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College Football's Top 30 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 23 hours ago
The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the 2018 season and the players returning. Regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role in shaping the national championship and playoff picture. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is likely to supplant Jalen Hurts as the team...

Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25 for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 hours ago
The start of college football's 2018 season is still several months away, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict how the top 25 could look by next year. While there will be many personnel changes and coaching moves prior to spring practice that will have a major impact on this list, the top of the rankings has a few familiar faces in the mix. Alabama tops the way-too-early...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 7 hours ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2018 draft officially passed on Monday evening and over 100 players declared for the next level. The deadline produced a few surprises, as Clemson's defensive line remained intact with Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant each deciding to return to campus in 2018. This deadline also produced a couple of quarterbacks likely to go early...

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 7 hours ago
When the 2018 college football season begins, it will do so in familiar fashion with Alabama kicking off a new year as the defending champions and everyone else trying to catch up. Naturally, the Crimson Tide will be involved in a number of games that will play an instrumental role in how the 2018 season will play out as Alabama once again opens with an intriguing matchup on a neutral field and...

3 Reasons for Optimism About the West Virginia Mountaineers in 2018

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 8 hours ago
The confetti has barely settled on the turf at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but it’s never too early to look ahead to next year — especially when there are so many reasons to be excited for the future of a program. The first-ever early signing period is behind us with National Signing Day just around the corner. Before we know it, we’ll be ready for fall camp.   West Virginia...

Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Oklahoma opens 2018 looking to claim its fourth consecutive Big 12 title. Coach Lincoln Riley’s team was just a few plays away from earning a trip to the national championship game in 2017, and the roster is still loaded with talent for another run at the playoffs. Texas A&M transfer Kyler Murray is expected to replace Baker Mayfield at quarterback, and the Sooners can lean on Rodney...

Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2018 College Football Season

By Eric Sorenson, 1 week 5 days ago
It’s always such a bittersweet moment when we crown a new national champion in college football. Alabama has just brushed the confetti off its shoulders and carried the title trophy to its awaiting bus. Fans of the two teams left the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and took to drinking in the pubs. And equipment managers had started throwing uniforms into the industrial-sized washers. Yet, there...

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 hours ago
The 2017-18 college football season is officially in the books, and it’s time to take a look back at the year with full 130 team rankings for every FBS team based upon the body of work. Alabama defeated Georgia on Jan. 8 to claim the national championship, and in no surprise, coach Nick Saban’s team takes the top spot in the rankings. The Bulldogs finish No. 2, with Clemson and...

Ranking College Football's National Champions Since 1998

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 8 hours ago
Another year of college football is in the books, and once again it is the Alabama Crimson Tide sitting atop the sport. Nick Saban’s sixth national title was his fifth with the Crimson Tide, who are now taking up a good percentage of the total number of national championships won since the dawn of the BCS era. But where does this most recent national championship team rank compared to past...

5 Reasons for Optimism About the Oklahoma Sooners in 2018

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 1 day ago
While the wounds are still fresh for the Oklahoma Sooners following their loss to the Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl/College Football Playoff Semifinal, they should look back on the 2017 season as an unqualified success.   OU captured its third consecutive Big 12 crown, which included a convincing win over TCU in the revived conference championship game. The Sooners went to Ohio...