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Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.   This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by...

Pac-12 Football 2016 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
An intriguing race is set to unfold in the Pac-12 this season, as there’s not a clear frontrunner or team projected to finish in the top four and in the mix for a playoff berth. However, while the league may not have a dominant team in place for 2016, there’s no shortage of talent across the conference for all 12 teams. UCLA leads the way on Athlon’s projected All-Pac-12...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Quarterbacks for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 1 year 1 month ago
Having a dual-threat quarterback who makes the defense respect his arm and legs is arguably a must for effective offenses in today’s college football. These quarterbacks have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play signal-caller seems to possess - speed...

Pac-12 Football 2016 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Most preseason predictions and rankings have the Pac-12 on the outside of the playoff picture for 2016, but there’s no shortage of intrigue or potential surrounding this league. Stanford has lost only nine conference games in coach David Shaw’s tenure, and despite significant personnel losses, the Cardinal is penciled in as one of the favorites for the 2016 title. However, with...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 1 year 1 month ago
Having a running back who has the ability to turn on the jets after getting to the second level of the defense and also make something out of nothing is a must for a great ground game. These running backs have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play back seems to...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Receivers Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 1 year 1 month ago
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play receiver seems to possess - speed, acceleration and great hands. This...

Athlon Sports College Football 2016 Team Rankings 1-128

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 month ago
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the online store, hosted by Amazon. Each year, Athlon Sports produces regional preview magazines for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, as well as...

Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.   This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by...

10 FCS vs. FBS Football Games to Avoid Watching in 2016

By Craig Haley, 1 year 2 months ago
No doubt you’ve circled plenty of Saturdays on your calendar for this fall. College football is coming and not soon enough to its millions of fans.   The excitement often starts with early-season matchups between FBS and FCS programs, when the big boys in Division I have to be on guard. Last year, nine FCS teams topped the much-larger FBS.   Related: 15 Best FBS vs. FCS...

Why the Washington Huskies Will (or Won't) Win the Pac-12 in 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 2 months ago
Expectations at their current level have not faced the Washington Huskies in quite some time. Chris Petersen’s squad checks in at No. 11 in the Athlon Sports preseason Top 25, tops among Pac-12 teams.   Related: Washington Huskies 2016 Preview and Prediction   Washington hasn’t won a conference title since the 2000 season, a campaign that culminated in a dominating...