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College Football's Most Improved Teams from 2016

Which teams improved the most in the win column this season?
College Football's Most Improved Teams from 2016

The 2016 college football season concluded on Monday night in Tampa, Fla., as Clemson defeated Alabama 35-31 to take home the program’s first title since 1981. While the party in Death Valley won’t end anytime soon, plenty of other programs had seasons to remember in 2016.

 

6 Coaching Candidates to Replace Sonny Dykes at California

Who could replace Sonny Dykes at California?
6 Coaching Candidates to Replace Sonny Dykes at California

College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel received a late surprise, as California fired coach Sonny Dykes on Sunday. Dykes went 19-30 over four years with the Golden Bears and guided the program to an 8-5 mark with an appearance in the Armed Forces Bowl in 2015.

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

Vince Young single-handedly led Texas to victory over two-time defending champion USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl in one of the greatest college football games ever played
Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

In some years, college football’s national championship game is one for the ages. In others, it’s pretty ho-hum. If Clemson upsets defending champion and six-point favorite Alabama, it will likely be one of best title games ever with plenty of dramatic plays. 

 

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the New Year's Six Bowls and Playoff Games

After a wild regular season, the six biggest bowls of the 2016 slate have the potential to yield some outrageous outcomes
Outrageous College Football Predictions for the New Year's Six Bowls and Playoff Games

The 2016 college football season was one of the more exciting seasons the sport has had recently. With that being the case, it should come to the surprise of no one that the subsequent bowl season has been just as entertaining.

5 X-Factors for Washington and Alabama in the Peach Bowl

Which under-the-radar players could be crucial to deciding the Peach Bowl?
5 X-Factors for Washington and Alabama in the Peach Bowl 2016

Alabama needs two wins in order to claim back-to-back national titles, and coach Nick Saban’s team is a heavy favorite to take the first step of that journey in Saturday’s game in the Peach Bowl against Washington. While the Crimson Tide are nearly a two-touchdown favorite, the Huskies aren’t going to go away quietly.

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in the Playoff Games

Clemson's Mike Williams and Artavis Scott need to come up with big plays against Ohio State's ball-hawking secondary
College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in the Playoff Games

The race for the national title is down to four as the College Football Playoff semifinal games are set. As fun as Alabama against Washington in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Clemson vs. Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl are, the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys are even juicier than the ones on the front this postseason.

Rose Bowl Preview and Prediction: USC vs. Penn State

Saquon Barkely and the Nittany Lions look to finish the season with 10 straight wins by beating the Trojans in Pasadena
Rose Bowl Preview and Prediction: USC vs. Penn State

USC and Penn State are undefeated since the start of October, which sets the stage for a possible classic matchup in the grandest of bowl games, the Rose Bowl.

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