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The Top 10 Games for the First Weekend of College Football

Our picks of the top 10 games this weekend and what we may learn
Our picks of the top 10 games this weekend and what we may learn

By Monday evening, a good portion of an offseason’s worth of predictions and debates may be out of date.

That’s part of the anticipation for the first weekend of the season, which will stretch from Thursday through Monday night. Plenty of games with plenty to learn, pretty much.

Here’s a quick guide to the games we watching closely and what lessons he hope to gain for each team.

1. Georgia at Clemson
Need to know: Saturday, 8 p.m., ABC

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.

3 Reasons for Optimism About the Virginia Tech Hokies in 2018

Quarterback Josh Jackson's continued development will be key to the Hokies' outlook for next season
3 Reasons for Optimism About the Virginia Tech Hokies in 2018

The past two months haven’t been filled with good news for the Virginia Tech football team. November featured four rather uninspiring performances which led into the Camping World Bowl loss to Oklahoma State.

Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25 for 2018

Athlon projects college football's very early top 25 teams for 2018.
Early College Football Top 25 for 2018

The start of college football's 2018 season is still several months away, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict how the top 25 could look by next year. While there will be many personnel changes and coaching moves prior to spring practice that will have a major impact on this list, the top of the rankings has a few familiar faces in the mix.

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2018

Clemson was a big winner around the NFL Draft's Early Entry Deadline.
College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2018

The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2018 draft officially passed on Monday evening and over 100 players declared for the next level. The deadline produced a few surprises, as Clemson's defensive line remained intact with Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant each deciding to return to campus in 2018.

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2018

With four marquee matchups on tap, Gus Malzahn's Auburn Tigers could have a big say in how the College Football Playoff field shapes up next season
Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2018

When the 2018 college football season begins, it will do so in familiar fashion with Alabama kicking off a new year as the defending champions and everyone else trying to catch up.

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2018

Clemson is the early favorite to win the ACC title in 2018.
Early ACC Football Predictions for 2018

The top of the ACC in 2018 could look a lot like the 2017 standings. Clemson has claimed three consecutive conference titles and begins the preseason as the favorite for next fall. The Tigers should have an explosive offense, while the defense should remain among the best in college football.

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams

Every college football team ranked 1-130.
Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017

The 2017-18 college football season is officially in the books, and it’s time to take a look back at the year with full 130 team rankings for every FBS team based upon the body of work. Alabama defeated Georgia on Jan. 8 to claim the national championship, and in no surprise, coach Nick Saban’s team takes the top spot in the rankings. The Bulldogs finish No.

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Orange, Fiesta, Rose, Sugar and Peach

Athlon picks the bowl games from Dec. 30-Jan. 1 against the spread.
College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Orange, Fiesta, Rose, Sugar and Peach 2017

College football's bowl slate wraps up with an intriguing slate of must-see matchups on Dec. 30 and Jan. 1. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson could be playing in his final collegiate game in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Mississippi State.

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