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College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 7 hours ago
For the second year in a row, Alabama takes the top spot in Athlon's ranking of the best linebacker units in college football. The Crimson Tide have to restock one spot on the inside, but Dylan Moses, Terrell Lewis and Anfernee Jennings could all push for all-conference or All-America honors at the end of the year. Georgia and LSU join Alabama in the top five, with Miami and Penn State...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 8 hours ago
The 2019 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, and with less than a week before kickoff, it's time to think about NCAA football rankings. Each NCAAF season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, two teams - Clemson and Alabama - are a step ahead of the rest of the college football world...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big 12 in 2019

By J.P. Scott, 2 days 9 hours ago
The polls are rolling out and the odds are being set. The 2019 college football season is upon us.   All of the most prolific talking heads have had their say, and most of them seem to think that the two traditional powers in the Big 12 Conference are going to run the show.   Don't tell that to the people of Ames, Iowa.   Something special is happening in the quaint...

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Lines for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 7 hours ago
The defensive line is one of college football's deepest positions in terms of individual talent for 2019, and there's also plenty of competition for the top spot among teams for the best setup in the trenches. Anchored by first-team All-American Derrick Brown, Auburn leads the way in Athlon's best defensive lines for the 2019 college football season. The Tigers are followed by Utah...

Group of 5 Football: Top 15 Must-See Games of 2019

By Mitch Light, 6 days 7 hours ago
The Group of 5 might not produce a serious threat to win a national title — sorry UCF — but there are still a bunch of very good teams that are loaded with outstanding players.   Below is our list of the top 15 games involving Group of 5 teams — some involve matchups against the so-called big boys in the Power 5 and some are key games that will go long way in determining...

College Football's Top 30 Breakout Wide Receivers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 7 hours ago
The wide receiver position has plenty of standouts returning for the 2019 college football season, but there's always room for new stars or breakout players to emerge. Alabama's Jerry Jeudy, Clemson's Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross and Oklahoma State's Tylan Wallace are just a few of the All-America candidates returning to campus this fall. Auburn's Seth Williams, Oregon's...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Thanks to elite...

Heisman Watch: Ranking the Big 12's Top Candidates for 2019

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 2 days ago
The Big 12 has been a regular on the banquet circuit at the end of the regular season and has capped off a remarkable run in New York the past few years with back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners (and eventual No. 1 overall draft picks) in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.   Oklahoma’s offense no doubt has a ton to do with those players keeping the most prestigious trophy in college...

Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 6 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams bulletin board material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2019, Athlon asked coaches in the Big 12 to talk anonymously about...

College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 7 hours ago
The wide receiver position is loaded with talent for the 2019 college football season. Led by Jerry Jeudy and Jaylen Waddle, Alabama's receiving corps ranks as the best in the nation for 2019. Hunter Renfrow expired his eligibility at Clemson, but coach Dabo Swinney's team features two All-America candidates in Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross. Oklahoma checks in at No. 3 among the best...