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College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 23 hours ago
College football’s 2020 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are on the rise and are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2020 version of college football's teams on the rise features North Carolina, Arizona State, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, and Louisville from the Power...

SEC Football: Ranking the Rosters for 2020

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 23 hours ago
College football fans elsewhere often scream about an SEC bias in the national media, but the fact remains: the most talented players in the country reside in the Southeastern Conference. Just ask the NFL, which invited 93 players from SEC programs and an average of 6.6 per team (both tops in the country by a wide margin) to the Scouting Combine this month. Nine college programs had eight or...

Alabama Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Crimson Tide

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 5 days ago
For the second time in three years, the Alabama Crimson Tide finished with the No. 2-ranked recruiting class in college football, according to the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings. For nearly any other program, that would be historically good news. But at Alabama, it's more noteworthy because the Tide didn't rank No. 1. With the Crimson Tide coming off a second straight season without a...

College Football All-Decade Teams for the 2010s

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 23 hours ago
With LSU toppling Clemson in the most recent College Football Playoff National Championship, the sun has finally set on the college football season and the eventful 2010s.   The SEC dominated the decade with six titles — four of which Alabama won — while Clemson took home two championships and Ohio State and Florida State won one apiece.   Beyond the many great teams,...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2020 National Signing Day is officially in the books. As expected, top programs like Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and LSU signed prospects who will have a chance to play right away. 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...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 5 days ago
What a decade the 2010s were in college football. It opened with conference realignment completely reshaping the sport's face, ushered in a playoff system, continued, ended and restarted the SEC's reign of dominance. Meanwhile, in the FCS, North Dakota State established the greatest modern dynasty in any sport by winning its eighth national title over the past nine years.   In...

How Have the Top Five 5-Star College Football Recruits from 2013-17 Performed?

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 23 min ago
The signing of a 5-star high school football recruit is a badge of honor for all college programs and a measure of success in the national recruiting rankings for a given year. The recruiting status that comes with a top player putting ink to a national letter of intent also is a solid indicator of future success, especially if others follow suit to the same campus. However, not all "can...

National Signing Day 2020 Predictions: Where Will the Top Remaining Recruits Sign?

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 19 hours ago
The first Wednesday in February has become a national holiday for college football fans, another reason to celebrate the post-bowl season and pre-spring practice — National Signing Day. On Feb. 5, the 2020 class will finish their recruiting process, putting their signatures down on a letter of intent to the program that is their ideal fit. With the early signing period in December taking...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 21 hours ago
The 2019 college football season featured 27 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. Ohio State's Ryan Day and Louisville's Scott Satterfield were considered two of the top hires last offseason and didn't disappoint in their first year at the helm. Day guided the Buckeyes to the CFB Playoff, while Satterfield led the...

Alabama Football: Crimson Tide All-Decade Team

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 weeks 5 days ago
It may not have ended on a high note, but the Alabama Crimson Tide was unquestionably the best college football program of the decade in the 2010s. Head coach Nick Saban led Alabama to four national championships, winning the 2011 and '12 BCS titles in addition to the College Football Playoff in 2015 and '17. It was the first time a single program won four national championships in a...