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Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2020

A season of uncertainty awaits but assuming games are played, Clay Helton's USC Trojans have a brutal slate awaiting them
Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2020

In a sport where non-conference agreements are brokered two decades into the future, uncertainty looming less than two months before college football's scheduled kickoff feels so unsettling. Indeed, the global COVID-19 pandemic has shrouded so much of our lives in the unknown, and it might dramatically alter the college football season.

Mountain West Football 2020 All-Conference Team

Athlon honors the best in the MW for 2020
Mountain West Football 2020 All-Conference Team

The 2020 All-Mountain West Team is led by 17 selections from Boise State, with four other programs featuring double-digit selections. Hawaii and San Diego State are just behind the Broncos with 11 selections apiece, while Colorado State and Nevada both feature 10 picks. Wyoming, Utah State, New Mexico and Air Force each place nine selections on the 2020 All-Mountain West squad.

 

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 five overall matchups on tap for Week 0. With the matchup between Navy and Notre Dame moved from Ireland and to Labor Day weekend, Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV provide the most intrigue for Week 0. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with games starting on Thursday, Sept.

Ranking the Mountain West's College Football Coaches for 2020

Boise State's Bryan Harsin takes the top spot in the Mountain West for 2020
Ranking the Mountain West's College Football Coaches for 2020

The Mountain West experienced its share of turnover in the coaching ranks for 2020, as six new coaches will roam the sidelines this fall. While half of the league has a new head coach, the top of the conference remains the same. Boise State's Bryan Harsin once again takes the top spot, followed by Air Force's Troy Calhoun at No. 2 and Wyoming's Craig Bohl at No. 3. Although Utah State's Gary Andersen ranks fourth, a strong argument could be made for Nevada's Jay Norvell, San Diego State's Brady Hoke or Hawaii's Todd Graham.

 

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

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

The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders: Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State.

 

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

Examining the top prospects at quarterback for the 2021 NFL Draft
NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both are likely to go in the top five of next year's draft. The next tier is led by Texas' Sam Ehlinger, Mississippi State's K.J.

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

Several big-time college football stars did not get drafted
College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

With the 2020 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-day event.

 

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

Athlon grades and ranks all 24 college football hires for 2020
Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

College football’s 2019-20 coaching carousel featured 24 changes, including moves at Florida State, Ole Miss, Washington State, Colorado and Arkansas. With the carousel completed and all 24 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. Florida State's hire of Mike Norvell takes the top spot in Athlon's grades, but Ole Miss (Lane Kiffin), Washington State (Nick Rolovich) and Mississippi State (Mike Leach) aren't far behind.

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2020

An early ranking of college football's top 50 returning players for 2020
College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2020

The 2020 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. As expected, quarterbacks top the rankings for 2020. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were easy selections for the first two spots, with North Carolina's Sam Howell and Texas' Sam Ehlinger bringing up the next tier. Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell ranks No.

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.

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