The 2017 college football season featured 23 new coaches at FBS programs. The 23 coaching changes were down slightly from the 2016 season, as 28 different programs had a change in the full-time role. It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a problem, but some hires need a couple of years to rebuild a mess inherited from the previous staff.
College football’s 2018 season won't get underway until August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year.
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2018 draft officially passed on Monday evening and over 100 players declared for the next level. The deadline produced a few surprises, as Clemson's defensive line remained intact with Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant each deciding to return to campus in 2018.
Oklahoma opens 2018 looking to claim its fourth consecutive Big 12 title. Coach Lincoln Riley’s team was just a few plays away from earning a trip to the national championship game in 2017, and the roster is still loaded with talent for another run at the playoffs.
The 2017-18 college football season is officially in the books, and it’s time to take a look back at the year with full 130 team rankings for every FBS team based upon the body of work. Alabama defeated Georgia on Jan. 8 to claim the national championship, and in no surprise, coach Nick Saban’s team takes the top spot in the rankings. The Bulldogs finish No.