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College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
College football's 2020 season is slated to start in late August, but it's never too early to project where all 130 teams will finish at the end of the year. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced several schedule changes and many challenges await the fall slate. However, Athlon Sports released its top 25 in May and now it's time to project the rest of the teams 26-130. Clemson takes the...

College Football 2020 Conference Power Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
College football's conference power rankings once again feature the SEC at No. 1 and the Big Ten at No. 2. The 2020 season isn't likely to feature many changes in the next tier of conference power rankings, as Clemson bolsters the ACC to the No. 3 spot, followed by the Big 12 at No. 4 and the Pac-12 at No. 5. The American Athletic Conference checks in at No. 6 and once again ranks as the...

This Day in Sports History: July 24

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, July 24 is the date of the famous "Pine Tar...

2020 Preseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The 2020 college football season is slated to start in late August and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC and ACC lead the way on the 2020 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 23 overall selections apiece, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (eight), with Ohio State coming in second with...

BYU Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on the Cougars' Schedule

By John Coon, 4 weeks 4 hours ago
BYU is a model of inconsistency over the past two seasons under head coach Kalani Sitake. The Cougars have alternated victories over the likes of Wisconsin, USC, Tennessee, and Boise State with head-scratching losses to the likes of USF and Toledo. Sitake is feeling pressure to take a step forward entering his fifth season.   It won't be easy getting over that seven-win plateau in...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2020

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 day ago
In a sport where non-conference agreements are brokered two decades into the future, uncertainty looming less than two months before college football's scheduled kickoff feels so unsettling. Indeed, the global COVID-19 pandemic has shrouded so much of our lives in the unknown, and it might dramatically alter the college football season. Until then, however, the schedules are made and we can...

BYU Football: 2020 Cougars Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
During the latter part of the 2019 season, after BYU had become bowl eligible, school officials rewarded head coach Kalani Sitake with a contract extension through the 2023 season. The Cougars promptly lost their final two games to teams they used to dominate when they were part of a conference — 13–3 to San Diego State and 38–34 to Hawaii in the SoFi Hawaii Bowl — and a...

When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with five overall matchups on tap for Week 0. With the matchup between Navy and Notre Dame moved from Ireland and to Labor Day weekend, Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV provide the most intrigue for Week 0. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders:...

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 6 days ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...