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Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2019

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 2 days ago
Recruiting has made college football a year-round sport, and nobody does it better than the SEC. The last time a team outside the conference earned the No. 1 overall ranking according to the 247Sports Composite was 2008, and it should come as no surprise the league has won more national championships and produced more NFL draft picks than any other since.   With the 2019 recruiting...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
The 2019 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. Quarterbacks take the top spot in the rankings for '19. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa narrowly edges Clemson's...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 17 hours ago
College football’s 2019 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. And if teams didn't fill their needs on the recruiting trail, a trip to the transfer...

Ranking the 10 Best College Football Recruiting Classes Since 2005

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 2 days ago
As the ink dries on letters of intent on National Signing Day, college football recruiting gurus are naming winners and losers. Most have already moved on to the next crop of high school studs.   Who needs all that speculation when you can look back in hindsight at how the classes performed, though?   Here are the top 10 college football recruiting classes from 2005-18.  ...

LSU Football: 3 Reasons for Optimism About the Tigers in 2019

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 2 days ago
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron gave the proverbial hot seat he was sitting on entering the 2018 season an ice cold Gatorade bath posting a 10-3 (5-3 SEC) mark with a season-ending No. 6 ranking in the AP Top 25. The Tigers picked up big regular-season wins over ranked teams in Auburn, Georgia, and Mississippi State and put an end to the mythical back-to-back national championship conversation in...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 1 day ago
If one word could be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape it would be — change. The annual quarterback churn is in full effect as the combination of graduations, early departures by underclassmen, and a rash of transfers means that for the second straight season nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s 2019 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2019 version of college football's teams on the rise features Texas, Utah, Oregon, Iowa State, and Texas A&M from the Power 5 ranks, along with Louisiana,...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 17 hours ago
The 2018 college football season featured 21 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. The 21 coaching changes were down slightly from the 2017 season, as 23 different programs had a change in the full-time role. It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a program, but some hires need a couple of years to...

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 17 hours ago
The memories of the 2018 college football season are still fresh for many, but it is never too early to begin looking forward to the '19 campaign. With a number of good matchups to look forward to next fall, how could you not start looking over the schedules and picking out the games you are most looking forward to seeing play out?   It will not be shocking to see defending...