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Expert Poll: Ranking the Best Towns in College Football

Athlon polled 10 experts to find out the top 10 college towns in the nation.
Expert Poll: Ranking the Best Towns in College Football

Be it a savory brat haze floating over State Street, towering Georgia pines surrounding the 40 Watt Club or 1.5 million bats emerging nightly from slumber, the uniqueness of college football is captured by the individuality of the college towns it calls home.

 

They are literally and figuratively the foundation of the sport.

 

Madison, Austin and Athens are just three of the dozens of exceptional locales in college football. All of them offer an original experience for college football goers every fall Saturday.

 

Ranking the Toughest Games on Texas A&M's College Football Schedule in 2016

Myles Garrett and the Aggies have the benefit of playing LSU, Tennessee, Ole Miss and UCLA at home this season
Ranking the Toughest Games on Texas A&M's College Football Schedule in 2016

The summer temperatures in Texas maybe soaring into the triple digits but the heat building up under the seat of Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin has to be feeling even hotter for the embattled leader.

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.

 

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

Life on the road shouldn't be too bad for Georgia this season
Ranking the Toughest Games on Georgia's College Football Schedule in 2016

There is new energy in Athens with head coach Kirby Smart heading into his first season at the helm of the Georgia football program. Taking over for longtime coach Mark Richt won't be easy, but Smart is already off to a strong start. Georgia landed the No.

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

Jovon Robinson and the Tigers must travel to Tuscaloosa, Oxford and Athens while also hosting LSU, Clemson, Arkansas and Texas A&M
Ranking the Toughest Games on Auburn's College Football Schedule in 2016

People from Alabama take their football seriously. Because of that, there is a little added pressure on coaches who aren’t winning at a high level. Auburn’s Gus Malzahn now finds himself in year four with the Tigers, having only beaten Alabama once, back in 2013.

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.

College Football Podcast: Jeremy Foley, Beer and... Gaming?

Is there any downside to selling alcohol at football games?
College Football Podcast: Jeremy Foley, Beer and... Gaming?

Braden Gall and David Fox break down a slow news week in college football.

 

- Jeremy Foley is stepping down as Florida's Athletic Director. How impressive was his run and was he the first of a new type of AD.

 

- Ohio State will sell beer at games this year, bringing the total to more than 30 FBS schools selling alcohol at sporting events. What is the downside? Are there any negatives to selling booze at games?

 

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