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Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 20 hours ago
Ten ACC programs qualified for bowl games in 2017. Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Georgia Tech missed out on postseason play last fall, but are teams that usually are playing in late December or on Jan. 1.   That depth of quality in the ACC makes for difficult conference schedules. Combine those conference challenges with non-conference games against the likes of Alabama, Penn State...

10 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
College football's 2018 season is still a few months away, but the debate about preseason predictions and rankings will start to heat up even more over the next few weeks. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2018 Athlon Sports College Football...

ACC's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2018

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 2 days ago
If you want to win big in college football, it’s no secret that you’re going to need some quality play out of the most important position on the field — quarterback. If there’s any doubt about it, just look up recent Heisman Trophy winners and note how tilted the list is toward the position.   Just ask the ACC, which has benefited tremendously from having stars...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2018

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 2 days ago
When the College Football Playoff was introduced, much was made of its impact on scheduling. With strength of schedule supposedly being a major component in the selection process, many expected the top teams to play more quality opponents in different environments.   It is open to debate whether that has actually happened. For example, this coming fall no Big Ten West team will play a...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
With spring practice completed for all 130 college football teams, it’s never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2018 season. College football lost a handful of stars from last season, including USC’s Sam Darnold, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. However, the next group of stars is ready to emerge at the FBS level...

Ranking the ACC's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Clemson, Florida State and Miami are projected by most to be the ACC’s top teams in 2018. However, all three programs are set to open fall practice with uncertainty at quarterback. While uncertainty in quarterback battles can be a bad thing, none of the three teams are hurting for talent under center. It’s just a matter of settling the competition and picking a No. 1 option. The...

Top 25 ACC 2019 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Two things are certain when looking ahead to the ACC's potential representation in the 2019 NFL Draft: there will be a strong supply of both defenders and Clemson Tigers.   The return of defensive linemen Christian Wilkins, Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell to Clemson all but guaranteed both of those points. But those three are hardly the only defensive players or Tigers that will...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The 2018 NFL Draft is still fresh in everyone’s minds, but the work has already begun by pro scouts and analysts alike for the 2019 edition. In looking at Athlon Sports’ early top 50 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft, two things jump out right away – it’s heavy on defensive players and there are quite a few Clemson Tigers.   Clemson, which has been a College...

Virginia Tech Hokies 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Jon Kinne, 4 weeks 1 day ago
There will be no easing into the 2018 schedule for the Virginia Tech Hokies. On Labor Day evening, Justin Fuente’s team will ride into Tallahassee, Florida, to face off against Florida State.   But this is nothing new to Virginia Tech. Last year the Hokies played in a stand-alone game against West Virginia on the Sunday before the holiday, in 2015 they went to Ohio State...

Way-Too-Early College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 5 days ago
Spring practice is underway across the nation, as all 130 college football teams are getting the first look at how their roster and program are shaping up for the 2018 season. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are...