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Ranking the ACC's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2018

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 6 days ago
When the College Football Playoff was introduced, much was made of its impact on scheduling. With strength of schedule supposedly being a major component in the selection process, many expected the top teams to play more quality opponents in different environments.   It is open to debate whether that has actually happened. For example, this coming fall no Big Ten West team will play a...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 15 hours ago
With spring practice completed for all 130 college football teams, it’s never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2018 season. College football lost a handful of stars from last season, including USC’s Sam Darnold, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. However, the next group of stars is ready to emerge at the FBS level...

Ranking the ACC's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Clemson, Florida State and Miami are projected by most to be the ACC’s top teams in 2018. However, all three programs are set to open fall practice with uncertainty at quarterback. While uncertainty in quarterback battles can be a bad thing, none of the three teams are hurting for talent under center. It’s just a matter of settling the competition and picking a No. 1 option. The...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The 2018 NFL Draft is still fresh in everyone’s minds, but the work has already begun by pro scouts and analysts alike for the 2019 edition. In looking at Athlon Sports’ early top 50 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft, two things jump out right away – it’s heavy on defensive players and there are quite a few Clemson Tigers.   Clemson, which has been a College...

Way-Too-Early College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 days ago
Spring practice is underway across the nation, as all 130 college football teams are getting the first look at how their roster and program are shaping up for the 2018 season. 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...

Pittsburgh Panthers 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 1 week ago
Pittsburgh Panthers fans are wondering, what exactly was 2017? After a pair of 8-5 seasons to begin his tenure, head coach Pat Narduzzi saw his team dip to 5-7, missing out on a bowl game for the first time since 2007.   But was last season just a speed bump on the way to future success? Or was it a sign that things are not going in the right direction? This season will tell us much...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Rankings are nothing new when it comes to college football and basketball, but what about combining the two sports? That’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do once again this offseason, sizing up the coaching tandems in both for the Power 5 conferences. With spring practice starting up across the country and March Madness just around the corner, there’s no better time for...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 day ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or winning 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 for...

Ranking the ACC's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2018

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 2 days ago
Even with Jimbo Fisher leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, the ACC isn’t hurting for talent in the coaching ranks. Some of the nation’s top coaches in college football and college basketball reside in the conference. And once again, Duke’s duo of Mike Krzyzewski and David Cutcliffe checks in at No. 1 on Athlon Sports’ list of the ACC’s top coaching tandems....

College Football's Top 15 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 days ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2018 college football season shifts to spring practices 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. And thanks to the early signing period, most players and coaching staffs had an earlier breakdown of how their...