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College Football's 2017 All-Name Team

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 5 days 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, 3 weeks 5 days 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, 3 weeks 6 days 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, 3 weeks 6 days 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 weeks 20 hours 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 1 day 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, 1 month 2 days 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, 1 month 2 days 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...

Predictions for Every College Football Game on August 26

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
The 2017 college football season officially gets underway on Saturday, August 26. The Week 0 slate is a little light, as just five games dot the schedule. However, there should be no shortage of storylines for fans on the opening Saturday of action. Oregon State-Colorado State kicks off the first Saturday slate in the most intriguing game of the day. The Rams have Mountain West title aspirations...

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Update: See the latest AP Poll Top 25 Rankings.   Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 days away, it is time 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...