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College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 20 hours ago
Ranking all 130 college football teams for 2018 is no easy task, but it's never too early to think about the upcoming season. Alabama and Clemson have met for three consecutive years in the College Football Playoff and a fourth matchup seems to be in order this fall. These two teams seem to be a step above the rest of the nation, with Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Washington, Miami,...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Pac-12 in 2018

By J.P. Scott, 3 days 23 hours ago
We're starting to see the college football polls come out and odds being set in Vegas. The preview magazines, talk shows and talking heads have all had their say.   All we need to do now is kick off another ho-hum season that is sure to have very few surprises and play out exactly how we all think it will, right?   You know that's not how this works.   For better or...

College Football 2018 Coordinator Roundtable

By Athlon Sports, 4 days 1 hour ago
Head coaches usually get the lion’s share of the credit when things go well (and the blame when they don’t), but coordinators are often the brains of the operation, charged with directing the team’s strategy on a play-to-play basis and reacting instantaneously to what the other team is doing. Athlon Sports gathered 15 of the nation’s best offensive and defensive play-...

Oregon Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 4 days 23 hours ago
Another season of transition for Oregon football kicks off in 2018, but the Ducks embark on a campaign with higher expectations than they faced a season ago. Though the Willie Taggart era lasted only one season, retaining Mario Cristobal as head coach provides stability. Cristobal overachieved in his last head coaching role at FIU, then flourished as offensive line coach at Alabama before...

Ranking the 2018 Pac-12 Quarterbacks

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 2 hours ago
Standout quarterback play is usually an annual strength for the Pac-12. Don't expect that standard to change in 2018, as the conference features three All-America candidates in Washington's Jake Browning, Oregon's Justin Herbert and Arizona's Khalil Tate. The Pac-12 also has an intriguing set of signal-callers outside of the top three. Arizona State's Manny Wilkins and Utah...

Washington Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 6 days 23 hours ago
Expectations are high for the Washington Huskies heading into 2018. A near-unanimous pick to win the Pac-12, per the preseason media poll, Washington finds itself in the national spotlight from the outset with a high-profile game against Auburn.    The defending SEC West champion Tigers set an appropriate tone for what is a difficult first half of the Dawgs' docket. In...

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Backfields for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Some of college football's top defensive backs from 2017 left for the NFL, but this position is still stocked with talent for the upcoming season. Washington's defense has ranked among the best in college football in each of the last three years, and coach Chris Petersen's group takes the top spot in Athlon's defensive backfield rankings for 2018. Cornerback Byron Murphy and...

Heisman Watch: Ranking the Pac-12's Top Candidates for 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 5 days ago
The Pac-12 has produced four Heisman Trophy winners in the 21st Century, with another eight finalists. That's an impressive lineage. And, with one of those players back in the fold for 2018, the Pac-12 looks poised to send another representative to New York City come December.   Bryce Love, the runner-up in 2017, sets the pace for the conference, but he has some contenders right...

College Football's Top 25 Linebacker Units for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Under Nick Saban’s watch, it’s no secret Alabama has developed its share of standout linebackers. Despite losing a couple of key players at this position from last season’s group, the Crimson Tide take the top spot in Athlon’s linebacker unit rankings for 2018. Dylan Moses and Mack Wilson will step in as the new anchors on the interior of the 3-4 linebacker unit, and both...

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Lines for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The defensive line is arguably the deepest position in college football for the 2018 season. As expected, thanks to Christian Wilkins, Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell passing on the NFL, Clemson takes the top spot in the defensive line unit rankings. The Tigers have consistently produced elite lines under coordinator Brent Venables, and this unit is a big reason why coach Dabo Swinney’s...