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60 Best Running Backs in College Football

Ranking college football's top running backs for the 2019 season
College Football's Top 60 Running Backs for 2019

The 2019 college football season returns a deep group of running backs, including Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor and Clemson's Travis Etienne. Taylor and Etienne take the top spot in running back rankings for the upcoming year, with Arizona State's Eno Benjamin and Boston College's AJ Dillon next in line. Alabama's Najee Harris is primed for a breakout year and ranks just outside of the top five going into the season.

 

Group of 5's Best QB Showdowns in 2019

Houston's D'Eriq King is one QB from the Group of 5 ranks to watch this fall
Group of 5's Best QB Showdowns in 2019

If you want to go down in college football lore with a massive upset that gets everybody talking, you better have a special quarterback leading the way. That is even more true at the Group of 5 level, where talent levels across the board aren't quite as even as their Power 5 peers but something that can be neutralized with an incredible signal-caller making big plays.

 

There are a number of those in college football this season across the Group of 5. With some big-time matchups upcoming, here's a look at some of the best matchups behind center:

Head Coaches: Worst to First in College Football

Athlon ranks every FBS college football coach for 2019
Ranking All 130 College Football Head Coaches for 2019

Ranking all 130 college football head coaches before the 2019 season is an impossible task. However, as Athlon Sports has done for each of the last eight years leading up to the start of the upcoming season, we set out to sort out every FBS head coach from No. 1 to the bottom. And for the eighth straight year, Alabama's Nick Saban takes the top spot. Clemson's Dabo Swinney jumps to No. 2 with Ohio State's Urban Meyer retiring, while Washington's Chris Petersen checks in at No. 3 and Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher at No. 4.

 

College Football Win Totals: 15 Teams to Bet Big On

Here are the college teams that should beat the odds

The start of the 2019 college football season is just under two months away, and FanDuel is out with its over/under win total future bets for the upcoming year. As expected, there were plenty of interesting projections when the company released its totals in late June. While a lot can change over the next few weeks until kickoff, these 15 picks caught our attention. Which teams are worth a look to bet big on this season?

College Football Bowl Schedule for 2019-20

A rundown of every college football bowl, start time, tv channel and date for 2019-20
College Football Bowl Schedule for 2019-20

College football's bowl schedule for 2019-20 is slated to start on Dec. 20 and continues until the NCAA national championship on Jan. 13 in New Orleans. This season's bowl slate once again includes 39 contests, plus the national title following the two CFB Playoff games (Fiesta and Peach). Due to a scheduling quirk, the two semifinal games will be played on Dec. 28. The Jan. 13 date for the national championship means the winners of the semifinal games will have to wait 15 days before their showdown in New Orleans. The bowl season kicks off with two games on Dec.

2019 Preseason All-America Team

Athlon picks the best CFB players for 2019
College Football 2019 All-America Team

The 2019 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC leads the way on the 2019 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 26 overall selections, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (nine), with Clemson coming in second with eight players picked. 

 

Ranking the Mountain West's College Football Coaches for 2019

Boise State's Bryan Harsin is one of the top Group of 5 coaches
Ranking the Mountain West's College Football Coaches for 2019

The Mountain West has a solid overall collection of coaches in place for the 2019 season, with a close call at No. 1 between Boise State's Bryan Harsin and Fresno State's Jeff Tedford. Harsin gets the edge in Athlon's Mountain West coach rankings, but Tedford isn't far behind. San Diego State's Rocky Long checks in at No. 3, with Wyoming's Craig Bohl up next.

 

College Football Starting QB Rankings for 2019 (Top 130)

Athlon ranks all 130 starting quarterbacks for the 2019 season
College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2019

With summer workouts underway and fall practice right aroud the corner for all 130 college football teams, it's never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2019 season. The FBS level is loaded with talent at this position for the upcoming year, as Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence are neck-and-neck for the No. 1 spot in this ranking. The depth continues with the return of Texas' Sam Ehlinger, Georgia's Jake Fromm, Oregon's Justin Herbert and Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts.

 

Mountain West Football 2019 Predictions

Complete Mountain West preview for the 2019 season
Mountain West Football 2019 Predictions

The 2019 Mountain West predictions are headlined by tight battles atop both divisions. Boise State and Utah State are the frontrunners in the Mountain Division, with coach Bryan Harsin’s team getting a slight edge in Athlon’s projections for this season. In the West, Fresno State and San Diego State are a step ahead of Hawaii for the top spot in the division. Thanks to a standout defense and an offense that should develop behind head coach Jeff Tedford, the Bulldogs are a slight favorite over the Aztecs in the West Division.

 

Mountain West Football 2019 All-Conference Team

Athlon honors the best in the MW for 2019
Mountain West Football 2019 All-Conference Team

Boise State, Fresno State and Utah State should rank among the best teams at the Group of 5 level this season, so it's no surprise these programs lead the way in selections for the 2019 All-Mountain West Team. The Broncos feature 17 selections, followed by the Bulldogs at 13 and the Aggies with 12. Hawaii is next up with 10, and Wyoming checks in with nine selections on the all-conference team. 

 

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