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College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2019

Examining which teams have the top LB units for 2019
College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2019

For the second year in a row, Alabama takes the top spot in Athlon's ranking of the best linebacker units in college football. The Crimson Tide have to restock one spot on the inside, but Dylan Moses, Terrell Lewis and Anfernee Jennings could all push for all-conference or All-America honors at the end of the year. Georgia and LSU join Alabama in the top five, with Miami and Penn State rounding out the top tier for 2019.

 

5 Best Preseason No. 1 Teams in College Football History

Bobby Bowden's 1999 Florida State team was the first to start and finish the season at No. 1
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5 Best Preseason No. 1 Teams in College Football History

Before the BCS and the College Football Playoff, being the preseason No. 1 team was a big deal. During the era where rankings were a war of attrition and the best college football teams rarely played each other outside of their conference, a preseason No. 1 ranking gave a team a head start on its foes.

 

USC Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2019

Pressure is on Clay Helton after the Trojans finished with a losing record in 2018
USC Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2019

USC has had to engage in a bit of rebuilding after former quarterback Sam Darnold went third overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Trojans turned to true freshman JT Daniels, who had a bit of a learning curve and had to deal with a daunting schedule.

 

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Lines for 2019

Examining which teams have the best defensive line in the nation
College Football's Top 30 Defensive Lines for 2019

The defensive line is one of college football's deepest positions in terms of individual talent for 2019, and there's also plenty of competition for the top spot among teams for the best setup in the trenches. Anchored by first-team All-American Derrick Brown, Auburn leads the way in Athlon's best defensive lines for the 2019 college football season. The Tigers are followed by Utah at No. 2, Clemson at No. 3, Alabama at No. 4 and Alabama at No. 5.

 

Group of 5 Football: Top 15 Must-See Games of 2019

The annual Army-Navy game tops the list
Group of 5 Football: Top 15 Must-See Games of 2019

The Group of 5 might not produce a serious threat to win a national title — sorry UCF — but there are still a bunch of very good teams that are loaded with outstanding players.

 

Below is our list of the top 15 games involving Group of 5 teams — some involve matchups against the so-called big boys in the Power 5 and some are key games that will go long way in determining conference championships.

 

College Football's Top 30 Breakout Wide Receivers for 2019

Predicting which WRs will have a breakout season
College Football's Top 30 Breakout Wide Receivers for 2019

The wide receiver position has plenty of standouts returning for the 2019 college football season, but there's always room for new stars or breakout players to emerge. Alabama's Jerry Jeudy, Clemson's Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross and Oklahoma State's Tylan Wallace are just a few of the All-America candidates returning to campus this fall. Auburn's Seth Williams, Oregon's Juwan Johnson and Georgia's George Pickens are some of the names to watch for breakout 2019 seasons.

 

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2019

Examining which teams have the best OL in the nation
College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2019

The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Thanks to elite recruiting and talent development, Georgia takes the top spot in Athlon's offensive line rankings for 2019.

College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2019

Examining which teams have the best group of receivers
College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2019

The wide receiver position is loaded with talent for the 2019 college football season. Led by Jerry Jeudy and Jaylen Waddle, Alabama's receiving corps ranks as the best in the nation for 2019. Hunter Renfrow expired his eligibility at Clemson, but coach Dabo Swinney's team features two All-America candidates in Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross. Oklahoma checks in at No. 3 among the best receiver units in the nation, followed by USC and Ohio State in the top five.

Pac-12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2019

Coaches dish on all 12 Pac-12 teams
Pac-12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2019

It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams bulletin board material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.


In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2019, Athlon asked coaches in the Pac-12 to talk anonymously about their opponents.

 

USC Football: Trojans Open Fall Camp Intent on Turning the Page From 2018

New staff sets the tone for USC's designs on a comeback in 2019
USC Football: Trojans Open Fall Camp Intent on Turning the Page From 2018

LOS ANGELES — Cheers rose up from the cardinal-clad offense when USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. hauled in a deep touchdown pass at the Trojans' opening day of fall camp this past Friday.

 

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