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College Football's Top 35 Coordinator Hires for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 11 hours ago
Whether it was head coaches, coordinators or position coaches, college football's coaching carousel was especially active this offseason. In addition to the 27 changes among head coaches, there were numerous and important hires for coordinators. Oklahoma's Alex Grinch takes the top spot as the No. 1 coordinator hire for 2019, followed by three offensive play-callers in Ole Miss' Rich...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 13 hours ago
College football's 2019 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. Alabama and Clemson are once again the favorites to win it all this season, and Athlon Sports projects another meeting between these two teams in...

College Football 2019 Conference Power Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 13 hours ago
The pecking order among college football conferences going into the 2019 season is fairly stable. As expected (and once again), the SEC ranks as college football’s No. 1 conference. Alabama is Athlon's pick to win the 2019 national championship, with Georgia checking in at No. 3 and Florida, LSU and Texas A&M projected to finish inside of the top 10. The Big Ten ranks second and is...

What if the SEC and ACC College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Major League Baseball’s 2019 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night, July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level.   The SEC ranks as college football's...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
The start of the 2019 college football season is officially 50 days away. With the start of the upcoming season approaching on Aug. 24 and to mark 50 days until kickoff, Athlon Sports decided to pick 50 players we felt were underrated going into the upcoming season. Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is...

Top 25 College Football QB Showdowns in 2019

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 6 days ago
If you want to win big in college football, your first item of business is finding a quarterback who can make all the plays. There's no position more important on the field and a good one can be the difference between a conference title and trip to the playoff or being on the wrong end of an upset.   That's truer than ever nowadays with offenses throwing the football all over, all...

Clemson Football: Travis Etienne is the Second Best RB in College Football

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 hours ago
College football is deep with great running backs this upcoming season. One of the best in NCAA football right now is the Tigers' Travis Etienne.   In Athlon Sports' Top 60 Running Back Rankings, the Tigers' player is listed at No. 2.    Etienne comes in just ahead of Arizona State's Eno Benjamin (No. 3) and just behind Jonathan Taylor (No. 1) at Wisconsin....

60 Best Running Backs in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 11 hours ago
The 2019 college football season returns a deep group of running backs, including Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor and Clemson's Travis Etienne. Taylor and Etienne take the top spot in running back rankings for the upcoming year, with Arizona State's Eno Benjamin and Boston College's AJ Dillon next in line. Alabama's Najee Harris is primed for a breakout year and ranks just...

Clemson Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on the Tigers' Schedule

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 13 hours ago
It's all right there for them again. After winning two national titles in three years and despite losing a slew of defensive stars, Clemson is once again in everyone's top two entering the 2019 season. It would be a major surprise if come the first Sunday in December that Clemson is not selected as one of the four teams in the College Football Playoff for the fifth consecutive year....

College Football's Top 25 Toughest Non-Conference Schedules for 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Non-conference scheduling is one of the more contentious topics in a sport that feeds on contentious topics. The College Football Playoff has yet to establish a clear guideline when navigating the non-conference terrain, so scheduling continues to wildly fluctuate among the Power 5 conference programs.   Meanwhile, Group of 5 conference teams sometimes load up on high-profile dates...