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Big Ten Football: Top 15 Must-See Games of 2019

By Mitch Light, 2 days 44 min ago
The Big Ten has failed to send a team to the College Football Playoff in each of the last two seasons, but it’s still a very good league that ranks only behind the SEC in the national pecking order.   And as usual, there is plenty of intrigue in the league. Much of it surrounds Jim Harbaugh and Michigan’s attempt to finally surpass Ohio State in the East Division, but there...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game on Aug. 24

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 20 hours ago
College football's 2019 season gets underway with two games on Saturday, Aug. 24, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 0 slate starts off with a big-time matchup in the Sunshine State between Florida and Miami. The Gators took a big step forward in coach Dan Mullen's first year last fall and are predicted to be the top competition to Georgia in...

College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 23 hours ago
For the second year in a row, Alabama takes the top spot in Athlon's ranking of the best linebacker units in college football. The Crimson Tide have to restock one spot on the inside, but Dylan Moses, Terrell Lewis and Anfernee Jennings could all push for all-conference or All-America honors at the end of the year. Georgia and LSU join Alabama in the top five, with Miami and Penn State...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 23 hours ago
The 2019 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, and with less than a week before kickoff, it's time to think about NCAA football rankings. Each NCAAF season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, two teams - Clemson and Alabama - are a step ahead of the rest of the college football world...

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Lines for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 23 hours ago
The defensive line is one of college football's deepest positions in terms of individual talent for 2019, and there's also plenty of competition for the top spot among teams for the best setup in the trenches. Anchored by first-team All-American Derrick Brown, Auburn leads the way in Athlon's best defensive lines for the 2019 college football season. The Tigers are followed by Utah...

Michigan Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2019

By Mike Bainbridge, 5 days 12 min ago
The Michigan Wolverines closed the 2018 season in all-too-familiar territory as they were run out of the building in the finale against Ohio State, and followed that up with an uninspiring performance in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against Florida in a 41-15 blowout defeat.   Despite the finish to last season, expectations remain considerably high for the Wolverines as they are...

Group of 5 Football: Top 15 Must-See Games of 2019

By Mitch Light, 1 week 22 hours ago
The Group of 5 might not produce a serious threat to win a national title — sorry UCF — but there are still a bunch of very good teams that are loaded with outstanding players.   Below is our list of the top 15 games involving Group of 5 teams — some involve matchups against the so-called big boys in the Power 5 and some are key games that will go long way in determining...

College Football's Top 30 Breakout Wide Receivers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 23 hours ago
The wide receiver position has plenty of standouts returning for the 2019 college football season, but there's always room for new stars or breakout players to emerge. Alabama's Jerry Jeudy, Clemson's Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross and Oklahoma State's Tylan Wallace are just a few of the All-America candidates returning to campus this fall. Auburn's Seth Williams, Oregon's...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Thanks to elite...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big Ten in 2019

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 4 days ago
The polls are rolling out and the odds are being set. The 2019 college football season is upon us.   All of the most prolific talking heads have had their say. When it comes to the Big Ten, it seems like the same old stories and one new one being shared by everyone. It's Ohio State, Michigan, and everyone else -- but keep an eye on Nebraska.   The Big Ten is going to be way too...