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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.

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.

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.

The First Weekend in September Will Shape the 2016 College Football Season

The first full weekend of the season features several games between teams that figure to be in national championship contention
The First Weekend in September Will Shape the 2016 College Football Season

The beginning of the season is always a cause for celebration.

College Football's Top 40 Offensive Lines for 2016

Which teams have the best OL in the nation?
College Football's Top 40 Offensive Lines for 2016

The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any  team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense.

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