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Ranking the Pac-12's Football Rosters for 2016

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
The sky is blue, the Earth is round and when you have better players, you win more games. Certainly, winning big in college football takes great coaching, enormous support staffs, state-of-the-art training facilities and plenty of luck. But whoever has the most talented roster, has a head start in the race for conference and national championships.  National Signing Day 2016 gave...

5 Things We Learned About the Pac-12 After National Signing Day 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 9 months ago
The SEC is king of the recruiting hill, which National Signing Day 2016 reaffirmed, but the Pac-12 did well for itself collectively in this year's cycle. Six Pac-12 programs finished ranked in the top 30 of's composite tally. Ten checked in at No. 47 or better. Four Pac-12 teams ended up in the top 30 of Athlon Sports’ team consensus rankings with eight checking...

College Football's Pre-Spring Top 75 Running Back Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
It’s too early to say whether or not 2016 will be the year of the running back in college football, but there’s no shortage of talent returning at this position next fall. The top three returning options at running back – LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey – should be among the favorites to win the...

Pac-12 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
National Signing Day was relatively quiet on the West Coast and the Pac-12. USC picked up a couple of late commitments to finish with the league’s top signing class at No. 9 nationally, and crosstown rival UCLA inked the Pac-12’s No. 2 haul (No. 11 nationally). Only three five-star players signed with Pac-12 programs and all three are headed to either USC or UCLA. Stanford quietly...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 128 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits and misses in the team and player projections each season, but there’s plenty of accuracy and meaning behind the final rankings. Recruiting isn’t...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. With spring practice just around the corner, the focus around the nation now shifts to the 2016 season.  There will be...

College Football 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the sixth consecutive season, slightly edging Florida State for the No. 1 spot in the consensus average from the four major services – 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN. The Seminoles earned the...

College Football's 2016 Recruiting All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a new class full of freshmen and maybe a few junior college transfers to chase a national championship. With most college football teams signing around...

College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Spring practice for nearly all 128 college football teams is slated to start in March, but it’s never too early to preview the quarterback position and how some of the new faces blend in with the returning stars. It’s no secret quarterback play is critical to the success of any program. First-year starting quarterbacks have experienced success at a high level recently, as three of...

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2012 Re-Ranked

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 9 months ago
Recruiting is perhaps one of the most gut-wrenching hobbies of the college football enthusiast. It’s just as enjoyable as it is nerve-wracking. Fan bases celebrate when four- and five-star prospects commit to their school, but the lofty expectations that come with those rankings don’t always pan out. Related: Ranking the Quarterback Recruiting Classes Since 2002 Let...