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

By Lance Dozier, 1 month 3 weeks 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...

College Football's Top 100 Impact Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. A transfer could be a one-year stopgap solution or help a team fill a void for a couple of seasons after a few misses on the recruiting trail....

Expert Poll: Ranking the Best Towns in College Football

By Braden Gall, 2 months 5 days 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, 2 months 5 days 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, 2 months 6 days 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, 2 months 6 days 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, 2 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, 2 months 1 week 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...

LSU Beware, Jacksonville State is No Ordinary FCS Team

By Ryan Wright, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football fans, heed the warning — Jacksonville State is no ordinary Football Championship Series (FCS) program. The “other” Gamecocks are the real deal.   Related: Athlon Sports Preseason FCS Top 25 for 2016   Head coach John Grass is entering his third year with the Gamecocks and show no signs of slowing down in 2016. After romping through Alabama high...

SEC Football 2016 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 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...