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Big Ten Football: Top 15 Must-See Games of 2019

By Mitch Light, 2 days 17 min ago
The Big Ten has failed to send a team to the College Football Playoff in each of the last two seasons, but it’s still a very good league that ranks only behind the SEC in the national pecking order.   And as usual, there is plenty of intrigue in the league. Much of it surrounds Jim Harbaugh and Michigan’s attempt to finally surpass Ohio State in the East Division, but there...

5 Worst Preseason No. 1 Teams in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 days 13 hours ago
Clemson, the defending national champion, will open the 2019 college football season where it finished — ranked No. 1 in the country. While no one is expecting Dabo Swinney's team to lose a bunch of games this season (far from it), the reality is that not every preseason No. 1 team has lived up to the billing.   Here are the five teams that started the season No. 1 but...

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...

Ohio State Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2019

By Chip Minnich, 3 days 2 hours ago
Over the last two seasons, Ohio State has had a successful run. Two Big Ten championships, two bowl wins, and an overall record of 25-3. Most programs across the country would be tremendously satisfied with those results.   Ohio State is not "most programs." If anything, Ohio State fans have been wanting more, with the Buckeyes on the outside looking in at the College Football...

College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 22 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...

Penn State Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 3 days 22 hours ago
The Penn State Nittany Lions enter Year Six under head coach James Franklin, and for the first time, they enter a new season with some legitimate questions about the offense. Gone are playmakers like Trace McSorley and Miles Sanders, and one of the top wide receivers is now catching passes at Oregon (Juwan Johnson). With some transition in the air in Happy Valley and in the same division with...

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 22 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...

Michigan Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2019

By Mike Bainbridge, 4 days 23 hours ago
The Michigan Wolverines closed the 2018 season in all-too-familiar territory as they were run out of the building in the finale against Ohio State, and followed that up with an uninspiring performance in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against Florida in a 41-15 blowout defeat.   Despite the finish to last season, expectations remain considerably high for the Wolverines as they are...

College Football's Top 30 Breakout Wide Receivers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 22 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...