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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.

 

Big Ten Football 2019 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the best of the Big Ten for 2019
Big Ten Football 2019 All-Conference Team

Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State are the projected top teams in the Big Ten this season by Athlon Sports, so it’s no surprise those three programs lead the way in all-conference selections. The Wolverines boast 15 picks on Athlon’s All-Big Ten team for 2019, followed by the Nittany Lions at 13 and the Buckeyes at 11. Michigan State and Iowa are next with nine selections.  

2019 Big Ten Quarterback Rankings

Ranking the Big Ten's signal-callers for 2019
Big Ten Quarterback Rankings for 2019

Quarterback play should be a strength in the Big Ten for the 2019 season. Michigan's Shea Patterson takes the top spot in Athlon's Big Ten quarterback rankings, but Ohio State's Justin Fields and Nebraska's Adrian Martinez aren't too far behind. Iowa's Nate Stanley and Michigan State's Brian Lewerke round out the next tier of options, with Northwestern's Hunter Johnson and Penn State's Sean Clifford looking to deliver a breakout year in 2019. 

 

Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

Athlon ranks the best places to coach in 2019
Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs

Debating the best job among all 130 college football teams or within any conference is always an ongoing discussion. The debate doesn’t start with a small sample size but should take into account more of a long-term (both past and future) in order to get a better snapshot of the program. Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.

College Football's Top 12 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2019

Examining which JUCO QBs will make the biggest impact this fall
College Football's Top 12 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2019

Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and as evidenced by the recent wave of departures, quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time. While developing a quarterback through the high school ranks is the preferred option for coaches, the junior college level presents quick-fix options and players who were often overlooked in the recruiting process.

Top 25 Big Ten 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

Ohio State's Chase Young could be among several Big Ten defensive linemen to go early in next year's draft
Top 25 Big Ten 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

After one of the strongest years for defensive linemen in the NFL draft has been recorded in the books for 2019, the Big Ten could already be preparing for another strong year at the position next year.

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

Several big-time college football stars did not get drafted
College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

With the 2019 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 concerns about size, overall talent, 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.

 

Early 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

Tua Tagovailoa is the early leader for the top spot in next year's draft
Early 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

The ink on the 2019 NFL Draft is barely dry but some of the attention has already shifted to next year's event. And while that partly may due to the anticipation of the draft taking place in Las Vegas, the players projected to headline the 2020 edition have a little something to do with this as well.

 

Ranking the Big Ten College Football Coaching Jobs

Athlon ranks every coaching job in the Big Ten
Ranking the Big Ten College Football Coaching Jobs

Perhaps no league in college football is as top-heavy as the Big Ten. The conference is home to three of the elite programs in college football in Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State, but you can make a strong argument that middle and lower tiers of the league lag behind several of other Power 5 leagues. 

 

College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

A pre-spring ranking of every FBS team for 2019
College Football Rankings: Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

With signing day in the books, and rosters largely set for the 2019 season, spring practice is now the focus for all 130 college football teams. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are released later this summer.

 

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