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Pac-12 Football 2021 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The Pac-12 won’t lack for intrigue in the 2021 college football season. On paper, the conference may not have a dominant team or a playoff contender. However, as indicated by the 2021 Pac-12 predictions, the league has wide-open races in both divisions and a strong case could be made for a couple of teams as the overall favorite.   Oregon edged Washington in Athlon’s...

Oregon Football: 2021 Ducks Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Despite the loss of all-time greats Justin Herbert and Troy Dye from the 2019 Rose Bowl championship team, Oregon football seemed primed to keep things rolling in 2020.   Then, uncertainty due to the pandemic led to opt-outs by Outland Trophy winner Penei Sewell, Rose Bowl defensive MVP Brady Breeze and starting defensive backs Jevon Holland and Thomas Graham Jr. The Ducks still managed...

Arizona State Football: 2021 Sun Devils Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
In the fourth year of the Herm Edwards era, Arizona State returns 15 starters and zero excuses. The Sun Devils have better continuity and greater talent and depth than at any point in recent history a year after they tantalized by leading the Pac-12 in scoring offense (40.2) and scoring defense (23.2) in a coronavirus-shorted four-game season.   All-conference candidates abound across the...

USC Football: 2021 Trojans Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 3 days ago
One image from a rollercoaster of a 2020 season that will not soon be forgotten around USC is the last one: walking off amid green and yellow confetti as rival Oregon celebrated a Pac-12 title. The loss was the Trojans’ only one in the pandemic-shortened campaign, but it hit extra hard on their home turf after they pulled off several remarkable comebacks to win the South division title...

Pac-12 Football: Over/Under Predictions on DraftKings Win Totals for 2021 Season

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2021 season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to start placing wagers and bets on the DraftKings over/under totals for the Pac-12. While the conference may not have a CFB Playoff contender in most preseason projections, this league has good depth and could have five teams push to finish in the top 25 at the end of the year.   Earlier this...

Washington Football: 2021 Huskies Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Jimmy Lake kept his first season as the Washington football coach shrouded in mystery leading up to the opener. He didn’t reveal his new quarterback until sending redshirt freshman Dylan Morris onto the field for the Huskies’ first offensive series.   Lake wouldn’t even confirm what sort of offense he and offensive coordinator John Donovan were going to emphasize until...

Pac-12 Football 2021 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The 2021 All-Pac-12 team is led by 14 selections from Oregon, with Washington (13), USC (13), UCLA (12), Arizona State (12) also hitting double-digit picks. Utah headlines the next tier of programs with 11 picks, while Colorado checks in with 10 selections on the Pac-12 All-Conference Team for '21.    Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2021. Now, it...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The 2021 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 28, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and projecting what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, that’s not the case at the top, as the list of favorites...

Pac-12 Football: Which Team Wins the South Division in 2021?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The Pac-12 doesn’t have a clear favorite going into 2021, so it’s no surprise this is one of the toughest conferences to project for the upcoming year. Oregon and Washington are a toss-up battle in the North Division, while the South is shaping up to be a wide-open affair between USC, Utah, Arizona State, UCLA and Colorado. The Trojans claimed the division crown last year, but the...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2020-21 coaching carousel featured 17 changes, including moves at Texas, Kansas, Auburn, UCF, South Carolina and Illinois. With the carousel completed and all 17 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. At the top, it's a close call between the hires of Steve Sarkisian (Texas), Clark Lea (...