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Unit Rankings: 2012 Big Ten Wide Receivers

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 4 months ago
Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally until the start of the season. Each unit ranking was evaluated based upon how it will perform in 2012 - not how the team played in 2011. Ranking the...

The History of Big Ten Conference Realignment

By Braden Gall, 5 years 4 months ago
College football expansion has taken over the hearts and minds of college football junkies everywhere. The sky is falling, rivalries are dead and the future of college football is in great peril. I am here to tell you that this just simply isn’t the case. Conference realignment has been taking place for more than a century and it won’t stop anytime soon. Teams have been switching leagues,...

Big Ten Football 2012 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 5 months ago
The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-Big Ten teams for this season. Athlon's 2012 All-Big Ten Team   First-Team Offense   QB Denard Robinson, Michigan   RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin   RB Rex Burkhead, Nebraska   WR Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin   WR Keenan...

College football conference realignment draft: Part 4

By David Fox, 5 years 5 months ago
As we enter the final day of our conference realignment draft, all four commissioners elected to use the entire allotment of picks to build 16-team superconferences. Through the first 12 rounds, each league established its identity. Some are focused on particular regions, some are focused on being well-rounded among football, basketball and baseball programs. Previous rounds: Rounds 1-4 |...

Big Ten Football 2012 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 5 months ago
The inaugural Big Ten title game featured the teams widely regarded as the league’s best. This season’s race could be less clear-cut. The Legends Division looks rock solid, while the Leaders is filled with more than a few question marks. Michigan and Michigan State both come off 11-win seasons that resulted in bowl victories (Sugar and Outback, respectively). Nebraska, with seven starters back...

College Football Preseason 2012 Rankings: No. 81-100

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 5 months ago
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 81-100.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season. 81. Kansas There’s no question the Jayhawks are in better shape entering 2012 than they were during the past two seasons, but better shape does...

Big Ten Football: Running Back Rankings for 2012

By Braden Gall, 5 years 7 months ago
The 2012 college football season is still months away, but it's never too early to preview. Athlon continues its countdown to the upcoming season and spring previews by ranking the quarterbacks in each of the BCS conferences. The rankings take into account last season's production, what each player is expected to do in 2012 and the surrounding personnel.  Here's how Athlon...

Wisconsin Football: Who Challenges the Badgers in 2012?

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 7 months ago
The college football season is a couple of months away, but the countdown to 2012 has officially begun. Athlon Sports’ 2012 preseason annuals will be hitting newsstands in early June and its official top 25 countdown will begin on May 1. Picking the order of finish in each conference and compiling the top 25 is no easy task. Each day leading up to the release of No. 25 on May 1,...

Big Ten Football: Quarterback Rankings for 2012

By Braden Gall, 5 years 7 months ago
The 2012 college football season is still months away, but it's never too early to preview. Athlon continues its countdown to the upcoming season and spring previews by ranking the quarterbacks in each of the BCS conferences. The rankings take into account last season's production, what each player is expected to do in 2012 and the surrounding personnel.  Here's how Athlon...

Ranking the Big Ten's College Football Coaches

By Steven Lassan, 5 years 8 months ago
by Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on twitter) and Braden Gall (@BradenGall) Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a difficult task. Many factors play into just how successful a coach is at any school. How well are the assistants paid? Are the facilities up to par with the rest of the conference? Can the coach recruit or is he more of an x's and o's manager?...