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Fresno State Football: 2018 Bulldogs Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Fresno State was arguably the biggest surprise of the 2017 season, as the Bulldogs improved by nine wins under first-year head coach Jeff Tedford. The defense led the way and even though there's a new coordinator calling the shots, the entire starting back seven returns. The offense also returns most of its key pieces and could take a step forward if quarterback Marcus McMaryion continues to...

College Football's Top 50 Running Backs for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 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...

Group of 5's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2018

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 3 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.   Even more so than their Power 5 peers, quarterback can make or break a season for...

Mountain West Football 2018 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
With Boise State primed for a run as college football’s top Group of 5 team for 2018, it’s no surprise coach Bryan Harsin’s team dominates the All-Mountain West Team by Athlon Sports. The Broncos have 16 selections, which is the most of any program in the conference. Utah State is next with 13 picks, followed by Fresno State with 12. San Diego State and Wyoming are tied with 11...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days 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 1 week 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 Mountain West's College Football Coaches for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The Mountain West was the only Group of 5 league to not have a coaching change following the 2017 season. And that’s good news for the conference, as the depth in the head coaching ranks within the Mountain West is deep headed into 2018. San Diego State’s Rocky Long takes the top spot in Athlon’s Mountain West coach rankings for 2018, with Air Force’s Troy Calhoun,...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks 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...

Ranking the Mountain West's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Quarterback play in the Mountain West remains relatively strong despite the loss of a first-round pick in the NFL Draft (Josh Allen), along with the league’s top passer from 2017 (Nick Stevens). Boise State’s Brett Rypien ranks as the Mountain West’s No. 1 quarterback, as the senior guides a team poised to rank in the top 25 of many preseason polls. Nevada’s Ty Gangi,...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 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...