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College Football's Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2019

Ranking the top 40 quarterback transfers for 2019
College Football's Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2019

The transfer portal and player movement has been a popular topic throughout the offseason, but quarterback transfers have always been an interesting storyline prior to any college football season. That's certainly the case in 2019, as a number of high-profile players have changed teams for the upcoming year. Jalen Hurts is making the move from Alabama to Oklahoma, while Justin Fields transferred from Georgia to Ohio State for an opportunity to start.

What Could a Hypothetical ACC vs. Big Ten Football Challenge Look Like?

The two conferences already mix it up on the hardwood, so here's a plan for the gridiron
What Could a Hypothetical ACC vs. Big Ten Football Challenge Look Like?

The men's basketball teams from Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten have paired off against each other on an annual basis since 1999. The meetings have occurred at campus venues for the most part. This arrangement livens up the non-conference schedules as well as helps settle the question about which conference is superior.

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019

Athlon projects the top 25 teams for 2019
College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019

The 2019 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, but it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, two teams - Clemson and Alabama - are a step ahead of the rest of the college football world and are poised for a rematch in the national championship game.

 

College Football's Top 35 Coordinator Hires for 2019

Examining which coordinator hires will have the biggest impact
College Football's Top 35 Coordinator Hires for 2019

Whether it was head coaches, coordinators or position coaches, college football's coaching carousel was especially active this offseason. In addition to the 27 changes among head coaches, there were numerous and important hires for coordinators. Oklahoma's Alex Grinch takes the top spot as the No. 1 coordinator hire for 2019, followed by three offensive play-callers in Ole Miss' Rich Rodriguez, Florida State's Kendal Briles, and Miami's Dan Enos. Of the top 10 hires by Athlon Sports, seven were on the offensive side of things. 

 

College Football 2019 Conference Power Rankings

The SEC takes the top spot in the conference power rankings once again
College Football 2019 Conference Power Rankings

The pecking order among college football conferences going into the 2019 season is fairly stable. As expected (and once again), the SEC ranks as college football’s No. 1 conference. Alabama is Athlon's pick to win the 2019 national championship, with Georgia checking in at No. 3 and Florida, LSU and Texas A&M projected to finish inside of the top 10. The Big Ten ranks second and is led by two playoff contenders (Michigan and Ohio State) and a solid middle class (Iowa, Penn State, Wisconsin and Nebraska).

College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

Projecting every bowl and playoff games for 2019-20
College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

College football's 2019 season is less than 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December. Alabama and Clemson are once again the favorites to win it all this season, and Athlon Sports projects another meeting between these two teams in the national championship. Georgia and Michigan are Athlon's picks to join the Crimson Tide and Tigers in the CFB Playoff this season.

What if the SEC and Big Ten College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game in 2019?

Examining a potential Big Ten vs. SEC All-Star Game
What if the SEC and Big Ten College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game in 2019?

Major League Baseball’s 2019 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night, July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level.

 

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2019

Selecting college football's most underrated players
College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2019

The start of the 2019 college football season is officially 50 days away. With the start of the upcoming season approaching on Aug. 24 and to mark 50 days until kickoff, Athlon Sports decided to pick 50 players we felt were underrated going into the upcoming season. Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts.

Big Ten Wild Card Players in 2019

Michigan's Ben Mason could have a critical role in the Wolverines' new-look offense
Big Ten Wild Card Players in 2019

The Big Ten race could be as open as it has ever been this upcoming college football season. With some unique turnover within the defending champion Ohio State and a Big Ten West that is up for grabs for just about any school in the division, the Big Ten certainly has plenty of questions going into the new season. And with so much uncertainty, there is a chance a player on a team will rise up to make the biggest difference this season.

 

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.

 

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