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Podcast: Official 2016 College Football Playoff Picks

We've officially made our officially official Playoff picks.
Podcast: Official 2016 College Football Playoff Picks

The season is here and the guys have to make their official College Football Playoff picks for 2016.

 

Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox pick every division winner, conference champion and announce their picks to make the College Football Playoff. The guys seed their top four and pick the last team standing.

 

Which league gets left out? What does a Group of 5 team have to do be deserving of a Playoff Berth (if anything)? Who would get in if the playoff was eight teams?

 

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College Football 2016 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

Athlon's staff picks the 2016 college football season.
College Football 2016 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

The start of the 2016 college football season is just a few days away. California and Hawaii meet in Australia on Aug. 26 in the first game of the year, with the full slate for Week 1 starting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ending on Labor Day with Florida State and Ole Miss.

 

Ranking the ACC's Top 40 Players for 2016

Clemson's Deshaun Watson tops the ACC player rankings.
Ranking the ACC's Top 40 Players for 2016

Florida State and Clemson are projected to be two of the nation’s best teams this fall, so it should be no surprise these two programs return some of the ACC’s top individual talents. Quarterback Deshaun Watson leads the way in Athlon’s top 40 players returning in the ACC for 2016, followed by Florida State running back Dalvin Cook at No. 2.

Ranking the Pac-12's Top 35 Players for 2016

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey takes the top spot among Pac-12 players.
Ranking the Pac-12's Top 35 Players for 2016

The Pac-12 is known for its high-scoring offenses and dynamic skill players, and with the likes of Oregon running back Royce Freeman, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster returning, this league is going to have its share of fireworks on offense once again.

Ranking all 86 games in the first week of 2016

Oklahoma is playing in the most important game of Week 1. Eastern Michigan, not so much.
Ranking all 86 games in the first week of 2016

Technically, this is the first week of college football. The first game featuring two FBS teams kicks off Friday here in the United States — though it will be noon Saturday in Sydney — when Hawaii and Cal face each other in Australia. FCS action starts Saturday when defending champion North Dakota State faces Charleston Southern.

 

For those of us who have been waiting since Jan. 11 for the return of college football, this weekend will be a nice appetizer. In high school football parlance, it’s Week 0.

 

College Football Podcast: Win Totals, Prop Bets and Gambling

The guys give you their top over/under bets for the '16 season.
College Football Podcast: Win Totals, Prop Bets and Gambling

Gambling advice is for entertainment purposes only (of course)!

 

Win totals, over/unders, prop bets and more take center stage on this edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

 

Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox offer their top win total picks for the 2016 season for every conference in football. Each of us gives our top win total over and win total under for each league.

 

College Football's 20 Most Underrated Quarterbacks for 2016

Which QBs are underrated headed into 2016?
College Football's 20 Most Underrated Quarterbacks for 2016

Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation,  quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce.

College Football Podcast: QB Extravaganza

Everything you need to know about QBs in college football.
College Football Podcast: QB Extravaganza

Quarterbacks, Quartebacks, Quarterbacks!

 

It's the most important position on the field, so Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox break down the QB position heading into the 2016 season.

 

- Which teams don't need great QBs to compete for championships and why we give the benefit of the doubt to programs like Alabama, Michigan and Florida State? What do we make of the Notre Dame situation and does Stanford fall into this category?

 

Ranking the ACC Running Back Tandems for 2016

Florida State ranks No. 1 among ACC RB tandems.
Ranking the ACC Running Back Tandems for 2016

Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the workload. The thought process is pretty simple: Take the workload off one player and spread it around to keep everyone fresh.

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