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Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 approaching quickly, it’s never too early to see how every FBS program stacks up for 2017. At the top, Alabama leads the way as Athlon’s projected national champion. The Crimson Tide lost to Clemson on the final play of last year’s title game, and even though both sides of...

Ranking the Toughest Games on BYU's College Football Schedule in 2017

By Mitch Harper, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Coming off of a 9-4 season in Kalani Sitake’s first full year as the head coach, the BYU football program is excited about what lies ahead with Sitake in charge.   Sitake, who grew up a fan of BYU as a kid and eventually played for the late LaVell Edwards, has always had a passion for Cougar football and he’s working to deliver BYU a special season that the fan base craves....

College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s 2017 season starts on Aug. 26 and concludes with the national championship on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. The season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to project and rank college football's top 25 teams.   Each season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture, but a familiar...

BYU Football: 2017 Cougars Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 3 days ago
After taking a back seat to Taysom Hill last season, Tanner Mangum is back as BYU’s starting quarterback. His experience should help the Cougars’ offense stay productive, although replacing the program’s all-time leading rusher won’t be easy. On defense, BYU is strongest in the back seven thanks to the return of its top three tacklers, all linebackers. Once again the...

Top 25 College Football Quarterback Matchups of 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 4 days ago
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t become a consistent winner without a quarterback making all the throws and executing the right decisions on offense.   That’s why the...

15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Predictions for any FBS conference and all 130 college football teams are an inexact science. Some teams are just a bigger mystery than others or a hard program to get a read on for the upcoming year. Coaching changes, transfers, players returning from injury, scheme tweaks or just overall depth chart concerns make any preseason prediction difficult for a number of teams. While any FBS team...

6 BYU Cougars 2018 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Mitch Harper, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Another NFL draft has passed and BYU’s drought of producing multiple selections in one draft continues.   BYU’s lone draftee in the 2017 NFL Draft was Jamaal Williams, who was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round. It’s a great landing spot for Williams, who left BYU as the school’s all-time leading rusher, and was a player last year that I...

Early 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With the 2017 NFL Draft in the books, it's time to take an early look at 2018 and some of the top prospects on the radar for pro scouts. Although USC quarterback Sam Darnold has just 10 career starts, the sophomore ranks as the No. 1 player in the early rankings. Darnold provided a spark for the Trojans last season and is a big reason why coach Clay Helton's team is a contender for the...

BYU Cougars 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Mitch Harper, 2 months 1 week ago
It’s year seven of football independence for BYU but in some ways, it feels like a new start. The Cougars know the Big 12 isn’t calling anytime soon or any Power Five conference for that matter. So independence is the path for BYU football for the foreseeable future.   Related: BYU Cougars 2017 Spring Football Preview   Like previous independent schedules, the...

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, with Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and USC's Sam Darnold next in line. Ohio State's J.T. Barrett and Washington's Jake...