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Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017

Every college football team ranked 1-130 for 2017.
Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017

Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 approaching quickly, it’s never too early to see how every FBS program stacks up for 2017. At the top, Alabama leads the way as Athlon’s projected national champion. The Crimson Tide lost to Clemson on the final play of last year’s title game, and even though both sides of the ball have a few holes to fill, coach Nick Saban’s program is still the team to beat. Ohio State is a close No.

California Football: 2017 Golden Bears Preview and Prediction

The Golden Bears rank No. 76 in Athlon’s Top 130 for 2017
California Football: 2017 Golden Bears Preview and Prediction

Simply put, California is starting over. New head coach Justin Wilcox has been given the task of rebuilding a program that stagnated under Sonny Dykes. Growing pains should be expected not only because of the coaching transition, but also due to the fact a total of 10 starters are returning. Statistically speaking, the Golden Bears’ defense really has only way to go, which is up, but the flip side is the offense is all but guaranteed to take several steps backward.

Arizona Football: 2017 Wildcats Preview and Prediction

The Wildcats rank No. 66 in Athlon's Top 130 for 2017
Arizona Football: 2017 Wildcats Preview and Prediction

After four straight winning seasons under Rich Rodriguez, Arizona cratered in 2016, going 3-9 overall and winning just one game in Pac-12 play. The Wildcats couldn’t score (24.8 ppg, 100th in the FBS) and couldn’t stop opponents from scoring either (38.3 ppg, 118th). Not surprisingly, the defensive coaching staff was revamped but that won’t change the talent and depth issues on that side of the ball.

5 Reasons Why Washington State can be a Dark Horse Pac-12 Contender in 2017

Running backs like Gerard Wicks are one reason why the Cougars could be a surprise threat in the Pac-12 North this fall
5 Reasons Why Washington State can be a Dark Horse Pac-12 Contender in 2017

Washington State has taken on a new identity within the Pac-12 after spending many seasons buried in the league cellar.

Oregon State Football: 2017 Beavers Preview and Prediction

The Beavers rank No. 65 in Athlon's Top 130 for 2017
Oregon State Football: 2017 Beavers Preview and Prediction

Oregon State won only four games last season, but the Beavers’ progress in head coach Gary Andersen’s second season goes beyond just the wins and losses. Oregon State won its final two Pac-12 games and in the process identified some building blocks.

Pac-12 Football 2017 Predictions

Complete Pac-12 preview for 2017.
Pac-12 Football 2017 Predictions

Washington claimed the Pac-12 title and a CFB Playoff berth last season, and despite some key personnel departures, coach Chris Petersen’s team isn’t fading from the top of the league in 2017. The Huskies are a slight favorite over USC in Athlon’s 2017 Pac-12 predictions, with Oregon, Stanford and Washington State rounding out the next tier.

Arizona State Football: 2017 Sun Devils Preview and Prediction

The Sun Devils rank No. 53 in Athlon’s Top 130 for 2017
Arizona State Football: 2017 Sun Devils Preview and Prediction

Arizona State enters an important season under head coach Todd Graham. After going 5-7 and missing out on a bowl game for the first time in five seasons, Graham and the Sun Devils are in many ways starting over. A new offensive coordinator is changing Arizona State’s approach on one side of the ball, while for the first time as a head coach, Graham is letting someone else run the defense. Even though there are questions on both sides of the ball, the Sun Devils should be better.

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.

 

Utah Football: 2017 Utes Preview and Prediction

Utes rank No. 38 in Athlon’s Top 130 for 2017
Utah Football: 2017 Utes Preview and Prediction

Over the last three seasons, Utah has won at least nine games and been a tough out in the Pac-12 South Division. However, the Utes are still looking for their first division title since joining the conference in 2011. Head coach Kyle Whittingham is hoping a change at offensive coordinator will jumpstart a unit that had its share of struggles in 2016.

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