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Big Ten Wild Card Players in 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Big Ten race could be as open as it has ever been this upcoming college football season. With some unique turnover within the defending champion Ohio State and a Big Ten West that is up for grabs for just about any school in the division, the Big Ten certainly has plenty of questions going into the new season. And with so much uncertainty, there is a chance a player on a team will rise up to...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The start of the 2019 college football season is officially 50 days away. With the start of the upcoming season approaching on Aug. 24 and to mark 50 days until kickoff, Athlon Sports decided to pick 50 players we felt were underrated going into the upcoming season. Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is...

60 Best Running Backs in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2019 college football season returns a deep group of running backs, including Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor and Clemson's Travis Etienne. Taylor and Etienne take the top spot in running back rankings for the upcoming year, with Arizona State's Eno Benjamin and Boston College's AJ Dillon next in line. Alabama's Najee Harris is primed for a breakout year and ranks just...

Top 130 College Football Team Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football's 2019 season officially begins on Aug. 24, but it's never too early to project where all 130 teams will finish at the end of the year. Athlon Sports released its top 25 in May and now it's time to project the rest of the teams 26-130. Alabama and Clemson lead the way in the overall rankings, followed by Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Oklahoma. There are plenty of...

Head Coaches: Worst to First in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Ranking all 130 college football head coaches before the 2019 season is an impossible task. However, as Athlon Sports has done for each of the last eight years leading up to the start of the upcoming season, we set out to sort out every FBS head coach from No. 1 to the bottom. And for the eighth straight year, Alabama's Nick Saban takes the top spot. Clemson's Dabo Swinney jumps to...

The Most Important Player on Every Big Ten Team in 2019

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 month 3 weeks ago
No matter what team you root for, there's always one player whose absence can make or break a game, if not a season. The Big Ten is no exception and has quite a few players who walk the tightrope between disappointment and a better future for their program.   Here are the players those squads need to improve and impress the most in 2019:   Illinois: Reggie Corbin, RB With...

College Football Win Totals: 15 Teams to Bet Big On

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The start of the 2019 college football season is just under two months away, and FanDuel is out with its over/under win total future bets for the upcoming year. As expected, there were plenty of interesting projections when the company released its totals in late June. While a lot can change over the next few weeks until kickoff, these 15 picks caught our attention. Which teams are worth a look...

Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2019

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Between conference realignment and the perceived importance of strong schedules in the eyes of the College Football Playoff committee, the number of intriguing non-conference matchups seems to grow larger each year. Many programs are beginning to figure out that if they want to get a leg up in the race to college football's final four, they need to start taking risks in the non-conference...

Big Ten's Best QB Showdowns in 2019

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Big Ten finally broke its decades-long streak of not producing a first-round quarterback this spring but perhaps the most encouraging aspect of the upcoming season is the fact that the conference isn't skipping a beat at the position with a deep group of signal-callers back in 2019. Whether it's via transfer or recruitment, the league's coaches have certainly stepped up their...

College Football Bowl Schedule for 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football's bowl schedule for 2019-20 is slated to start on Dec. 20 and continues until the NCAA national championship on Jan. 13 in New Orleans. This season's bowl slate once again includes 39 contests, plus the national title following the two CFB Playoff games (Fiesta and Peach). Due to a scheduling quirk, the two semifinal games will be played on Dec. 28. The Jan. 13 date...