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Pac-12 Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the Pac-12's best for 2016.
Pac-12 Football 2016 All-Conference Team

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 for 2016, there’s no shortage of talent across the conference for all 12 teams.

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Quarterbacks for 2016

Who are the top running QBs returning in 2016?
College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Quarterbacks for 2016

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 six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play signal-caller seems to possess - speed, acceleration and great playmaking ability.

Ranking the Toughest Games on Stanford's College Football Schedule in 2016

The defending Pac-12 champion Cardinal face one of the nation's most grueling gauntlets
Ranking the Toughest Games on Stanford's College Football Schedule in 2016

Defending Pac-12 champion Stanford returns a Heisman Trophy runner-up in Christian McCaffrey, talented playmakers on defense and a stout offensive line.

Pac-12 Football 2016 Predictions

Complete Pac-12 preview for 2016.
Pac-12 Football 2016 Predictions

Most preseason predictions and rankings have the Pac-12 on the outside of the playoff picture for 2016, but there’s no shortage of intrigue or potential surrounding this league. Stanford has lost only nine conference games in coach David Shaw’s tenure, and despite significant personnel losses, the Cardinal is penciled in as one of the favorites for the 2016 title.

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning for 2016

Who are the top big-play runners returning for 2016?
College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning for 2016

Having a running back who has the ability to turn on the jets after getting to the second level of the defense and also make something out of nothing is a must for a great ground game. These running backs have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play back seems to possess—speed, acceleration and great vision.

Ranking the Toughest Games on Oregon's College Football Schedule in 2016

Oregon faces a challenging slate with 11 Power 5 opponents
Ranking the Toughest Games on Oregon's College Football Schedule in 2016

Oregon grew into one of Pac-12 football’s two pace-setters since 2009, splitting four of seven conference championships with rival Stanford in that time.

 

5 Teams That Could Surprise in Power 5 Conference Title Races in 2016

These teams aren't the favorites, but each has what it takes to win their conferences and possible qualify for the College Football Playoff
5 Teams That Could Surprise in Power 5 Conference Title Races in 2016

Athlon Sports has unveiled its projected Top 25 for the 2016 college football season.

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Receivers Returning for 2016

Who are the top big-play threats returning for 2016?
College Football's 10 Most Explosive Receivers Returning for 2016

Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play receiver seems to possess - speed, acceleration and great hands.

Athlon Sports College Football 2016 Team Rankings 1-128

Athlon ranks every team for the 2016 season.
College Football 2016 Team Rankings 1-128

The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the online store, hosted by Amazon. Each year, Athlon Sports produces regional preview magazines for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, as well as a national edition with previews for all 128 teams.

 

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