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SEC Football: Top 15 Must-See Games of 2018

By Mitch Light, 1 day 2 hours ago
The SEC is once again the most compelling conference in college football. Alabama, the defending national champion, is once again the team to beat, but there is an emerging power in the East (hint: they play in Athens, Georgia) that is poised to challenge Alabama as the top program in the league.   There are intriguing matchups to watch every week on the 2018 schedule. We’ve done...

College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 20 hours ago
Ranking all 130 college football teams for 2018 is no easy task, but it's never too early to think about the upcoming season. Alabama and Clemson have met for three consecutive years in the College Football Playoff and a fourth matchup seems to be in order this fall. These two teams seem to be a step above the rest of the nation, with Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Washington, Miami,...

College Football 2018 Coordinator Roundtable

By Athlon Sports, 4 days 2 hours ago
Head coaches usually get the lion’s share of the credit when things go well (and the blame when they don’t), but coordinators are often the brains of the operation, charged with directing the team’s strategy on a play-to-play basis and reacting instantaneously to what the other team is doing. Athlon Sports gathered 15 of the nation’s best offensive and defensive play-...

Ranking the 2018 SEC Quarterbacks

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 2 hours ago
The SEC boasts college football's deepest collection of quarterbacks for the 2018 season. Missouri's Drew Lock, Auburn's Jarrett Stidham and Mississippi State's Nick Fitzgerald headline the proven upperclassmen, while Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Georgia's Jake Fromm are poised to build off promising freshman seasons. South Carolina’s Jake Bentley, Ole Miss...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the SEC in 2018

By J.P. Scott, 6 days 1 hour ago
We're starting to see the college football polls come out and odds being set in Vegas. The preview magazines, talk shows and talking heads have all had their say.   All we need to do now is kick off another ho-hum season that is sure to have very few surprises and play out exactly how we all think it will, right?   You know that's not how this works.   For better or...

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Backfields for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Some of college football's top defensive backs from 2017 left for the NFL, but this position is still stocked with talent for the upcoming season. Washington's defense has ranked among the best in college football in each of the last three years, and coach Chris Petersen's group takes the top spot in Athlon's defensive backfield rankings for 2018. Cornerback Byron Murphy and...

Eli Manning’s Wife Abby McGrew Manning: 5 Fast Facts to Know

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 4 days ago
Abby McGrew Manning, 34, is the wife of New York Giants QB Eli Manning, 37, her college sweetheart. Abby was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She attended Brentwood Academy, a sports powerhouse that has produced notable current NFL players such as Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett. Abby has two sisters, Lacey and Molly. She is...

College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Under Nick Saban’s watch, it’s no secret Alabama has developed its share of standout linebackers. Despite losing a couple of key players at this position from last season’s group, the Crimson Tide take the top spot in Athlon’s linebacker unit rankings for 2018. Dylan Moses and Mack Wilson will step in as the new anchors on the interior of the 3-4 linebacker unit, and both...

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Lines for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The defensive line is arguably the deepest position in college football for the 2018 season. As expected, thanks to Christian Wilkins, Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell passing on the NFL, Clemson takes the top spot in the defensive line unit rankings. The Tigers have consistently produced elite lines under coordinator Brent Venables, and this unit is a big reason why coach Dabo Swinney’s...

College Football's Top 25 Offensive Lines for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Wisconsin has produced...
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