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College Football's Top 50 Wide Receiver Groups for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The 2017 season features a significant amount of turnover at wide receiver, opening the door for new stars and breakout players to emerge this fall. However, despite some big names moving onto the NFL, there is a clear No. 1 receiver group returning this season. Oklahoma State is loaded with talent, including first-team All-American James Washington, LSU transfer Tyron Johnson and senior Marcell...

College Football's Top 50 Running Back Units for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to...

Heisman Watch: Ranking the ACC’s Top Candidates for 2017

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 week 4 days ago
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner resides in the ACC. However, most of the other candidates for this coming season do not.   Lamar Jackson of Louisville proved to be a one-man wrecking crew as a sophomore, as the quarterback took the college football landscape by storm and won the sport's most prestigious award despite his team falling apart down the stretch.   Projecting...

Ranking the ACC's Quarterbacks for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 hours ago
A year after the ACC featured one of its deepest quarterback groups in recent memory, the conference enters 2017 with turnover at several programs. Gone are standouts like Deshaun Watson, Brad Kaaya, Jerod Evans, Mitch Trubisky and Nathan Peterman. Louisville’s Lamar Jackson – the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner – and Florida State’s Deondre Francois are the top two...

Louisville Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

By Adam Kurkjian, 2 weeks 1 day ago
There will be a lot of assumptions that the Louisville Cardinals football team will take a step back this season.   After all, a Heisman Trophy winner tends to see a bit of a drop-off if he returns the following year, and quarterback Lamar Jackson comes back as a junior with otherworldly expectations he can't possibly fulfill.   On top of that, the sour taste of the end of...

ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2017

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 2 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2017, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk...

Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee has talked about strength of schedule playing an important role in their final rankings and teams are really paying attention on that front judging by the burgeoning number of terrific non-conference matchups. Last season brought us one of the greatest slates ever across the country and 2017 isn’t much different with numerous blockbuster...

Why Florida State Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2017

By Mike Ferguson, 2 weeks 3 days ago
With the kickoff of the 2017 college football season less than a month away, it’s that time of year that speculation runs rampant. For Florida State, the speculation is much more positive than negative as Jimbo Fisher and company have dreams of returning to the College Football Playoff after a two-year hiatus.   As with any team with national championship aspirations, things need to...

Examining the Over/Under 2017 Win Totals for the ACC

By Matt Josephs, 2 weeks 6 days ago
I don't know if it's possible for a conference to have a better season then the ACC did in 2016. They had the national champion as well as the Orange Bowl champion in Florida State. Six other teams won their bowl games and Lamar Jackson took the Heisman. It'll be hard to match that in 2017, but there are plenty of chances for early momentum. We'll examine the conference win...

Miami Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

By Antwan Staley, 3 weeks 3 hours ago
In Mark Richt's first year at Miami, the team finished 9-4 on the strength of winning the last five games of the season. That strong finish is one of the reasons why many not only expect the Hurricanes to win the ACC Coastal Division, but they also think they have a shot to win the conference.   To accomplish these goals, Miami first needs to find a quarterback to replace three-year...
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