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Ranking College Football's National Champions Since 1998

By Kevin McGuire, 2 days 9 hours ago
Alabama head coach Nick Saban has quite the collection of national championship hardware. After his 2020 Crimson Tide dismantled Ohio State for the College Football Playoff national championship in Hard Rock Stadium on Monday night, Saban earned his seventh national championship overall, and his sixth with Alabama. And he arguably did so with the best offensive team Alabama has ever fielded. But...

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

By Aaron Tallent, 2 days 22 hours ago
Every college football team that won a national championship team was great, but I have attempted to rank every title-winning squad over the past 50 years by asking the following questions:   How strong was their schedule? What was their record? How dominant were their wins? Did they win their conference? Did they win their bowl game? How many elite players did they have?  ...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 22 hours ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2020 season complete after the Ohio State-Alabama showdown in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2021. Alabama ranks as the No. 1 team in the very early top 25, followed by Clemson at No. 2. Oklahoma is poised for a run at the...

College Football: 15 Players With Big Bowl Games Who Could Break Out in 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Just one game remains in the 2020-21 college football season, as the bowl slate wrapped up on Saturday, Jan. 2. It’s hard to read too much into bowl games due to opt outs and the unusual nature of the 2020 season. However, several players had big performances that could carry into the ’21 campaign. The definition of breakout players can vary from analysts and fanbases across the...

Auburn Football: 5 Priorities for New Coach Bryan Harsin in 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
New Auburn coach Bryan Harsin inherits a program that has won at least six games every year since 2013. The former Boise State coach isn’t stepping into a complete rebuilding project, but there are question marks on both sides of the ball to address if the Tigers want to finish in the top 25 in 2021. Offensively, Harsin has to get more consistency out of quarterback Bo Nix and generate...

Who Should Win the Heisman Trophy for the 2020 College Football Season?

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
The Heisman Trophy will be presented on Tuesday, Jan. 5 to one of four finalists for the 2020 college football season. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith and Alabama quarterback Mac Jones are up for the most prestigious award in college football. Due to COVID-19 and the timing of the announcement, the award will be presented...

Auburn Football Schedule 2020

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 6 days ago
Here's the Auburn football schedule with a full list of the Tigers' 2020 opponents, game locations, with game times, TV channels coming as they're announced. Updated results with final scores will be added throughout the season.   Auburn Tigers 2020 Schedule   Date: Opponent (Location) Sept. 26: Auburn 29, Kentucky 13 Oct. 3: Georgia 27, Auburn 6 Oct. 10: Auburn 30,...

Citrus Bowl Prediction and Preview: Auburn vs. Northwestern

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 22 hours ago
College football fans who love a ground-and-pound game filled with defensive plays are in for a rare treat when the Auburn Tigers collide with the No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats on Friday in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl. The pairing of the SEC versus the Big Ten teams is only the second time the two storied programs have met on the gridiron.   In the roughly two-and-a-half weeks since Auburn (6-4)...

2021 NFL Draft: College Football Players Leaving Early for NFL

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 29-May 1, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football players are already declaring their intent to jump early to the next level. As of Friday, Dec. 18, 136 underclassmen players have already declared for the 2021 NFL Draft and some will not return to college for a fall or spring season. The list of names declared...

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2020-21 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2020-21 bowl season features 28 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread (ATS) for every postseason contest. One game is slated for Dec. 21 to start the bowl season, the Peach and Citrus Bowl matchups headline the action outside of the CFB Playoff games on Jan. 1, while the final contests before the national title takes place on Jan. 2...