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When Does College Football Start in 2020?

The 2020 season officially kicks off in August with an early Week 0 matchup
When Does College Football Start in 2020?

College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with six overall matchups on tap for Week 0. The showdown in Ireland between Navy and Notre Dame ranks as the top matchup for Week 0, but Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV also provide intrigue. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with games starting on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes with a meeting between Georgia and Virginia in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 7.

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2020

Examining where teams rank in terms of talent heading into the season
Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2020

Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts.

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2020

Examining which teams are poised to improve their win total in 2020
College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2020

College football’s 2020 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are on the rise and are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year.

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2020

Examining which freshmen could have the biggest impact this fall
College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2020

College football’s 2020 National Signing Day is officially in the books. As expected, top programs like Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and LSU signed prospects who will have a chance to play right away. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. And if teams didn't fill their needs on the recruiting trail, a trip to the transfer portal could be in order.

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2019

Examining which first-year coaches did the best job in 2019
Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2019

The 2019 college football season featured 27 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. Ohio State's Ryan Day and Louisville's Scott Satterfield were considered two of the top hires last offseason and didn't disappoint in their first year at the helm. Day guided the Buckeyes to the CFB Playoff, while Satterfield led the Cardinals to a six-game improvement in the win column. WKU's Tyson Helton, North Carolina's Mack Brown and Kansas State's Chris Klieman also deserve high marks for their first season.

College Football's Top 35 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2020

Here are 30 players poised for a breakout season
College Football's Top 35 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2020

The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the 2020 season and the players returning: regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role in shaping conference title races and the national championship and playoff picture.

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2020

LSU was hit hard by departures to the NFL
College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2020

The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2020 draft officially passed on Friday, Jan. 17 and more than 100 players declared for the next level. As expected, projected first-round picks in Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons, Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah and end Chase Young and Georgia offensive lineman Andrew Thomas are headed for the next level. LSU was hit the hardest by departures, as the reigning national champs lost nine players early to the NFL.

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

An early look at the top 25 college football teams for 2020
Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2019 season complete after LSU defeated Clemson in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2020. Clemson takes the top spot in the very early top 25, followed by Ohio State at No. 2. Alabama checks in at No. 3 as a slight favorite over LSU (No. 4) in the early SEC projections. Oklahoma, Penn State, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame and Wisconsin round out the top 10 for college football preseason rankings.

 

D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

King's decision to transfer makes him a highly sought-after signal-caller
D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has decided to transfer for his senior season, becoming a sought-after signal-caller for the 2020 college football season. King passed for 50 touchdowns and 4,925 yards in four years with the Cougars and added 1,421 yards and 28 scores on the ground. After playing in four games under first-year coach Dana Holgorsen in 2019, King decided to redshirt and later entered the portal on Jan. 13. King’s dynamic all-around ability would be a big-time addition to several teams in contention for a conference title next season. 

 

College Football's 2019 Postseason All-America Team

Athlon makes its picks for All-America honors
College Football's 2019 Postseason All-America Team

With college football’s 2019 regular season in the books, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. Heisman winner Joe Burrow was an easy selection as the first-team All-America quarterback, with Ohio State's Justin Fields and Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts up next.

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