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College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2018

Athlon projects college football's top 25 teams for 2018.
College Football Top 25 for 2018

College Football Top 25 Rankings: Tua TagovailoaThe 2018 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 25, 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, but a familiar program tops Athlon's rankings.

College Football's Best Over/Under Win Total Bets for the 2018 Season

Predictions on the best over/under bets for all 10 conferences
College Football's Best Bets for the 2018 Season Over Under Win Totals

The 2018 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 25, and it’s time to finalize preseason predictions and place a few bets on over/under win totals for the upcoming year. With the start of the season right around the corner, Athlon asked two editors (Steven Lassan and Mitch Light) to provide their favorite over and under pick from all 10 conferences. Additionally, both editors provided their five favorite overall over/under college football win total bets for the 2018 season.

 

College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2018

Athlon ranks every FBS team
College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

College Football Rankings: Nick SabanRanking all 130 college football teams for 2018 is no easy task, but it's never too early to think about the upcoming season. Alabama and Clemson have met for three consecutive years in the College Football Playoff and a fourth matchup seems to be in order this fall.

College Football 2018 Coordinator Roundtable

Coordinators answer some key topics around college football in this Q&A
College Football 2018 Coordinator Roundtable

Head coaches usually get the lion’s share of the credit when things go well (and the blame when they don’t), but coordinators are often the brains of the operation, charged with directing the team’s strategy on a play-to-play basis and reacting instantaneously to what the other team is doing. Athlon Sports gathered 15 of the nation’s best offensive and defensive play-callers and picked their sizable football brains on topics ranging from the nuts and bolts of their jobs to college football’s big-picture issues.

 

Ranking the 2018 Big Ten Quarterbacks

Ranking the Big Ten's signal-callers for 2018
Ranking the 2018 Big Ten Quarterbacks

The Big Ten is home to some of college football's top signal-callers for 2018. Penn State's Trace McSorley has been instrumental in the program's improvement over the last two years and is one of the frontrunners to win the Heisman Trophy this fall. Michigan State's Brian Lewerke is back after a breakout 2017 season, with Michigan's Shea Patterson checking in at No. 3 after being granted immediate eligibility following a transfer from Ole Miss. Iowa's Nate Stanley, Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins and Wisconsin's Alex Hornibrook round out the next tier.

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Backfields for 2018

Examining which teams have the top defensive backfield in college football
College Football's Top 25 Defensive Backfields for 2018

Some of college football's top defensive backs from 2017 left for the NFL, but this position is still stocked with talent for the upcoming season. Washington's defense has ranked among the best in college football in each of the last three years, and coach Chris Petersen's group takes the top spot in Athlon's defensive backfield rankings for 2018. Cornerback Byron Murphy and safety Taylor Rapp are preseason All-America selections by Athlon Sports and will be the anchors for this unit. Michigan isn't far behind at No. 2, while Florida checks in at No. 3.

College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2018

Examining which teams have the top LB units for 2018
College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2018

Under Nick Saban’s watch, it’s no secret Alabama has developed its share of standout linebackers. Despite losing a couple of key players at this position from last season’s group, the Crimson Tide take the top spot in Athlon’s linebacker unit rankings for 2018.

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Lines for 2018

Examining which teams have the best defensive line in the nation
College Football's Top 25 Defensive Lines for 2018

The defensive line is arguably the deepest position in college football for the 2018 season. As expected, thanks to Christian Wilkins, Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell passing on the NFL, Clemson takes the top spot in the defensive line unit rankings.

College Football's Top 25 Offensive Lines for 2018

Examining which teams have the best OL in the nation
College Football's Top 25 Offensive Lines for 2018

The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense.

College Football's Top 40 Wide Receiver Groups for 2018

Examining which teams have the best group of receivers
College Football's Top 40 Wide Receiver Groups for 2018

The wide receiver position experienced a significant amount of turnover following the 2017 college football season. Big-time playmakers like James Washington, Anthony Miller and Calvin Ridley departed for the NFL, leaving a host of names to step up into the spotlight for 2018.

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