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College Football's Top 12 Coaches on the Rise for 2014

Pete Lembo is a name to watch in 2014.
College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Rise for 2014

Every year, there’s a new crop of rising stars in college football’s coaching ranks ready to make an appearance on the national stage. Alabama's Nick Saban, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher are names familiar across the nation with any fanbase. 

However, what about the next wave of stars that could be at BCS jobs in the next five years?

College Football 2017 All-America Team

Athlon picks the best players for 2017.
College Football 2017 All-America Team

The 2017 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2017 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of quarterbacks.

Top 50 College Football Players of the Past 50 Years (Athlon Era)

Ranking college football's best players since 1967.
Top 50 College Football Players of the Athlon Era

The inaugural edition of Athlon Sports was published in 1967, the same year that a running back named O.J. Simpson led the USC Trojans to the national championship.

Utah State Football: 2017 Aggies Preview and Prediction

The Aggies rank No. 97 in Athlon’s Top 130 for 2017
Utah State Football: 2017 Aggies Preview and Prediction

Utah State’s impressive streak of six consecutive bowl appearances came to an end last season, as the Aggies stumbled to 3-9. Getting back to the postseason could be a difficult task for head coach Matt Wells and company with only eight starters returning. Both the offensive and defensive lines will look completely different and Utah State has to do a better job of protecting leads and closing out games.

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.

Mountain West Football 2017 Predictions

Complete Mountain West preview for 2017.
Mountain West Football 2017 Predictions

San Diego State has claimed back-to-back Mountain West titles, and coach Rocky Long’s team begins 2017 in great shape to repeat. The Aztecs should be solid on defense once again, with the offense expected to lean heavily on the one-two punch of Rashaad Penny and Juwan Washington to replace Donnel Pumphrey at running back.

College Football Top 25 for 2017

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

College football’s 2017 season starts on Aug. 26 and concludes with the national championship on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. The season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to project and rank college football's top 25 teams.

 

15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2017

Which teams are the toughest to rank in 2017?
15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2017

Predictions for any FBS conference and all 130 college football teams are an inexact science. Some teams are just a bigger mystery than others or a hard program to get a read on for the upcoming year. Coaching changes, transfers, players returning from injury, scheme tweaks or just overall depth chart concerns make any preseason prediction difficult for a number of teams.

Mountain West Football 2017 All-Conference Team

Athlon honors the best in the MW for 2017.
Mountain West Football 2017 All-Conference Team

The Mountain West features an intriguing group of teams vying for the league title in 2017, so it’s no surprise Wyoming, San Diego State, Boise State and Colorado State lead the way in all-conference selections. The Aztecs feature the most players selected to the All-Mountain West team with 14, followed by Wyoming and Colorado State tied for second at 12.

Ranking the Mountain West's College Football Coaches for 2017

Air Force's Troy Calhoun ranks among the league's best.
Ranking the Mountain West's College Football Coaches for 2017

The Mountain West features a solid group of coaches for the 2017 season. Air Force's Troy Calhoun, San Diego State's Rocky Long and Wyoming's Craig Bohl rank as Athlon's top three coaches, but Boise State's Bryan Harsin isn't far behind, and Colorado State's Mike Bobo is a coach on the rise. 

 

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