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5 Best Preseason No. 1 Teams in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 day 12 hours ago
Before the BCS and the College Football Playoff, being the preseason No. 1 team was a big deal. During the era where rankings were a war of attrition and the best college football teams rarely played each other outside of their conference, a preseason No. 1 ranking gave a team a head start on its foes.   Nowadays, the ranking is mainly a point of pride as teams try to live up to the...

USC Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2019

By Josh Webb, 1 day 22 hours ago
USC has had to engage in a bit of rebuilding after former quarterback Sam Darnold went third overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Trojans turned to true freshman JT Daniels, who had a bit of a learning curve and had to deal with a daunting schedule.   Head coach Clay Helton didn’t have much support from fans following last season's 5-7 finish, USC's first losing campaign...

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Lines for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 day 23 hours ago
The defensive line is one of college football's deepest positions in terms of individual talent for 2019, and there's also plenty of competition for the top spot among teams for the best setup in the trenches. Anchored by first-team All-American Derrick Brown, Auburn leads the way in Athlon's best defensive lines for the 2019 college football season. The Tigers are followed by Utah...

Group of 5 Football: Top 15 Must-See Games of 2019

By Mitch Light, 4 days 23 hours ago
The Group of 5 might not produce a serious threat to win a national title — sorry UCF — but there are still a bunch of very good teams that are loaded with outstanding players.   Below is our list of the top 15 games involving Group of 5 teams — some involve matchups against the so-called big boys in the Power 5 and some are key games that will go long way in determining...

College Football's Top 30 Breakout Wide Receivers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 23 hours ago
The wide receiver position has plenty of standouts returning for the 2019 college football season, but there's always room for new stars or breakout players to emerge. Alabama's Jerry Jeudy, Clemson's Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross and Oklahoma State's Tylan Wallace are just a few of the All-America candidates returning to campus this fall. Auburn's Seth Williams, Oregon's...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 23 hours ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Thanks to elite...

College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The wide receiver position is loaded with talent for the 2019 college football season. Led by Jerry Jeudy and Jaylen Waddle, Alabama's receiving corps ranks as the best in the nation for 2019. Hunter Renfrow expired his eligibility at Clemson, but coach Dabo Swinney's team features two All-America candidates in Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross. Oklahoma checks in at No. 3 among the best...

Pac-12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 6 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams bulletin board material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2019, Athlon asked coaches in the Pac-12 to talk anonymously about...

USC Football: Trojans Open Fall Camp Intent on Turning the Page From 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 22 hours ago
LOS ANGELES — Cheers rose up from the cardinal-clad offense when USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. hauled in a deep touchdown pass at the Trojans' opening day of fall camp this past Friday.   The long scoring strike to Pittman showed both the potential of a new, higher-paced and more pass-prolific offense; and offered a glimpse into coach Clay Helton's decision to pluck...

College Football's Top 30 Breakout Running Backs for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Running back is a deep position for returning standouts in college football, as Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, Clemson's Travis Etienne, Boston College's AJ Dillon and Arizona State's Eno Benjamin all return to campus for 2019. While plenty of stars are in place at running back this fall, there's another wave of players ready to emerge with a breakout year. Alabama's...