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Ball State vs. NC State Football Prediction and Preview

By Chip Minnich, 17 hours 15 min ago
For the first time in their respective histories, Ball State and NC State will meet up on the football field. Both teams are looking for a win to steer their 2019 seasons in a positive direction.   Ball State, at 1-2, is coming off a 41-31 loss to Florida Atlantic. The Cardinals began the season with a loss to in-state rival Indiana (41-31) before winning at home versus Fordham, 57-29....

Old Dominion vs. Virginia Football Prediction and Preview

By Jon Kinne, 17 hours 30 min ago
The season is just three weeks old, but Virginia has established itself as the team to beat in the ACC Coastal Division. With wins over Pittsburgh and Florida State, the Cavaliers are already 2-0 in the league and are the only team in the division without a loss.   For the next two weeks, Virginia takes a break from league play, starting with the first-ever meeting with Old Dominion. ODU...

UCF vs. Pittsburgh Football Prediction and Preview

By Mike Ferguson, 1 day 9 hours ago
Although it's not shaping up to be a typical season for Stanford, UCF made a major statement last week as the Knights crushed the Cardinal, 45-27, in a contest that may not have been as close as the final score. No. 15 UCF will look for a second win over a Power 5 team in as many weeks on Saturday as it travels north to face Pittsburgh.   Pittsburgh comes in with a record of just 1-2...

Appalachian State vs. North Carolina Football Prediction and Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 day 9 hours ago
After three weeks of the college football season, a bit more intrigue has developed around the game between Appalachian State and North Carolina. The Mountaineers were expected to be one of the best Group of 5 teams in the country this year, and at 2-0 their goals are still achievable. But it is their opponent this week that has surprised many college football experts.   Mack Brown’...

Louisville vs. Florida State Football Prediction and Preview

By Mike Ferguson, 1 day 10 hours ago
Louisville will look to surpass last season's win total on Saturday as the Cardinals travel to Doak Campbell Stadium to take on a team that can't seem to finish. Florida State has led in the fourth quarter of each of its first three games but is just 1-2 as it returns home to face the Cardinals.   After letting an 18-point lead slip away to Boise State in the opener, FSU twice led...

Top 130 College Football Team Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 13 hours ago
With the third week of action from the 2019 season in the books, it's time to revamp the full top 130 team projections and predictions and rank every FBS team in college football. Alabama takes the top spot once again after a road win at South Carolina. Clemson isn't far behind the Crimson Tide, especially after a dominant victory at Syracuse on Saturday night. LSU edges Georgia at...

College Football Rankings: Top 100 (After Week 3)

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 13 hours ago
With Week 3 of the 2019 college football season in the books, it's time to revamp the rankings with the top 100 NCAAF teams. Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Georgia once again take the top four spots, followed by Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Texas. Utah checks in at No. 9, with Texas A&M, Florida, Michigan and Penn State rounding out the next tier of teams. Check out...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 14 hours ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The third weekend of the 2019 season was headlined by Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State winning on the road in conference play, Iowa's victory over rival Iowa State and BYU's upset over USC. Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Georgia take...

Seven-Step Drop: Jalen Hurts' Continued Evolution Makes Oklahoma Even More Dangerous

By Bryan Fischer, 4 days 16 hours ago
PASADENA, Calif — Oklahoma's trip to the Rose Bowl to play UCLA on Saturday was many things.   A chance to create new memories in light of what happened the last time the Sooners were at the hallowed venue against Georgia a few years ago? Sure. A chance to hit the road against a Power 5 opponent? In most respects, yes. A primetime showcase against a historic name-brand program?...

Week 3 Horrors for the ACC

By Jon Kinne, 4 days 17 hours ago
John Swofford has plenty of reasons to be happy. Since 2015 began, there have been nine champions in college football and college basketball. Five of them have come from the ACC.   But the ACC's commissioner was not smiling at the results of week three. The ACC had a disastrous weekend, losing to FCS schools and scuffling FBS programs alike. There were bizarre coaching choices and an...