1. Ranking States by Their College Basketball Teams

    Villanova is college basketball's reigning national champion, bringing the state of Pennsylvania its first NCAA title since the Wildcats won it all in 1985...

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  2. The Top 10 NBA 2017 Draft Prospects in the ACC

    Youth will be served in the ACC during the 2016-17 season, as 11 of the top 30 players in 247Sports' recruiting rankings are headed to the league this fall...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 3 days ago 17,894 reads 37 comments

  3. Power Ranking Top 25 College Football Stadiums of 2016

    Depending on your TV, watching college football from home has almost become as immersive as being at the game itself...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 5 days ago 23,823 reads 69 comments

  4. Every Top 25 College Basketball Team's Most Explosive Player in 2016-17

    Balance and consistency are great, but there's something about that college basketball player who can erupt for a big play or a huge game that gets the juices flowing...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 8 days ago 7,837 reads 27 comments

  5. Biggest College Football Locks of the Year for 2016

    There are few certainties in life. Good thing the same isn't the case for college football. We're still a few months away from the start of the 2016 season, but thankfully we can ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 9 days ago 12,204 reads 63 comments

  6. College Football Schools That Belong in Different Conferences

    The Big 12 helped fill the void this offseason by reviving the college football realignment/expansion discussion, prompting the wheels to start turning about which schools the conference might seek to add and how that will affect other leagues...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 10 days ago 26,997 reads 125 comments

  7. The Top 10 2017 NBA Draft Prospects in the Big Ten

    After seeing three of its own get taken in the first round of the 2015 NBA draft, including No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State and No. 9 selection Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin, the Big Ten may be in line for a down year as far as selections go...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 10 days ago 23,527 reads 41 comments

  8. The 1 Position That Needs Most Improvement for Every Power 5 CFB Team

    There's always room for improvement. Ask any college football coach and he'll be quick to point out at least one area on his team that could be better, either in terms of personnel, scheme or production...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 11 days ago 25,535 reads 81 comments

  9. NASCAR at Michigan 2016 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

    Joey Logano has earned the pole for Sunday's Firekeepers 400, winning the last two of three qualifying rounds on Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Logano ran the two-mile lap in a time of 36...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 14 days ago 4,307 reads 0 comments

  10. Predicting Which Team Will Finish Dead Last in Every CFB Conference in 2016

    Every college football team has high hopes during the offseason; that's a given. But in a few months, reality will set in, and we'll start to see the cream rise to the top. And consequently, the dregs will dip to the bottom...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 15 days ago 19,092 reads 68 comments

  11. The Most Important Players for Top College Basketball Teams in 2016-17

    There's always one player who stands out from the rest of the pack. As much as college basketball coaches try to assemble a balanced lineup, one that's not overly reliant on a single player, most of the time someone emerges from the pack...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 15 days ago 28,012 reads 54 comments

  12. 10 College Football Players Under Unrealistic Pressure in 2016

    For a sport that's still technically played by amateurs, college football sure does put a lot of pressure on its athletes...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 16 days ago 20,279 reads 76 comments

  13. Ranking Top 15 Venues for Night Games in College Football

    College football games make for an amazing in-person experience, regardless of where you are. But they're even better when the sun goes down and the lights come on...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 17 days ago 55,305 reads 252 comments

  14. The Top 10 2017 NBA Draft Prospects in the Pac-12

    The Pac-12 Conference had a strong regular season in 2015-16 that was followed by an unimpressive NCAA tournament performance...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 17 days ago 13,346 reads 16 comments

  15. Every Power 5 College Football Team's Top 2017 Recruiting Target This Summer

    The 2016 college football season is still almost three months away, but planning for the future never takes a break...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 17 days ago 17,239 reads 47 comments

  16. The Perfect College Football Starting Lineup for 2016

    (Note: The following is best read in the voice of a sympathetic product spokesperson.) As a college football fan, we get that you're fed up with the game...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 22 days ago 29,937 reads 232 comments

  17. Replacements for Top 20 Players to Declare Early for 2016 NBA Draft

    So fun to watch but gone so quickly. This is the best way to describe college basketball's top players each year since the majority of them end up turning pro long before their eligibility is exhausted...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 22 days ago 9,691 reads 16 comments

  18. College Football Uniform Trends to Watch for in 2016

    New York City's renowned Fashion Week extravaganza came and went back in February without a single mention of some of the hottest fads sweeping the world. The college football world, that is...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 23 days ago 22,677 reads 29 comments

  19. College Basketball Teams Guaranteed to Improve Their Win Total in 2016-17

    Depending on the college basketball team, the 2015-16 season was either one to remember or something it wishes to forget...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 23 days ago 9,994 reads 30 comments

  20. Ranking Every State by Their College Football Teams

    College football has an unending supply of team pride, as well as quite a bit of pride for teams from the same conference (except maybe their rival)...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 24 days ago 80,960 reads 296 comments

  21. Every Power 5 Conference's Sleeper Team for 2016

    The favorites have been clearly defined—just look at the top of any super-early rankings or Vegas title odds ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 26 days ago 26,712 reads 77 comments

  22. Power Ranking College Football's 10 Best QB Depth Charts for 2016

    It's not enough to just have one good quarterback in college football. In order to ensure sustained success in the current season and beyond, teams need multiple capable passers who can step in at a moment's notice...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 28 days ago 35,444 reads 206 comments

  23. Every Power 5 College Football Team's Most Explosive Playmaker

    Football is the ultimate team game, as regular contributions are necessary from a slew of players in order to achieve success. The best college football teams are ones who are talented and accomplished across the board, not just in one or two areas...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 29 days ago 36,228 reads 110 comments

  24. NASCAR at Charlotte 2016 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

    Martin Truex Jr. will sit on the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 after narrowly edging out Joey Logano in the final round of qualifying Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex earned his ninth career pole by running the 1...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 29 days ago 5,070 reads 4 comments

  25. The Most Loaded College Basketball Rosters of the 2016-17 Season

    If college basketball teams were baked potatoes, these would be the ones that come with all the fixings. With the NCAA's deadline for returning to school having passed Wednesday, ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 1 month ago 95,895 reads 129 comments