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The Top 10 Games for the First Weekend of College Football

Our picks of the top 10 games this weekend and what we may learn
Our picks of the top 10 games this weekend and what we may learn

By Monday evening, a good portion of an offseason’s worth of predictions and debates may be out of date.

That’s part of the anticipation for the first weekend of the season, which will stretch from Thursday through Monday night. Plenty of games with plenty to learn, pretty much.

Here’s a quick guide to the games we watching closely and what lessons he hope to gain for each team.

1. Georgia at Clemson
Need to know: Saturday, 8 p.m., ABC

AP Poll: Where BCS Champions Rank in the Preseason

Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?
Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?

When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2017

Florida State is the early ACC favorite for 2017.
Early ACC Football Predictions for 2017

The ACC continued its upward trajectory after the conference claimed its second national championship in four seasons after Clemson’s victory over Alabama on Jan. 9. Thanks to outstanding coaching hires in recent years, the ACC has made progress in catching the Big Ten and SEC at the top of the conference power rankings.

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2017

Ohio State was hit hard by early departures once again.
College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2017

The NFL Draft’s early entry deadline officially passed on Monday evening and over 90 players declared for the next level. The official list of players leaving for the NFL will be released on Friday.

College Football's Top 10 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2017

Here are 10 players poised for a breakout 2017 season.
College Football's Top 10 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2017

The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the next season and the players returning.

College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

National champion Clemson headlines an outstanding bowl season for the ACC
College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

College football's 2016-17 farewell tour spanned 41 games, 23 days and approximately 143 hours — and that last figure is just the length of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

 

35 Amazing College Football Stats from the 2016-17 Bowl Season

Rounding up the best stats from the bowl season.
35 Amazing College Football Stats from the 2016-17 Bowl Season

Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college footballEvery week during the regular season, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members.

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