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Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016

Stanford's visit to Notre Dame is just one of many intriguing non-conference matchups this fall
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Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016

When the College Football Playoff was first announced, many believed that the use of a committee would help foster a host of high profile non-conference matchups in the sport. If you buy into that line of thinking, consider the 2016 college football season the fruit of that labor.

 

Why Alabama Will or Won’t Make the College Football Playoff in 2016

Can the Crimson Tide repeat as national champs?
Why Alabama Will or Won’t Make the College Football Playoff in 2016

Alabama has claimed three out of the last five national championships, and Nick Saban has the Crimson Tide poised to challenge for another one in 2016. Alabama has set the bar high for the rest of the nation in recent years and has not lost more than two games since a 10-3 record in 2010.

 

Heisman Watch: The SEC's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2016

LSU's Leonard Fournette leads the way after rushing for nearly 2,000 yards last season
The SEC's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2016

Last season, the SEC got back to its Heisman-winning ways after Alabama’s Derrick Henry claimed college football’s top prize, piling up more than 2,200 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns.

 

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

With 12 returning starters and the potential for fielding one of the SEC's better defenses, this may be the year Derek Mason's Commodores get back to a bowl game
Ranking the Toughest Games on Vanderbilt's College Football Schedule in 2016

Derek Mason enters year three at Vanderbilt after improving 2014’s win total by one game last season. Mason’s Vanderbilt squad has been far more competitive since he began calling the shots on defense.

Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the SEC West

This will be the most intriguing division in college football
Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the SEC West

The SEC West will flex its muscles once again in the conference with a lot of talent coming back in this division. Alabama and LSU figure to lead the way while Ole Miss, Arkansas and even Texas A&M could make things interesting.

Ranking the Toughest Games on Ole Miss' College Football Schedule in 2016

The Rebels' 2016 schedule looks like something out of a horror film
Ranking the Toughest Games on Ole Miss' College Football Schedule in 2016

Ole Miss has lost a boatload of talent to the NFL but that won’t stop head coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebels from competing for the SEC West crown this fall.

Top 15 SEC Non-Conference Games of 2016

Nick Saban and Alabama facing USC is just one of the SEC's many intriguing non-conference matchups this season
Top 15 SEC Non-Conference Games of 2016

The SEC has done its part once again in scheduling marquee non-conference opponents.

 

Podcast: Official 2016 Big 12 Football Preview

TCU, Ok-State look to challenge the Sooners crown in '16.
Podcast: Official 2016 Big 12 Football Preview

Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light officially preview the Big 12 in 2016.

 

- First, expansion. The Big 12 needs to add four teams if it expands and we explain why and who those teams should be. Houston, Cincinnati, BYU, Boise State, UConn, UCF, USF, Memphis and more could all be options.

 

- Oklahoma is the pick to win the league but are they good enough to make the playoff? What are the Sooners weaknesses?

 

- Will Charlie Strong do enough to keep his job in Austin? Will the young roster develop fast enough?

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