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College Football's Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 35 min ago
The transfer portal and player movement has been a popular topic throughout the offseason, but quarterback transfers have always been an interesting storyline prior to any college football season. That's certainly the case in 2019, as a number of high-profile players have changed teams for the upcoming year. Jalen Hurts is making the move from Alabama to Oklahoma, while Justin Fields...

Pac-12 Football Breakout Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 35 min ago
The Pac-12 has plenty of star power returning with Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, Colorado receiver Laviska Shenault and Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin, but as expected with every year, new faces are set to emerge as breakout players in 2019. Selecting which players will have a breakout season is no easy assignment. The definition of a breakout player varies from each analyst to...

Oregon Football: Why the Ducks Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 1 day ago
Oregon football enjoyed a half-decade at the pinnacle of college football, reaching its climax in the 2014 season. The Ducks claimed their third conference championship in five seasons, which earned them an invitation to the inaugural College Football Playoff. Oregon then smashed defending national champion Florida State in the Rose Bowl behind Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota.   The...

College Football's Top 35 Coordinator Hires for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Whether it was head coaches, coordinators or position coaches, college football's coaching carousel was especially active this offseason. In addition to the 27 changes among head coaches, there were numerous and important hires for coordinators. Oklahoma's Alex Grinch takes the top spot as the No. 1 coordinator hire for 2019, followed by three offensive play-callers in Ole Miss' Rich...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 35 min ago
College football's 2019 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. Alabama and Clemson are once again the favorites to win it all this season, and Athlon Sports projects another meeting between these two teams in...

College Football 2019 Conference Power Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 35 min ago
The pecking order among college football conferences going into the 2019 season is fairly stable. As expected (and once again), the SEC ranks as college football’s No. 1 conference. Alabama is Athlon's pick to win the 2019 national championship, with Georgia checking in at No. 3 and Florida, LSU and Texas A&M projected to finish inside of the top 10. The Big Ten ranks second and is...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days 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...

Examining the Over/Under 2019 Win Totals for the Pac-12

By Matt Josephs, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Last year, the Pac-12 went 3-4 in the postseason in what was considered to be another underwhelming year for the conference. I know some will disagree, but the Pac-12 really needs USC to become relevant and keeping Clay Helton as head coach may not get the Trojans there. They could have been in good shape when they hired Kliff Kingsbury to be the offensive coordinator, but he jumped to the pros...

Top 25 College Football QB Showdowns in 2019

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 6 days ago
If you want to win big in college football, your first item of business is finding a quarterback who can make all the plays. There's no position more important on the field and a good one can be the difference between a conference title and trip to the playoff or being on the wrong end of an upset.   That's truer than ever nowadays with offenses throwing the football all over, all...

60 Best Running Backs in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days 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...