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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.

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.

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

Jim Harbaugh's Michigan Wolverines will open their season in AT&T Stadium against Florida
Ranking the Big Ten’s Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2017

The importance of the non-conference schedule supposedly has been increased in the College Football Playoff era, and the Big Ten has instituted a new scheduling policy to give the conference-wide strength of schedule a boost.

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.

Minnesota Golden Gophers 2017 Spring Football Preview

With P.J. Fleck now rowing the boat in Minneapolis, anything is possible
Minnesota Golden Gophers 2017 Spring Football Preview

It's not often that a coaching change in the Big Ten West becomes a national headline in college football, but that’s exactly what happened this offseason when Minnesota landed former Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck.

Big Ten 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

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

The Big Ten closed the gap with the SEC last year in the race to be college football’s No. 1 conference, and the league is in great shape as spring ball opens for 2017. Ohio State and Penn State should be among the nation’s frontrunners to win it all next year, while Michigan and Wisconsin will also rank in many preseason top 10 lists.

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.

Ranking the Big Ten's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

Michigan State's Dantonio and Izzo take the top spot for 2017.
Ranking the Big Ten's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

The Big Ten isn’t hurting for talent in its coaching ranks. The duo of Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio ranks as the best in the conference, but Ohio State (Urban Meyer and Thad Matta) and Michigan (Jim Harbaugh and John Beilein) round out a strong top three. And the conference also features some up-and-coming duos, including Minnesota, Northwestern and Penn State.

 

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.

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