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

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 3 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, 4 months 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...

College Football's 2017 All-Name Team

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 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 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 1

By Mitch Light, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The Week 1 edition of college football picks against the spread features some predictions from what should be a great five-day stretch of games, including the intriguing Colorado-Colorado State game Friday night, the Michigan-Florida battle in Arlington, Texas, and Penn State’s opener against Akron. Here are 10 predictions for games against the spread:   Colorado (-5.5) over...

10 Under-the-Radar College Football Games to Watch in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 4 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, 4 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...

Ranking All 87 Games of Week 1 of the 2017 College Football Season

By Steven Lassan, 4 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...

College Football 2017 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 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, 4 months 4 weeks 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, 4 months 4 weeks 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...