Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast

Athlon Sports last week released its college football top 25 for the 2016 season. Now, it’s time to look at the teams that just missed the cut.

These are teams that we could see on the fringes of the top 25 this season or perhaps even contending for a division in a Power 5 conference. On this week’s podcast, co-hosts Braden Gall and David Fox go conference-by-conference looking at teams ranked 26-50.

This includes teams like Arkansas, Miami, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Washington State, Nebraska, Utah, Wisconsin, Texas, Auburn, Penn State and many, many more.

What are these teams’ strengths and weaknesses and what would need to happen for these teams to crack the top 25?

Reminder: All of Athlon’s rankings and team previews are available in this year’s preseason magazines, which can be purchase at www.athlonsports.com/store or on newsstands everywhere.

Direct download: Cover2_052516.mp3
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Let's get this offseason going with the release of the Athlon college football top 25 for the 2016 season.

The Athlon Sports preseason preview magazines are on sale everywhere (www.athlonsports.com/store). To celebrate, hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan take a deep dive into our top 25, breaking down each team and assessing their seasons ahead.

Direct download: 16_Top_25_051616.mp3
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Braden Gall and David Fox break down the latest in Big 12 expansion rumors. What should the Big 12 do with a championship game and conference realignment? What could the doomsday scenario look like should the Big 12 break-up? And college football Kentucky Derby names to lighten the mood.

Direct download: 16_May_5.mp3
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Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox go conference by conference breaking down sleepers, darkhorse Heisman candidates, top conference games and toughest teams to pinpoint. The guys also discuss Art Briles and Baylor as well as teams deciding to drop from the FBS ranks to the FCS.

Direct download: 16_April_28.mp3
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Braden Gall and David Fox are back after a Bachelor Party break to analyze how the Athlon Sports rankings are put together. There is a huge difference between power rankings and projecting the committee's rankings. Should conference championships matter as much as they do? Which league has the best chance to get two teams into the Playoff? Which league is in the most danger of missing the Playoff? How wide open is the 2016 season going to be? More like 2005 or 2007? Let's define the satellite camp issue in one (or two) sentences.

Direct download: 16_April_18.mp3
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Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox break down the toughest predictions in college football in 2016. Florida State or Clemson in the ACC? Ohio State, Michigan or Michigan State in the Big Ten East? Who will challenge Oklahoma in the Big 12? Are there six legit contenders in the Pac-12? Is Alabama-Tennessee in Atlanta a forgone conclusion in the SEC?

Direct download: 16_April_1.mp3
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Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light cover all of the media talks from the ACC, Big Ten and Big 12 while discussing Jim Harbaugh's latest antics as well as Kirby Smart's transfer rule. The fellas also draw some NCAA Tournament comparisons just for fun.

Direct download: 16_Mar_23.mp3
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Braden Gall and David Fox cover the latest chatter about Big 12 expansion, championship game and future TV network. The guys also offer analysis of the Pac-12's new transfer rule and the Ivy League's brilliant new tackling rule. Lastly, should college football coaches endorse political candidates?

Direct download: 16_March_Sadness.mp3
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Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox discuss the stats, trends and issues they study before making preseason predictions. The guys also break down all of the QB transfers in college football, the best entrances in college football, the best basketball-football coaching combos and have some fun with the SEC Primaries.

Direct download: 16_Mar_1.mp3
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Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox talk Peyton Manning, Tennessee, Jim Harbaugh, the SEC, recruiting tactics, prospect scouting reports, Group of 5 coaching jobs and spring QB battles.

Direct download: 16_Current_Events_Potpouri_021816.mp3
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