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Sun Belt Football 2020 Predictions

Complete Sun Belt preview for the 2020 season
Sun Belt Football 2020 Predictions

Predictions for the Sun Belt’s 2020 season start with two familiar names atop the conference. Appalachian State and Louisiana have won their respective divisions and met in the league title game in back-to-back years, and both programs find themselves in the same position in the projections for 2020. The Mountaineers are on their third coach in three years, but there’s a strong foundation in place for Shawn Clark’s debut. The Ragin’ Cajuns bring back 14 starters, with coach Billy Napier’s squad eager to close the gap to the Mountaineers.

 

Louisiana Football: 2020 Ragin' Cajuns Season Preview and Prediction

The Ragin' Cajuns rank No. 41 in Athlon's Top 130 for 2020
Louisiana Football: 2020 Ragin' Cajuns Season Preview and Prediction

Billy Napier has elevated Louisiana into one of the top Group of 5 teams over the last two years, but there's one hurdle left to clear. The Ragin' Cajuns are 0-4 against Appalachian State over the last two seasons, and the Mountaineers stand in the way of a Sun Belt title once again in 2020. But with Appalachian State on its third coach in three years, the door is open for Louisiana to win the Sun Belt.

Sun Belt Football 2020 All-Conference Team

Athlon honors the best in the Sun Belt for 2020
Sun Belt Football 2020 All-Conference Team

The 2020 All-Sun Belt team is led by 17 selections from Appalachian State and Louisiana, followed by Georgia Southern with 13 and Arkansas State and Troy with 12 apiece. Of the 108 selections on the 2020 All-Sun Belt squad, 71 come from those five teams. Georgia State (10) and ULM (nine) headline the next tier of selections. 

 

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.

 

Ranking the Sun Belt's College Football Coaches for 2020

Louisiana's Billy Napier takes the top spot for 2020
Ranking the Sun Belt's College Football Coaches for 2020

The Sun Belt coaching ranks have experienced a lot of turnover in recent years, as only three coaches enter 2020 with three or more years at their current job. Those three coaches - ULM's Matt Viator, Arkansas State's Blake Anderson and Georgia State's Shawn Elliott - each rank inside of the top five of the Sun Belt coach rankings for 2020, but the top spot belongs to Louisiana's Billy Napier. The Ragin' Cajuns are 18-10 over the last two years and Napier has guided the program to back-to-back Sun Belt West Division titles. 

 

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.

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