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College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 day 14 hours ago
College football's 2019 season officially begins on Aug. 24, but it's never too early to project where all 130 teams will finish at the end of the year. Athlon Sports released its top 25 in May and now it's time to project the rest of the teams 26-130. Alabama and Clemson lead the way in the overall rankings, followed by Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Oklahoma. There are plenty of...

Ranking All 130 College Football Head Coaches for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 day 14 hours ago
Ranking all 130 college football head coaches before the 2019 season is an impossible task. However, as Athlon Sports has done for each of the last eight years leading up to the start of the upcoming season, we set out to sort out every FBS head coach from No. 1 to the bottom. And for the eighth straight year, Alabama's Nick Saban takes the top spot. Clemson's Dabo Swinney jumps to...

Ranking the Big 12's College Football Coaches for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 15 hours ago
The Big 12 has a strong group of coaches in place for the 2019 season. TCU's Gary Patterson leads the way in the rankings, but Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy, Texas' Tom Herman and Iowa State's Matt Campbell aren't too far behind. The league's second tier is led by Baylor's Matt Rhule, with new coaches Les Miles (Kansas), Neal Brown (West...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 15 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 FBS 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...

College Football 2019 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 13 hours ago
The 2019 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC leads the way on the 2019 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 26 overall selections, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (nine), with Clemson coming in second with eight players picked. ...

Ranking the Big 12's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2019

By Allen Kenney, 6 days 15 hours ago
The Big 12's round-robin schedule doesn't give its members much room to maneuver in setting up non-conference games. Most programs try to ensure they have one game against another opponent from a major conference and two matchups with teams from the FCS level and Group of 5 conferences. Generally, figuring out which teams play the toughest non-conference schedule comes down to the...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2019 (Top 130)

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 15 hours ago
With summer workouts underway and fall practice right aroud the corner for all 130 college football teams, it's never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2019 season. The FBS level is loaded with talent at this position for the upcoming year, as Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence are neck-and-neck for the No. 1 spot...

Big 12 Football 2019 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Oklahoma has claimed four conference titles in a row, so it’s no surprise coach Lincoln Riley’s team leads the way in the 2019 Big 12 predictions. The Sooners have a slight edge over Texas in Athlon’s projections, with seven teams predicted to reach bowl eligibility.   Oklahoma’s high-powered offense will have some new faces in key roles after the departure of...

Texas Tech Football: 2019 Red Raiders Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Texas Tech moved on from Kliff Kingsbury — after the team's fourth losing season in five years — and brought in former Utah State head coach Matt Wells to take the reins. Wells took the Aggies to five bowl games during his six seasons and departed as the second-winningest coach in program history.   Wells inherits a Texas Tech team that was not far from having a very...

Big 12 Football 2019 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa State are a step ahead of the rest of the Big 12 in Athlon's projections for 2019, and these three teams lead the way in selections for the 2019 All-Big 12 team. The Longhorns place 15 picks on the all-conference team, with the Cyclones also checking at 15 overall. Oklahoma features 13 picks, followed by Oklahoma State (12), TCU (11) and Baylor (10).   An...