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College Football 2018 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The 2018 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The Big Ten and SEC are considered by most to be the top conferences for 2018, so it should be no surprise these two leagues lead the way in selections on Athlon’s All-America Team. The Big Ten has 22 selections, with the SEC checking in with...

Western Michigan Football: 2018 Broncos Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
Western Michigan's offense will have a new play caller this season -- second-year head coach Tim Lester is taking the reins after Kevin Johns left to be the OC at Texas Tech. Lester is thrilled to be calling plays again. "I don't think I would have been ready [last year]," Lester says. "The first four to five months of taking over this program, there's no way I would...

MAC Football 2018 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The MAC hasn't had a repeat champion since 2011-12, and it's likely that streak extends to five years in a row in 2018. That's due to Ohio taking the top spot in the 2018 MAC predictions as the favorite to win the league. The Bobcats fell just short of reaching the league title game last season and are a heavy favorite in the East Division. Buffalo and Miami aren't far...

College Football's Top 50 Running Backs for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With Bryce Love returning to Stanford, along with the continued emergence of Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins and Boston College's AJ Dillon, the running back position is stocked with talent for the 2018 college football season. Love ranks as Athlon's No. 1 running back for the upcoming year and should be among the leading candidates to win the Heisman...

MAC Football 2018 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 day ago
Ohio is likely to begin the 2018 college football season as the favorite to win the MAC title, so it’s no surprise Frank Solich’s team features plenty of candidates for all-conference honors. The Bobcats have 14 players selected on Athlon Sports’ 2018 All-MAC team, which is the most of any team in the league. Miami (Ohio) and Toledo are tied for second with 13 selections,...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 day ago
The 2018 college football season is less than 100 days away, 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, but a familiar program tops Athlon's rankings. Alabama is the projected national champion, with Clemson at No. 2, followed by...

10 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 5 days 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...

Ranking the MAC's College Football Coaches for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Ohio has been a model of consistency under Frank Solich’s watch, so it’s no surprise the veteran coach takes the top spot in Athlon’s MAC coach rankings for 2018. Solich is 97-71 since taking over the Bobcats in 2005 and is 155-90 overall in his coaching career. Toledo’s Jason Candle and Northern Illinois’ Rod Carey are next in the rankings, with Buffalo’s...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks 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, led by...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks 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...