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College Football Team Recruiting Rankings: Top 25 Consensus for 2013

By Braden Gall, 3 years 7 months ago
Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football. Without good players, winning championships is nearly impossible. But there is much debate as too just how much recruiting rankings matter. Here is something for doubters to consider: Alabama has claimed the No. 1 class in the nation three of the last six years and their average national recruiting ranking of 1.8 (by Rivals) over the last five...

National Signing Day's Most Bizarre Stories

By Braden Gall, 3 years 7 months ago
Teenagers are complicated, fickle, naive creatures who seldom have any perspective on the trappings of adult life. It’s why uniform colors, shoes, weather, license plates and even a coin flip have been used to select a university in the recent past. Don’t expect National Signing Day 2013 to be much different. Auburn (Ala.) linebacker Reuben Foster is one of the nation's elite prospects and...

Ranking College Football's Top 10 Recruiting Classes Since 2001

By Braden Gall, 3 years 7 months ago
The "modern" recruiting era is tied directly to the online recruiting websites. Rivals and Scout began the explosion around 2001 and ESPN and 247Sports have powerfully entered the market since. The rankings databases only go back 10 or 11 years, so it is difficult to evaluate historic recruiting classes. But since the turn of the millennium, fans and analysts alike have a tremendous amount of...

Ranking College Football's Most Talented Rosters

By Braden Gall, 3 years 7 months ago
Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on newsstands — use many things to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic trends, coaching, pending off-the-field issues and, of course, recruiting rankings all help Athlon editors predict the future of college football....

2013 Football Recruiting Rankings: Quarterbacks

By Braden Gall, 3 years 7 months ago
National Signing Day 2013 is right around the corner and Athlon Sports is releasing its position-by-position rankings for the Class of 2013 based on the Athlon Consensus 100. Who is left on the board? Who has the best class at one position? Who had positional needs to fill? And, obviously, who are the stars of tomorrow fans can look forward to at every position? Every quarterback class...

2013 Football Recruiting Rankings: Defensive Line

By Braden Gall, 3 years 7 months ago
National Signing Day 2013 is right around the corner and Athlon Sports is releasing its position-by-position rankings for the Class of 2013 based on the Athlon Consensus 100. Who is left on the board? Who has the best class at one position? Who had positional needs to fill? And, obviously, who are the stars of tomorrow fans can look forward to at every position? The defensive line is...

2013 Football Recruiting Rankings: Defensive Backs

By Braden Gall, 3 years 8 months ago
National Signing Day 2013 is right around the corner and Athlon Sports is releasing its position-by-position rankings for the Class of 2013 based on the Athlon Consensus 100. Who is left on the board? Who has the best class at one position? Who had positional needs to fill? And, obviously, who are the stars of tomorrow fans can look forward to at every position? As passing offenses and...

2013 Football Recruiting Rankings: Athletes

By Braden Gall, 3 years 8 months ago
National Signing Day 2013 is right around the corner and Athlon Sports is releasing its position-by-position rankings for the Class of 2013 based on the Athlon Consensus 100. Who is left on the board? Who has the best class at one position? Who had positional needs to fill? And, obviously, who are the stars of tomorrow fans can look forward to at every position? The term "athlete" is used to...

2013 Football Recruiting Rankings: Tight Ends

By Braden Gall, 3 years 8 months ago
National Signing Day 2013 is right around the corner and Athlon Sports is releasing its position-by-position rankings for the Class of 2013 based on the Athlon Consensus 100. Who is left on the board? Who has the best class at one position? Who had positional needs to fill? And, obviously, who are the stars of tomorrow fans can look forward to at every position? Only seven tight ends...

Recruiting: Ranking the SEC's Best Football Rosters

By Braden Gall, 3 years 8 months ago
Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on newsstands — use many things to attempt to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic trends, coaching, pending off-the-field issues and, of course, recruiting rankings all help Athlon editors predict the future of college football....