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The MAC enters another year with familiar faces at the top of the projected standings, but could there be a changing of the guard in the West Division? Northern Illinois has won six consecutive West Division titles and is positioned for another run...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Oklahoma Sooners
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are back in the booth talking the latest in college football.   - Did the Big 12 get it right by adding a conference championship game? What are the benefits and drawbacks of a 13th data point? How...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
JT Barrett
Before each college football season, Athlon Sports hears from readers wanting to know why one team was favored over another in our preseason rankings. Why this team was ranked so high or that team so low.   Some of these questions are in...
David Fox
1 month ago
J.T. Barrett
The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry has produced plenty of memorable moments throughout its history, and the battle on Nov. 26 should have plenty at stake, as the East Division title and a spot in the College Football Playoff could be up for grabs...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
North Dakota State is playing in the first FCS game of the college football season.   It might be foolish not to believe the Bison will be playing in the final game as well.   Having won an NCAA-record five straight national titles...
Craig Haley
1 month ago
Leg days are brutal.   Louisiana-Lafayette is taking it to a whole other level. The Ragin' Cajuns will have problems walking for about a week after this one.   Gotta love offseason workouts lol pic.twitter.com/NhmxAlQA0y...
Jasmine Watkins
1 month ago
Oregon grew into one of Pac-12 football’s two pace-setters since 2009, splitting four of seven conference championships with rival Stanford in that time.   But with roster turnover and new, growing threats from divisional foes...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Scott Satterfield
The three-team battle between Arkansas State, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern should provide plenty of intrigue for the Sun Belt in 2016. The Red Wolves are the defending Sun Belt champions after finishing 2015 with a perfect 8-0 mark in...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Before each college football season, Athlon Sports hears from readers wanting to know why one team was favored over another in our preseason rankings. Why this team was ranked so high or that team so low.   Some of these questions are in...
David Fox
1 month ago
Leonard Fournette
After a two-year drought, the SEC is back on top. Sort of. The SEC really never left its spot as college football’s No. 1 league, but Florida State (2013) and Ohio State (2014) gained control of the national title and prevented the SEC from...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Last season was a banner year for the under-40 coaching set.   Justin Fuente coached his last season in his 30s by winning nine games at Memphis and then taking the Virginia Tech job. Kirby Smart landed one of the best jobs in college...
David Fox
1 month ago
The Miami Hurricanes’ 2016 season is a beginning of a new era in a couple of ways. The program hired Mark Richt in order to return the program back to its glory years of the 1990s and early 2000s. On Sept. 3, the Hurricanes also will start...
Antwan Staley
1 month ago
Greg Ward
The American Athletic Conference was college football’s top Group of 5 league in 2015 and retains that spot once again in 2016. Eight teams from this conference earned bowl eligibility last season and a similar total should be expected this...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Dalvin Cook
Before each college football season, Athlon Sports hears from readers wanting to know why one team was favored over another in our preseason rankings. Why this team was ranked so high or that team so low.   Some of these questions are in...
David Fox
1 month ago
Deshaun Watson
The ACC is two-for-two in the College Football Playoff era. Clemson followed up Florida State’s playoff trip in 2014 with a run to the national title last season, as the Tigers defeated Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl and fell just short against...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Les Miles
Year 11 with the Tigers was almost a curtain call for LSU head coach Les Miles in Baton Rouge. The “Mad Hatter” bumped up his win total in 2014 from eight to nine last season but committed the deadly sin of losing to Alabama —...
Ryan Wright
1 month ago
The Big 12’s annual spring meetings on Friday produced a surprising announcement. Beginning in 2017, a conference title game is returning to the Big 12.   Expansion talk has dominated the offseason headlines in the Big 12 this year,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Brad Kaaya
Brad Kaaya wasn’t even supposed to start in his freshman season at the University of Miami, but at age 18 in 2014, he was the best available quarterback for the Hurricanes. When fifth-year senior Ryan Williams suffered an ACL injury during...
Antwan Staley
1 month ago
Elijah Hood
Before North Carolina played Clemson in the 2015 ACC Championship Game, there was debate about the Tar Heels’ viability as a College Football Playoff contender. After losing the first game of the season, UNC rattled off 11 straight wins and...
Jon Kinne
1 month ago
Athlon Sports has unveiled its projected Top 25 for the 2016 college football season. The top four teams are all familiar faces when it comes to winning conferences titles and appearing in the College Football Playoff during the first two years of...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Deshaun Watson
A lot has to happen in a championship season. Playing well on offense, defense, and special teams goes without saying, as does proper coaching. But an often-overlooked factor in projecting a national champion is the schedule.   A docket that...
Jon Kinne
1 month ago
Jordan Westerkamp
It’s time for college football fans to prepare for the long, arduous trek through summer and look toward the future. That’s certainly what Nebraska fans are doing following last season’s 6-7 record. But what will Big Red...
Brandon Cavanaugh
1 month ago
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in...
Lance Dozier
1 month ago
The talk about satellite camps will never go away.   Nick Saban said during a press conference Tuesday that the camps were "bad for college football." The Alabama head coach had a lot to say about the camps after initially deciding...
Jasmine Watkins
1 month ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are back in the booth talking the latest in college football.   - Mitch's 14-year old daughter explains satellite camps in one sentence.   - What were our reactions when we found out Baylor...
Braden Gall
1 month ago

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