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College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 5 hours 18 min ago
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And with the balance of power in football shifting to the offense, big-play threats and speedy receivers are more valuable than ever. Compiling the...

10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2015 National Title

By Steven Lassan, 1 day 4 hours ago
Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every personnel concern is magnified in the race to win a national championship. Which players could shape the national...

College Football's Top 30 Linebacker Units for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 day 5 hours ago
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense. How should a team with four starters at linebacker compare to...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Pac-12 in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 2 days 3 hours ago
Every season of college football starts out the same way. We have all of these things that we think are knowns — lead-pipe locks as one popular radio host calls them. Then, by midseason, we're all wrong, sitting around wondering what happened to all that we thought was written in stone. Related: Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big Ten in 2015 It shouldn...

College Football's Top 35 Defensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 4 hours ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme.  Related: College...

Ranking the Pac-12's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 3 days 3 hours ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell. Here is what she had to say about the Pac-12's...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 5 hours ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Which teams are strongest in...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Pac-12 for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
The Pac-12 is generally known for its high-scoring offenses. While there’s plenty of firepower on the offensive side of the ball in 2015, the Pac-12 returns two of the nation’s top defenders in UCLA’s Myles Jack and Arizona’s Scooby Wright. This linebacker duo earned the top two spots in Athlon’s Pac-12 media expert poll, but the offense playmakers and top ...

Washington 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Scott Whittum, 2 weeks 2 days ago
It was an up-and-down debut for head coach Chris Petersen and the Washington Huskies as they went 8-6 last season. Petersen and the staff had to tear down everything for the most part and build back up from scratch to get the remnants of the Steve Sarkisian era out of the program. On the surface, this season will be a rebuilding one if Washington has a repeat performance at the quarterback...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2015 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters for the 128 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2015 season. OffenseEquanimeous...