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College Football's 12 Most-Improved Teams in 2014

Which teams are showing big improvement?
College Football's 12 Most-Improved Teams in 2014

College football’s 2014 season is only five weeks old, but it’s clear some teams are already showing improvement from their 2013 performance.
 

Expert Poll: Week 5 Heisman Trophy Voting

Ameer Abdullah was a big mover after his third 200-yard game.
Expert Poll: Week 5 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:

 

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 6

Outlandish and outrageous things to watch for in college football this weekend.
Outrageous College Football Predictions: 2014 Week 6

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 6.

 

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

12 Games in October that will Shape the College Football Playoff

Texas A&M is one of several teams facing a make-or-break month
12 Games in October that will Shape the College Football Playoff

October may be the most important month of the college football season in terms of shaping the Playoff.

 

Don’t believe us? September losses can almost be forgiven ... or at least that was the old way. And by November, the field for the four spots in the semifinal may be whittled to a dozen or so.

 

In between is October, when plenty of teams still feel like they have a shot. Besides the 16 teams still undefeated at the end of September, a handful of one-loss teams still have good reason to be optimistic given what could be a wild and wacky year.

College Football's Post-Week 5 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 5 Playoff Projection

The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format.
 

College Football's Post-Week 5 Bowl Projections

Where do teams stack up after Week 5?
College Football's Post-Week 5 Bowl Projections 2014

With five weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is surrounded in uncertainty.

The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead of two – will have a shot at the national championship once the bowl pairings are announced in early December.

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 5

Highlighting the most important, bizarre and historic stats in college football
10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 5

Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game.

 

Previewing the 10 Best College Football Games in a Monster Week 6

We're calling in the Week of Doom. That's not an exaggeration
Previewing the 10 Best College Football Games in a Monster Week 6

Welcome to the Week of Doom.

 

The College Football Playoff selection committee will meet for the first time in less than a month, and this week almost certainly will shape the conversations for that group.

 

Every league will have powerhouse matchups between favorites and ranked teams, so much that our usual preview of the top five games of the week has been expanded to 10. And we still feel like we left out some important matchups.

 

12 Coaching Candidates to Replace Charlie Weis at Kansas

Who will replace Weis at Kansas?
12 Coaching Candidates to Replace Charlie Weis at Kansas

After a disastrous 6-22 record in three seasons, Charlie Weis was fired as Kansas’ head coach on Sunday. Weis went 1-18 in three years during Big 12 play in Lawrence, and the Jayhawks finished last in the conference in back-to-back years. Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will serve as the interim coach for the final eight games of the year.

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