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Top 25 College Football Quarterback Matchups of 2018

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 5 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 most recent class of college signal-callers was among the best to ever...

College Football's Top 50 Running Backs for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
With Bryce Love returning to Stanford, along with the continued emergence of Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins and Boston College's AJ Dillon, the running back position is stocked with talent for the 2018 college football season. Love ranks as Athlon's No. 1 running back for the upcoming year and should be among the leading candidates to win the Heisman...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The 2018 college football season is less than 100 days away, but it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture, but a familiar program tops Athlon's rankings. Alabama is the projected national champion, with Clemson at No. 2, followed by...

10 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 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...

Ranking the Toughest Games on BYU Football's Schedule

By Mitch Harper, 1 month 3 days ago
After an abysmal 4-9 season, every game in 2018 will be considered tough for the BYU Cougars who look to get back to the postseason after their first year without a bowl game since 2004.   BYU's schedules as an independent are always top-heavy out of the gates, but in 2018 there are some rivalry games in the month of November with Boise State and Utah that give the slate a lot of...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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, led by...

6 BYU Cougars 2019 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Mitch Harper, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Last year at this time, I predicted that it was unlikely BYU would end their drought of having multiple players selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. Fast-forward to this past weekend, and sure enough I was correct. Fred Warner was listed last year as “far and away BYU’s best prospect for the 2018 NFL Draft,” and he was the only player from BYU selected in 2018, going to the San...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks 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...

BYU Cougars 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Mitch Harper, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Last season was a disastrous year for BYU. Nine losses in a season was the most this tradition-rich program experienced in one year since 1955. For some perspective, that was 17 years before the legendary LaVell Edwards became head coach of the Cougars.   The historic number of losses resulted in third-year head coach Kalani Sitake making sweeping changes to his offensive staff. Out...

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 hours 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...