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A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

Athlon projects college football's very early top 25 teams for 2017.
A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. With spring practice underway, the countdown to the 2017 season can officially begin, as teams have started the process of answering offseason concerns.

Ranking the ACC’s Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2017

Deondre Francois and Florida State open the season against Alabama in Atlanta and finish things off in Gainesville against in-state rival Florida
Ranking the ACC’s Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2017

How has the ACC remodeled its football product in recent years? By playing the best.

 

And eventually beating the best.

 

College Football's Spring 1-130 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2017

Ranking all 130 FBS QBs, prior to spring practice.
College Football's Spring 1-130 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2017

Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, with Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and USC's Sam Darnold next in line. Ohio State's J.T.

College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2017

Projecting some of CFB's next stars at quarterback in 2017.
College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2017

The countdown to the 2017 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts.

ACC 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

Previewing key storylines around the ACC for spring practice.
ACC 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

The ACC finished 2016 on a high note and the momentum for this league should carry into 2017. Clemson is the reigning national champions, and even though coach Dabo Swinney has plenty of holes to fill this spring, the Tigers should be a threat to make the CFB Playoff.

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

Michigan State takes the top spot in the coaching tandems.
Ranking the Nation's Top 30 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all 130 teams and tournament time is approaching for teams on the hardwood.

NC State Wolfpack 2017 Spring Football Preview

Dave Doeren and the Wolfpack enter the spring with plenty of returning starters and increased expectations
NC State Wolfpack 2017 Spring Football Preview

After being on the hot seat nearly the entire 2016 season NC State head coach Dave Doeren and the Wolfpack finished with a 7-5 record and an Independence Bowl victory over Vanderbilt. This was the third straight bowl appearance for Doeren in his four years in Raleigh.

 

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

Tom Herman ranks as the No. 1 coaching hire for 2017.
Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year’s cycle.

Ranking the ACC's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

Duke's Krzyzewski and Cutcliffe take the top spot for 2017.
Ranking the ACC's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos 2017

The ACC isn’t hurting for talent in the coaching ranks. Some of the nation’s top coaches in college basketball or on the gridiron with college football reside in this conference. With Mike Krzyzewski and David Cutcliffe leading the way, Duke once again ranks as the top coaching tandem by Athlon Sports from the ACC.

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