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Ranking All 130 College Football Head Coaches for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 day 25 min ago
Ranking all 130 college football head coaches before the 2019 season is an impossible task. However, as Athlon Sports has done for each of the last eight years leading up to the start of the upcoming season, we set out to sort out every FBS head coach from No. 1 to the bottom. And for the eighth straight year, Alabama's Nick Saban takes the top spot. Clemson's Dabo Swinney jumps to...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 4 days 1 hour ago
Members of the Pac-12 play some of the most challenging schedules in the 2019 college football season. That much of the league plays 10, and sometimes 11, Power 5 opponents contributes to the degree of difficulty.   Stanford is taking ambitious scheduling to a whole new level in 2019, though, with one of the most impressive non-conference slates of the 21st century. The Cardinal play what...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 1 hour ago
The 2019 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, but it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Each FBS 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 and are poised...

Washington State Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on the Cougars' Schedule

By John Coon, 5 days 20 hours ago
Washington State is replacing a star quarterback for the second straight season. Optimism still runs high in Pullman. While it won't be a simple task to duplicate the success of 2018 that included a school-record 11 wins, the Cougars have graduated from rebuilding to reloading under Mike Leach.   Seven starters return on offense to help new quarterback Gage Gubrud have a smoother...

College Football 2019 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 23 hours ago
The 2019 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC leads the way on the 2019 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 26 overall selections, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (nine), with Clemson coming in second with eight players picked. ...

Washington Football: Chris Petersen is the Pac-12's Best Coach

By Athlon Sports, 6 days 17 hours ago
The Pac-12 has its share of great college football coaches. But the best in the conference is Washington's Chris Peteren.   In Athlon Sports' Pac-12 Coach Rankings, the Huskies' head coach is listed at No. 1.    Here's why: Petersen enters 2019 as the unquestioned No. 1 coach in the Pac-12. After a 15-12 start to his tenure in Seattle, the Huskies have won at...

UCLA Football: Chip Kelly is the Fifth Best Pac-12 Coach

By Athlon Sports, 6 days 21 hours ago
The Pac-12 has its share of notable college football coaches. One of those is UCLA's Chip Kelly.   In Athlon Sports' Pac-12 Coach Rankings, the Bruins' head coach is listed at No. 5.    Here's why: Kelly didn’t make an immediate splash at UCLA, as the Bruins finished 3-9 in his debut last fall. However, this program got better over the second half...

Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 hour ago
There's no debate for the top spot among Pac-12 coaches, as that honor belongs to Washington's Chris Petersen once again for 2019. However, it's a tough call between Stanford's David Shaw, UCLA's Chip Kelly, Washington State's Mike Leach and Utah's Kyle Whittingham for second in the conference.    Success with any college football team starts with coaching...

UCLA Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on the Bruins' Schedule

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 1 day ago
Chip Kelly returned to the Pac-12 in 2018 following a one-year layoff from coaching in the NFL. Considering how daunting UCLA's schedule was in Kelly's first season, the Bruins might as well have been playing a professional slate.   UCLA faced an incredible four opponents that finished 2018 ranked in the Top 25, including a non-conference slate of College Football Playoff...

Stanford Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on the Cardinal's Schedule

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 6 days ago
Never a program that shies away from challenges, Stanford kicks off an absolute gauntlet in 2019 against the reigning Big Ten West divisional champion. That sets quite a tone, as the Cardinal play 11 Power 5 opponents in 2019 — nothing out of the ordinary for this program. However, the significance of which is enhanced considering that 12th game is on the road against UCF, the pinnacle of...