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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 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 3 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 3 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...

SEC Football Preseason All-Freshman Team for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Selecting which freshmen will make the biggest impact in a college football season is never easy. While preseason hype and recruiting rankings certainly matter, every player develops at a different pace. Additionally, playing time is likely to depend on how much (or how little) upperclassmen have improved or developed from the previous season. And of course, once the game gets underway, it...

College Football 2017 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The start of the 2017 college football season is just a day away with five games slated for Saturday, Aug. 26. The official Week 1 slate is packed with intriguing matchups, starting with games on Thursday, Aug. 31 and continuing to Monday, Sept. 4 with Georgia Tech and Tennessee meeting in Atlanta on Labor Day night. With the season set to kick off, it's time to make the final...

College Football's Fall 1-130 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Quarterback play is an essential part of every college football team’s hope for a national championship, CFB Playoff bid or simply getting to a bowl game. This position is difficult to project, but new stars emerge with the returning faces to add plenty of intrigue under center. The 2017 season features a handful of returning stars at the top of the list, as Louisville’s Lamar...

Alabama Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 3 weeks ago
There was a point late last season where it looked like the Alabama dynasty was well on its way to rolling on in Tuscaloosa and start to hear the increasing talk that the 2016 squad could perhaps be Nick Saban’s best coaching job ever. One simply had to watch the effortlessness that the defense suffocated opponents to understand that, note how many special teams touchdowns the Crimson Tide...