Athlon Preseason Top-25

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  1. Cycsk

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    #21 Cycsk, May 21, 2019
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    Just bought the 2019 Athlon College Football Preview with Brock Purdy on the cover at the West HyVee in Ames.

    My favorite feature is the "Big 12 Unit Rankings." They give us two #1's: Defensive Line and Linebackers.

    4 of the 12 "Big 12 Games to Watch" include us. Most of any team!
     
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  2. Gonzo

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    Meatgrinder. Half of the B1G's programs are in Athlon's top-20.
     
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    Something interesting that I noticed --

    Iowa and the immediately surrounding states have not had much for distinguished football teams in the past few years. Looks like that might change soon.

    17. Nebraska
    18. Iowa
    19. Wisconsin
    23. Mizzou
    24. Iowa State

    None of these are "elite" top ten schools, though, at least in the preview.

    Good to see the Big 12 North and Big 10 West -- either from the past or now -- becoming more competitive, however. Great Plains schools deserve to win, too.

    :)
     
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    Or Herky's junk?
     
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    Oh that's right!

    He should play basketball too.
     
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    On pages 14-16 of the Athlon preview are the Unit Rankings for each conference. The photo accompanying the Big 12 rankings is JaQuan Bailey!
     
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    #1 defensive line and #1 linebacking core with a first team all Big 12 safety patrolling center field. Defense is absolutely loaded.
     
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    Athlon's Big 12 First-Team Defense includes: Bailey, Lima, Spears, Eisworth. Second-team has Rose. No Uwazurike, not even on third-team!
     
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    This is fair at this point. I like him we all do. Last year Uwazurike had 1 sack, 27 tackles, 12 solo and 15 assist. 5 TFL No FFs. He's a beast no doubt, but I mean I get it.
     
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    Which means our D-line is even better than Athlon thinks! :D
     
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