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Ranking the Toughest Games on Arizona State's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 2 days 9 hours ago
Todd Graham brought stability in his first three years as head coach, something not seen since the days of Sun Devil legend Frank Kush. But after seasons of eight, 10 and 10 wins, Graham has Arizona State talking national championship ahead of his fourth. Related: Why Arizona State Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015 The Sun Devils get to test their championship...

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 12 hours ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the 2015 Season

By J.P. Scott, 2 days 12 hours ago
Well here we are. Only a couple of days stand between us and the 2015 college football season. It's been, as always, a long offseason filled with anxiety and anticipation. And now its here. If you've been following along, you seen our "outrageous predictions" for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC. Now it's time to focus on the whole. Now it's time to focus...

The Pac-12's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 5 days 10 hours ago
Aaliyah sang, "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number." The title track off the late R&B singer's debut album may have been released in 1994, well before any of the Pac-12's freshman class were born, but it's a sentiment the group's standouts will prove. Related: The Pac-12's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2015 What the conference's top freshmen lack in...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Utah's College Football Schedule in 2015

By John Coon, 5 days 10 hours ago
Building a winning program in the Pac-12 South is not an easy task. Utah finally figured out the formula for doing it a year ago. The Utes built an identity rooted in aggressive, swarming defense, a bruising running game and spectacular special teams play. It helped Utah finish with a 9-4 record and notch a Las Vegas Bowl victory over Colorado State even while playing one of the nation'...

College Football's Tournament of Bragging Rights

By J.P. Scott, 5 days 11 hours ago
I spend a lot of time perusing college football message boards and fan groups, usually trying to get a read on how each fan base views its team's chances in the upcoming season. Additionally, I notice plenty of trash talk going on between fans of different teams — which isn't surprising. Many times, the trash talk and arguments are over which program is better, has more...

College Football's Top 35 Running Back Units for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 12 hours ago
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to establish a...

College Football 2015 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 9 hours ago
The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football Playoff was a huge success and the second year should have just as much intrigue. Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was...

The Pac-12's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 6 days 10 hours ago
Welcome to the Wild West. Two straight seasons in which half of the Pac-12 Conference’s members finished ranked in the final Associated Press Top 25 commanded national attention and respect. This year, the Pac-12 opens with six of its 12 programs ranked in AP’s preseason poll. Related: Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Pac-12 Preview and Predictions Such a collection of...

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Backfields for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 10 hours ago
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some programs, finding the next stars at defensive back is an easy task. LSU and Florida consistently bring in and develop defensive back talent. And it...