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College Football Bowl Projections for 2018-19

Projecting every bowl and playoff game for the season ahead
College Football Bowl Projections for 2018-19

College football's 2018 season is less than 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December.

College Football 2018 Conference Power Rankings

The SEC ranks as the No. 1 conference once again
College Football 2018 Conference Power Rankings

The SEC once again ranks as college football’s No. 1 conference. The league took both spots in last year’s national championship matchup, as Alabama edged Georgia in overtime to win its fifth title in nine years.

College Football's Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2018

Ranking college football's top wide receivers for the season ahead
College Football's Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2018

The wide receiver position was hit hard by departures following the 2017 college football season, but there’s still plenty of talent on campus for ’18. Ole Miss’ A.J.

College Football's Top 15 Tight Ends for 2018

Ranking college football's top tight ends for the 2018 season
College Football's Top 15 Tight Ends for 2018

College football’s 2018 season features a talented group of tight ends, headlined by Iowa’s Noah Fant and Missouri’s Albert Okwuegbunam. Fant and Okwuegbunam each caught 11 touchdown grabs last fall and take the top two spots in Athlon’s tight end rankings for the upcoming season.

Pac-12 Wild Card Players in 2018

Stephen Carr is set to take over at running back for the defending Pac-12 champion USC Trojans
Pac-12 Wild Card Players in 2018

The emergence of a wild-card performer can define the margin between a team winning a conference championship and falling behind the pack. Last season in the Pac-12, perhaps unexpected difference-makers like Uchenna Nwosu and Christian Rector were X-factors in USC claiming its first league crown in almost a decade.

 

Ranking All 130 College Football Head Coaches for 2018

Athlon ranks every FBS college football coach for 2018
Ranking All 130 College Football Head Coaches for 2018

Ranking all 130 college football head coaches is an impossible task. However, as Athlon Sports has done for each of the last seven seasons leading up to the start of the upcoming year, we set out to sort out every FBS head coach from No. 1 to the bottom.

 

And as expected, for the seventh straight year, Alabama's Nick Saban takes the top spot. Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Clemson's Dabo Swinney are next, followed by Washington's Chris Petersen and TCU's Gary Patterson to round out the top five.

 

Pac-12's Top 10 Storylines to Watch in 2018

Breaking down the key storylines heading into 2018 for the Pac-12
Pac-12's Top 10 Storylines to Watch in 2018

The 2017 season was a down year for the Pac-12. However, the league’s fortunes could change quickly in 2018. Washington is a contender for the College Football Playoff, Stanford returns a Heisman candidate in running back Bryce Love, and new coaches are set to take over at Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA.

College Football 2018 All-America Team

Athlon picks the best players for 2018
College Football 2018 All-America Team

The 2018 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The Big Ten and SEC are considered by most to be the top conferences for 2018, so it should be no surprise these two leagues lead the way in selections on Athl

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2018

First-year head coaches Willie Taggart and Scott Frost face gauntlets in the 2018 season
Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2018

Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Scott FrostCollege football scheduling lacking complete uniformity is one of the sport's beautiful quirks, or a frustrating point of contention, depending on your perspective.

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