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Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 10

Outlandish and outrageous things to watch for in college football this weekend.
Outrageous College Football Predictions: 2014 Week 10

The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall.

 

The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 10.

 

Note: The point of this column is to have some fun and make some outlandish predictions. Please react accordingly.

 

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Expert Poll: Week 9 Heisman Trophy Voting

Marcus Mariota moves back to the top of the Heisman heap.
Expert Poll: Week 9 Heisman Trophy Voting

Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy.

 

Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point.

 

The Panel:

 

Ranking College Football's One-Loss Teams

How do the one-loss teams stack up after Week 9?
Ranking College Football's One-Loss Teams After Week 9

The race to claim one of college football’s four playoff spots is officially in the home stretch. Week 10 is the first Saturday in November, leaving little time for teams to solidify their case as a playoff contender.

The playoff committee releases its first set of rankings on Tuesday, Oct. 28, but there will be plenty of changes over the next month.

College Football's Post-Week 9 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 9 Playoff Projection

College football’s playoff committee will release its first set of rankings on Tuesday, Oct. 28. After months of intrigue and waiting, this release should give the college football world some insight into what the committee values in its first season.

 

College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 9.
College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections 2014

With nine weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its first projection on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea of what the committee values heading into the final full month of the season.

 

Previewing the Top College Football Games of Week 10

TCU-West Virginia, Utah-Arizona matchups on par with Stanford-Oregon
Previewing the Top College Football Games of Week 10

By Saturday, the release of the first College Football Playoff top 25 may feel like an afterthought.

 

True, the playoff is one of the defining features of the season, but the first weekend of November is a clear indication of the other major storyline for 2014 — unpredictability.

 

On Nov. 1, teams like TCU, West Virginia, Utah and Arizona State will be playing in games relevant to conference title chases, if not the playoff.

 

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is Athlon Sports' Week 9 Player of the Week

Ohio State's Joey Bosa and TCU's Doug Meacham also earn honors.
Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is Athlon Sports' Week 9 Player of the Week

Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah continued his attack on the Nebraska record books with a huge performance in the 42-24 win over Rutgers. The senior – and a leading candidate for the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner – earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors for Week 9 by gashing the Scarlet Knights for a school-record 341 all-purpose yards.

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 9 Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 9 Picks

In a year that Ole Miss, Mississippi State and TCU are ranked in the Top 10, it should come as no surprise that many college football pickers are struggling to gain footing against the number.

 

After another exactly average week (5-5), I am the poster child for “win some, lose some.”

 

But that won’t deter me from diving back into the deep end. Here are this week’s top picks against the spread as well as panel picks for every Top 25 game.

 

West Virginia's Kevin White on Pace to Join Elite Group of Receivers

Patience pays for receiver ready to join some of the Big 12's best
West Virginia's Kevin White on Pace to Join Elite Group of Receivers

West Virginia wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway was blocked from seeing the play of the day from his new star player on Saturday against Baylor.

 

Even from his spot in the press box, he missed the replay on the big screen at Milan Puskar Stadium.

 

After the game, he asked the source, Kevin White, about the 12-yard go-ahead touchdown catch against Baylor in the fourth quarter.

 

“I asked him if he caught that one-handed,” Galloway said. “He said ‘You know I did.’”

 

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