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College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2020

LSU was hit hard by departures to the NFL
College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2020

The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2020 draft officially passed on Friday, Jan. 17 and more than 100 players declared for the next level. As expected, projected first-round picks in Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons, Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah and end Chase Young and Georgia offensive lineman Andrew Thomas are headed for the next level. LSU was hit the hardest by departures, as the reigning national champs lost nine players early to the NFL.

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

An early look at the top 25 college football teams for 2020
Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2019 season complete after LSU defeated Clemson in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2020. Clemson takes the top spot in the very early top 25, followed by Ohio State at No. 2. Alabama checks in at No. 3 as a slight favorite over LSU (No. 4) in the early SEC projections. Oklahoma, Penn State, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame and Wisconsin round out the top 10 for college football preseason rankings.

 

D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

King's decision to transfer makes him a highly sought-after signal-caller
D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has decided to transfer for his senior season, becoming a sought-after signal-caller for the 2020 college football season. King passed for 50 touchdowns and 4,925 yards in four years with the Cougars and added 1,421 yards and 28 scores on the ground. After playing in four games under first-year coach Dana Holgorsen in 2019, King decided to redshirt and later entered the portal on Jan. 13. King’s dynamic all-around ability would be a big-time addition to several teams in contention for a conference title next season. 

 

College Football's 2019 Postseason All-America Team

Athlon makes its picks for All-America honors
College Football's 2019 Postseason All-America Team

With college football’s 2019 regular season in the books, 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. Heisman winner Joe Burrow was an easy selection as the first-team All-America quarterback, with Ohio State's Justin Fields and Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts up next.

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2019-20 Bowl Game

Expert predictions for every bowl and playoff game against the spread
College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2019-20 Bowl Game

College football’s 2019-20 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread (ATS) for every postseason contest. Two games are slated for Dec. 20 to start the bowl season, the Rose and Sugar Bowl matchups headline the action on Jan. 1, while the final contest outside of the national title takes place on Jan. 6 with the LendingTree Bowl. The national championship for the 2019-20 season will be played in New Orleans, La. on Jan. 13, featuring the winners of the Peach and Fiesta Bowl contests.

 

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2019-20

Expert predictions for every bowl and playoff game
College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Bowl Game in 2019-20

College football’s 2019-20 bowl season kicks off on Friday, Dec. 20, and continues until the national championship in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 13. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 20, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.

 

10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

Remember when Lane Kiffin was Tennessee's head coach in 2009? Volunteer fans sure would like to forget that ever happened.
10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

The end of college football’s regular season results in numerous coaching vacancies and fans are on the edge of their seat about who their program will hire... and rightfully so. A good coaching hire can revitalize a program. A bad one can cause years of damage. Everything looks easy from a distance, but here are 10 that stand out for various reasons.

 

College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

Projecting every bowl and playoff games for 2019-20
College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

College football's 2019 bowl season is less than two weeks away, and with all 15 weeks in the books, it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. LSU, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma will compete in the CFB Playoff, with the New Year's Six matchups headlined by Penn State-Memphis in the Cotton Bowl and Wisconsin-Oregon in the Rose Bowl. 

 

Top 130 College Football Team Rankings for 2019

Athlon ranks every FBS team after Week 15
College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2019

With Week 15 from the 2019 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. LSU maintains the No. 1 spot after its victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship. Ohio State remains No. 2 after a second-half rally was needed to beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. Clemson remains No. 3 after its easy win over Virginia in the ACC Championship, with Oklahoma at No. 4, Georgia at No. 5 and Oregon at No. 6. Florida, Auburn, Baylor and Wisconsin round out the top 10.

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