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15 Teams That Have Impressed Three Weeks Into the 2016 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
The 2016 college football season is only three weeks old. However, it’s never too early to look back at the preseason rankings and identify a few teams that have impressed or are poised to easily exceed projections. Louisville has emerged as a playoff contender after soundly defeating Florida State last week, while Nebraska, Utah, Texas A&M and Texas have each scored key wins through...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Week 3 featured several high-profile matchups, but the big winners on Saturday were Louisville, Alabama and Ohio State. The Cardinals dominated Florida State to take a huge step forward in the ACC title race, while Alabama knocked off Ole Miss to end a two-game losing streak to the Rebels. A revamped and reloaded Buckeye team with several new stars emerging handled Oklahoma in Norman.  ...

College Football Poll Watch: Voters Propping Up Oklahoma, Miami Keeps Climbing

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 3 days ago
After another crazy weekend of college football, we knew there would be some shakeup in the AP Top 25 Poll. Louisville rocketed to No. 3, and deservedly so. The Cardinals' blowout win over Florida State was nothing short of impressive, boosting the Cardinals into the national title conversation and quarterback Lamar Jackson to the front of the Heisman race.   Additionally, we saw...

Seven-Step Drop: Is the rest of 2016 just a prelude for Nick Saban-Urban Meyer V?

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 3 days ago
As the final minutes of Ohio State’s romp over Oklahoma ticked by and thoughts turned to what the college football universe looked like after Week 3, one couldn’t help but wonder why the television networks and marketers hadn’t trumpeted up the fact that, in more ways than one, this should have been billed as ‘Separation Saturday.’   The Buckeyes, even as...

Michigan State Spartans vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 6 days ago
There was much consternation from fans and media members when Notre Dame temporarily ended its series with Michigan. What many failed to realize was that Notre Dame and Michigan State were pausing a rivalry with stronger roots. The Spartans and the Irish have played 77 times since the series began in 1897 (when Michigan State was known by a different name) and fans have witnessed close...

5 Greatest Notre Dame vs. Michigan State College Football Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 21 hours ago
One of college football’s greatest rivalries will be renewed this weekend. No, I’m not talking about Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt (they have played each other 37 times). I’m, of course, talking about Notre Dame and Michigan State. These two schools have played 77 times since 1897 with the Fighting Irish winning 48 games and the Spartans winning 28. Oh, and the one tie is...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 3

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 22 hours ago
Week 3 of the 2016 college football season means the we’re on the last legs of the big non-conference games and the slate does not disappoint when it comes to fantastic matchups. As good as the games between the names on the front of the jerseys are on Saturday though; the one-on-one battles between the names on the back of them might be even juicier.   Whether you’re a...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 3

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 22 hours ago
If the first two weeks of the 2016 college football season have taught us anything, it's that no team is safe. We've already had teams we thought were almost shoo-ins to make the College Football Playoff lose games and find themselves on the brink of elimination from national contention.   Related: First Two Weeks of 2016 Season Have Already Showcased Everything We Love About...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 3 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s Week 3 slate features four games matching top 25 teams and several other intriguing matchups. The weekend slate starts on Thursday night with Houston traveling to Cincinnati, followed by three games on Friday night, including Baylor at Rice and Arizona State at UTSA. On Saturday, Florida State-Louisville, Ole Miss-Alabama, Nebraska-Oregon, Oklahoma-Ohio State and...

10 Under-the-Radar College Football Players to Watch in Week's 3 Biggest Games

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s Week 3 slate is filled with marquee matchups and games that will have a significant impact on rankings or playoff positioning later in the season. While there are more than just five meaningful games, Athlon Sports is highlighting five games – Alabama vs. Ole Miss, Louisville vs. Florida State, Ohio State vs. Oklahoma, Oregon vs. Nebraska and Notre Dame vs....