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College Football's Top 35 Breakout Players for 2013

Florida State's Jameis Winston is the top breakout player for 2013.
College Football's Top 35 Breakout Players for 2013

Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.

College Football's Worst 25 Coaching Tenures of the BCS Era

Turner Gill's hire did not work out well for Kansas.
College Football's Worst 25 Coaching Tenures of the BCS Era

Determining the worst coaching tenures for any period is no easy task. Each program has its own set of hurdles to overcome, and all coaches aren’t on equal footing when they take over a job.

College Football's Top 10 Players Returning From Injury for 2013

Colorado's Paul Richardson is back after missing all of 2012.
College Football's Top 10 Players Returning From Injury for 2013

Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Just ask the coaching staffs at Maryland, Missouri or USC.The Terrapins lost four quarterbacks to season-ending injuries last year, while the Tigers played 2012 without the services of standout running back Henry Josey. USC lost defensive end Devon Kennard in the preseason, which played a role in the Trojans’ defense finishing seventh in the Pac-12 in yards allowed.

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017

Every college football team ranked 1-130 for 2017.
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’s projected national champion. The Crimson Tide lost to Clemson on the final play of last year’s title game, and even though both sides of the ball have a few holes to fill, coach Nick Saban’s program is still the team to beat. Ohio State is a close No.

15 College Football Teams Poised for a Breakout Season in 2017

Which teams could exceed preseason expectations?
15 College Football Teams Poised for a Breakout Season in 2017

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.

College Football Top 25 for 2017

Athlon projects college football's top 25 teams for 2017.
College Football Top 25 for 2017

NCAAF Rankings: FSU QBCollege 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 chart changes, quarterback battles, freshmen and breakout players are under the microscope.

Predicting the Pac-12's Biggest Upsets for 2017

Phillip Lindsay and Colorado could get some payback against Washington when the two teams meet in Boulder
Predicting the Pac-12's Biggest Upsets for 2017

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. 

 

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

Analytics can tell us which teams are poised to surprise in 2017.
6 Teams Ready to Turn Close Losses into Big Wins in 2017

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?

 

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2017

Which team has the best secondary?
College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backfields for 2017

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.

College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2017

Georgia takes the top spot in LB unit rankings.
College Football's Top 50 Linebacker Units for 2017

Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field.

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