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Cincinnati Football: 2021 Bearcats Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Cincinnati ended the 2020 season as the top Group of 5 team and that's exactly where coach Luke Fickell's program is projected to finish once again in '21. The Bearcats are Athlon's pick to be the top Group of 5 team, but with non-conference games versus Notre Dame and Indiana, Fickell's squad has a chance to aim for something bigger - a trip to the CFB Playoff. Quarterback...

American Athletic Football 2021 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 15 hours ago
The 2021 American Athletic All-Conference team is led by 17 selections from Cincinnati, with Tulane (16) and Tulsa (15) up next. Houston, East Carolina and SMU each have 11 picks, while Memphis and UCF check in with eight on the 2021 All-AAC squad.   Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2021. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
The 2021 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 28, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and projecting what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, that’s not the case at the top, as the list of favorites...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2020-21 coaching carousel featured 17 changes, including moves at Texas, Kansas, Auburn, UCF, South Carolina and Illinois. With the carousel completed and all 17 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. At the top, it's a close call between the hires of Steve Sarkisian (Texas), Clark Lea (...

2022 NFL Draft: Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2022 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 28-30 in Las Vegas. While the 2021 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 North Carolina's Sam Howell, Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler, and USC's Kedon...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2021 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
With the 2021 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the...

35 Key College Football Super Seniors Returning in 2021

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football’s 2020 season was unusual in many ways. Conferences starting play at different times, canceled games, bowl matchups shifted to different locations, and more uncertainty as to who on the roster was available on a week-to-week basis were just a few ways the ’20 season was unique. However, in addition to all of those factors, last year was...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The countdown to the 2021 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. As always, one of the biggest storylines of any offseason rests with the quarterback position. This spot is always under the microscope and could be the difference between...

When Does College Football Start in 2021?

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 days ago
College football’s 2021 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 28 with a handful of matchups in Week 0. The schedule for that opening weekend could be tweaked, but Hawaii at UCLA and Nebraska at Illinois are the early highlights from the Week 0 games in 2021. The first full weekend of games for next season doesn’t lack for interesting matchups. Ohio State at Minnesota,...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 4 days ago
Ranking the college football rosters for the 2021 season provides a unique window into the talent level for all teams and how that compares to win totals, conference championships, and success on a national level. Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren'...