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

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 1 hour 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, 5 days 21 hours 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.  ...

South Florida Bulls vs. Syracuse Orange Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 week 2 days ago
Both teams come into this game with the same offensive philosophy: Run as many plays as possible, as quickly as possible, in order to score the most points as possible.   In other words, the slower the tempo, the worse off these teams feel they are, so expect a track meet at the Carrier Dome Saturday afternoon.   We know a little bit more about what Syracuse is capable of than...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days 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, 1 week 4 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....

College Football's Top 25 Logos in 2016

By Jim Weber, 1 week 6 days ago
Logos don’t draw the same attention or excitement as uniforms but they are an inextricable part of each team’s brand that can be recognized around the world.   Just ask the New York Yankees. Or the Dallas Cowboys. Or the Chicago Bulls.   With that in mind, we rank the Top 25 FBS logos (in descending order) based on aesthetics, color combination and creativity....

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
On paper, college football’s Week 2 slate wasn’t as enticing as the schedule from the opening weekend. However, as usual, another Saturday of action didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of intriguing games early, with Pitt-Penn State coming down to the wire, as well as East Carolina and Central Michigan knocking off Power 5 opponents. And there was no shortage of intrigue in...

Louisville Cardinals vs. Syracuse Orange Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 2 weeks 2 days ago
As expected, both Syracuse and Louisville come into this ACC Atlantic divisional matchup 1-0, although the Cardinals with a lot more hype and higher expectations.   While the Orange are kicking off the Dino Babers era with optimism after a 33-7 win over Colgate, the rebuilding process in Central New York is going to take some time. Babers, in his first year with Syracuse after an...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 2 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as Maryland travels to FIU and Louisville meets Syracuse to open ACC play for both teams. Saturday’s slate is headlined by Virginia Tech and Tennessee...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of teams opening the year with question marks or the possibility of the quarterback battle extending into the season. Week 1 was the first opportunity...