American Athletic

Navy Football: 2017 Midshipmen Preview and Prediction

The Midshipmen rank No. 56 in Athlon's Top 130 for 2017
Navy Football: 2017 Midshipmen Preview and Prediction

Navy won nine games last season and played in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game but it was losses to Air Force and Army that defined the Midshipmen’s campaign. The focus for head coach Ken Niumatalolo is recapturing the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which won’t be easy with only nine starters returning.

Memphis Football: 2017 Tigers Preview and Prediction

The Tigers rank No. 51 in Athlon’s Top 130 for 2017
Memphis Football: 2017 Tigers Preview and Prediction

Memphis has played in three straight bowls as Mike Norvell maintained the success the Tigers had under previous head coach Justin Fuente. Now in his second season, Norvell has 14 starters returning and an eye on a potential American Athletic Conference championship. Memphis’ offense should remain among the nation’s most productive but how far this Tigers team goes this fall will likely come down the performance of the defense.

American Athletic Conference Football 2017 Predictions

Complete preview of the American Athletic Conference for 2017.
American Athletic Conference 2017 Football Predictions

The American Athletic Conference leads the way among Group of 5 leagues, with USF entering 2017 as the clear favorite. The Bulls are the predicted champion by Athlon Sports, and coach Charlie Strong’s team has a good shot at an undefeated record.

College Football Top 25 for 2017

Athlon projects college football's top 25 teams for 2017.
College Football Top 25 for 2017

College football’s 2017 season starts on Aug. 26 and concludes with the national championship on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. The season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to project and rank college football's top 25 teams.

 

15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2017

Which teams are the toughest to rank in 2017?
15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2017

Predictions for any FBS conference and all 130 college football teams are an inexact science. Some teams are just a bigger mystery than others or a hard program to get a read on for the upcoming year. Coaching changes, transfers, players returning from injury, scheme tweaks or just overall depth chart concerns make any preseason prediction difficult for a number of teams.

American Athletic 2017 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the AAC's best for 2017.
American Athletic 2017 All-Conference Team

USF is the projected top Group of 5 team from the 2017 Athlon Sports rankings, and the Bulls are loaded with talent for coach Charlie Strong’s debut. USF features 15 players on the 2017 American Athletic All-Conference team by Athlon Sports, which is the most of any team in the league.

USF Football: 2017 Bulls Preview and Prediction

The Bulls rank No. 24 in Athlon's Top 25 for 2017.
USF Football: 2017 Bulls Preview and Prediction

Led by dynamic senior quarterback Quinton Flowers, USF is Athlon’s projected top team from the American Athletic Conference and from the Group of 5 leagues. Flowers will have to handle more of the workload on offense after the departure of running back Marlon Mack to the NFL, but he’s more than capable after a standout junior campaign.

Ranking the American Athletic Conference's College Football Coaches for 2017

Navy's Ken Niumatalolo ranks among the league's best once again.
Ranking the American Athletic Conference's College Football Coaches for 2017

The American Athletic Conference has seen its share of coaching changes in recent years. The 12 programs in the league have a knack for finding the next stars in the coaching ranks, and this conference has several names to watch in 2017 and beyond.

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