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ACC Football: Ranking the Toughest Non-Conference Schedules in 2020

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 3 days ago
In recent years, the ACC has opened its football schedule with several of its members playing conference games. In week one of the 2020 season, Clemson will face Georgia Tech, Boston College will host Syracuse, and NC State travels to Louisville. But that does not mean that the league is devoid of meaningful non-conference games.   With six conference programs scheduled to face a...

Examining the Over/Under 2020 Win Totals for the ACC

By Matt Josephs, 2 weeks 4 hours ago
It's been a wild few months, and as of now, it looks like we're going to have college football. The past few years, I've examined the win totals for every team across every FBS conference to find value, and we will do so once again. This season, though, with many of the teams not getting a lot of work in the spring, there will be new challenges. Because of that, new coaches and...

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Ranking the ACC coaches for 2020 starts with Clemson's Dabo Swinney at No. 1. The Tigers have emerged as a consistent threat to win the national title under Swinney and rank as the No. 1 team for 2020. There's a gap between Swinney and the next tier, which features North Carolina's Mack Brown, Duke's David Cutcliffe, Virginia's Bronco Mendenhall and Wake Forest's Dave...

ACC Football 2020 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2020 ACC predictions look a lot like previous seasons, as Clemson is the heavy favorite to win the league this fall. And as seen in previous years, there's a big gap between the Tigers and the second-place team in the conference. North Carolina and Virginia Tech headline the second tier in Athlon's projections, as the Tar Heels are a slight favorite to win the Coastal Division. The...

ACC Football 2020 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
The 2020 All-ACC team is led by 14 selections from Clemson, with Virginia Tech up next with 13 picks. Pitt is the only other program with double-digit selections, but North Carolina is close behind with nine, while Virginia, NC State, Florida State and Boston College each feature eight picks on the 2020 All-ACC squad.   Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2020. Now, it...

When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with five overall matchups on tap for Week 0. With the matchup between Navy and Notre Dame moved from Ireland and to Labor Day weekend, Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV provide the most intrigue for Week 0. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with...

Virginia Tech Football: 2020 Hokies Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
It’s Year Five for Justin Fuente at Virginia Tech and yet in a way, it feels like a new beginning. Long-time defensive coordinator Bud Foster, who stayed on during the transition from Frank Beamer, retired. Justin Hamilton, a Foster protege, is his successor, but four other defensive coaches (Tracy Claeys, Bill Teerlinck, Darryl Tapp and Ryan Smith) are new hires. “As a program and...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders:...

ACC Football: Which Team is the Favorite to Win the Coastal Division for 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The ACC Coastal is one of college football’s toughest and most unpredictable divisions on a yearly basis. With Virginia winning the 2019 division title, all seven teams have made an appearance in the conference championship game over the last seven years. The 2020 race is shaping up to be unpredictable once again. The Cavaliers must replace star quarterback Bryce Perkins but return one of...

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...