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ACC Football: Top 15 Must-See Games of 2020

By Kyle Kensing, 2 days 2 hours ago
The 2020 ACC football schedule is nothing if not historic.   As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the three Power 5 conferences participating in a fall 2020 season recalibrated its schedule. Part of that included adding affiliate member Notre Dame into the fold — the first time the Fighting Irish have been members of a football conference.   Certainly, Notre Dame'...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 21 hours ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 90 teams will play this fall. Last week, the Big Ten announced its intention to play its 2020 season in late October through December. As of mid-September, the Pac-12, MAC and Mountain West won’t play a fall...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 8 hours ago
With the third weekend of the 2020 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from...

College Football Rankings: NCAAF Top 25 (After Week 3)

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 10 hours ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The third weekend of the 2020 season was headlined by Miami's big road win at Louisville, Oklahoma State's comeback over Tulsa, UCF's victory at Georgia Tech and Louisiana's rally in overtime to beat Georgia...

2021 NFL Draft: College Football Players Leaving Early for NFL

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 4 hours ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 29-May 1, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football players are already declaring their intent to jump early to the next level. As of Friday, Sept. 18, 34 underclassmen players have already declared for the 2021 NFL Draft and will not return to college for a fall or spring season. The list of names declared features...

College Fantasy Football: Week 3 DFS Picks Saturday (Sept. 19) Games

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 7 hours ago
Week 3 of the 2020 college football season continues on Saturday, Sept. 19. That means it’s time to pick your optimal DraftKings college football fantasy lineup. Fortunately, our college football fantasy experts are ready to help. Players from 11 matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the Noon ET slate on Saturday, including Boston College-Duke, Georgia Tech...

College Football Week 3 2020 Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 8 hours ago
College football's 2020 season is officially underway, and action is set to continue into Week 3 with a full slate of matchups. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Week 3 slate is lighter than usual. Week 3 features 21 matchups, but the schedule will get deeper with the SEC beginning play on Sept. 26. The action for Week 3 begins on Friday night...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 11 hours ago
College football's Week 3 slate for the 2020 season features 23 games, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 3 action begins on Friday, Sept. 18 with Campbell taking on Coastal Carolina. Saturday's slate begins with eight games in the Noon ET window. Tulsa visits Oklahoma State, Louisiana opens conference play against Georgia State, Pitt...

Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh Football Prediction and Preview

By Todd Saelhof, 1 week 1 day ago
COVID-19 isn't going to stop the long-standing rivalry between ACC programs Syracuse and Pittsburgh.   One that dates back to 1916 and has been an annual fixture since 1955 continues here in the strange year of 2020 on Saturday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.   But that doesn't mean the world-wide health crisis isn't playing a part in the proceedings, with players from...

College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
College football's 2020 season is underway, and Athlon Sports will rank every team following the games every weekend. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 130 teams won't take the field this fall. Instead, 76 are set to play, while 54 are not planning on a fall season. Clemson, Alabama and Oklahoma headline the top 76 rankings after Week 2, with Florida, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame and Texas A...