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15 Teams That Have Impressed Three Weeks Into the 2016 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 1 hour ago
The 2016 college football season is only three weeks old. However, it’s never too early to look back at the preseason rankings and identify a few teams that have impressed or are poised to easily exceed projections. Louisville has emerged as a playoff contender after soundly defeating Florida State last week, while Nebraska, Utah, Texas A&M and Texas have each scored key wins through...

3 Reasons Nick Saban Would Have Been a Great Car Salesman

By Aaron Tallent, 4 days 2 hours ago
Imagine you are on a used car lot, looking for a good buy. The salesman/owner, an intense wiry man with a polka-dotted tie whose height ranges from 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-11 (reports vary) approaches you and walks you through the cars on the lot. Through sheer determination, he convinces you to buy a pickup truck with more than 200,000 miles on it. As you sit in his office, pondering whether or not...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 22 hours ago
Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to end a two-game losing streak to the Rebels. A revamped and reloaded Buckeye team with several new stars emerging handled Oklahoma in Norman.  ...

Seven-Step Drop: Is the rest of 2016 just a prelude for Nick Saban-Urban Meyer V?

By Bryan Fischer, 6 days 56 min ago
As the final minutes of Ohio State’s romp over Oklahoma ticked by and thoughts turned to what the college football universe looked like after Week 3, one couldn’t help but wonder why the television networks and marketers hadn’t trumpeted up the fact that, in more ways than one, this should have been billed as ‘Separation Saturday.’   The Buckeyes, even as...

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
The battle to win the SEC West officially kicks off in Week 3, as Ole Miss hosts Alabama hoping to earn its third consecutive victory over the Crimson Tide. There’s also a lot at stake for coach Hugh Freeze’s team in terms of the national picture. The Rebels lost in Week 1 to Florida State and can’t afford another defeat in order to stay alive for the College Football Playoff....

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 3

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 3 days ago
Week 3 of the 2016 college football season means the we’re on the last legs of the big non-conference games and the slate does not disappoint when it comes to fantastic matchups. As good as the games between the names on the front of the jerseys are on Saturday though; the one-on-one battles between the names on the back of them might be even juicier.   Whether you’re a...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 3

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 3 days ago
If the first two weeks of the 2016 college football season have taught us anything, it's that no team is safe. We've already had teams we thought were almost shoo-ins to make the College Football Playoff lose games and find themselves on the brink of elimination from national contention.   Related: First Two Weeks of 2016 Season Have Already Showcased Everything We Love About...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 3 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
College football’s Week 3 slate features four games matching top 25 teams and several other intriguing matchups. The weekend slate starts on Thursday night with Houston traveling to Cincinnati, followed by three games on Friday night, including Baylor at Rice and Arizona State at UTSA. On Saturday, Florida State-Louisville, Ole Miss-Alabama, Nebraska-Oregon, Oklahoma-Ohio State and...

10 Under-the-Radar College Football Players to Watch in Week's 3 Biggest Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
College football’s Week 3 slate is filled with marquee matchups and games that will have a significant impact on rankings or playoff positioning later in the season. While there are more than just five meaningful games, Athlon Sports is highlighting five games – Alabama vs. Ole Miss, Louisville vs. Florida State, Ohio State vs. Oklahoma, Oregon vs. Nebraska and Notre Dame vs....