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College Football's Top 50 Defensive Lines for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme. The 2017 season...

College Football's Top 50 Offensive Lines for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 9 hours ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line.   Which teams...

Heisman Watch: Ranking the SEC's Top Candidates for 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 10 hours ago
Last season’s Heisman Trophy ceremony brought fans a rare treat with five different players invited to New York as finalists for college football’s ultimate individual honor. Despite a diverse group of players finishing behind eventual winner Lamar Jackson however, not one of those five finalists came from the SEC.   Can things change for the mighty Southeastern Conference...

College Football's Top 50 Wide Receiver Groups for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The 2017 season features a significant amount of turnover at wide receiver, opening the door for new stars and breakout players to emerge this fall. However, despite some big names moving onto the NFL, there is a clear No. 1 receiver group returning this season. Oklahoma State is loaded with talent, including first-team All-American James Washington, LSU transfer Tyron Johnson and senior Marcell...

College Football's Top 50 Running Back Units for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to...

Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 9 hours ago
Uncertainty surrounded the SEC’s quarterbacks going into the 2016 season, but that won’t be the case for 2017. The league is deep at this position, headlined by Alabama’s Jalen Hurts, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham and Arkansas’ Austin Allen. In addition to the top three, the SEC will have additional reinforcements with the development of South Carolina’s Jake...

Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 10 hours ago
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee has talked about strength of schedule playing an important role in their final rankings and teams are really paying attention on that front judging by the burgeoning number of terrific non-conference matchups. Last season brought us one of the greatest slates ever across the country and 2017 isn’t much different with numerous blockbuster...

SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2017

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2017, Athlon asked coaches in the SEC to talk...

Top 15 SEC Non-Conference Games of 2017

By Rob McVey, 4 weeks 8 hours ago
The SEC has once again upped the ante with this year's slate of non-conference games. In fact, the vast majority of college football's top matchups for weeks 1 and 2 will feature teams from the SEC.   The overwhelming theme for this year's SEC non-conference schedule will be the ongoing battle for conference supremacy it and the ACC. There are a total of nine high-profile...

College Football's Top 30 Coordinator Hires for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 9 hours ago
College football’s coordinator carousel featured a handful of big names on the move for the 2017 season. Ohio State hired former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson to coordinate the offense, while Todd Orlando followed Tom Herman from Houston to Texas to take over the defensive signals in Austin. LSU hopes Matt Canada can jumpstart its offense, and Oregon hired Jim Leavitt from Colorado to...