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Podcast: College Football Dream Road Trip for 2018 (Listen Now)

By Mitch Light, 5 days 22 hours ago
Do you love college football? (It’s a rhetorical question.)   What would be better than visiting a new venue every week of the season? Braden Gall and Mitch Light, the hosts of the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast, have picked the games for their second annual College Football Dream Road Trip.   The rules are simple: You can visit a venue only once per season and you can see a...

Big 12 Wild Card Players in 2018

By Allen Kenney, 6 days 31 min ago
Every college football season, unheralded players come along and help elevate their teams to unexpected heights. In other cases, vaunted hotshots stumble, leaving their programs in a lurch.   They’re the wild cards. Every team has them, and whether they hit or miss can have a major effect on a conference race.   Here are one offensive wild card and one defensive wild card for...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
College football's 2018 season is less than 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December. The top four teams for the fifth year of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from last season. Alabama and...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
The start of the 2018 college football season is officially 50 days away. With the start of the upcoming season approaching and to mark 50 days until kickoff, Athlon Sports decided to pick 50 players we felt were underrated going into the upcoming season. Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy...

College Football 2018 Conference Power Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 4 days ago
The SEC once again ranks as college football’s No. 1 conference. The league took both spots in last year’s national championship matchup, as Alabama edged Georgia in overtime to win its fifth title in nine years. Both the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs are both projected by Athlon Sports to earn a repeat trip to the CFB Playoff in 2018, with Auburn and Mississippi State headlining the...

College Football's Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The wide receiver position was hit hard by departures following the 2017 college football season, but there’s still plenty of talent on campus for ’18. Ole Miss’ A.J. Brown, Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry and West Virginia’s David Sills lead the way in Athlon’s receiver rankings, with South Carolina’s Deebo Samuel, Georgia State’s Penny Hart...

Kansas Football: What Happened?

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Mark Mangino admits he's like other Kansas football fans.   The former KU coach -- he's retired now, spending his winters in Florida and summers in Pennsylvania -- keeps track of his old team from afar. He's still active on social media and watches as many games as he can.   Mangino, who was named to the athletic department's Hall of Fame last year, still wishes his...

College Football's Top 15 Tight Ends for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s 2018 season features a talented group of tight ends, headlined by Iowa’s Noah Fant and Missouri’s Albert Okwuegbunam. Fant and Okwuegbunam each caught 11 touchdown grabs last fall and take the top two spots in Athlon’s tight end rankings for the upcoming season. Stanford’s Kaden Smith, UCLA’s Caleb Wilson and Boston College’s Tommy...

Ranking All 130 College Football Head Coaches for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Ranking all 130 college football head coaches is an impossible task. However, as Athlon Sports has done for each of the last seven seasons leading up to the start of the upcoming year, we set out to sort out every FBS head coach from No. 1 to the bottom.   And as expected, for the seventh straight year, Alabama's Nick Saban takes the top spot. Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Clemson...

College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Ranking all 130 college football teams for 2018 is no easy task, but it's never too early to think about the upcoming season. Alabama and Clemson have met for three consecutive years in the College Football Playoff and a fourth matchup seems to be in order this fall. These two teams seem to be a step above the rest of the nation, with Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Washington, Miami,...