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College Football's Top 50 Running Backs for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days 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...

Penn State Football: 2018 Nittany Lions Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Saquon Barkley is now in the NFL, but there is still plenty of talent left in Penn State's cupboard. James Franklin has consistently recruited well since coming to Happy Valley, and that work should pay off this fall. The Nittany Lions' offense will remain a dangerous threat even with a new running back and offensive coordinator thanks to steady presence and production of...

Big Ten Football 2018 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan State are considered the favorites to contend for the Big Ten title in 2018, so it’s no surprise all five teams lead the way for most selections on Athlon’s 2018 All-Big Ten Team. The Wolverines have 14 all-conference picks, with Wisconsin and Ohio State tied for second at 12. Michigan State is next with 11, followed by Penn...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days 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, 1 month 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 Big Ten's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 1 day ago
Welcome to the Big Ten, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost. Now, you are getting thrown right into the fire of the Big Ten with what may be the most difficult schedule any team in the conference faces this upcoming college football season.   Frost is bringing plenty of reason to be optimistic about the future of Nebraska football, but he will have his work cut out for him this season,...

Big Ten's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2018

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 3 days 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.   Though the conference has had some up and down years under center, the Big Ten could...

Ranking the Big Ten's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 1 week ago
The Big Ten was left out of the College Football Playoff last season but redeemed itself in the postseason against other conferences. But if the Big Ten is going to ride that conference momentum, then it must thrive on non-conference play this fall.   Overall, the non-conference schedule for the Big Ten leaves a little something to be desired, but it is not without some challenges. But...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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...

Ranking the Big Ten's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
With five teams likely to start in the top 15 of most preseason polls in 2018, the Big Ten won’t be short on intrigue this fall. Standout defenses are a big reason why the top of the Big Ten is deep this year, but the league also returns a handful of talented signal-callers to push the top contenders into CFB Playoff contention. Penn State’s Trace McSorley takes the top spot in...