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Heisman Watch: 10 Dark Horse Heisman Trophy Candidates for 2018

By Bryan Fischer, 4 days 10 hours ago
The Heisman Trophy is awarded to college football’s most outstanding player but every preseason list is, let’s face it, not much more than a popularity contest with some of biggest names in the sport. That’s in part because we’re looking at recent eye-popping production, which means the Heisman discussion inevitably centers on guys like Stanford running back Bryce Love...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the SEC in 2018

By J.P. Scott, 4 days 11 hours 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 2 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...

College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 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 3 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 4 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...

College Football's Top 40 Wide Receiver Groups for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The wide receiver position experienced a significant amount of turnover following the 2017 college football season. Big-time playmakers like James Washington, Anthony Miller and Calvin Ridley departed for the NFL, leaving a host of names to step up into the spotlight for 2018. Ole Miss takes the top spot in Athlon's wide receiver unit rankings for 2018, followed by West Virginia and Oklahoma...

College Football's Top 50 Running Back Units for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
With the 2018 season less than a month away, it's time to hand out preseason hardware and honor the best college football running back units for the upcoming year. While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to...

Alabama Football Schedule 2018

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Here's the Alabama football schedule with a full list of the Crimson Tide's 2018 opponents, game locations, game times, TV channels and updated results throughout the season.     Alabama Crimson Tide 2018 Schedule   Date Opponent Location Time (ET)/ Results TV Sat., Sept. 1 vs. Louisville...

Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2018

By Eric Sorenson, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The college football non-conference world has really gone through some drastic changes over the last few years. With conference hopping becoming so prevalent, some traditional late-season rivalries have now been relegated to non-conference games like Pitt-Penn State, Nebraska-Colorado and Texas-Texas A&M.   And you’d figure with a 12th game added to the schedule a few years ago...