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

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 8 hours ago
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...

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 9 hours ago
Clemson's dominant run in the ACC isn't likely to end in 2020, as coach Dabo Swinney's team is a heavy favorite to repeat as the conference champion. But the rest of the conference has plenty of intrigue in both divisions and how the early pecking order looks for next season. Louisville, Florida State and Wake Forest are locked into a close battle for the next three spots, followed...

Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2020 College Football Season

By Eric Sorenson, 5 days 7 hours ago
Yes, yes, I know. It's too early to talk about college football again. I mean, if the reputation of the city of New Orleans lives up to its billing, the post-game party following LSU's national championship victory last Monday night is probably still going on. Tigers fans might let the good times roll till June after beating Clemson in the Superdome to wrap up their historic 15-0 season...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
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)...

10 Greatest Clemson Football Teams of All Time

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 4 days ago
Although Clemson lost to LSU in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Jan. 13 to deny the Tigers from the ACC a shot at back-to-back national titles, the 2019 team is still one of the program's finest squads. The Tigers are fielding some of their best teams these days and this one is one of them. Here are the 10 best.   10. 1950 Record: 9-0-1 Finished: Beat...

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 4 days ago
Every college football team that won a 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?  ...

Seven-Step Drop: LSU's Historic Season Has Every Right to be Called the G.O.A.T.

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 4 days ago
NEW ORLEANS — As much as college football is a sport celebrated for the indelible moments it gives us in real-time from game to game of a long slog of a season, it is also a sport that celebrates its own history more than just about any other.   There are records and traditions set many moons ago that are held up for reverence at every turn while legends few ever saw live are...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
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...

Clemson Football: Tigers Will Challenge for the National Title Again in 2020

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 4 days ago
The College Football Playoff National Championship game didn't turn out as Clemson had hoped, but it was fourth time in five years that the Tigers played in the season's final game. That means that once again their talented roster will look different in 2020.   It also means that Dabo Swinney and his coaching staff have had plenty of experience in dealing with major personnel...

Ranking College Football's National Champions Since 1998

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 4 days ago
As the final seconds of the 2019 college football season have ticked away and LSU celebrates a long-awaited return to the top, the debates over where this year's Tigers national championship stacks up against the others that came before it. Ed Orgeron, Joe Burrow, and company made a loud statement on their path to a national title with seven wins over top-10 teams that included snapping...
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