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Ranking the Mountain West's College Football Coaches for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The Mountain West was the only Group of 5 league to not have a coaching change following the 2017 season. And that’s good news for the conference, as the depth in the head coaching ranks within the Mountain West is deep headed into 2018. San Diego State’s Rocky Long takes the top spot in Athlon’s Mountain West coach rankings for 2018, with Air Force’s Troy Calhoun,...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days 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...

Ranking the Mountain West's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Quarterback play in the Mountain West remains relatively strong despite the loss of a first-round pick in the NFL Draft (Josh Allen), along with the league’s top passer from 2017 (Nick Stevens). Boise State’s Brett Rypien ranks as the Mountain West’s No. 1 quarterback, as the senior guides a team poised to rank in the top 25 of many preseason polls. Nevada’s Ty Gangi,...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 6 days 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...

Way-Too-Early College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
Spring practice is underway across the nation, as all 130 college football teams are getting the first look at how their roster and program are shaping up for the 2018 season. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Rankings are nothing new when it comes to college football and basketball, but what about combining the two sports? That’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do once again this offseason, sizing up the coaching tandems in both for the Power 5 conferences. With spring practice starting up across the country and March Madness just around the corner, there’s no better time for...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 days ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or winning at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. Additionally, with advances in technology to watch more prospects, along with more offseason camps, the rankings for...

College Football's Top 15 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 6 days ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2018 college football season shifts to spring practices and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit campus prior to spring ball. And thanks to the early signing period, most players and coaching staffs had an earlier breakdown of how their...

How College Football's New Coaches Recruited in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 130 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits and misses in the team and player projections each season, but there’s plenty of accuracy and meaning behind the final rankings. New coaches...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2018 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. With spring practice just around the corner, the focus around the nation now shifts to...