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2013 NFL Draft Rankings: Running Backs

Athlon previews the 2013 NFL Draft by telling you who to watch this college football season.
<p> 2013 NFL Draft Rankings: Running Backs</p>

It is never too early to begin looking ahead to next year’s NFL Draft. Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country’s most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft won’t be any different.

Today, we rank college football best running back prospects:

Big East Post-Week 6 Power Rankings

Khaseem Greene takes top spot among Big East defenders
<p> Big East Post-Week 6 Power Rankings</p>

The Big East continues to battle uncertain times, but at least the league as a bona fide race for the title among three ranked teams. No. 16 Louisville, No. 19 Rutgers and No. 25 Cincinnati are all in the AP poll, giving the Big East three ranked teams for the first time since the end of the 2009 season.

College Football Week 6 Recap: South Carolina dominant, Florida State flops

Jadeveon Clowney leads stifling defense against Georgia
<p> College Football Week 6 Recap: South Carolina dominant, Florida State flops</p>

Statement games littered the Saturday football lineup. For South Carolina, a statement of dominance. For Florida, a statement of a return to the national scene. For Ohio State, a statement the Buckeyes are the Big Ten’s best, postseason or no postseason.

College Football Week 6 Preview: Match-Ups, Upset Picks and Storylines to Watch

Athlon previews the action for Week 6 of the college football season.
<p> College Football Week 6 Preview: Match-Ups, Upset Picks and Storylines to Watch</p>

College football's Week 6 slate is filled with plenty of intriguing games, starting in the SEC with Florida-LSU and Georgia-South Carolina. These two match-ups will play a key role in determining the SEC division winners. Ohio State and Nebraska both won close games last week and meet in Columbus this Saturday. West Virginia won its Big 12 opener against Baylor, but the stakes are even higher against Texas on Saturday night.

Top Storylines to Watch in Week 6

Big East Week 6 Preview and Predictions

Athlon previews Week 6 action in the Big East.
<p> Big East Week 6 Preview and Predictions</p>

Oddly enough, Big East play begins in earnest Friday when the two outgoing teams, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, face off in the Carrier Dome.

Thanks to some key non-conference games and the two Big East games in the month of September, the league has a pretty good idea of its top contenders (Louisville, Cincinnati and Rutgers), but conference play gives other teams a chance to reboot their seasons, perhaps as soon as this week.

College Football's Top 15 Freshmen After Week 5

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel is one of the top freshmen performers this season.
<p> College Football's Top 15 Freshmen After Week 5&nbsp;</p>

With the halfway point of the 2012 college football season approaching, it's time to take a look at some of the top freshmen performers so far this season. For the purpose of this article, Athlon included true and redshirt freshman, with an emphasis on the offensive and defensive performers. Quarterbacks grabbed three of the top five spots, as UCLA's Brett Hundley barely edges Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel for No. 1.
 

College Football Post-Week 5 Bowl Projections

Athlon runs down the bowl projections following the Week 5 action.
<p> College Football Post-Week 5 Bowl Projections</p>

College football's bowl season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With only three weeks of results in the books, it's hard to make long-term projections about teams, especially with several teams still playing overmatched non-conference games. 

College Football's Top 20 Coaches on the Hot Seat: Post-Week 5 Rankings

Athlon takes a look at the top 20 coaches on the hot seat.
<p> College Football's Top 20 Coaches on the Hot Seat: Post-Week 5 Rankings</p>

Week 5 of the 2012 college football season is in the books and plenty of coaches saw the temperature on their seat increase by a few degrees. Kentucky's Joker Phillips and Boston College's Frank Spaziani continue to hold down the top two spots in the rankings. One new coach makes an appearance in this week's top 20 (Ellis Johnson), while Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville drops out after beating Iowa State to move to 4-0 this season.

Big East Post-Week 5 Power Rankings

Cincinnati, Rutgers putting pressure on Louisville at the top
<p> Big East Post-Week 5 Power Rankings</p>

National recognition for the Big East is starting to make a comeback -- if incrementally and only for the top three teams in the league.

College Football Week 5 Recap: West Virginia, Georgia light up scoreboards

Defense was in short supply throughout the country in Week 5
<p> College Football Week 5 Recap: West Virginia, Georgia light up scoreboards</p>

What was supposed to be a ho-hum week of college football turned out to be an explosion of offense. The day began with a relatively low-scoring first quarter from Baylor and West Virginia with “only” 28 points and ended with a 133-point binge.

Quarterbacks Geno Smith and Nick Florence combined for 1,237 passing yards in the highest-scoring game in regulation in five seasons.

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