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Expert Poll: Ranking the Best Towns in College Football

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
Be it a savory brat haze floating over State Street, towering Georgia pines surrounding the 40 Watt Club or 1.5 million bats emerging nightly from slumber, the uniqueness of college football is captured by the individuality of the college towns it calls home.   They are literally and figuratively the foundation of the sport.   Madison, Austin and Athens are just three of the dozens...

Ranking College Football's Top 30 Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. This position is the toughest to evaluate, develop and project for upcoming seasons. Finding a new starter or replacing a departing senior comes easy for some teams. While all teams would prefer to develop a quarterback pipeline through the recruiting ranks, a transfer from another program could be the right fit as...

College Football 2016 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The 2016 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2016 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of players on offense. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, LSU running back Leonard Fournette, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Stanford...

14 SEC Stats You Need to Know for 2016

By Cody McClure, 3 months 1 week ago
Yet again the SEC appears loaded entering the 2016 college football season. Not only is Alabama the defending national champion, but five other schools from the conference are also in Athlon Sports’ Top 25.   Related: SEC Football 2016 Predictions   Here are the most important and interesting stats for each team in the SEC that you need to know about in 2016....

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.   This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Quarterbacks for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Having a dual-threat quarterback who makes the defense respect his arm and legs is arguably a must for effective offenses in today’s college football. These quarterbacks have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play signal-caller seems to possess - speed...

SEC Football 2016 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The SEC – college football’s best conference – is never short on talent and features some of the nation’s best players once again in 2016. The balance of power in the SEC is tilted to the West this fall, with 63 of the 108 selections on Athlon’s projected all-conference team coming from this division. Alabama leads the way with 14 overall selections, followed by LSU...

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

By Cody McClure, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Nick Saban doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon when it comes to dominating the college football landscape. Alabama is coming off yet another national championship, and the Crimson Tide look to be loaded with talent once again. It is truly stunning how this program is able to win at such a high level after shipping off another class to the NFL every year.   Related:...

The Case for Nashville Hosting the SEC Championship Game

By John La Fleur, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Since 1994, the Southeastern Conference's football championship game has been played inside the Georgia Dome. However, Atlanta has not always served as the site. The first two championship games occurred in Birmingham in 1992 and '93. Despite the success of the SEC's title game, another city, Nashville, deserves to host this annual event.   Both Atlanta and Nashville have an...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Having a running back who has the ability to turn on the jets after getting to the second level of the defense and also make something out of nothing is a must for a great ground game. These running backs have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play back seems to...