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College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Ranking all 130 college football teams for 2018 is no easy task, but it's never too early to think about the upcoming season. Alabama and Clemson have met for three consecutive years in the College Football Playoff and a fourth matchup seems to be in order this fall. These two teams seem to be a step above the rest of the nation, with Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Washington, Miami,...

College Football 2018 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 49 min ago
The 2018 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The Big Ten and SEC are considered by most to be the top conferences for 2018, so it should be no surprise these two leagues lead the way in selections on Athlon’s All-America Team. The Big Ten has 22 selections, with the SEC checking in with...

UConn Football: 2018 Huskies Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 4 weeks 2 hours ago
Coach Randy Edsall has a clear approach for his second stint at UConn, and the program -- after six tumultuous years following his first stint -- appears to be headed in the right direction. But it will likely take the upcoming season plus another for the project to truly gain traction.   Previewing UConn Football's Offense for 2018   Get full team previews, schedules,...

Tulsa Football: 2018 Golden Hurricane Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 19 min ago
A 10-loss season in 2017 on the heels of a 10-win season was a stunning downturn for Tulsa marked by bad luck. In addition to a rash of 16 knee injuries, Tulsa lost five games that came down to the final possession. Can the Golden Hurricane reverse its fortunes?   Previewing Tulsa Football's Offense for 2018   Get full team previews, schedules, scouting reports, conference...

Cincinnati Football: 2018 Bearcats Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 days ago
According to the 247Sports Composite, Cincinnati has brought aboard 43 three- or four-star recruits in the last two signing periods. For a rebuilding program, that's reason to believe better days are ahead. The question is how fast the young talent can turn potential into results.   Previewing Cincinnati Football's Offense for 2018   Get full team previews, schedules,...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 3 days ago
College football scheduling lacking complete uniformity is one of the sport's beautiful quirks, or a frustrating point of contention, depending on your perspective. The fact that teams within the same conference can play very different slates might not be ideal for determining the College Football Playoff, but it does contribute to the variety that differentiates college football from other...

SMU Football: 2018 Mustangs Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 days ago
SMU is coming off its first bowl appearance in five years, so the framework is set. The Mustangs' success in the AAC will depend heavily on junior quarterback Ben Hicks grasping the nuances of new coach Sonny Dykes' Air Raid scheme.   Previewing SMU Football's Offense for 2018   Get full team previews, schedules, scouting reports, conference predictions, and national...

Tulane Football: 2018 Green Wave Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 days ago
Coach Willie Fritz has the Tulane football program moving in the right direction in the AAC, and anything short of a bowl bid in his third year will be a disappointment. Tulane came an inch shy in 2017, finishing 5-7 when a replay official upheld a call that Jonathan Banks was tackled short of the goal line on the last play at SMU.   Previewing Tulane Football's Offense for 2018...

USF Football: 2018 Bulls Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
USF's prosperity will be defined by continued improvement on defense. Don't be surprised if the Bulls find themselves in another do-or-die showdown against UCF for an AAC Division title in the regular-season finale.   Previewing USF Football's Offense for 2018 Get full team previews, schedules, scouting reports, conference predictions, and national rankings. Click here to...

The Most Shameful College Football Games of 2018

By John Coon, 1 month 1 week ago
Games matching FCS teams against FBS teams can serve a useful purpose. The big paychecks from FBS schools shore up the budget for FCS programs. Playing FBS schools also offers FCS teams a chance to put themselves on the college football map with an upset victory.   That doesn't mean all of these games make sense. Some are such bad mismatches on paper that the FBS opponent can...
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