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Boston College Eagles vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Preview and Prediction

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 2 weeks ago
There are plenty of unknowns on both ends of the spectrum when the Boston College Eagles travel to face the Northern Illinois Huskies on Friday.   For Boston College, head coach Steve Addazio wants to see if his team's late-season momentum from 2016 can carry into this fall. Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey would like to see some hope that his team, which made six straight Mid-...

10 College Football Teams That Face a Make-or-Break September

By Mark Ross, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2017 college football season is here, or for some teams actually started this past Saturday. But whether you were already “all in” for Week 0 or are more jacked up about the first full slate of games, it doesn’t change the fact that every team is hoping to get off to a good start.   But that may be easier said than done for a few teams based on their opening month...

College Football's 2017 All-Name Team

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
With 130 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2017 college football magazine.   We took a look through the rosters for the 130 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2017 season.   Did we miss...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 1

By Mitch Light, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Week 1 edition of college football picks against the spread features some predictions from what should be a great five-day stretch of games, including the intriguing Colorado-Colorado State game Friday night, the Michigan-Florida battle in Arlington, Texas, and Penn State’s opener against Akron. Here are 10 predictions for games against the spread:   Colorado (-5.5) over...

5 Worst Preseason No. 1 Teams in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Even if they do not win a national championship, most preseason No. 1 college football teams finish with one to three losses and plenty of success. The season may not have lived up to their fans’ expectations, but it was at least respectable.   However, there are a few teams whose seasons went so poorly that their preseason No. 1 ranking became a black mark. Here are the five worst...

10 Under-the-Radar College Football Games to Watch in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of college football’s 2017 season features a hefty 87-game slate. Of course, even though it's tough to keep up with 87 games over a couple of days, we won’t complain about having college football back and games on every weekend until December. However, with 87 games booked for Week 1, it’s easy for some matchups to go unnoticed. Florida State-Alabama, Florida-...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2017

By Mitch Light, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The college football season began last weekend with a nice appetizer of five games that featured at least one FBS team. This week, the season begins in earnest with a full slate of games, headlined by four matchups on our list of the top 50 games of the 2017 season — Florida State-Alabama in Atlanta, Michigan-Florida in Arlington, Texas, Virginia Tech-West Virginia in Landover, Md., and...

Proposed ACC vs. SEC College Football Challenge

By John La Fleur, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The ACC and SEC have debated adding a ninth conference game for their teams’ college football schedules. Doing so would make bowl qualification more difficult for their members. More teams with an extra loss would mean possibly fewer bowl bids extended to a conference’s members. If neither conference wants to add another conference game, why not mandate at least one game versus the...

5 Best Preseason No. 1 Teams in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Before the BCS and the College Football Playoff, being the preseason No. 1 team was a big deal. During the era where rankings were a war of attrition and the best college football teams rarely played each other outside of their conference, a preseason No. 1 ranking gave a team a head start on its foes.   Nowadays, the ranking is mainly a point of pride as teams try to live up to the...

Ranking All 87 Games of Week 1 of the 2017 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s long offseason is officially over. The 2017 season kicked off with a small, five-game slate of games for Week 0 on Saturday, Aug. 26. While the five contests provided an excellent appetizer, the season kicks into full effect on Thursday, Aug. 31 and continues to Sept. 4 for Week 1 and 87 overall games.    With 87 games on the slate – and too many...