College Football Articles

Baker Mayfield
Oklahoma enters the 2016 campaign as the odds-on favorite to win the Big 12 and a top contender for a spot in the College Football Playoff. So the schedule must be a cakewalk, right?   Related: Oklahoma Sooners 2016 Preview and Prediction...
Allen Kenney
1 month ago
Notre Dame plays a national schedule making travel an issue every year. But this year's slate is especially taxing. Two trips to Texas, dropping down to Dixie a couple of times, a jaunt to the Northeast, and a season-ending flight to Los...
Jon Kinne
1 month ago
Brett Rypien
The Mountain West is a step behind the American Athletic Conference for the nod as the top Group of 5 league, but this conference has two programs – Boise State and San Diego State – capable of challenging Houston as the top team from...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Jake Browning
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
Christian McCaffrey
Most preseason predictions and rankings have the Pac-12 on the outside of the playoff picture for 2016, but there’s no shortage of intrigue or potential surrounding this league. Stanford has lost only nine conference games in coach David Shaw...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Charles Harris
Missouri heads into the fall with what looks to be one of the SEC's best defenses. The Tigers also have continuity on the coaching staff, with former defensive coordinator Barry Odom taking over as head coach after Gary Pinkel announced his...
Cody McClure
1 month ago
The Athlon Sports FCS Preseason All-America team features plenty of high-powered offensive players who will light up scoreboards all season.   But it comes with a defensive unit that the offensive standouts probably wouldn’t want to...
Craig Haley
1 month ago
Dalvin Cook
Having a running back who has the ability to turn on the jets after getting to the second level of the defense and also make something out of nothing is a must for a great ground game. These running backs have the unique ability to turn ordinary...
Lance Dozier
1 month ago
Kyle Whittingham
Can Utah take another step and claim a Pac-12 championship this season? The Utes have made a steady climb up the Pac-12 South ladder each of the last two years behind aggressive defense, a rugged running attack and game-changing special teams play...
John Coon
1 month ago
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

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