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Ranking the Big 12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 4 days ago
In a year like this, ranking Big 12 teams’ schedules by difficulty involves major hairsplitting.   The round-robin schedule means no one misses an opponent in the conference slate, per usual. This season, though, the league lacks a clear preseason favorite, so figuring out which team is a tough opponent and which is not takes even more projection than usual.   Home-road...

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2018

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Once notorious for its members filling up their non-conference schedules with lightweights, Big 12 teams have stacked their 2018 slates with more than their fair share of tests. In fact, it might be the most loaded compilation of non-conference games for the league from top to bottom in recent memory. Every team except Oklahoma State has at least one Power 5 foe from outside the conference lined...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days 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...

Top 25 Big 12 2019 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Allen Kenney, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Twenty Big 12 alums were selected in the NFL draft last weekend, which continued to lag the other Power 5 conferences. In fact, that represented a sizable increase from the 14 players the league sent to the pros in 2017.   If the NFL’s appetite for Big 12 prospects keeps growing, there might be room in the 2019 draft for these 25 players, the top prospects in the conference this...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 6 days 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...

Kansas State Wildcats 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 months 15 min ago
The Kansas State Wildcats opened the 2017 season ranked No. 20 in the AP Top 25 poll and were seen by many as a dark horse candidate to challenge Oklahoma for the Big 12 title. Things started well enough following back-to-back 55-point performances over weak non-conference competition before an upset at the hands of Vanderbilt. The Wildcats then dropped three of their first four conference games...

Iowa State Cyclones 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Peter Mundo, 2 months 6 days ago
Iowa State is entering Year 3 under rising star head coach Matt Campbell, who agreed to a new six-year contract in late November. Optimism is as high as it’s been in Ames in more than a decade.   The Cyclones are coming off of their first bowl appearance since 2012, first bowl win since ‘09 and first season with at least eight wins since 2000. Last season included two...

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days 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...

West Virginia Mountaineers 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Peter Mundo, 2 months 4 weeks ago
The West Virginia Mountaineers are back in business this week, as preparations for the 2018 season officially begin, with spring practice getting underway as Dana Holgorsen begins his eighth season as head coach.   The Mountaineers are looking for a bounce-back season. The program had its best season since joining the Big 12 back in 2016, going 10-3 and 7-2 in conference play. But last...

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

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 4 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...