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article June 27, 2017

College Defensive Back Rankings 2017

Our preseason position-by-position college football position rankings are nearing their end. This week, we count down our top cornerbacks and safeties, led by the return of all-world Florida State star Derwin James from an injury. More»
2007-missouri-kansas article June 23, 2017

CFB's Wild 2007 Season, 10 Years Later

Every college football season features at least one week in which the sport descends into chaos, but we need to resist the urge to compare anything to 2007. Ten years later, it's a season that deserves to be celebrated for its unsurpassable drama and quirkiness. More»
breakout-teams-2017 article June 22, 2017

CFB Breakout Team Candidates

The 2016 college football season featured several examples of teams breaking out of recent ruts to achieve breakthroughs, and it's inevitable that the 2017 season will feature similar achievements. These are the teams with the best chance of making a leap forward. More»
GettyImages-614256372 article June 21, 2017

Huskies Hope For New Golden Age

It's been one hundred years since the end of the first golden age of Washington football, when it went a record 64 games without a loss over a decade. With Chris Petersen at the helm, the hope is that, a century later, Washington is heading for new glory days. More»
cfb-oline-rankings article June 20, 2017

CFB Offensive Lineman Rankings 2017

Our weekly preseason college football player rankings continue with the top 35 offensive linemen for 2017, a group deep with potential stars after only two linemen were picked in the first round of the NFL Draft in April. More»
GettyImages-607365480 article June 16, 2017

Gators Swamped With Imbalance

Florida's golden eras have come with entertaining, prolific offenses leading the charge. The past few years have been anything but that, as the Gators' defense has been far ahead of the offense -- a divide greater than any other team in college football. More»
GettyImages-507592868 article June 15, 2017

NCAA Suspends Pitino, Punishes Cards

The NCAA has ruled that Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will be suspended for five games and the team must vacate wins from 2012-14, likely including the 2013 national championship, as a result of the investigation into a sex scandal involving a staffer and recruits. More»
stidham article June 15, 2017

Ranking CFB's Transfer Quarterbacks

While expectations are often unreasonable for transfer quarterbacks, the national leader in passer rating in three of the past six years has in fact been a transfer. Will another one become a star in 2017? The list of possibilities is deep. More»
GettyImages-622873058 article June 14, 2017

Defense Now Star of Clemson Show

Deshaun Watson is rightfully given the most credit as the face of Clemson's rise to the national championship, but the defense's growth shouldn't be taken for granted. And with Watson gone, that defense ensures that the Tigers won't fall far after their title. More»
dl-rankings article June 13, 2017

CFB Defensive Lineman Rankings 2017

A pair of sophomore defensive tackles, Houston's Ed Oliver and Clemson's Dexter Lawrence, are in the conversation for best overall player in college football this season, and they headline our list of the nation's top defensive ends and tackles. More»
cfb-hall article June 1, 2017

Top 15 CFB Hall of Fame Candidates

The selection process for the College Football Hall of Fame can't help but be unwieldy, with so many deserving candidates and such small sample sizes. On Thursday, the 75 nominees for the 2018 class were revealed. These are the most deserving. More»
GettyImages-496144852 article June 1, 2017

College Conference Coach Rankings

The past decade has seen the SEC reign supreme more often than not, but three of the past four national titles have been won by the ACC and Big Ten, which have come close, at least, to evening the playing field thanks to some inspired coaching hires. More»
GettyImages-630731554 article May 31, 2017

Tide Run Game Rolling To New Heights

Much has been made of the need for Alabama's passing game to expand, and rightfully so. But last year's offense came mere moments away from perfection anyway, and an even deeper running game could prove to be unstoppable in 2017. More»
runningback-cfb-rank-2017 article May 30, 2017

College Running Back Rankings 2017

College football said goodbye to a deep class of running backs in the NFL Draft, but the position remains well stocked with talent heading into the 2017 season. A strong group of juniors leads our list of the nation's top 40 running backs. More»
sec-qbs article May 26, 2017

SEC Quarterbacks On The Upswing

Lackluster quarterback play has closed the gap between the SEC and the rest of college football's Power Five conferences, and it has made Alabama's dominance look even easier. Fortunately, a group of enticing QBs could have SEC passing back on the rise. More»
rising-coaches-2017 article May 25, 2017

CFB's Rising Star Coaching Candidates

So many college football head coaching jobs have switched hands in the past few years that the supply of rising potential head coaches is getting scarce. Still, the carousel will inevitably be active again at the end of this season. These are the coaches in line for bigger things. More»
GettyImages-615559858 article May 24, 2017

Badgers' Reliability Worthy of Praise

Before Barry Alvarez transformed the program, Wisconsin spent a quarter-century lost as a Big Ten afterthought. For another 25 years now, however, the Badgers have been something entirely different: one of the most reliably good football teams in America. More»
2017-cfb-linebackers article May 23, 2017

College Linebacker Rankings 2017

Sports on Earth's 2017 college football player rankings series began last week with the best receivers and continues with the top 35 linebackers, headlined by dynamic LSU pass rusher Arden Key and many other rising stars. More»
GettyImages-614166268 article May 19, 2017

Don't Sleep On Miami In ACC Race

Miami went 9-4 last season in Mark Richt's debut as coach, and the Hurricanes may have been better than you remember. While they need to find a new quarterback, they enter the 2017 season with legitimate hopes of a long-awaited breakthrough in the ACC. More»
kelly-jones article May 18, 2017

CFB Coaches Under The Most Pressure

Twenty-one college football head coaching jobs opened by the end of last season, continuing the trend of the highly active coaching carousel on an annual basis. So, as the 2017 season nears, let's take a look at the coaches under the most pressure in each conference. More»

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