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Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 1 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined by a SEC matchup between Vanderbilt and South Carolina, as well as non-conference affairs between Appalachian State-Tennessee and Oregon State-...

Top 5 College Football Kickoff Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 4 days ago
There are only four games between ranked teams in the opening week of the 2016 college football season; and the argument could be made that the most significant of those matchups is defending national champion and No. 1 Alabama against No. 20 USC at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in the Advocare Classic (formerly the Cowboys Classic). This is just one of many efforts over the past four...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The first week of the 2016 college football season is finally here and it certainly delivers when it comes to some incredible matchups to open the year. With a non-conference slate that might be the best of all-time when you factor in some of the brand names and Top 25 teams facing off against each other, it’s pretty easy to understand why there’s so much hype for Week 1 around the...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the 2016 Season

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 4 days ago
We're now only days away from the kickoff of the 2016 college football season. The polls have been released and most predictions have been made.   Well — most predictions.   Over the last couple of weeks, I brought you my Outrageous Predictions for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. You read them. You shared them. In some cases you had a laugh at their...

Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2016 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news.   To help you prepare for the 2016 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

LSU Tigers 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 4 days ago
At the very start of the 2015 season, LSU fans, the coaching staff, entire team, and, perhaps more importantly, running back Leonard Fournette, were prevented from picking up an easy victory in the opener against McNeese State due to inclement weather. The missing “W” from a cancelled game skewed how some fans, alumni and boosters viewed the Tigers’ 9-3 campaign and left...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The offseason is over and after several long and excruciating months, college football is back in our lives. Normally any kind of football in late August and early September should be celebrated but 2016 might just feature the most impressive opening weekend ever. Added to a schedule packed with great games from now until December and there should be no shortage of fun on the gridiron this year...

College Football's Top 80 Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days 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...

LSU Football and the Curse of the Even-Numbered Season

By John La Fleur, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Starting with the 1992 season, due to a reformatting of the Southeastern Conference schedule, LSU has had to play Arkansas, Auburn and Florida on the road in even-numbered years. The Tigers have never defeated all three of those opponents during those seasons. In fact, LSU's dismal record at both Gainesville and at Auburn stands at 4-8. The Bayou Bengals haven’t fared much better...

Ranking All 128 College Football Starting Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 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...