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Pac-12 Football 2018 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 18 hours ago
Washington, Oregon, Stanford and USC are projected by most to be the top teams in the Pac-12 this season, and these four programs return a good chunk of the league’s talent on the all-conference team. The Huskies lead the way on Athlon’s 2018 All-Pac-12 team with 15 selections, followed by the Ducks with 14, the Trojans with 12 and the Cardinal with 11. UCLA and Arizona are next up...

Oregon Football: 2018 Ducks Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 days 20 hours ago
Willie Taggart bolted for his dream job at Florida State after just one season as Oregon has turned to Mario Cristobal to lead the Ducks back to contention in the Pac-12. With another Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, Oregon has an offense that should be potent in the backfield but needs some weapons to emerge in the passing game. For once, the offense may not need to all of the...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 19 hours 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...

Pac-12's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2018

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 19 hours 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.   Perhaps the most prodigious conference when it comes to churning out...

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...

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 Toughest Games on USC Football's Schedule

By Josh Webb, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Clay Helton’s fourth USC team is in a bit of a quandary. With talented players on both sides of the ball returning, the Trojans are still in search of a quarterback to run the offense. Is this the year the Trojans finally put it all together? If they are to do so, they’re going to have to get past a daunting schedule.   Tom Herman and Texas will welcome USC to Darrell K....

Ranking the Toughest Games on Washington Football's Schedule

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The maligned schedule Washington played in 2017 is truly a thing of the past. The Huskies open 2018 with a potential College Football Playoff play-in game on the other side of the country, setting up head coach Chris Petersen's team for a challenging slate the rest of the way.   Washington will make a push for the Pac-12 championship and another berth in the playoff this season, but...

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...