Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast (sports)

The guys dive deep into the rankings meetings and predictions for the 2017 Minority Report. Which teams were most hotly debated and which teams do we think we pegged incorrectly? Which picks could we take back? And what a difference a play makes: How the history of college football can be shaped by one play.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:21am CDT

The 2017 preview magazines are out - buy one at AthlonSports.com/Store - and the guys are breaking down the official Playoff predictions. Who are the top four teams in college football this year, who wins it all and how many legit contenders are there for the 'Ship in 2017?

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:59am CDT

The guys bounce all over the college football map asking critical questions about the offseason. Which Top 10 team is the most overrated? Which team outside of the Top 25 could make a run? What are some programs on the rise and on the decline? Who are some Heisman Trophy darkhorses? Who was the best head coaching and assistant hire? Which hire was the most puzzling? Which QB battles are the most interesting?

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:21am CDT

The guys take a look back at the evolution of college football. How has the game changed over time and what does that mean for the future of the sport? Rules changes, media distribution models and playoff structure all play into how the game has morphed into what it is today and what it will be in the future. We break down the 50 biggest innovations in college football over the last 50 years.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:42am CDT

Did the ACC takes major strides forward in the college football hierarchy last fall and what is the next step for this league? Are Miami and Virginia Tech the top candidates to win the Coastal Division or could Pitt, Georgia Tech or North Carolina sneak into contention? Does Louisville belong alongside national powers Clemson and Florida State? What does Lamar Jackson do as an encore? Is NC State a sleeper to watch?

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:57am CDT

The balance of power in the Big Ten is squarely in the East but who should be the favorite in 2017? Can Michigan rebuild quickly enough to knock off Ohio State or Penn State? What does the future of Michigan State football look like? Wisconsin appears to be the favorite on paper in the West but there is a large group of quality teams chasing the Badgers. And Minnesota and Purdue have new coaches.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:34am CDT

The guys dive deep into the South to break down the SEC. What is the biggest issue for the SEC and it's perceived drop-off? Who is on the top contender tier in the East and which team could be a Wild Card? What else can be said about Bama and who are the two clear challengers to the Tide in the West? What do we make of the state of Mississippi football?

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:47pm CDT

Is the Pac-12 the easiest league to pinpoint the favorites in 2017? Why is this the year to trust USC? Can Washington repeat? But who are the contenders next in line? Utah has an identity, Colorado returns everyone on offense and UCLA has the best quarterback. In the North, Oregon could bounce back quickly, Wazzu has its QB back and Stanford will once again be a tough out.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:05pm CDT

Athlon Sports is back doing what it does best: previewing college football. Braden and Mitch are previewing the Big 12 this week. Who are the teams that can challenge Oklahoma? How far does Baylor fall? Is Texas the surprise to watch for in '17? What do we make of quarterback situations at West Virginia and Texas Tech? Can TCU bounce back? Will the Big 12 miss the Playoff again?

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

The guys start with Jim Harbaugh and why people are obsessed with him? Which leads into a bigger discussion about why fans and the media glorify college coaches. Finally, the guys break down the Power 5 rosters heading into spring practice. Who are the most talented teams in the nation?

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:24am CDT