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SEC Football 2018 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
After winning its fifth title in nine seasons last year, Alabama is primed for another run at the national championship and SEC title in 2018. The Crimson Tide are the pick in 2018 SEC predictions to edge Auburn and win the West Division and knock off Georgia in the conference title game to claim the league championship. The Bulldogs are also primed for another run into the CFB Playoff. Coach...

College Football's Top 50 Running Backs for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 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...

SEC Football 2018 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The best overall collection of talent in college football usually resides in the SEC, so it should be no surprise the league is loaded with contenders for all-conference honors in 2018. Georgia leads the way with 13 selections on Athlon's 2018 All-SEC team, followed by Alabama and Missouri tied at 11. Mississippi State, Florida and Texas A&M are next up with nine selections apiece....

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 hours 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 4 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 SEC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

By Rob McVey, 1 month 1 week ago
Year in and year out, the SEC provides more than its fair share of college football's toughest matchups. And it takes a very special team to successfully navigate the weekly grind of a typical SEC football schedule. While every SEC slate is a slugfest in its own right, not every schedule is created equally. Some teams within the conference will face more difficult paths than others in 2018...

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 SEC's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2018

By Rob McVey, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The unforgiving nature of having to face eight other SEC teams every season can be daunting enough on its own. That's why most SEC teams tend to err on the side of caution when scheduling their non-conference opposition year after year. It's a strategy that draws plenty of criticism from the rest of the college football world. But if the 2018 schedule is any indication, the SEC...

Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Led by Missouri’s Drew Lock and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, the SEC boasts a deep group of quarterbacks for the 2018 season. Lock earned first-team All-SEC honors last fall, while Tagovailoa is poised for a breakout year – if he can beat Jalen Hurts for the starting job. Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham, Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald and Georgia’s Jake Fromm round...

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...