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

By Kyle Kensing, 3 days 5 hours ago
Members of the Pac-12 play some of the most challenging schedules in the 2019 college football season. That much of the league plays 10, and sometimes 11, Power 5 opponents contributes to the degree of difficulty.   Stanford is taking ambitious scheduling to a whole new level in 2019, though, with one of the most impressive non-conference slates of the 21st century. The Cardinal play what...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 5 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, 5 days 3 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. ...

UCLA Football: Chip Kelly is the Fifth Best Pac-12 Coach

By Athlon Sports, 6 days 1 hour ago
The Pac-12 has its share of notable college football coaches. One of those is UCLA's Chip Kelly.   In Athlon Sports' Pac-12 Coach Rankings, the Bruins' head coach is listed at No. 5.    Here's why: Kelly didn’t make an immediate splash at UCLA, as the Bruins finished 3-9 in his debut last fall. However, this program got better over the second half...

Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 5 hours ago
There's no debate for the top spot among Pac-12 coaches, as that honor belongs to Washington's Chris Petersen once again for 2019. However, it's a tough call between Stanford's David Shaw, UCLA's Chip Kelly, Washington State's Mike Leach and Utah's Kyle Whittingham for second in the conference.    Success with any college football team starts with coaching...

UCLA Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on the Bruins' Schedule

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 5 hours ago
Chip Kelly returned to the Pac-12 in 2018 following a one-year layoff from coaching in the NFL. Considering how daunting UCLA's schedule was in Kelly's first season, the Bruins might as well have been playing a professional slate.   UCLA faced an incredible four opponents that finished 2018 ranked in the Top 25, including a non-conference slate of College Football Playoff...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2019 (Top 130)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days 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...

Pac-12 Football 2019 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The Pac-12 has missed on a team earning a spot in the College Football Playoff in back-to-back seasons, and there’s a good chance that streak extends to three in a row in 2019. Athlon’s Pac-12 predictions didn’t generate a playoff team from this conference, but there are plenty of intriguing (and tight) battles to sort out.   At the top of the North Division, it’s...

UCLA Football: 2019 Bruins Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 5 hours ago
To say optimism was running high in Westwood following the hiring of Chip Kelly would be an understatement as vast as Los Angeles itself. After all, the Bruins didn't just hire somebody who had turned the Pac-12 on its head with a 46–7 record at Oregon; they also beat out other college football powers for his services and had high hopes that conference championships and big wins would...

Pac-12 Football 2019 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
Utah, Oregon, Washington and Washington State are the early favorites to win the Pac-12 this fall, so it's no surprise those four teams headline a chunk of the selections for the 2019 All-Pac-12 team. The Ducks lead the way with 13 selections on Athlon's all-conference picks, followed by Washington State, Arizona State and Utah with 11. The Huskies check in with 10 picks, including three...