USC Trojans

USC Trojans

Top Articles

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Pac-12 in 2017

By J.P. Scott, 4 days 4 hours ago
The polls are coming out. The odds are set. The pundits and prognosticators have all had their say. There really isn't much more to do before the 2017 college football season kicks off, right?   Who am I kidding?   For better or worse, it's time once again for some OUTRAGEOUS* college football predictions heading into the 2017 slate.   Continuing on with our...

College Football's Top 30 Running Back Tandems for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 5 hours ago
The SEC is home to some of college football’s top talent at running back in 2017. Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and LSU each make an appearance in the top 30 running back tandems for the upcoming season. The Crimson Tide own the deepest depth chart at this position, but the Bulldogs take the top spot in tandems with the return of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.    Having two running...

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 4 min ago
Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 less than two weeks away, it’s 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 title game, and even though both sides of...

15 College Football Teams Poised for a Breakout Season in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 5 hours ago
Making preseason predictions or assembling rankings for all 130 college football teams is never easy. After all, it’s impossible to be 100 percent accurate at the end of any season. The emergence of breakout players, injuries, bad luck are just a few reasons why some teams don’t live up to the preseason hype. Additionally, college football always produces a handful of teams that...

College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 2 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 less than 15 days away and fall practice is ongoing for all 130 teams around the nation, which means depth chart changes, quarterback battles, freshmen and breakout players are under the microscope. With the 2017 season quickly approaching, it's...

Predicting the Pac-12's Biggest Upsets for 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 6 days 3 hours ago
The college football conference with more bizarre late-night happenings than a Crispin Glover talk show appearance never fails to provide memorable, sometimes championship-altering upsets.    Who can forget Stanford's win at Oregon in 2012, or USC's victory there the season prior – both of which changed the face of the BCS championship. In 2014, Oregon State...

6 Teams Ready to Turn Close Losses into Big Wins in 2017

By Athlon Sports, 6 days 5 hours ago
Looking back at the preseason polls once a season has ended is like looking at an old yearbook before your high school reunion. I really thought that hair style looked good? And what’s with that shirt? What was I thinking?   I really thought Tennessee was a top-10 team? How could I have believed that Ole Miss and Michigan State were going to be fine after what they lost following...

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some programs, finding the next stars at defensive back is an easy task. Florida State and Alabama top Athlon's best defensive backfields...

Heisman Watch: Ranking the Pac-12's Top Candidates for 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 4 days ago
The annals of Pac-12 football history are filled with stars who won the Heisman Trophy – names like Jim Plunkett, Terry Baker, Gary Beban, Marcus Allen, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Marcus Mariota.   In total and throughout its various incarnations, the Pac-12 claims 11 Heisman winners; Pac-12 programs make for 12, with recent newcomer Colorado boasting a 1994 recipient in the...

College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense. How should a team with four starters at linebacker...