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10 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
College football's 2018 season is still a few months away, but the debate about preseason predictions and rankings will start to heat up even more over the next few weeks. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2018 Athlon Sports College Football...

SEC's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2018

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 2 days ago
If you want to win big in college football, it’s no secret that you’re going to need some quality play out of the most important position on the field — quarterback. If there’s any doubt about it, just look up recent Heisman Trophy winners and note how tilted the list is toward the position.   While the SEC has trended up and down when it comes to play under center...

Ranking the SEC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

By Rob McVey, 1 week 5 days ago
Year in and year out, the SEC provides more than its fair share of college football’s toughest matchups. And it takes a very special team to successfully navigate the weekly grind of a typical SEC football schedule. While every SEC slate is a slugfest in its own right, not every schedule is created equally. Some teams within the conference will face more difficult paths than others in 2018...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
With spring practice completed for all 130 college football teams, it’s never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2018 season. College football lost a handful of stars from last season, including USC’s Sam Darnold, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. However, the next group of stars is ready to emerge at the FBS level...

Ranking the SEC's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2018

By Rob McVey, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The unforgiving nature of having to face eight other SEC teams every season can be daunting enough on its own. That’s why most SEC teams tend to err on the side of caution when scheduling their non-conference opposition year after year. It’s a strategy that draws plenty of criticism from the rest of the college football world. But if the 2018 schedule is any indication, the...

Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Led by Missouri’s Drew Lock and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, the SEC boasts a deep group of quarterbacks for the 2018 season. Lock earned first-team All-SEC honors last fall, while Tagovailoa is poised for a breakout year – if he can beat Jalen Hurts for the starting job. Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham, Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald and Georgia’s Jake Fromm round...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The 2018 NFL Draft is still fresh in everyone’s minds, but the work has already begun by pro scouts and analysts alike for the 2019 edition. In looking at Athlon Sports’ early top 50 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft, two things jump out right away – it’s heavy on defensive players and there are quite a few Clemson Tigers.   Clemson, which has been a College...

Auburn Tigers 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 1 week ago
Auburn navigated one of college football’s most grueling schedules during the 2017 season, taking on eventual playoff teams Clemson, Alabama and Georgia. Despite the tough sledding, the Tigers managed to go 10-4, including 7-1 in the SEC as they wrestled the West Division title away from the Crimson Tide. If Auburn is to have similar success in 2018 with another run to Atlanta with a berth...

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
Spring practice is underway across the nation, as all 130 college football teams are getting the first look at how their roster and program are shaping up for the 2018 season. 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...

Auburn Tigers 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Ryan Wright, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Auburn Tigers improbable run to a SEC West title in 2017 has been put in the rearview mirror with the start of spring practices on The Plains. The success from last year will be motivation going forward, but the task for every college football program across the nation over the next couple of months is to improve the current roster in the NCAA-allowed 15 on-the-field spring practices. With...