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The Odd Journey of a Junior College Quarterback

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 14 hours ago
There they sit on National Signing Day, colorful hats before them, smiles rolling across their faces amid beaming, proud parents, teachers and coaches, knowing that ardent fan bases are holding their collective breaths in anticipation of a dramatic decision.   Ah, life is good for the highly rated high school quarterback choosing between Power 5 programs.   But that happy,...

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days 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...

College Football's Top 30 Coordinator Hires for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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 month 1 week 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 month 1 week 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...

College Football's Top 50 Underrated Players for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 2 weeks 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...

College Football's Top 15 Tight Ends for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2018 season features a talented group of tight ends, headlined by Iowa’s Noah Fant and Missouri’s Albert Okwuegbunam. Fant and Okwuegbunam each caught 11 touchdown grabs last fall and take the top two spots in Athlon’s tight end rankings for the upcoming season. Stanford’s Kaden Smith, UCLA’s Caleb Wilson and Boston College’s Tommy...

Ranking All 130 College Football Head Coaches for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Ranking all 130 college football head coaches is an impossible task. However, as Athlon Sports has done for each of the last seven seasons leading up to the start of the upcoming year, we set out to sort out every FBS head coach from No. 1 to the bottom.   And as expected, for the seventh straight year, Alabama's Nick Saban takes the top spot. Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Clemson...