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Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 11 months 3 weeks ago
The 2016 NFL Draft is complete as 253 players have taken the first steps in their professional football careers. From a college football standpoint, the focus now shifts to next year. Which players are next in line to hear their name called when the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft commences next spring?   Here are Athlon Sports’ top 50 college players to keep an eye on this fall....

College Football Podcast: Power 5 Round Table, Art Briles and Idaho

By Braden Gall, 12 months 1 day ago
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back in the studio talking college football, previewing all five power five conference and more.   - Should Art Briles' job be in jeopardy because of what has happened at Baylor?   - Idaho is dropping to the FCS ranks, will this be a developing trend?   The guys then broke down all five Power 5 leagues, previewing the...

Florida State Seminoles 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 3 days ago
The 2015 Florida State football schedule was hardly tame. The Seminoles were tested several times on the road, surviving with victories at Boston College and Wake Forest along with going to the Swamp and winning the annual tussle with the Gators. But they could not come up with a victory at Clemson and there was the nightmare two weeks prior at Bobby Dodd Stadium.   The 2016 schedule...

College Football Podcast: Conference Champs, National Title Contenders

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 days ago
Braden Gall and David Fox are back after a Bachelor Party break to analyze how the Athlon Sports rankings are put together.   - There is a huge difference between power rankings and projecting the committee's rankings.   - Should conference championships matter as much as they do?   - Which league has the best chance to get two teams into the Playoff? Which league is in...

5 Things the Miami Hurricanes Learned from Their Spring Game

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 6 days ago
Spring practice for the Miami Hurricanes came to an end on Saturday as they held their annual spring game at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. First-year head coach Mark Richt gave the fans in attendance a small preview of what the team will look like once the games count in September.   Related: Miami Hurricanes 2016 Spring Football Preview   While the Green team...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 1 week ago
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played.   The 2016 college football season opens with one of the best single days in the sport's history, which sets a fitting tone for the fall to follow...

5 Thoughts on the Clemson Spring Game

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 1 week ago
More than 50,000 showed up at Memorial Stadium on Saturday to watch the Orange take on the White in the annual Clemson Spring Game. With expectations running sky high coming off of last year’s ACC title and coming up short against Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, those in attendance got a look at what head coach Dabo Swinney will have at his disposal in...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2016

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 year 2 weeks ago
When looking over the ACC non-conference schedules, the first few weekends offer some interesting matchups, particularly games with SEC opponents like Ole Miss, Auburn and Georgia. On a less regional scale, Virginia's trip to Oregon sticks out.   The best of the rest tend to feature games with Notre Dame, perhaps the most intriguing matchup being the one with Miami, which brings...

Power Five Conference Teams Under-Performing on the 2017 Recruiting Trail

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The ink is barely dry on the 2016 recruiting class but college football is a year-round affair for coaches, their staff, and the next group of seniors ready to fill empty spots on various rosters nationwide. Some teams have embraced the recruiting process, seeing fantastic early returns on efforts while others, for whatever the reason, have not been able to kick start the process ,falling way...

ACC Football 2016 Returning Starters Analysis

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Returning starter data in college football preseason charts or magazine pages isn’t an exact science. The numbers and data can vary among different websites, magazines or other resources. However, even if there’s some disagreement on the numbers, the data is an interesting early look at how teams are shaping up for the upcoming season.   The ACC had a busy 2015 season, as...
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