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College Football's Top 10 Surprises of 2012

Kansas State was one of college football's top surprises.
<p> College Football's Top 10 Surprises From 2012</p>

With college football’s 2012 regular season in the books, it’s time to take a look back at the highlights and lowlights from this year. There were plenty of surprises in college football this season, starting with the No. 1 team in the BCS rankings – Notre Dame. Athlon takes a look back at the top 10 surprises in college football, along with where those teams ranked in the preseason rankings.

College Football's Top 10 Surprises from 2012

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20 Most Amazing College Football Stats of 2012

College football's most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats of 2012.
<p> The 20 Best College Football Stats of 2012</p>

Single-game, single-season and career records. School, conference and national benchmarks. Remarkable performances and embarrassing moments. The good, bad and ugly makes college football the great sport that it is today. Here are the 20 most intriguing, most important and most interesting college football stats of the 2012 season: 

College Football's 2012 Postseason All-America Team

College football's regular season is over. Now it's time to hand out the hardware.
<p> College Football's 2012 Postseason All-America Team</p>

College football's 2012 regular season is over, which means it's time to hand out the hardware. It's never easy compiling a postseason All-America team, especially after watching several players have excellent 2012 campaigns. Some positions required little debate (linebacker - Manti Te'o) but others (quarterback and running back) were difficult to sort out. 


First-Team All-America Offense

10 Coaches to Replace Fired Skip Holtz at South Florida

Who will replace Skip Holtz at South Florida?
<p> 10 Coaches to Replace Fired Skip Holtz at South Florida</p>

After starting his career at South Florida with a solid 8-5 season, Skip Holtz appeared to have the Bulls in position to contend for Big East championships. However, the program never managed to take the next step under Holtz's watch. The Bulls went 5-7 in 2011 and continued the downward spiral with a 3-9 record in 2012. Holtz was fired on Sunday, which means South Florida will be looking for just its third coach in program history.  

10 Replacements for Skip Holtz at South Florida

Ranking All 35 College Football Bowls for 2012: From Must-See to Must-Miss

Athlon ranks the bowl games from No. 1-35.
<p> Ranking All 35 College Football Bowls for 2012: From Must-See to Must-Miss</p>

Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. Although Alabama and Notre Dame is clearly the biggest bowl game, with 34 other contests, there are plenty of other quality pairings to watch this postseason.

Ranking the 35 Bowl Games: Must-Watch to Must-Miss

Big East 2012 Season Recap and Awards

Louisville claims BCS bid, but are better days on the way?
<p> Louisville wins Big East, but Teddy Bridgewater could lead another banner season in 2013. Standout coaching jobs at Rutgers, Syracuse and Cincinnati also highlighted 2012.</p>

For another year, the Big East football season almost seemed to be a sidenote.

Final BCS analysis: Alabama-Notre Dame to title game

Northern Illinois rocks postseason with Orange Bowl bid
<p> Alabama-Notre Dame clear BCS championship pairing, but Northern Illinois rocks final rankings.</p>

The most drama in the BCS selection was settled by the most dramatic game of the season when Alabama defeated Georgia 32-28 in the SEC Championship Game.

While the Notre Dame-Alabama championship game was clear from the final seconds in Atlanta, the most unlikely BCS crasher wasn’t revealed until Sunday afternoon.

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