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College Football's 2019 All-Name Team

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 days 1 hour ago
Because of freshmen cycling in and seniors moving on from all 130 FBS college football programs, it has always been difficult to keep up team rosters across the country. Add the fact more players are leaving early for the NFL draft, and others are jumping into and out of the transfer portal, and teams may want to forget about names on the back of the jerseys and just go with name tags on the...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game on Aug. 24

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 19 hours ago
College football's 2019 season gets underway with two games on Saturday, Aug. 24, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 0 slate starts off with a big-time matchup in the Sunshine State between Florida and Miami. The Gators took a big step forward in coach Dan Mullen's first year last fall and are predicted to be the top competition to Georgia in...

College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 23 hours ago
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...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 23 hours ago
The 2019 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, and with less than a week before kickoff, it's time to think about NCAA football rankings. Each NCAAF season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, two teams - Clemson and Alabama - are a step ahead of the rest of the college football world...

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Lines for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 23 hours ago
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...

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

By Mitch Light, 1 week 22 hours ago
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...

College Football's Top 30 Breakout Wide Receivers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 23 hours ago
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...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2019

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

American Athletic Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 5 days ago
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 AAC to talk anonymously...

Heisman Watch: Ranking the Group of 5's Top Candidates for 2019

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 weeks 21 hours ago
College football teams from Group of 5 conferences are often overlooked on the national landscape. The recent run of excellence at UCF is a prime example, as the Knights (banners aside) were never truly considered a national championship contender by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee despite winning 25 straight games over the last two seasons. Because of the lack of respect given...
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