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College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season lived up to the hype. With several marquee matchups in the opening weekend, the action at the FBS level didn't disappoint. Alabama remained the team to beat after a win against Florida State, Michigan dominated Florida, Louisville rallied to beat Purdue, Tennessee knocked off Georgia Tech in overtime, and Virginia Tech beat West...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Week 1)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The first weekend of the 2017 season didn't disappoint. Alabama knocked off Florida State in Atlanta on Saturday night, while Tennessee and Georgia Tech played an entertaining overtime affair in the same stadium on Monday night. Ohio State...

Top 5 College Football Kickoff Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Most college football teams with a shot at success start their season off with a tune-up or two, but a handful play their fellow ranked opponents on a neutral site. This is just one of many efforts over the past four decades to bring a “bowl game” feel to the beginning of the college football season.    The first and longest-running of these efforts was the Kickoff...

Western Michigan Broncos vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

By Josh Webb, 1 month 2 weeks ago
What a year it was for the USC Trojans in 2016. After opening their season with a thorough and humiliating loss to Alabama, the Men of Troy would also fall to Stanford and Utah before rattling off nine straight wins, including a dramatic come-from-behind victory against Penn State in the Rose Bowl. Whatever USC (and fans) felt at the start of the season, those feelings were a distant and...

20 College Football Games to Look Forward to This September

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The college football season is almost upon us and while it may technically start in late August, it’s the month of September that is the heart of the action on the gridiron. Featuring the bulk of the non-conference matchups and several compelling conference openers, it doesn’t get much better than this slate after a long offseason without the sport.   What games are...

College Football's 15 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football is back in our lives and judging by the Week 1 schedule, better than ever. This year’s slate has just about everything you can want, from blue blood matchups to intriguing meetings of schools from vastly different parts of the country. There’s even what some are calling the best opening game ever down in Atlanta between a pair of top-three teams who will be...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the opening weekend. A handful of games kick off the Week 1 slate on Thursday night, including Indiana hosting Ohio State, Buffalo-Minnesota and Tulsa-Oklahoma State.   Friday night also features a busy schedule of games, as Lane...

College Football's 2017 All-Name Team

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks 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...

5 Worst Preseason No. 1 Teams in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Even if they do not win a national championship, most preseason No. 1 college football teams finish with one to three losses and plenty of success. The season may not have lived up to their fans’ expectations, but it was at least respectable.   However, there are a few teams whose seasons went so poorly that their preseason No. 1 ranking became a black mark. Here are the five worst...

10 Under-the-Radar College Football Games to Watch in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks 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-...