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College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Team Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 6 hours ago
The 2016 college football season officially begins on Aug. 27 with California taking on Hawaii in Australia. While kickoff for 2016 is a ways off, it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and a preview for the upcoming year. With spring practice underway, teams are starting to put the pieces in place for 2016 and answer some of the question marks surrounding the...

Pac-12's Pre-Spring Top 25 Player Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 6 days ago
The Pac-12 is a league in transition for 2016, as most preseason polls have the conference on the outside of the College Football Playoff picture. While the overall team strength for several of the usual challengers for the league title is unsettled, there’s no shortage of individual talent. The quarterback position is solid with the return of UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Washington State...

5 Pac-12 Sleepers to Watch at the NFL Scouting Combine

By Kyle Kensing, 9 months 1 week ago
Indianapolis is the center of the football universe this week. The NFL Scouting Combine opened Wednesday with the first round of media interviews, and on-field participation begins Friday with offensive linemen, running backs and specialists in action. The Pac-12 Conference is well-represented in Naptown. All 12 programs sent at least one player from a pool of candidates that range from...

College Football's Top 25 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks ago
Junior college prospects are some of the biggest wildcards in a recruiting class for college football teams. Not every program taps into the junior college ranks for options, but immediate help can be found at this level. While junior college recruits often help right away, some are more of a project and can take half (or more) of a season to develop. Additionally, junior college recruits are...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The 2015-16 college football coaching carousel was one of the busiest in recent memory. There were plenty of surprises along the way, including Steve Spurrier’s sudden retirement in October, the bizarre separation between USC and Steve Sarkisian, Todd Monken’s late departure to the NFL, Lovie Smith's late hire at Illinois and Bronco Mendenhall’s decision to leave BYU for...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The countdown to the 2016 college football season is already underway, and even with the season nearly 200 days away, it’s never too early to take a look at the returning talent and project some of the players due for a breakout season. Recruiting establishes the foundation for any program, but finding and developing quarterbacks is a challenging and essential task for any coach....

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But whoever has the most talented roster, has a head start in the race for conference and national championships Seven of the eight teams to have made...

Arizona Wildcats 2016 Spring Practice Preview

By Kyle Kensing, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Disappointment followed breakthrough for Arizona football, which won 10 games and the Pac-12 South in 2014, only to scrape to bowl eligibility last season. Though the Wildcats finished on the right side of .500 for a fourth straight season — the first time that's happened in Tucson since 1992-95 — their seven victories were the fewest under head coach Rich Rodriguez. Arizona...

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But whoever has the most talented roster, has a head start in the race for conference and national championships.  National Signing Day 2016 gave...

5 Things We Learned About the Pac-12 After National Signing Day 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 10 months 7 hours ago
The SEC is king of the recruiting hill, which National Signing Day 2016 reaffirmed, but the Pac-12 did well for itself collectively in this year's cycle. Six Pac-12 programs finished ranked in the top 30 of 247Sports.com's composite tally. Ten checked in at No. 47 or better. Four Pac-12 teams ended up in the top 30 of Athlon Sports’ team consensus rankings with eight checking...