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Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 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...

College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 22 hours 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...

15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 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...

Notre Dame Football: 2017 Fighting Irish Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 day ago
Very little went right for Notre Dame and Brian Kelly last season. The Fighting Irish went from being a preseason top-10 team with College Football Playoff aspirations to finishing 4-8. To be fair, only one of the losses was by more than eight points, but that’s little consolation to frustrated Notre Dame fans. Kelly wasn’t pleased either, as he brought in new offensive and defensive...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 6 days ago
Scheduling remains one of the most high-profile controversies surrounding college football, particularly in the new Playoff era. Like most college football controversies, it's not one the sport is likely to resolve any time soon, with anything resembling a consensus. The question for national title-aspiring programs remains: Do you schedule down in the non-conference and hope to pile...

Ranking the ACC's Mascots

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 1 week ago

7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2018 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Matt Fortuna, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Notre Dame had just two players drafted this past year: quarterback DeShone Kizer (2nd round, No. 52 overall, Cleveland) and defensive lineman Isaac Rochell (7th round, No. 225 overall, Los Angeles Chargers). The Fighting Irish had seven players drafted in 2016.   Of course, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2018 NFL Draft, so let’s see who (in alphabetical order)...

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...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Matt Fortuna, 2 months 1 week ago
Notre Dame always has one of the most intriguing schedules in the nation, as the Fighting Irish’s independent slate takes them from coast to coast. With that, of course, comes a ridiculous amount of debate about just how strong it is, since it’s such a unique lineup of opponents.   Related: Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2017   This...

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 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...