College Football Articles

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017
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...
Steven Lassan
10 hours ago
Ronald Jones II
The Heisman Trophy is handed out to college football’s most outstanding player but when it comes to preseason predictions, the award is not much more than a popularity contest that features the biggest names in the sport. That’s one...
Bryan Fischer
15 hours ago
It was just your typical offseason around the Oklahoma football program.   The Sooners were coming off a Big 12 title, their second in a row. A highly touted group of freshmen had just hit campus. Columnists were stretching to find new...
Allen Kenney
15 hours ago
Bradley Chubb, NC State Wolfpack Football
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...
Steven Lassan
16 hours ago
Bradley Chubb, NC State Wolfpack Football
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...
Steven Lassan
16 hours ago
Kamryn Pettway
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...
J.P. Scott
16 hours 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...
Adam Kurkjian
17 hours ago
NCAA Top 25
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...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
Phillip Lindsay
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...
Kyle Kensing
1 day ago
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football
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...
Athlon Sports
1 day ago
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football
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...
Athlon Sports
1 day 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...
J.P. Scott
1 day ago
Top 25 rankings are fluid during the college football season, but going into the 2017 campaign, there are some telling signs about the schedules of some of the FCS powers.   The strength of regular season schedules – and lack of...
Craig Haley
1 day ago
Derrius Guice
Miracles are not expected by the LSU faithful in Ed Orgeron’s first full season on the sidelines but a record better than last year’s 8-4 finish is a must, and widely expected to be accomplished. A marque non-conference, season-opening...
Ryan Wright
1 day ago
After reaching an oh-so-familiar 9-4 record last season, Nebraska enters the 2017 college football season staring firmly down the barrel of a rebuild. That’s not exactly the place the program wanted to be in year three of Mike Riley’s...
Bryan Fischer
2 days ago
Quinton Flowers
The Heisman Trophy is college football’s most prestigious individual award, so it should come as no surprise that it’s been very difficult for a player outside of a Power 5 conference to win it. In fact, the last time a player from one...
Mark Ross
2 days ago
Jimbo Fisher
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...
J.P. Scott
2 days ago
Baker Mayfield
The Big 12 didn’t wind up having a team in the College Football Playoff last season but the conference was all over the Heisman Trophy ceremony, drawing the rare honor of sending not one but two finalists to New York for the sport’s...
Bryan Fischer
5 days ago
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
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....
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
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....
Steven Lassan
5 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 clichés used...
Athlon Sports
5 days ago
After breaking down each FBS conference and providing opinions on the win totals for all of those college football teams, it’s time to take a look at the best values. For this exercise, I am going to break my picks into two categories...
Matt Josephs
5 days ago
Larry Fedora inherited a solid program when he took over the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2012. The Heels had four consecutive winning seasons prior to Fedora’s arrival in Chapel Hill, though there was some turmoil off of the field. Despite...
Jon Kinne
5 days ago
Sam Darnold
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...
Kyle Kensing
6 days ago
Utah has finally reached a point where rebuilding has given way to reloading. The Utes enter the 2017 season with some holes to fill in key positions in the secondary, along the offensive line and on special teams. Filling those holes will be a...
John Coon
6 days ago

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