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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.

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

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Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

Clemson’s 2018 national title run was exceptional, but where do the Tigers rank with other college football champions? Every national championship team was great, but I have attempted to rank every title-winning squad over the past 50 years by asking the following questions:

 

How strong was their schedule?

What was their record?

How dominant were their wins?

Did they win their conference?

Did they win their bowl game?

How many elite players did they have?

Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2019 College Football Season

Justin Herbert and Oregon open the season in AT&T Stadium against Auburn
Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2019 College Football Season

Yeah, yeah, we know. The confetti angels are still fresh on the Levi’s Stadium field. The Tigers are probably still wearing their national championship hats. Hell, some Clemson fans and Alabama fans are still hung over, for vastly different reasons of course.

 

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.

 

Early Pac-12 Football Predictions for 2019

Oregon is the early favorite to win the Pac-12 next season
Early Pac-12 Football Predictions for 2019

The Pac-12 hasn’t had a playoff team in each of the last two seasons and has been relatively quiet on a national level, but there’s no shortage of intrigue for this conference going into 2019. Oregon heads into spring practice as the early Pac-12 football favorite, but Washington and Washington State aren’t far behind in the early predictions in the North. Utah headlines the race to win the South Division once again, with USC and Arizona bringing up the next tier of early Pac-12 projections for 2019.

 

Greatest College Football Winning Streaks Since 1950

UCF's streak ends at 25, so is it one for the history books?
Greatest College Football Winning Streaks Since 1950

UCF's winning streak, which stretched across two seasons, came to an end on New Year's Day with a 40-32 loss to No. 11 LSU in the Fiesta Bowl. For the Knights (12-1), it marked their first loss since falling to Arkansas State 31-13 in the AutoNation Cure Bowl on Dec. 17, 2016.

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

Vince Young single-handedly led Texas to victory over two-time defending champion USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl in one of the greatest college football games ever played
Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

Depending on the matchup, college football’s national championship game can be one for the ages or a real bore. The last three games have all been spectacular. Will Monday's matchup between No. 2 Clemson and No. 1 Alabama, the teams' third in the last four years, follow suit?

 

Between the pre-BCS No. 1 vs. No. 2 pairings and the national championship games, there have been some classic moments that are etched in our memories. Here are the top 10.

 

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.

 

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