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College Football's Top 80 Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 day ago
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon’s No. 1 player for 2016, but the gap between the next set of players is pretty small. While Fournette checks in at No. 2, a strong case could be...

Alabama Crimson Tide 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Cody McClure, 6 months 1 day ago
Alabama may have won its fourth national title in the last seven years, but the Crimson Tide have one of the SEC's most challenging schedules heading into the 2016 season. Alabama's road to Atlanta, or potentially further, won't be easy.   Related: Alabama Crimson Tide 2016 Spring Football Preview   The Tide opens the season against a potential top-15 non-conference...

The SEC's Top 20 Must-See Games of 2016

By Cody McClure, 6 months 2 days ago
The SEC West is still king, with Alabama coming off yet another national championship and LSU appearing to have one of the best rosters, top to bottom, in the nation. And Ole Miss probably would take Chad Kelly at quarterback over just about anybody else in college football.   Related: Official 2016 SEC Preview Podcast   But now, after a long hiatus, the SEC East is ready to show...

Ranking All 128 College Football Starting Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 2 days ago
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn’t miss a beat.   With the 2016 season just beginning, who has the best quarterback situations in college football? And which teams...

Outrageous Ideas for College Football Conference Realignment

By J.P. Scott, 6 months 5 days ago
College football conference realignment and expansion is all the rage. It's the Hansel from Zoolander of sports. The Big 12 is currently driving the conversation, but truth be told, any article or conversation about expanding or realigning pretty much any conference goes viral. Why?   Because we can't get enough of it.   We, the modern college football fan, were raised on a...

Ranking the SEC's Top 40 Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 5 days ago
Another season, another loaded year for returning talent in the SEC. While the league is short on proven quarterbacks, there’s plenty of depth at defensive end, receiver and linebacker. LSU running back Leonard Fournette leads the way for Athlon’s projected top 40 SEC players for 2016, followed by Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett. Defending champion Alabama has three players...

College Football 2016 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
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.   Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was released to iron out the predictions for the...

College Football Podcast: Win Totals, Prop Bets and Gambling

By Braden Gall, 6 months 1 week ago
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

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation, college football quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce. Good quarterback play or improvement at the position could be the difference between winning a national title or finishing outside of the playoff mix.   Related: Ranking All 128 College Football...

College Football Podcast: QB Extravaganza

By Braden Gall, 6 months 1 week ago
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...