 2016

Having a dual-threat quarterback who makes the defense respect his arm and legs is arguably a must for effective offenses in today’s college football. These quarterbacks have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play signal-caller seems to possess - speed, acceleration and great playmaking ability.

Ranking the Toughest Games on Stanford's College Football Schedule in 2016

The defending Pac-12 champion Cardinal face one of the nation's most grueling gauntlets
Ranking the Toughest Games on Stanford's College Football Schedule in 2016

Defending Pac-12 champion Stanford returns a Heisman Trophy runner-up in Christian McCaffrey, talented playmakers on defense and a stout offensive line.

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