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Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 2 days ago
The 2018 college football season marks widespread change around the Pac-12. Much of the conference's new outlook comes from an influx of new head coaches, with five programs welcoming new staffs for this campaign.   Some of those newcomers can expect a challenging welcome to the Pac-12 (or welcome back to, in one instance), as two of the hardest slates in the league await teams with...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The 2018 Pac-12 Conference out-of-league schedule features some exciting matchups with traditional rivalries, marquee road games and some of the most intriguing Power 5 vs. Group of 5 games in college football this season.   Much of the Pac-12 plays 10 power-conference games as a result of the nine-game league slate, but many of the best non-conference games pit Pac-12 teams against...

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 Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The Pac-12 has produced its share of high-powered offenses and standout quarterbacks in recent years, and there’s no reason to think that will change in 2018. The league has three All-America contenders at quarterback and features rising stars in Utah’s Tyler Huntley and Stanford’s K.J. Costello. Arizona’s Khalil Tate tops the rankings, but Oregon’s Justin Herbert...

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...

Washington State Cougars 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By John Coon, 1 month 3 weeks ago
If Washington State wanted a schedule favorable to a season where it is breaking in a new quarterback, this slate should do the trick. The Cougars have only two really challenging road games in Pac-12 play — at USC and at Stanford. Mike Leach's team also gets potentially tough Pac-12 opponents Washington, Utah and Arizona all in Pullman. Only the Trojans and the Utes pop up on the...

Washington State Cougars 2018 Spring Football Preview

By John Coon, 2 months 4 days ago
A new chapter starts for Washington State. The Cougars face a big question as to if this chapter will be as successful as the one preceding it.   Washington State is poised to endure a rebuilding season in 2018 with the departure of stars such as Luke Falk and Hercules Mata'afa. Falk owns several Pac-12 career records, including total offense (14,086 yards), touchdown passes (119),...

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...

5 Players to Watch for the Washington State Cougars in Spring Practice

By John Coon, 2 months 3 weeks ago
A new era begins for Washington State. After watching Luke Falk tear up opposing defenses for the last three seasons, the Cougars will try to stay competitive in the Pac-12 North while replacing several key playmakers on both sides of the ball.   The Falk era ended with a thud. Washington State won its first six games and eventually racked up nine wins overall last season. But the Cougars...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Rankings are nothing new when it comes to college football and basketball, but what about combining the two sports? That’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do once again this offseason, sizing up the coaching tandems in both for the Power 5 conferences. With spring practice starting up across the country and March Madness just around the corner, there’s no better time for...