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David Shaw, Stanford Football
Stanford must replace a pair of top-10 NFL draft picks in running back Christian McCaffrey and defensive end Solomon Thomas, but don’t expect the Cardinal to take too many steps back. Eight starters return on both sides of the ball, the...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Quinton Flowers, USF Football
USF is the projected top Group of 5 team from the 2017 Athlon Sports rankings, and the Bulls are loaded with talent for coach Charlie Strong’s debut. USF features 15 players on the 2017 American Athletic All-Conference team by Athlon Sports,...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Louisville Football
As impressive as Lamar Jackson’s Heisman Trophy-winning campaign was, three straight losses to finish things definitely ended Louisville’s 2016 season on a sour note. Jackson is back but he’s one of just four returning starters on...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
J.T. Barrett, Ohio State Football
The Big Ten features four teams - Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State - inside of Athlon’s top 25 for 2017. These four teams return a good chunk of talent this year, with 14 Buckeyes earning a spot on Athlon’s All-Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Butch Jones, Tennessee Football
The expectations of a preseason top-10 ranking ended in a 9-4 campaign for Tennessee, one that featured some highs (wins over Florida, Georgia and Virginia Tech) but also several lows (losses to Vanderbilt and South Carolina). The challenge now for...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Football
Very little went right for Notre Dame and Brian Kelly last season. The Fighting Irish went from being a preseason top-10 team with College Football Playoff aspirations to finishing 4-8. To be fair, only one of the losses was by more than eight...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win it all in 2017, so it should be no surprise the Crimson Tide dominate the All-SEC selections. Nick Saban’s team features 15 players on Athlon’s All-SEC squad for 2017, including 10 on the first team...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Football
The Big 12’s 2017 all-conference team features a three-way tie at the top for the most selections. Texas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma all feature 15 picks for Athlon’s 2017 All-Big 12 team, while Kansas State checks in second at 13...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Justin Herbert, Oregon Football
Oregon is in unchartered territory, as the Ducks are coming off a 4-8 record, their worst finish since 1991. Not surprisingly, head coach Mark Helfrich was fired and while many applauded the hire of Willie Taggart, his tenure in Eugene got off to a...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Bill Snyder, Kansas State Football
Kansas State has been a model of consistency since Bill Snyder returned as head coach in 2009, as the Wildcats have won at least six games every season and have posted just one losing record. This year’s Wildcats team could be quite dangerous...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Mark Richt, Miami Football
Is this the year Miami finally wins the Coastal Division? Second-year coach Mark Richt must replace quarterback Brad Kaaya, but the Hurricanes return one of the ACC’s top running backs in Mark Walton, along with a defense slated to rank among...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Quinton Flowers, USF Football
Led by dynamic senior quarterback Quinton Flowers, USF is Athlon’s projected top team from the American Athletic Conference and from the Group of 5 leagues. Flowers will have to handle more of the workload on offense after the departure of...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech Football
Virginia Tech suffered heavy losses on offense, but the Hokies are once again a threat to win the ACC’s Coastal Division. Josh Jackson finished spring with a slight lead over junior college recruit A.J. Bush and true freshman Hendon Hooker to...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Brett Rypien
The Mountain West features an intriguing group of teams vying for the league title in 2017, so it’s no surprise Wyoming, San Diego State, Boise State and Colorado State lead the way in all-conference selections. The Aztecs feature the most...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Logan Woodside
The favorites to win the 2017 MAC title feature a couple of familiar faces in Toledo, Western Michigan and Ohio, but Miami is a team to watch after winning six of its final seven games last year. The RedHawks feature 14 players on Athlon’s...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Urban Meyer
College football’s best collection of head coaches resides in the Big Ten. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer boasts three national championships in his career and takes the top spot in Athlon’s rankings. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh,...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Chris Petersen
The Pac-12 once again features a solid group of coaches at the top, with Washington’s Chris Petersen and Stanford’s David Shaw leading the way in Athlon’s rankings for 2017. Utah’s Kyle Whittingham, Washington State’s...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
The coaching depth and talent has improved significantly within the ACC over the last five seasons. The top of the league is headlined by Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, and a...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Nick Saban
Nick Saban is once again the unquestioned No. 1 coach in the SEC, but the debate begins at No. 2. Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen, Florida’s Jim McElwain and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn each have a case to earn the No. 2 spot, with...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Is the NBA Draft Lottery Rigged?
The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery ping-pong balls will be bouncing behind closed doors Tuesday, May 16, with the results unveiled at 8:00 p.m. ET prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors....
Nathan Rush
5 months ago
Scott Satterfield
Appalachian State’s Scott Satterfield takes the top spot in Athlon’s Sun Belt coach ranks for the second year in a row. The Mountaineers are 21-5 over the last two seasons and will be picked near the top of the league once again in 2017...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Braden Gall and Mitch Light breakdown the latest in college football. Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear!   The guys take a look back at the evolution of college football. How...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Skip Holtz
Conference USA has seen its share of changes in the head coaching and membership ranks over the last 10 seasons. The league has been a stepping stone for a handful of coaches to Power 5 jobs, but the names at the top of the rankings for 2017 -...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Frank Solich
The MAC has seen a number of coaches move to the Power 5 ranks in recent years, but the one constant in the league remains Ohio's Frank Solich. The former Nebraska coach is the conference's longest-tenured head coach in the league and takes...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Ken Niumatalolo
The American Athletic Conference has seen its share of coaching changes in recent years. The 12 programs in the league have a knack for finding the next stars in the coaching ranks, and this conference has several names to watch in 2017 and beyond...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago

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