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Ranking the American Athletic Conference's College Football Coaches for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The American Athletic Conference features an interesting mix of coaches for the 2020 season. Coaching veterans like Tulane's Willie Fritz and Navy's Ken Niumatalolo rank near the top of the conference, with rising stars in Cincinnati's Luke Fickell and UCF's Josh Heupel also in contention for a spot in that tier. Houston's Dana Holgorsen looks to rebound after a 4-8 record in...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders:...

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
With the 2020 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
College football’s 2019-20 coaching carousel featured 24 changes, including moves at Florida State, Ole Miss, Washington State, Colorado and Arkansas. With the carousel completed and all 24 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. Florida State's hire of Mike Norvell takes the top spot in Athlon's grades, but...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 days ago
The 2020 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. As expected, quarterbacks top the rankings for 2020. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. Additionally, with advances in technology to watch more prospects, along with more offseason camps, the rankings...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2020 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are on the rise and are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2020 version of college football's teams on the rise features North Carolina, Arizona State, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, and Louisville from the Power...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 13 hours ago
College football’s 2020 National Signing Day is officially in the books. As expected, top programs like Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and LSU signed prospects who will have a chance to play right away. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 4 months 13 hours ago
What a decade the 2010s were in college football. It opened with conference realignment completely reshaping the sport's face, ushered in a playoff system, continued, ended and restarted the SEC's reign of dominance. Meanwhile, in the FCS, North Dakota State established the greatest modern dynasty in any sport by winning its eighth national title over the past nine years.   In...