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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 approaching quickly, it’s never too early 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.

How the WakeyLeaks Incident Increased Rampant Paranoia Among College Football Coaches

The WakeyLeaks incident has only amped up coaches’ already rampant paranoia.
How the WakeyLeaks Incident Increased Rampant Paranoia Among College Football Coaches

Congratulations, WakeyLeaks. Wake Forest’s game-plan breach from a highly unlikely source — radio analyst and former assistant coach Tommy Elrod — managed to make already-paranoid college football coaches even more paranoid.

 

That is no small achievement.

 

Ranking the Pac-12 Running Back Tandems for 2017

Washington takes the top spot for 2017.
Ranking the Pac-12 Running Back Tandems for 2017

The Pac-12 boasts a talented group of running backs returning for 2017, as Washington’s Myles Gaskin, Oregon’s Royce Freeman and USC’s Ronald Jones are expected to challenge for All-America honors. Freeman missed most of last season due to injury but has the most returning rushing yardage of any FBS player this fall.

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2017

Which QBs will have a breakout year this fall?
College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2017

It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. And if you need any evidence, take a look at last year's CFB Playoff contenders.

Examining the Over/Under 2017 Win Totals for the Pac-12

Can someone challenge Washington and USC at the top?
Examining the Over/Under 2017 Win Totals for the Pac-12

Let me start my overview of the Pac-12 by saying USC is back and this is great not only for the conference, but also for college football in general.

Assessing Every College Football Head Coach Hire from Power 5 Teams from 2012-16

Which head coach hires since 2012 were home-run hires?
Assessing Every College Football Head Coach Hire from Power 5 Teams from 2012-16

In 2012, the SEC’s perceived dominance over the rest of college football was an unquestioned fact of life in the sport. Five years later, the conference with the most money, most fertile recruiting base and most passionate following looks like a shadow of its best self, reduced to Alabama and the 13 Dwarves. What the heck happened?

 

How are College Football's Top Recruits Handling the Changing Coaching Landscape?

When a top prospect — like Houston native Ed Oliver — commits, is he committing to the coach or the school?
How are College Football's Top Recruits Handling the Changing Coaching Landscape?

Ed Oliver could’ve gone to almost any college in America, at least any college with a football program.

 

Pac-12's Top Coordinator Hires for 2017

Selecting the Pac-12's top assistant coach hires for 2017.
Pac-12's Top Coordinator Hires for 2017

The Pac-12 experienced its share of turnover and change in the coordinator ranks this offseason. Eight different teams experienced some sort of change at offensive or defensive coordinator for the 2017 season, with USC, Stanford, Arizona and Washington State maintaining the same coordinator duo as they did in 2016.

 

College Football Bowl Projections for 2017

Projecting every bowl and playoff games for 2017.
College Football Bowl Projections for 2017

College football's 2017 season is still over 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December. The top four teams for the fourth year of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from last season.

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