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Early SEC Football Predictions for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
The SEC is never short on intrigue, but as evidenced by the early predictions and rankings, the 2020 season could feature two wide-open races atop the divisions. In the East, Florida and Georgia should be locked into a tight battle for the top spot, with Tennessee expected to close the gap and contend for a finish in the top 25. The Gators have a slight edge over the Bulldogs for now, but...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2019 season complete after LSU defeated Clemson in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2020. Clemson takes the top spot in the very early top 25, followed by Ohio State at No. 2. Alabama checks in at No. 3 as a slight favorite over LSU (No. 4)...

College Football's 2019-20 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 2 days ago
The college football season is officially over, and a new champion has been crowned. LSU put the finishing touches on a perfect season and brought a close to college football's 150th-anniversary campaign with a historic win over Clemson. Before we go ahead and start turning the pages to the 2020 season (although some already have), now is a good time to look back at some of the highs and...

LSU Football: Can the Tigers Return to the National Championship Game in 2020?

By Ryan Wright, 1 week 2 days ago
Every college football national championship is historic, but some hold deeper meaning for the landscape of the game. What the LSU Tigers (15-0) did during the 2019 season on their way to hoisting the trophy may never be matched in totality, and all want to know if they can capture lightning in a bottle a second consecutive season.   The Tigers started the 2019 campaign off in familiar...

10 Greatest LSU Football Teams of All Time

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 3 days ago
The LSU Tigers finished the 2019 college football season 15-0 and national champion. The 2019 team is definitely one of the best in program history, but where do those Tigers rank? Let's take a look.   10. 1935 Record: 9-2 Finished: Lost to TCU 3-2 in the Sugar Bowl Final Ranking: N/A The Williamson System, a national champion selector approved by the NCAA from 1932...

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 3 days ago
Every college football team that won a national championship team was great, but I have attempted to rank every title-winning squad over the past 50 years by asking the following questions:   How strong was their schedule? What was their record? How dominant were their wins? Did they win their conference? Did they win their bowl game? How many elite players did they have?  ...

Seven-Step Drop: LSU's Historic Season Has Every Right to be Called the G.O.A.T.

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 3 days ago
NEW ORLEANS — As much as college football is a sport celebrated for the indelible moments it gives us in real-time from game to game of a long slog of a season, it is also a sport that celebrates its own history more than just about any other.   There are records and traditions set many moons ago that are held up for reverence at every turn while legends few ever saw live are...

D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has decided to transfer for his senior season, becoming a sought-after signal-caller for the 2020 college football season. King passed for 50 touchdowns and 4,925 yards in four years with the Cougars and added 1,421 yards and 28 scores on the ground. After playing in four games under first-year coach Dana Holgorsen in 2019, King decided to redshirt and later...

Ranking College Football's National Champions Since 1998

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 3 days ago
As the final seconds of the 2019 college football season have ticked away and LSU celebrates a long-awaited return to the top, the debates over where this year's Tigers national championship stacks up against the others that came before it. Ed Orgeron, Joe Burrow, and company made a loud statement on their path to a national title with seven wins over top-10 teams that included snapping...

LSU Football: 5 X-Factors from the Tigers that Could Determine the National Championship

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
LSU is one win away from capping one of the best single-season college football runs by a program in recent memory. The Tigers take on Clemson in the national championship in New Orleans on Monday night as a slight favorite and look to claim the program's first title since 2007. A high-powered offense led by quarterback Joe Burrow and a standout group of receivers leads the way for coach Ed...