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College Football Podcast: Conference Champs, National Title Contenders

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
Braden Gall and David Fox are back after a Bachelor Party break to analyze how the Athlon Sports rankings are put together.   - There is a huge difference between power rankings and projecting the committee's rankings.   - Should conference championships matter as much as they do?   - Which league has the best chance to get two teams into the Playoff? Which league is in...

LSU Tigers 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 4 days ago
At the very start of the 2015 season, LSU fans, the coaching staff, entire team, and, perhaps more importantly, running back Leonard Fournette, were prevented from picking up an easy victory in the opener against McNeese State due to inclement weather. The missing “W” from a cancelled game skewed how some fans, alumni and boosters viewed the Tigers’ 9-3 campaign and left...

Tennessee Volunteers 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Rob McVey, 2 weeks 5 days ago
A standard of excellence is slowly making its way back to Knoxville under Butch Jones. And with it, come soaring expectations from a hungry Tennessee fan base anxious to once again compete at college football’s most elite level. Following a strong finish to the 2015 season, culminating in yet another dominant bowl victory, the Vols appear to be poised to compete for SEC supremacy in 2016...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played.   The 2016 college football season opens with one of the best single days in the sport's history, which sets a fitting tone for the fall to follow...

Arkansas Razorbacks Pass the Grade in Second Spring Scrimmage

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
The name on the back of the jersey for the Arkansas Razorbacks’ starting quarterback is the same but the guy in the pocket is different going into the 2016 season. Brandon Allen completed his eligibility at the end of the 2015 season after having an All-SEC season but younger brother Austin has stepped up in his new role looking the part so far in spring practices.   Related: ...

Ranking the SEC's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2016

By Cody McClure, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The SEC sometimes gets criticized for its non-conference scheduling. It certainly doesn't help when the SEC's powerhouses schedule cupcakes in November. But over the past few seasons, the SEC has done a better job of scheduling major opponents outside the conference.   Related: Ranking the SEC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016   Coming into the 2016...

College Football Podcast: Toughest Predictions in 2016

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 day ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are gearing up for another Athlon Sports preview magazine and the guys are discussing the most difficult decisions in 2016.   - What seperates Clemson from Florida State in the Atlantic Division?   - Who are the contenders in the Coastal and should we just flip a coin?   - Is a 10 Year War brewing in the Big East or can...

College Football's Top 20 Offensive Linemen on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and developing offensive linemen is never easy. However, there’s always a new wave of stars ready to emerge in the trenches. With the 2016 season...

Arkansas Razorbacks 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 4 days ago
When college football fans last left the Arkansas Razorbacks, they had flipped the switch on a 2-4 start to finish the year 8-5 (5-3 SEC), including season-ending wins against the Missouri Tigers and Kansas State Wildcats in the Liberty Bowl. The Hogs had their share of shortcomings early in the year against Toledo, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and Alabama, then continuing that trend in a tough...

Ranking the SEC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016

By Cody McClure, 1 month 5 days ago
The SEC usually has some of the nation's toughest schedules. With trips to rowdy venues such as Death Valley, Kyle Field and Neyland Stadium, as well as matchups with respectable non-conference opponents, SEC teams have to earn every win.   Related: SEC 2016 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings   This year is no exception. The West may be as good as it has ever been...
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