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Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2018

By Rob McVey, 1 week 51 min ago
There are many factors that go into building a great college football program. However, there is little doubt that recruiting sits right at the top of the list. It is the lifeblood of the college game. The correlation between success on the recruiting trail, and success on the field, is undeniable. The team that boasts the most talented roster usually wins on Saturday, giving that team a...

Way-Too-Early College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
With signing day completed, the focus for all 130 college football teams shifts to spring practice. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are released later this summer.   Expect several tweaks to this NCAA football...

5 Newcomers to Watch for the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2018

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 3 days ago
Following an unprecedented string of No. 1-ranked recruiting classes, the Alabama Crimson Tide landed at No. 7 in the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings in 2018. Nick Saban and his coaching staff secured the signatures of 19 players, two of whom were rated as five-star prospects, which would be considered a highly successful haul for nearly every program in the nation.   However, the...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 51 min ago
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 130 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits and misses in the team and player projections each season, but there’s plenty of accuracy and meaning behind the final rankings. New coaches...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 hour ago
College football’s 2018 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. With spring practice just around the corner, the focus around the nation now shifts to...

College Football 2018 Team Recruiting Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 hour ago
College football’s 2018 National Signing Day is in the books, and there's a new No. 1 at the top of the team recruiting rankings. Georgia coach Kirby Smart landed the best overall haul in the nation, taking home the top spot in all three recruiting services. Smart landed a standout class in the early signing period and only added to it on Wednesday. Ohio State, Texas, Penn State...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2018?

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 51 min ago
With National Signing Day upon us and the NFL draft less than three months away, college football’s annual quarterback churn is in full effect. And 2018 will feature plenty of changes as the combination of graduation and early departures by underclassmen means nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power Five conferences alone will be new compared to this time...

3 Reasons for Optimism About the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2018

By Eric Sorenson, 3 weeks 1 hour ago
Alabama just won its 17th national title and shows no signs of slowing down or taking it easy on anyone. They Crimson Tide are the New England Patriots of college football, hated by most of the country but loved immeasurably by their own fans. This is the land of The Bear. Houndstooth hats. Yellow hammers. Coaches statues. They change over national title rosters like they change underwear. No...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 hour ago
College football’s 2017-18 coaching carousel featured 21 changes, including moves at big-time programs like Nebraska, Florida, Texas A&M, Oregon and Florida State. With the carousel completed and all 21 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. Nebraska hit a home run with former quarterback Scott Frost returning to...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2018 college football season is still seven months away, but it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. Houston's Ed Oliver takes the top spot in Athlon's early top 50 players returning for 2018, with Clemson's Christian Wilkins and Stanford's Bryce Love rounding out the top three. It's a...