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Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the SEC West

By Matt Josephs, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The SEC West will flex its muscles once again in the conference with a lot of talent coming back in this division. Alabama and LSU figure to lead the way while Ole Miss, Arkansas and even Texas A&M could make things interesting. For one thing, this offseason has been filled with headlines that the West would not like to be known for. They'll be as excited as anyone that the season is...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 50 names, we tried to stick...

Ranking the Big 12 Expansion Candidates

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The Big 12 could be expanding by two or four teams in the near future, as the conference’s board of directors on Tuesday authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to evaluate and gather information on programs interested in joining the league. The timeline for expansion is expected to move fast, as the new programs could join the Big 12 in time for the 2017 season. While expansion isn’t...

SEC Wild Card Players in 2016

By Cody McClure, 4 months 2 weeks ago
If you pay attention to SEC football at all, or just college football in general, you probably already know names like Leonard Fournette at LSU, Myles Garrett at Texas A&M, and Chad Kelly at Ole Miss. Indeed, many of the SEC’s top players have million-dollar paydays waiting for them as presumed high 2017 NFL Draft picks just a few months down the road.   Related: SEC Football...

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. However, this position is also the most difficult one to judge, rank or evaluate. With the uncertainty and difficulty in evaluating this position, it should come as no surprise that a handful of names...

College Football's All-Star Baseball Team

By Lance Dozier, 4 months 3 weeks ago
There are a lot of prospective student-athletes coming out of high school that are two-sport athletes. In fact, in the 2016 NFL Draft 88.5% of players selected were dual-sport athletes back in their Friday Night Light days. That statistic goes to show that only the best of the best make it professionaly - especially with only 1.6% of student-athletes playing on Sundays.   Out of...

What if SEC College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game?

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level. What if each Power 5 league had an all-star game during the offseason...

The SEC's 12 Most Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 day ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 12 names, we tried to...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 day ago
The start of the 2016 college football season is still over 50 days away, but it’s never too early to project how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by December. The top four teams for year three of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from 2015. Clemson and Alabama are among the favorites to win it all in 2016, with Florida State, Ohio State...

College Football's Top 15 QB Matchups for Friday Games in 2016

By Lance Dozier, 5 months 6 days ago
As we all know, a majority of college football games are played on Saturday. But there are quite a few games this year that fall on Friday - 56 to be exact. That is the most ever, and hey, maybe that’s not a bad thing. A matchup on Friday (or a midweek game) provides Group of 5 teams more publicity. But these matchups also take away from high school games and...