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College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 18 hours ago
The 2019 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, but it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Each NCAAF season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, two teams - Clemson and Alabama - are a step ahead of the rest of the college football world and are poised...

Big 12 Media Days: One Key Question for Every Team

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 19 hours ago
In a sign that the college football season is quickly approaching, conference media days are here. Big 12 programs will assemble on July 15 and 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.   Ironically, the annual gabfests rarely produce major news. Coaches and media-trained players know all too well at this point how to offer up canned answers about taking it one game at a time and making...

College Football's Top 35 Coordinator Hires for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 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...

Big 12 Wild Card Players in 2019

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 2 days ago
A year ago, the big question in Big 12 country was whether the Oklahoma Sooners could continue their streak of conference championships with star quarterback Baker Mayfield off to the NFL. Kyler Murray came along and racked up a second consecutive Heisman Trophy for the program while piloting OU to another Big 12 title and a spot in the College Football Playoff.   Unknowns like Murray...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days 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, 1 week 4 days 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 1 day 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...

Top 25 College Football QB Showdowns in 2019

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 3 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 4 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...

College Football's Top 25 Toughest Non-Conference Schedules for 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Non-conference scheduling is one of the more contentious topics in a sport that feeds on contentious topics. The College Football Playoff has yet to establish a clear guideline when navigating the non-conference terrain, so scheduling continues to wildly fluctuate among the Power 5 conference programs.   Meanwhile, Group of 5 conference teams sometimes load up on high-profile dates...