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College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2019 (Top 130)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 10 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...

ACC Football 2019 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The ACC enters 2019 with uncertainty in both divisions, but Clemson is once again a heavy favorite to win the league title. The Tigers top the Athlon ACC predictions for 2019, with Virginia, Virginia Tech and Miami locked into a tight battle for first in the Coastal Division. The conference has 10 teams projected to reach bowl eligibility, but only three teams ranked inside of the Athlon...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day 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...

Virginia Tech Football: 2019 Hokies Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Virginia Tech’s September loss as a 27.5-point favorite at Old Dominion seemed like just a big letdown for a good team. As it turned out, it was a harbinger of things to come for the disappointing Hokies, who extended their 26-year bowl streak by the skin of their teeth but finished under .500 for the first time since 1992.   A perfect storm of dismissals, injuries and the worst...

ACC Football 2019 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Clemson is the overwhelming favorite to win the ACC in 2019, and coach Dabo Swinney's team leads the way on Athlon's 2019 All-ACC squad with 14 selections. The Tigers feature six first-team picks on offense and six overall on defense. Syracuse ranks second with 11 selections, followed by Miami, Virginia and Virginia Tech with nine apiece.   Athlon Sports has released its top 25...

2019 ACC Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
The ACC enters 2019 in a state of transition at the quarterback position. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence is the unquestioned No. 1 signal-caller within the conference, followed by Virginia's Bryce Perkins at No. 2. High expectations surround Tommy DeVito in his first year as the starter at Syracuse, with Ryan Willis at Virginia Tech and James Blackman at Florida State rounding out the next...

Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
Debating the best job among all 130 college football teams or within any conference is always an ongoing discussion. The debate doesn’t start with a small sample size but should take into account more of a long-term (both past and future) in order to get a better snapshot of the program. Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are...

College Football's Top 12 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and as evidenced by the recent wave of departures, quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time. While developing a quarterback through the high school ranks is the preferred option for coaches, the junior college...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
With the 2019 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was concerns about size, overall talent, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-day event...

Early 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The ink on the 2019 NFL Draft is barely dry but some of the attention has already shifted to next year's event. And while that partly may due to the anticipation of the draft taking place in Las Vegas, the players projected to headline the 2020 edition have a little something to do with this as well.   Defense may have dominated the 2019 draft, with seven of the top 10 picks coming...