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College Football's Top 15 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2014

Laquon Treadwell is primed for a breakout year in Oxford.
College Football's Top 15 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2014

Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which players are ready for a big jump in production.

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.

AP Poll: Where BCS Champions Rank in the Preseason

Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?
Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?

When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.

Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013

Opposing coaches are high on Oklahoma State.
Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013

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 cliches used during the year.

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.

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?

 

Heisman Watch: Big 12’s Top Candidates for 2017

Baker Mayfield is already a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist
Heisman Watch: Big 12’s Top Candidates for 2017

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 ultimate individual honor.

 

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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