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College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 17 hours ago
With Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson and a handful of other standouts departing after the 2017 season, college football lost several of its stars at the quarterback position. While this position is replacing some big names, there's no shortage of rising stars or breakout candidates to watch in 2018. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa ended the 2017 season by throwing...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 6 days 11 hours ago
One could make a strong argument that the 2017 college football season ranks among the very best of modern times. This campaign featured countless heart-stopping finishes, provided landscape-altering upsets, and was highlighted with many of the best individual performances of recent memory.   Starting with opening weekend and lasting through the Army-Navy Game, each and every college...

College Football's Top 30 Coordinator Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
College football’s coordinator carousel was active once again for the 2018 season. Top defensive coordinators seemed to be in demand, as four of Athlon Sports' top five hires came on that side of the ball. Texas A&M's Mike Elko ranks as Athlon's top coordinator hire for 2018, with Ohio State's Alex Grinch checking in at No. 2. Outside of the Power 5 ranks, Marshall...

Podcast: College Football Dream Road Trip for 2018 (Listen Now)

By Mitch Light, 1 week 3 days ago
Do you love college football? (It’s a rhetorical question.)   What would be better than visiting a new venue every week of the season? Braden Gall and Mitch Light, the hosts of the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast, have picked the games for their second annual College Football Dream Road Trip.   The rules are simple: You can visit a venue only once per season and you can see a...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
College football's 2018 season is less than 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December. The top four teams for the fifth year of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from last season. Alabama and...

Wild Card Players for Notre Dame in 2018

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 5 days ago
One thing is certain going into the 2018 Notre Dame football season: Brandon Wimbush’s play is crucial to the success of the Fighting Irish. The quarterback needs to improve his accuracy and make better decisions all while continuing to be an explosive threat running the football. Ian Book did a great job leading Notre Dame to victory in the Citrus Bowl, but Wimbush reaffirmed his...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The start of the 2018 college football season is officially 50 days away. With the start of the upcoming season approaching 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 no easy...

College Football 2018 Conference Power Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The SEC once again ranks as college football’s No. 1 conference. The league took both spots in last year’s national championship matchup, as Alabama edged Georgia in overtime to win its fifth title in nine years. Both the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs are both projected by Athlon Sports to earn a repeat trip to the CFB Playoff in 2018, with Auburn and Mississippi State headlining the...

College Football's Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The wide receiver position was hit hard by departures following the 2017 college football season, but there’s still plenty of talent on campus for ’18. Ole Miss’ A.J. Brown, Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry and West Virginia’s David Sills lead the way in Athlon’s receiver rankings, with South Carolina’s Deebo Samuel, Georgia State’s Penny Hart...

10 Notre Dame Football Stats You Need to Know for 2018

By Juan Jose Rodriguez, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Fresh off the sweet taste of a thrilling victory against LSU in the Citrus Bowl to finish a 10-3 season, Notre Dame looks to prove that a disastrous 4-8 record in 2016 was nothing more than a fluke.   The Fighting Irish will have high expectations in 2018, and the roster combines enough returning talent with some skilled incoming freshmen to be very dangerous come their season opener on...