FBC Athlon-MON0610

ON THIS POST: FIRST LOOK AT ATHLON’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW EDITION

  • Preseason top 25

  • Conference championship predictions

  • Heisman candidates

  • All-America first team


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PROJECTING THE HEISMAN CONTENDERS,

TOP 25 AND CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

8

Athlon Sports college football preview edition lists 8 QBs among top 10 for 2019 Heisman Trophy


1, 2

Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa,

Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence

rated as top 2 QBs in nation

13-0

Athlon’s projected records

for both Alabama and Clemson

ATHLON SPORTS PRESEASON TOP 25
TEAM REC TEAM REC
1. Alabama 13-0 14. Penn St. 9-3
2. Clemson 13-0 15. Oregon 9-3
3. Georgia 12-1 16. Mich. St. 8-4
4. Michigan 12-1 17. Nebraska 9-4
5. Ohio St. 11-1 18. Iowa 9-3
6. Oklahoma 11-2 19. Wisconsin 8-4
7. LSU 10-2 20. Auburn 7-5
8. Florida 10-2 21. Syracuse 9-3
9. Notre Dame 10-2 22. UCF 10-3
10. Texas A&M 8-4 23. Missouri 8-4
11. Texas 9-4 24. Iowa St. 8-4
12. Washington 11-2 25. Virginia 9-4
13. Utah 10-3

ATHLON'S CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIP PREDICTIONS
CON WINNER RUNNER-UP
ACC Clemson Virginia
AAC UCF Memphis
Big 12 Oklahoma Texas
Big Ten Michigan Nebraska
C-USA Marshall North Texas
MAC Ohio Toledo
MWC Boise St. Fresno St.
Pac-12 Washington Utah
SEC Alabama Georgia
Sun Belt Appalachian St. Arkansas St.

2018 passing yards (and TDs) by Athlon's top 5 Heisman QB candidates for 2019

Next in Athlon's line: Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma; Justin Fields, Ohio State; Shea Patterson, Michigan

2,194

Rushing yards for Wisconsin junior Jonathan Taylor in 2018; he has 4,171 yards in 2 seasons

1,658, 24

2018 rushing yards, TDs for

Clemson junior Travis Etienne

ATHLON'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
POS PLAYER CL SCHOOL
QB Tua Tagovailoa Jr Alabama
RB Travis Etienne Jr Clemson
RB Jonathan Taylor Jr Wisconsin
AP Rondale Moore So Purdue
WR Jerry Jeudy Jr Alabama
WR Tylan Wallace Jr Okla. St.
TE Albert Okwuegbunam Jr Missouri
C Tyler Biadasz Jr Wisconsin
OL Walker Little Jr Stanford
OL Andrew Thomas Jr Georgia
OL Calvin Throckmorton Sr Oregon
OL Jedrick Wills Jr. Jr Alabama
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
POS PLAYER CL SCHOOL
DL Derrick Brown Sr Auburn
DL A.J. Epenesa J Iowa
DL Kenny Willekes Sr Mich. St.
DL Chase Young Jr Ohio St.
LB Joe Bachie Sr Mich. St.
LB Dylan Moses Jr Alabama
LB Evan Weaver Sr. California
CB Paulson Adebo So Stanford
CB Bryce Hall Sr Virginia
S Grant Delpit Jr LSU
S Alohi Gilman Sr N. Dame
FIRST TEAM SPECIALIST
POS PLAYER CL SCHOOL
K Andre Szmyt So Syracuse
P Braden Mann Sr Texas A&M
KR Ihmir Smith-Marsette Jr Iowa
PR Isaiah Wright Sr Temple

Source: Athlonsports.com