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Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2017 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 days ago
The 2017 college football season starts on Saturday, Aug. 26 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Atlanta, Ga. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news.   To help you prepare for the 2017 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the...

The SEC's Top 20 Must-See Games of 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 2 days ago
Whether you’re looking at the television ratings, the recruiting rankings or the polls, few can top the SEC when it comes to college football. This year the league will once again occupy center stage in the sport as intriguing storylines abound from Alabama to Vanderbilt.   While it would be easy to recommend you watch every single game involving an SEC team that might be a little...

College Football Win Total Predictions for All 130 Teams in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 days ago
The 2017 college football season is less than a week away, as the first games kick off on Saturday, Aug. 26. With the start of the 2017 season approaching, it’s time to go on record and finalize preseason predictions and picks. Athlon Sports released its conference and 130 predictions earlier this offseason, and with just a few days until kickoff, it’s time to project the win totals...

Outrageous Predictions for the 2017 Heisman Trophy Ceremony

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 3 days ago
As we continue on with the annual preseason Outrageous Predictions series for college football, it's time to take a look at the race for the most prestigious and coveted individual award in college football – the Heisman Trophy.   The annual race for the Heisman Trophy rarely goes how the experts think it will. Everyone has a list of front-runners and favorites, but most of...

College Football's Top 30 Running Back Tandems for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The SEC is home to some of college football’s top talent at running back in 2017. Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and LSU each make an appearance in the top 30 running back tandems for the upcoming season. The Crimson Tide own the deepest depth chart at this position, but the Bulldogs take the top spot in tandems with the return of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.    Having two running...

Heisman Watch: 12 Dark Horse Heisman Trophy Candidates for 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 1 week ago
The Heisman Trophy is handed out to college football’s most outstanding player but when it comes to preseason predictions, the award is not much more than a popularity contest that features the biggest names in the sport. That’s one reason why you’ll hear about USC’s Sam Darnold, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson in just about every...

15 College Football Teams Poised for a Breakout Season in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Making preseason predictions or assembling rankings for all 130 college football teams is never easy. After all, it’s impossible to be 100 percent accurate at the end of any season. The emergence of breakout players, injuries, bad luck are just a few reasons why some teams don’t live up to the preseason hype. Additionally, college football always produces a handful of teams that...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the SEC in 2017

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 1 week ago
The polls are coming out. The odds are set. The pundits and prognosticators have all had their say. There really isn't much more to do before the 2017 college football season kicks off, right?   Who am I kidding?   For better or worse, it's time once again for some OUTRAGEOUS* college football predictions heading into the 2017 slate.   Continuing on with our series...

6 Teams Ready to Turn Close Losses into Big Wins in 2017

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 week ago
Looking back at the preseason polls once a season has ended is like looking at an old yearbook before your high school reunion. I really thought that hair style looked good? And what’s with that shirt? What was I thinking?   I really thought Tennessee was a top-10 team? How could I have believed that Ole Miss and Michigan State were going to be fine after what they lost following...

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some programs, finding the next stars at defensive back is an easy task. Florida State and Alabama top Athlon's best defensive backfields...