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

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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...

When Does College Football Start in 2019?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2019 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 24, with Arizona meeting Hawaii in a Week 0 matchup. The full Week 1 college football schedule of matchups is slated to begin on Thursday, Aug. 29. The opening Thursday of action features Utah at BYU, along with defending champion Clemson taking on Georgia Tech. The opening week of games continues on Friday with...

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the SEC in 2019

By Eric Sorenson, 1 month 3 weeks ago
You know how the SEC is, great players leave, great players fill in the gaps. Even the ones that leave campus early to go to the NFL eventually get replaced by another four- or five-star recruit and the whole carousel keeps spinning and SEC domination continues through the years.   But there are always those certain difference-makers that ooze extraordinary talent and intangible qualities...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football's season is the shortest of any major sport. We must cherish the autumns as a result; and when the long road of another offseason arrives, we cherish the memories.   Despite lacking much in the way of landscape-altering upsets, the 2018 campaign still managed to provide enough drama to sate college football's passionate fans. In particular, a top-heavy campaign...

15 SEC Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2019

By Ryan Wright, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2018 college football season may have lacked intrigue at the top of the SEC's divisions with Georgia (East) and Alabama (West) plowing through the competition on the way to Atlanta for the championship game, but there was a lot of movement in the ranks below as teams jockeyed for position in hopes of catching the Bulldogs and Crimson Tide in 2019.   Each season, teams across the...

The SEC's Best College Football Games of 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 17 hours ago
The SEC collectively had plenty of reason to puff out its chest in the 2018 college football season — not that it needs help.   Old-guard powerhouse Alabama again competed for a national championship, Georgia's ascent to the upper echelon continued with a second straight division title, Florida made inroads back to prominence, and the new blood of Kentucky added another layer of...