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The ACC's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2017

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 3 days ago
The ACC put its best foot forward as the premier college football conference in the nation last year when Clemson topped Alabama for the national title.   There is plenty of interest all over the map, but right now, it would be hard-pressed to find a league with more star-studded matchups across the board this season.   Put it this way: When neither the reigning champ nor the team...

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...

Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2017 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
The 2017 college football season starts on Saturday, Aug. 26 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Atlanta, Ga. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news.   To help you prepare for the 2017 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the...

College Football Win Total Predictions for All 130 Teams in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
The 2017 college football season is less than a week away, as the first games kick off on Saturday, Aug. 26. With the start of the 2017 season approaching, it’s time to go on record and finalize preseason predictions and picks. Athlon Sports released its conference and 130 predictions earlier this offseason, and with just a few days until kickoff, it’s time to project the win totals...

College Football's Top 30 Running Back Tandems for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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...

15 College Football Teams Poised for a Breakout Season in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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...

Predicting the ACC's Biggest Upsets in 2017

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 1 week ago
There's something a little more compelling about a big upset in college football than most anywhere else.   This year, the ACC has a number of top-level teams, so the chances for a big stunner are there for the taking.   Teams like Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Miami and Virginia Tech all seem to have the requisite amount of preseason hype, so those are the squads that...

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

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week 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...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the ACC in 2017

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 1 week 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.   We're going to get things...

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks 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...