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College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
College football's 2020 season is slated to start in late August, but it's never too early to project where all 130 teams will finish at the end of the year. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced several schedule changes and many challenges await the fall slate. However, Athlon Sports released its top 25 in May and now it's time to project the rest of the teams 26-130. Clemson takes the...

College Football 2020 Conference Power Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
College football's conference power rankings once again feature the SEC at No. 1 and the Big Ten at No. 2. The 2020 season isn't likely to feature many changes in the next tier of conference power rankings, as Clemson bolsters the ACC to the No. 3 spot, followed by the Big 12 at No. 4 and the Pac-12 at No. 5. The American Athletic Conference checks in at No. 6 and once again ranks as the...

2020 Preseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The 2020 college football season is slated to start in late August and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC and ACC lead the way on the 2020 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 23 overall selections apiece, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (eight), with Ohio State coming in second with...

MAC Football 2020 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Predicting the MAC’s 2020 college football season is no easy task. After all, the league had a surprise champion (Miami, Ohio) last year and this fall is shaping up to be just as unpredictable. While there’s no clear-cut favorite, Buffalo is Athlon’s pick as the top team and the program to beat in the 2020 MAC predictions. The Bulls have one of the league’s top coaches in...

MAC Football 2020 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2020 All-MAC team is led by Central Michigan with 12 selections, but Buffalo, Miami (Ohio), Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan can each claim 11. Every team in the conference placed at least five players and 10 of the league's 12 programs have eight or more selected to the 2020 All-MAC squad.   Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2020. Now, it’s time to take a look...

When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with five overall matchups on tap for Week 0. With the matchup between Navy and Notre Dame moved from Ireland and to Labor Day weekend, Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV provide the most intrigue for Week 0. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders:...

Ranking the MAC's College Football Coaches for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The MAC college football coaching ranks are stable going into the 2020 season. The conference returns all 12 coaches from 2019, with Ohio's Frank Solich and Buffalo's Lance Leipold taking the top two spots once again. Central Michigan's Jim McElwain isn't far from the top tier after leading the program to a MAC West title in his first season on the sidelines in Mount Pleasant....

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 6 days ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
With the 2020 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-...