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10 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 23 hours ago
College football's 2018 season is still a few months away, but the debate about preseason predictions and rankings will start to heat up even more over the next few weeks. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2018 Athlon Sports College Football...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 5 days 23 hours ago
The 2018 college football season marks widespread change around the Pac-12. Much of the conference's new outlook comes from an influx of new head coaches, with five programs welcoming new staffs for this campaign.   Some of those newcomers can expect a challenging welcome to the Pac-12 (or welcome back to, in one instance), as two of the hardest slates in the league await teams with...

Ranking the Toughest Games on USC Football's Schedule

By Josh Webb, 1 week 5 days ago
Clay Helton’s fourth USC team is in a bit of a quandary. With talented players on both sides of the ball returning, the Trojans are still in search of a quarterback to run the offense. Is this the year the Trojans finally put it all together? If they are to do so, they’re going to have to get past a daunting schedule.   Tom Herman and Texas will welcome USC to Darrell K....

Ranking the Toughest Games on Washington Football's Schedule

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 6 days ago
The maligned schedule Washington played in 2017 is truly a thing of the past. The Huskies open 2018 with a potential College Football Playoff play-in game on the other side of the country, setting up head coach Chris Petersen's team for a challenging slate the rest of the way.   Washington will make a push for the Pac-12 championship and another berth in the playoff this season, but...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 6 days ago
The 2018 Pac-12 Conference out-of-league schedule features some exciting matchups with traditional rivalries, marquee road games and some of the most intriguing Power 5 vs. Group of 5 games in college football this season.   Much of the Pac-12 plays 10 power-conference games as a result of the nine-game league slate, but many of the best non-conference games pit Pac-12 teams against...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
With spring practice completed for all 130 college football teams, it’s never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2018 season. College football lost a handful of stars from last season, including USC’s Sam Darnold, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. However, the next group of stars is ready to emerge at the FBS level...

Meet the 5 New Head Coaches in Pac-12 Football in 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Four coaches ushered in an era of change for Pac-12 football in 2012. Six years after Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham, Jim Mora and Mike Leach arrived at Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and Washington State respectively, three are gone. Their replacements are among the historic wave of five new head coaches leading Pac-12 programs into the 2018 season.   Kevin Sumlin takes over for Rodriguez at...

Top 25 Pac-12 2019 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Despite a brutal showing to close the 2017 season, the Pac-12 sent a solid corps of prospects into the NFL via the 2018 draft. Another class of future pros will headline the conference again this season, with opportunities to improve their outlooks for the 2019 draft.   As was the case a season ago, a quarterback heads the class. However, the real story of the 2019 draft class in the Pac-...

Ranking the Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
The Pac-12 has produced its share of high-powered offenses and standout quarterbacks in recent years, and there’s no reason to think that will change in 2018. The league has three All-America contenders at quarterback and features rising stars in Utah’s Tyler Huntley and Stanford’s K.J. Costello. Arizona’s Khalil Tate tops the rankings, but Oregon’s Justin Herbert...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The 2018 NFL Draft is still fresh in everyone’s minds, but the work has already begun by pro scouts and analysts alike for the 2019 edition. In looking at Athlon Sports’ early top 50 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft, two things jump out right away – it’s heavy on defensive players and there are quite a few Clemson Tigers.   Clemson, which has been a College...
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