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College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season lived up to the hype. With several marquee matchups in the opening weekend, the action at the FBS level didn't disappoint. Alabama remained the team to beat after a win against Florida State, Michigan dominated Florida, Louisville rallied to beat Purdue, Tennessee knocked off Georgia Tech in overtime, and Virginia Tech beat West...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Week 1)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The first weekend of the 2017 season didn't disappoint. Alabama knocked off Florida State in Atlanta on Saturday night, while Tennessee and Georgia Tech played an entertaining overtime affair in the same stadium on Monday night. Ohio State...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 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...

Bowling Green Falcons vs. Michigan State Spartans Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Michigan State has a clean slate following a horrendous 2016 season in which Spartans went just 3-9, losing seven in a row at one point. It was their poorest overall showing in a season since finishing 2-9 in 1982. Michigan State’s 1-8 tally in Big Ten games was the weakest since stumbling to 0-5-1 in 1958.   Bowling Green also flopped last season, as a 4-8 record put an end to a...

College Football's 2017 All-Name Team

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 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 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-...

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...

College Football 2017 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 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, 2 months 13 hours 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...

The Big Ten's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2017

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 14 hours ago
From Big Ten title hunts to battles with the Big 12, SEC and Pac-12 and to new coaches looking to leave a mark in their new conference home, the Big Ten packs the drama in the 2017 college football season.   Here is a look at some of the top games on the schedule involving Big Ten teams this season.   1. Ohio State vs. Oklahoma (Sept. 9) The Buckeyes went into Big 12 territory...