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College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Team Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 hour ago
The 2016 college football season officially begins on Aug. 27 with California taking on Hawaii in Australia. While kickoff for 2016 is a ways off, it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and a preview for the upcoming year. With spring practice underway, teams are starting to put the pieces in place for 2016 and answer some of the question marks surrounding the...

SEC 2016 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 day ago
Spring practice around the SEC begins with 13 teams chasing Alabama for conference supremacy. The Crimson Tide have won three out of the last four SEC titles and open offseason workouts as one of the favorites to win the 2016 college football championship. But Alabama’s path to another SEC or national title won’t be easy. LSU and Ole Miss are loaded for a run at the West Division...

Ole Miss Rebels 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Cody McClure, 9 months 6 days ago
Hugh Freeze's teams at Ole Miss get better by one game every year. In his first season as head coach in 2012, the Rebels went 7-6. Then, in 2013, they went 8-5, then 9-4, then 10-3 last season. If you go by this method of consistent improvement, it would be reasonable to think Ole Miss could go 11-2 in 2016. It is possible. The roster is loaded, but will it be good enough to fend off...

SEC's Pre-Spring Top 25 Player Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
The best collection of talent in college football resides in the SEC. While the conference is short on proven quarterbacks for 2016, ranking the top 25 players headed into spring practice is no easy assignment considering the talent on defense and some of the positions on offense. LSU’s Leonard Fournette takes the top spot in our pre-spring player rankings, with Texas A&M’s Myles...

10 SEC Players to Watch During the NFL Scouting Combine

By Cody McClure, 9 months 1 week ago
There are nearly 75 SEC players participating in the NFL Scouting Combine this week. Every SEC school is represented. Alabama leads the way with nine players at the combine, while Vanderbilt has one. Beginning Friday, participants will compete in skill tests ranging from the 40-yard dash to bench press. As the NFL's official website puts it, the competition is "an intense...

SEC's Top 15 Defensive Players on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
The SEC has a never-ending stockpile of defensive talent, and the next wave of stars is poised to emerge with spring practice just around the corner for all 14 teams. Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, LSU defensive end Arden Key and Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis are just a few of the league’s impact freshman from last season, and all three players are poised for even bigger...

College Football's Top 25 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks ago
Junior college prospects are some of the biggest wildcards in a recruiting class for college football teams. Not every program taps into the junior college ranks for options, but immediate help can be found at this level. While junior college recruits often help right away, some are more of a project and can take half (or more) of a season to develop. Additionally, junior college recruits are...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The 2015-16 college football coaching carousel was one of the busiest in recent memory. There were plenty of surprises along the way, including Steve Spurrier’s sudden retirement in October, the bizarre separation between USC and Steve Sarkisian, Todd Monken’s late departure to the NFL, Lovie Smith's late hire at Illinois and Bronco Mendenhall’s decision to leave BYU for...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The countdown to the 2016 college football season is already underway, and even with the season nearly 200 days away, it’s never too early to take a look at the returning talent and project some of the players due for a breakout season. Recruiting establishes the foundation for any program, but finding and developing quarterbacks is a challenging and essential task for any coach....

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But whoever has the most talented roster, has a head start in the race for conference and national championships Seven of the eight teams to have made...