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Deshaun Watson
Deshaun Watson’s national championship game performance was the kind of night that childhood dreams are made of — the rising junior threw four touchdowns and had 478 yards of total offense — except for the final minutes....
Athlon Sports
2 days ago
Colorado Buffaloes
Be it a savory brat haze floating over State Street, towering Georgia pines surrounding the 40 Watt Club or 1.5 million bats emerging nightly from slumber, the uniqueness of college football is captured by the individuality of the college towns it...
Braden Gall
3 days ago
Davis Webb
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. This position is the toughest to evaluate, develop and project for upcoming seasons. Finding a new starter or replacing a departing senior comes easy for some teams....
Steven Lassan
3 days ago
Baker Mayfield
Baker Mayfield didn’t win the Heisman Trophy in 2015. He didn’t even get invited to New York for the festivities.   He did win the Burlsworth Trophy, awarded annually to the nation’s top player who began his career as a...
Athlon Sports
3 days ago
Deshaun Watson
The 2016 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2016 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of...
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Nick Saban
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
Baker Mayfield
Oklahoma is the Big 12’s clear favorite this season, and despite the loss of a couple of key players on both sides of the ball, the Sooners lead the way on Athlon’s All-Big 12 team with 18 selections for 2016. Additionally, eight...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Brent Stockstill
There’s plenty of intrigue in Conference USA for 2016. The league’s top four teams – WKU, Marshall, MTSU and Southern Miss – all have key players to replace from last year’s squad, but there’s no shortage of...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Josh Rosen
An intriguing race is set to unfold in the Pac-12 this season, as there’s not a clear frontrunner or team projected to finish in the top four and in the mix for a playoff berth. However, while the league may not have a dominant team in place...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Brett Rypien
Boise State and San Diego State are the favorites to meet in the Mountain West title game in early December, and the Broncos and Aztecs feature plenty of representation on the Athlon Sports 2016 All-Mountain West team. The Broncos lead all Mountain...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Larry Smith
Athlon Sports is celebrating the 50th volume of its inaugural SEC annual this year. Throughout the summer and fall, we’ll look back at some of the players, coaches, teams and images from our early years.   Back then, Florida running...
David Fox
1 week ago
Having a dual-threat quarterback who makes the defense respect his arm and legs is arguably a must for effective offenses in today’s college football. These quarterbacks have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and...
Lance Dozier
1 week ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Braden Gall and David Fox break down a slow news week in college football.   - Jeremy Foley is stepping down as Florida's Athletic Director. How impressive was his run and was he the first of a new type of AD.   - Ohio State will...
Braden Gall
1 week ago
J.T. Barrett
Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa are projected to be the Big Ten’s top four teams this season, so it should be no surprise these programs dominate the Athlon Sports projected All-Big Ten team for 2016. Michigan leads the way with...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Cooper Rush
The balance of power in the MAC clearly resides in the West Division this season, as 38 of the selections on Athlon’s projected all-conference team for 2016 come from the league’s top three teams – Northern Illinois, Toledo and...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
For Athlon Sports, the offseason is one of our favorite times of the year. Of course, we enjoy the season as much as any crazed college football fan, but the bread-and-butter for Athlon since 1967 has been helping readers prepare for the season...
David Fox
1 week ago
Chad Kelly
The SEC – college football’s best conference – is never short on talent and features some of the nation’s best players once again in 2016. The balance of power in the SEC is tilted to the West this fall, with 63 of the 108...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Matt Breida
Arkansas State, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State were the top three teams in the Sun Belt last season and open 2016 at the top of predictions for this conference. Considering the strong returning core of talent for the Red Wolves,...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Dalvin Cook
The ACC featured four teams – Clemson, Florida State, Louisville and North Carolina – in Athlon's projected top 25 for 2016, and those four teams are home to a good chunk of the league’s talent this fall. The Tigers lead the...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Greg Ward
Houston, USF and Temple are considered the top three teams and favorites to win the American Athletic Conference in 2016, so it should be no surprise these programs dominate the projected all-conference team by Athlon Sports. The Cougars...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Nick Mullens
WKU cruised to the Conference USA title last season behind quarterback Brandon Doughty and a dynamic offense. However, with Doughty off to the NFL, the gap between the Hilltoppers and the rest of the league should close in 2016. Marshall and MTSU...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Gary Patterson
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
2 weeks ago
Baker Mayfield
After missing out on the College Football Playoff in 2014, the Big 12 had better fortune last season, as Oklahoma overcame an early loss to Texas to earn a playoff bid and a trip to the Orange Bowl against Clemson. As the focus shifts to 2016, the...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago

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