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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.

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.

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2020

Examining which teams are poised to improve their win total in 2020
College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2020

College football’s 2020 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are on the rise and are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year.

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2020

Examining which freshmen could have the biggest impact this fall
College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2020

College football’s 2020 National Signing Day is officially in the books. As expected, top programs like Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and LSU signed prospects who will have a chance to play right away. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. And if teams didn't fill their needs on the recruiting trail, a trip to the transfer portal could be in order.

Top 25 College Football Games of 2019

The College Football Playoff delivered a rare gem in the semifinals
Top 25 College Football Games of 2019

What a decade the 2010s were in college football. It opened with conference realignment completely reshaping the sport's face, ushered in a playoff system, continued, ended and restarted the SEC's reign of dominance. Meanwhile, in the FCS, North Dakota State established the greatest modern dynasty in any sport by winning its eighth national title over the past nine years.

 

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