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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...

American Athletic 2018 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
UCF has its sights set on another undefeated record in 2018, and new coach Josh Heupel inherits a roster stacked with talent, including All-America candidate and quarterback McKenzie Milton. The Knights have 14 selections on Athlon’s 2018 American Athletic All-Conference team, which is the most of any program in the league. Including Milton, UCF features nine players earning first-team All...

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 American Athletic Conference's College Football Coaches for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
The American Athletic Conference has been home to some of college football’s top rising stars in the head coaching ranks in recent years, and the league is filled with intriguing names once again for 2018. Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo takes the top spot for the second year in a row, with Memphis’ Mike Norvell and Tulane’s Willie Fritz rounding out the top three. USF’s...

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...

Ranking the American Athletic Conference's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
With McKenzie Milton back at quarterback, UCF is poised for another run at an undefeated record and American Athletic Conference title. Milton averaged 357.7 total yards a game last season, and his continued development will certainly ease the transition for new coach Josh Heupel. The AAC has a solid group of quarterbacks competing for the No. 2 spot, but Navy’s Malcolm Perry gets the nod...

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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 16 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...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Rankings are nothing new when it comes to college football and basketball, but what about combining the two sports? That’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do once again this offseason, sizing up the coaching tandems in both for the Power 5 conferences. With spring practice starting up across the country and March Madness just around the corner, there’s no better time for...