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College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
With signing day in the books, and rosters largely set for the 2019 season, spring practice is now the focus for all 130 college football teams. 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 released later this summer....

10 Most Intriguing Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Reputations of conferences tend to go in cycles and will typically be based on how each stacks up in non-conference play. This year, the Big Ten is looking to make some statements after being left out of the College Football Playoff for a second straight year. Compared to last year, however, there are not quite as many non-conference matchups to get overly excited for this fall. But that doesn...

Northwestern Football: Wildcats' 2019 Spring Preview

By Gabe Salgado, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2019 college football season will be one of transition for Pat Fitzgerald and his Northwestern Wildcats. The 2018 campaign was one of the most successful, if not the most successful, in program history. Northwestern won eight or more games for the third time in four seasons, but more importantly, the Wildcats won their first Big Ten West title, and played in their first-ever Big Ten...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 days ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing 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...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 days ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2019 college football season shifts to spring practices, quarterback battles, 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. The quarterback position is a major focal point of interest throughout the offseason for...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week 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...

Ranking the Big Ten's Football Rosters for 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 1 week ago
Ohio State saw its streak of recruiting dominance come to an end among Big Ten teams this past recruiting cycle, but don't write off the Buckeyes just yet. Although Michigan finally took the Big Ten recruiting crown this past recruiting cycle and Penn State managed to stay ahead of the Buckeyes too, Ohio State still has a loaded roster that makes them the team to beat in the Big Ten. The...

Northwestern Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Wildcats

By Gabe Salgado, 2 months 1 week ago
The Northwestern Wildcats are coming off one of the best seasons in program history. But heading into 2019, there are several key players that will need to be replaced as the Wildcats look to defend their Big Ten West Division title. Thankfully, head coach Pat Fitzgerald and his staff have brought in another top-50 recruiting class (11th in the Big Ten) along with a key transfer to keep the ship...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks 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...

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

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 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...