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College Football Bowl Schedule for 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
College football's bowl schedule for 2019-20 is slated to start on Dec. 20 and continues until the NCAA national championship on Jan. 13 in New Orleans. This season's bowl slate once again includes 39 contests, plus the national title following the two CFB Playoff games (Fiesta and Peach). Due to a scheduling quirk, the two semifinal games will be played on Dec. 28. The Jan. 13 date...

When Does College Football Start in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2019 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 24 with two Week 0 matchups. Miami and Florida meet in Orlando, with Arizona and Hawaii set for a high-scoring affair in Honolulu later that night. The full Week 1 college football schedule of matchups is slated to begin on Thursday, Aug. 29. The opening Thursday of action features Utah at BYU, along with...

2019 Preseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
The 2019 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC leads the way on the 2019 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 26 overall selections, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (nine), with Clemson coming in second with eight players picked. ...

College Football Starting QB Rankings for 2019 (Top 130)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
With summer workouts underway and fall practice right aroud the corner for all 130 college football teams, it's never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2019 season. The FBS level is loaded with talent at this position for the upcoming year, as Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence are neck-and-neck for the No. 1 spot...

Ranking the American Athletic Conference's College Football Coaches for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The American Athletic Conference has experienced its share of coaching turnover in recent years. Only four of the league's coaches - Willie Fritz, Mike Norvell, Philip Montgomery and Ken Niumatalolo - have spent the last three years at their current school. Niumatalolo takes the top spot in Athlon's American Athletic Conference coach rankings for 2019, but the gap has closed to Norvell,...

American Athletic Conference Football 2019 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The American Athletic Conference ranks as the best league in the Group of 5, and it’s no surprise a couple of familiar faces - UCF, Memphis, Cincinnati and Houston - lead the way in the 2019 predictions. The Knights are 25-1 over the last two seasons and are Athlon’s pick to win the AAC and finish this year ranked as the highest team among Group of 5 conference champions. UCF...

Cincinnati Football: 2019 Bearcats Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Cincinnati enjoyed one of the most impressive turnarounds in the nation last season, as Luke Fickell saw his team's win total improve by seven (from 4-8 to 11-2). The Bearcats' only losses were on the road to American Athletic Conference East Division foes Temple (overtime) and eventual champion UCF. Now the challenge for Fickell and company, maintaining that success while replacing key...

American Athletic 2019 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2019 American Athletic All-Conference team is anchored by 13 selections from UCF and Cincinnati, followed by USF at 12 and Houston, Memphis and Temple with 11. SMU, Tulsa and Tulane headline the next tier with nine selections apiece on the 2019 All-AAC squad.   An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2019. Career statistics...

Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 week ago
Debating the best job among all 130 college football teams or within any conference is always an ongoing discussion. The debate doesn’t start with a small sample size but should take into account more of a long-term (both past and future) in order to get a better snapshot of the program. Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are...

2019 American Athletic Conference Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The American Athletic Conference features a deep group of quarterbacks for the 2019 season. Houston’s D’Eriq King is the league’s No. 1 signal-caller and ranks among the best in college football. Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder and Memphis’ Brady White headline the next tier, with transfers Brandon Wimbush (UCF) and Shane Buechele (SMU) looking to make an impact at...