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20 College Football Games to Look Forward to This September

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The college football season is almost upon us and while it may technically start in late August, it’s the month of September that is the heart of the action on the gridiron. Featuring the bulk of the non-conference matchups and several compelling conference openers, it doesn’t get much better than this slate after a long offseason without the sport.   What games are...

College Football's 15 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football is back in our lives and judging by the Week 1 schedule, better than ever. This year’s slate has just about everything you can want, from blue blood matchups to intriguing meetings of schools from vastly different parts of the country. There’s even what some are calling the best opening game ever down in Atlanta between a pair of top-three teams who will be...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the opening weekend. A handful of games kick off the Week 1 slate on Thursday night, including Indiana hosting Ohio State, Buffalo-Minnesota and Tulsa-Oklahoma State.   Friday night also features a busy schedule of games, as Lane...

College Football's 2017 All-Name Team

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 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, 2 months 3 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, 2 months 3 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, 2 months 3 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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...