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Podcast: Which conference is best, worst in 2016?

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 days ago
Braden Gall and David Fox break down the Power 5 conferences in college football in 2016, is it important and how should it be determined?   - First, does it matter to the Playoff committee if one conference is better than another? Does conference supremacy matter or it is simply for bragging rights?   - Second, what is the "right" way to determine which league is better...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 days ago
The start of the 2016 college football season is still over 50 days away, but it’s never too early to project how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by December. The top four teams for year three of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from 2015. Clemson and Alabama are among the favorites to win it all in 2016, with Florida State, Ohio State...

The ACC's 15 Most Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 days ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 15 names, we tried to stick...

Expert Poll: Ranking the Best College Football Running Backs in 2016

By Braden Gall, 5 months 3 days ago
Personalities and college football experts on SiriusXM College Sports Nation ranked the nation’s top 16 quarterbacks, running backs, coaching staffs, defenses, head coaches, mascots, stadiums, uniforms and fan bases and you can hear in-depth analysis on College Sports Nation, Ch. 84.   Among those taking part are former Alabama national championship quarterback Greg McElroy, former...

College Football's Top 15 QB Matchups for Friday Games in 2016

By Lance Dozier, 5 months 1 week ago
As we all know, a majority of college football games are played on Saturday. But there are quite a few games this year that fall on Friday - 56 to be exact. That is the most ever, and hey, maybe that’s not a bad thing. A matchup on Friday (or a midweek game) provides Group of 5 teams more publicity. But these matchups also take away from high school games and...

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

By Jon Kinne, 5 months 1 week ago
There is one date that stands out on the 2016 FSU football calendar — Oct. 29.   With both Clemson and Florida State welcoming back just about every key offensive player along with plenty of talent on defense, it’s more than likely that that game will again determine the ACC Atlantic Division champion. And unless you believe that two ACC teams will make the final four, there...

Expert Poll: Ranking the Best College Football Quarterbacks in 2016

By Braden Gall, 5 months 1 week ago
Personalities and college football experts on SiriusXM College Sports Nation ranked the nation’s top 16 quarterbacks, running backs, coaching staffs, defenses, head coaches, mascots, stadiums, uniforms and fan bases and you can hear in-depth analysis on College Sports Nation, Ch. 84.   Among those taking part are former Alabama national championship quarterback Greg McElroy, former...

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

By Jon Kinne, 5 months 1 week ago
Virginia Tech opens the year with an FCS opponent, but shortly thereafter things get substantially more difficult. The very next week, new head coach Justin Fuente will lead his troops into one of the season’s most anticipated non-conference matchups, beginning the start of a very challenging slate of games.   Related: Virginia Tech Hokies 2016 Preview and Prediction   The...

College Football's Top 100 Impact Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 week ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. A transfer could be a one-year stopgap solution or help a team fill a void for a couple of seasons after a few misses on the recruiting trail....

Florida State's Top Five Candidates to Earn All-America Honors in 2016

By Mike Ferguson, 5 months 1 week ago
For Jimbo Fisher’s Florida State Seminoles, talent won’t be a problem in 2016. FSU returns 21 of 22 players from the two-deep on its offensive depth chart from 2015 and on defense, the Seminoles have a nice mix of youth and experience.   Related: Florida State Seminoles 2016 Preview and Prediction   But like every other team, FSU has its players that stand above the...