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Top 25 College Football Games of 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 3 days 1 hour ago
One could make a strong argument that the 2017 college football season ranks among the very best of modern times. This campaign featured countless heart-stopping finishes, provided landscape-altering upsets, and was highlighted with many of the best individual performances of recent memory.   Starting with opening weekend and lasting through the Army-Navy Game, each and every college...

College Football's Top 30 Coordinator Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 8 hours ago
College football’s coordinator carousel was active once again for the 2018 season. Top defensive coordinators seemed to be in demand, as four of Athlon Sports' top five hires came on that side of the ball. Texas A&M's Mike Elko ranks as Athlon's top coordinator hire for 2018, with Ohio State's Alex Grinch checking in at No. 2. Outside of the Power 5 ranks, Marshall...

Podcast: College Football Dream Road Trip for 2018 (Listen Now)

By Mitch Light, 1 week 5 hours ago
Do you love college football? (It’s a rhetorical question.)   What would be better than visiting a new venue every week of the season? Braden Gall and Mitch Light, the hosts of the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast, have picked the games for their second annual College Football Dream Road Trip.   The rules are simple: You can visit a venue only once per season and you can see a...

Why Auburn Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2018

By Ryan Wright, 1 week 8 hours ago
One could easily argue that the SEC has been the elite college football conference in the country since the 1992 season with at least 14 claimed titles seeing Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Florida claim nine of those trophies since the 2006 season.   Once again, the SEC has title contenders in both divisions with perhaps the greatest depth of overall talent spread out among five hopefuls --...

SEC's Top 8 Storylines to Watch in 2018

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 9 hours ago
The SEC is once again loaded with intrigue. Alabama and Georgia closed out the 2017 season battling for the national championship, and both teams are expected to be in the mix to win it all again in 2018. In addition to the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs, Auburn remains a threat to reach the CFB Playoff, and the league's depth should improve thanks to Florida, South Carolina and Texas A&M...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
College football's 2018 season is less than 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December. The top four teams for the fifth year of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from last season. Alabama and...

SEC Wild Card Players in 2018

By Nick Cole, 1 week 2 days ago
Imagine, if you will, your favorite SEC football coach sitting down at the poker table for a friendly game. In his hand rests cards he knows he’ll hold, and a few cards he knows he should fold. The difference between winning and losing? A little bit of good fortune with the wild cards he’ll draw from the deck.   Now bring your mind back to football, where that wild card is the...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The start of the 2018 college football season is officially 50 days away. With the start of the upcoming season approaching and to mark 50 days until kickoff, Athlon Sports decided to pick 50 players we felt were underrated going into the upcoming season. Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy...

College Football 2018 Conference Power Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 5 days ago
The SEC once again ranks as college football’s No. 1 conference. The league took both spots in last year’s national championship matchup, as Alabama edged Georgia in overtime to win its fifth title in nine years. Both the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs are both projected by Athlon Sports to earn a repeat trip to the CFB Playoff in 2018, with Auburn and Mississippi State headlining the...

College Football's Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The wide receiver position was hit hard by departures following the 2017 college football season, but there’s still plenty of talent on campus for ’18. Ole Miss’ A.J. Brown, Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry and West Virginia’s David Sills lead the way in Athlon’s receiver rankings, with South Carolina’s Deebo Samuel, Georgia State’s Penny Hart...