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Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 3 weeks ago
When the College Football Playoff was first announced, many believed that the use of a committee would help foster a host of high profile non-conference matchups in the sport. If you buy into that line of thinking, consider the 2016 college football season the fruit of that labor.   Opening week is loaded with blockbuster games and the state of Texas alone may play host to the biggest...

10 First-Year Starting QBs Who Could Win College Football's National Title in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Projecting the outcome of a college football season, playoff teams and national champion is no easy task. Several factors go into predictions, including the schedule, coaching changes, returning starters, in-depth statistics, results from the previous year, breakout players and recruiting – just to name a few. Experience and star power at quarterback is another factor...

Why Ole Miss Will or Won’t Make the College Football Playoff in 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 3 weeks ago
During the first month of the 2015 season, Ole Miss was on top of the college football world. Back-to-back 70-plus point performances to open the year only set the stage for going into Tuscaloosa and pulling off a big upset of Alabama for the second straight year. That victory, in many ways, gave the Rebels the keys to the College Football Playoff at the time and had many believing that the...

Heisman Watch: The SEC's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2016

By Cody McClure, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Last season, the SEC got back to its Heisman-winning ways after Alabama’s Derrick Henry claimed college football’s top prize, piling up more than 2,200 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns.   Of course, to win the Heisman Trophy, players also have to be on a pretty good team. That could be a good sign for programs like Alabama, LSU and Tennessee this year. Can the SEC produce...

Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the SEC West

By Matt Josephs, 1 year 1 month ago
The SEC West will flex its muscles once again in the conference with a lot of talent coming back in this division. Alabama and LSU figure to lead the way while Ole Miss, Arkansas and even Texas A&M could make things interesting. For one thing, this offseason has been filled with headlines that the West would not like to be known for. They'll be as excited as anyone that the season is...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Ole Miss' College Football Schedule in 2016

By Cody McClure, 1 year 1 month ago
Ole Miss has lost a boatload of talent to the NFL but that won’t stop head coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebels from competing for the SEC West crown this fall. While Ole Miss will be relatively inexperienced on both sides of the ball, the coaching staff has done an excellent job of stockpiling talent over the past few seasons. It may take a few games, but Ole Miss should still be a factor...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 50 names, we tried to stick...

Ranking the Big 12 Expansion Candidates

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The Big 12 could be expanding by two or four teams in the near future, as the conference’s board of directors on Tuesday authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to evaluate and gather information on programs interested in joining the league. The timeline for expansion is expected to move fast, as the new programs could join the Big 12 in time for the 2017 season. While expansion isn’t...

SEC Wild Card Players in 2016

By Cody McClure, 1 year 1 month ago
If you pay attention to SEC football at all, or just college football in general, you probably already know names like Leonard Fournette at LSU, Myles Garrett at Texas A&M, and Chad Kelly at Ole Miss. Indeed, many of the SEC’s top players have million-dollar paydays waiting for them as presumed high 2017 NFL Draft picks just a few months down the road.   Related: SEC Football...

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. However, this position is also the most difficult one to judge, rank or evaluate. With the uncertainty and difficulty in evaluating this position, it should come as no surprise that a handful of names...