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College Football 2016 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

Athlon's staff picks the 2016 college football season.
College Football 2016 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

The start of the 2016 college football season is just a few days away. California and Hawaii meet in Australia on Aug. 26 in the first game of the year, with the full slate for Week 1 starting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ending on Labor Day with Florida State and Ole Miss.

 

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College Football's 20 Most Underrated Quarterbacks for 2016

Which QBs are underrated headed into 2016?
College Football's 20 Most Underrated Quarterbacks for 2016

Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation,  quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce.

10 College Football Upsets that Could Shake Up September

Tom Herman and the Houston Cougars have a chance to open up the season with a bang against Oklahoma
10 College Football Upsets that Could Shake Up September

It happens every season. The early non-conference schedule is going according to script on a lovely fall Saturday with the big-name Power Five team beating up a significant underdog.

Big Ten's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2016

Here are the 10 best QB matchups in the Big Ten for 2016.
Big Ten's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2016

The quarterback is easily the most important on-field position for any college football team. Signal-callers can truly make their teammates better and enhance their play on the field. While quarterback - especially proven ones - are valuable, this position is not easy to evaluate and the overall performance can depend on some of the help from the supporting cast. These pocket passers and dual-threats are some of the best in the nation and these clashes should make it an enjoyable season in the Big Ten. Here are the top 10 quarterback matchups involving Big Ten teams for 2016:

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2016

Which team has the best secondary?
College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2016

Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any  coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation.

College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2016

Alabama takes the top spot in LB unit rankings.
College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2016

Picking the top linebacker units in  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.

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big Ten in 2016

Can C.J. Beathard and Iowa go undefeated in the regular season again? Don't bet against these Hawkeyes.
Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big Ten in 2016

We are a little more than two weeks away from kicking off the 2016 season. We've read most of the predictions. We have pretty good idea of who the favorites are – both nationally and in the individual conferences.

 

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2016

Which teams have the best DL in the nation?
College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2016

The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a  season has altered how some defensive coordinators think.

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