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College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2019

Oregon was a big winner around the NFL Draft's Early Entry Deadline
College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2019

The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2019 draft officially passed on Monday evening and more than 120 players declared for the next level. All four of the playoff teams from the 2018 season lost a key player early. Alabama has to replace two All-Americans in the trenches with Jonah Williams (LT) and Quinnen Williams (DT) headed to the NFL. Clemson is losing a couple of defensive standouts, including end Clelin Ferrell and tackle Dexter Lawrence. Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray declared for the draft but is still deciding between baseball and the NFL.

Jalen Hurts: 15 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Alabama QB

Jalen Hurts is exploring the possibility of a transfer from Alabama
Jalen Hurts: 15 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Alabama QB

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal and can be contacted by other teams and coaches in regards to a transfer for next season. Hurts has one season of eligibility remaining and is expected to be pursued by several teams looking for a quarterback for 2019.

 

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

Expert predictions for every bowl and playoff game
College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15, and continues until the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif., on Jan. 7. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 15, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.

 

College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

A quick and easy schedule for every bowl game in 2018-19
College Football 2018-19 Bowl Schedule

College football’s 2018-19 bowl season kicks off on Dec. 15 and features 41 overall games, including the finale on Jan. 7 with the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif. Most of the bowl games will be televised by ESPN, but CBS, FOX, Fox Sports 1, ABC and CBS Sports Network will carry a couple of the postseason contests.

 

To help prepare your viewing experience for the college football bowl season, Athlon Sports has compiled a complete bowl schedule with start time, television (TV) network, spread, over/under and matchups.

 

College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

Athlon makes its picks for All-America honors
College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

With college football’s 2018 regular season in the books and bowl season upcoming, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. As expected, the toughest debate on offense came at quarterback.

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2018-19 Bowl Game

Expert predictions for every bowl and playoff game against the spread
College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2018-19 Bowl Game

College football’s 2018-19 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread for every postseason contest. Five games are slated for Dec. 15 to start the bowl season, which continues until Jan. 1 with the New Year’s Six matchups. The national championship for the 2018-19 season will be played in Santa Clara, Calif on Jan. 7, featuring the winners of the Cotton and Orange Bowl contests.

 

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowl Games: From Must-See to Must-Miss

Athlon ranks the bowl games from worst to first
Ranking All 39 College Football Bowl Games: From Must-See to Must-Miss

College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2018-19 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Alabama takes on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, with Clemson meeting Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. The winner of those two games will square off in Santa Clara on Jan. 7 for the national championship. It's no secret those two games are must-see matchups, but there's also no shortage of quality bowl contests outside of the playoff.

College Football Rankings: Top 130 Teams for 2018

Athlon ranks every FBS team after Week 14
College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

With the 14th week of action from the 2018 season in the books, it's time to revamp the full top 130 team projections and predictions and rank every FBS team in college football. Alabama finished the regular season as the No. 1 team after beating Georgia in the SEC Championship, followed by Clemson at No. 2 and Notre Dame at No. 3. Oklahoma jumps to No. 4 following its victory over Texas in the Big 12 Championship. Check out Athlon's full 130 team rankings following the games after Week 14:

 

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14)

Ranking the top 25 teams in college football after Week 14
College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14)

Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 14th weekend of the 2018 season was headlined by conference championship games, including Alabama's comeback win over Georgia, Oklahoma's revenge victory over Texas, and Clemson's blowout win against Pitt. The Crimson Tide, Tigers and Notre Dame take the top three spots, with Oklahoma edging Georgia and Ohio State for No.

College Football Week 14 Awards

Athlon hands out the awards from the Week 14 action
College Football Week 14 Awards

With the 14th weekend of the 2018 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from Week 14:

 

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