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College Football: Ranking All 83 Games in Week 1 (2019)

Ranking the watchability of every game from worst to first, plus predictions
College Football: Ranking All 83 Games in Week 1 (2019)

College football’s long offseason officially ended on Saturday with two entertaining games to kick off the 2019 season. Florida held off Miami 24-20, while Hawaii upset Arizona in thrilling fashion. The first full week of games begins on Thursday, Aug. 29, and continues into Labor Day on Monday night with Notre Dame taking on Louisville. The Week 1 NCAAF slate features 83 games, including Auburn-Oregon, Florida State-Boise State and Utah-BYU.

 

College Fantasy Football: Week 0 DFS Picks Saturday (Aug. 24) Games

Let our fantasy experts help you pick a great college fantasy football lineup
College Fantasy Football: Week 0 DFS Picks Saturday (Aug. 24) Games

Week 0 of the 2019 college football season takes place on Saturday, Aug. 24. That means it’s time to pick your optimal DraftKings college football fantasy lineup. Fortunately, our college football fantasy experts are ready to help. Players from two matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the Saturday games between Florida and Miami and Arizona at Hawaii.

 

Here’s what our best Week 0 (Aug. 24) college fantasy football DFS lineup looks like for Saturday matchups:

 

Heisman Watch: Ranking the Top 10 Candidates for 2019

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa is the favorite after finishing second in the voting last season
Heisman Watch: Ranking the Top 10 Candidates for 2019

College football's 2019 Heisman race won't lack for intrigue. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa finished second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray for the award last fall and begins 2019 atop the list of favorites. However, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence isn't far behind. Lawrence capped a stellar freshman season with a huge victory over Alabama in the national championship.

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game on Aug. 24

The staff makes predictions for games on Aug. 24
College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game on August 24 2019

College football's 2019 season gets underway with two games on Saturday, Aug. 24, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 0 slate starts off with a big-time matchup in the Sunshine State between Florida and Miami. The Gators took a big step forward in coach Dan Mullen's first year last fall and are predicted to be the top competition to Georgia in the SEC East.

College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2019

Examining which teams have the top LB units for 2019
College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2019

For the second year in a row, Alabama takes the top spot in Athlon's ranking of the best linebacker units in college football. The Crimson Tide have to restock one spot on the inside, but Dylan Moses, Terrell Lewis and Anfernee Jennings could all push for all-conference or All-America honors at the end of the year. Georgia and LSU join Alabama in the top five, with Miami and Penn State rounding out the top tier for 2019.

 

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Lines for 2019

Examining which teams have the best defensive line in the nation
College Football's Top 30 Defensive Lines for 2019

The defensive line is one of college football's deepest positions in terms of individual talent for 2019, and there's also plenty of competition for the top spot among teams for the best setup in the trenches. Anchored by first-team All-American Derrick Brown, Auburn leads the way in Athlon's best defensive lines for the 2019 college football season. The Tigers are followed by Utah at No. 2, Clemson at No. 3, Alabama at No. 4 and Alabama at No. 5.

 

Group of 5 Football: Top 15 Must-See Games of 2019

The annual Army-Navy game tops the list
Group of 5 Football: Top 15 Must-See Games of 2019

The Group of 5 might not produce a serious threat to win a national title — sorry UCF — but there are still a bunch of very good teams that are loaded with outstanding players.

 

Below is our list of the top 15 games involving Group of 5 teams — some involve matchups against the so-called big boys in the Power 5 and some are key games that will go long way in determining conference championships.

 

College Football's Top 30 Breakout Wide Receivers for 2019

Predicting which WRs will have a breakout season
College Football's Top 30 Breakout Wide Receivers for 2019

The wide receiver position has plenty of standouts returning for the 2019 college football season, but there's always room for new stars or breakout players to emerge. Alabama's Jerry Jeudy, Clemson's Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross and Oklahoma State's Tylan Wallace are just a few of the All-America candidates returning to campus this fall. Auburn's Seth Williams, Oregon's Juwan Johnson and Georgia's George Pickens are some of the names to watch for breakout 2019 seasons.

 

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2019

Examining which teams have the best OL in the nation
College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2019

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. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Thanks to elite recruiting and talent development, Georgia takes the top spot in Athlon's offensive line rankings for 2019.

College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2019

Examining which teams have the best group of receivers
College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2019

The wide receiver position is loaded with talent for the 2019 college football season. Led by Jerry Jeudy and Jaylen Waddle, Alabama's receiving corps ranks as the best in the nation for 2019. Hunter Renfrow expired his eligibility at Clemson, but coach Dabo Swinney's team features two All-America candidates in Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross. Oklahoma checks in at No. 3 among the best receiver units in the nation, followed by USC and Ohio State in the top five.

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