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College Football Week 5 Preview: Match-Ups, Upset Picks and Storylines to Watch

Athlon previews the Week 5 college football action.
<p> College Football Week 5 Preview: Match-Ups, Upset Picks and Storylines to Watch</p>

The final weekend of college football action in September certainly won't win many awards for the best slate of games. The Week 5 schedule features some intriguing games (Ohio State-Michigan State), but nothing like college football fans experienced last Saturday with Clemson-Florida State, Kansas State-Oklahoma and Notre Dame-Michigan. However, it's the weeks we least expect to be exciting that end up producing several upsets and close calls among teams ranked in the top 25.

Top Storylines to Watch in Week 5

Big East Week 5 Preview and Predictions

Munchie Legaux aims to make Big East 2-0 against Virginia Tech
<p> Big East Week 5 Preview and Predictions</p>

Four weeks into the season, and it’s tough to figure what to make of the Big East in 2012. Last week was not good. That much is clear: Big East teams lost to two MAC programs. Syracuse dropped a winnable game against Minnesota and a backup quarterback. Temple’s best chance to upset Penn State in quite a while fizzled with a 24-13 loss.

College Football Week 5 Upset Predictions

Athlon picks the biggest upsets for Week 5.
<p> College Football Week 5 Upset Predictions</p>

College football's Week 5 schedule is relatively quiet in terms of top 25 matchups. Although there are few marquee games to watch this Saturday, it's weekends like this one that can spring a few upsets. Athlon's panel of editors is back, along with a guest contributor to give you the top upset predictions for Week 5. 

College Football's Week 5 Upset Picks

Louisville or Rutgers: Which team is the best in the Big East?

Are the Cardinals still the best team in the Big East?
<p> Louisville or Rutgers: Which team is the best in the Big East?</p>

Through the first four weeks of the season, it seems clear Louisville and Rutgers are the top two teams in the Big East. The Cardinals were picked by many to win the league in the preseason, but have opinions changed after watching Rutgers this year?

Louisville or Rutgers: Which team is the best in the Big East?

College Football's Top 20 Coaches on the Hot Seat: Post-Week 4 Rankings

The pressure is beginning to build on California's Jeff Tedford.
<p> College Football's Top 20 Coaches on the Hot Seat: Post-Week 4 Rankings</p>

Week 4 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. Thanks to a lackluster showing at Florida, Kentucky's Joker Phillips holds down the No. 1 spot once again. With a surprising loss to Central Michigan, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz makes a big jump in the rankings. While UNLV's Bobby Hauck, Colorado's Jon Embree and Central Michigan's Dan Enos fall after important victories in Week 4.

College Football Post-Week 4 Bowl Projections

Athlon runs down the bowl projections following the Week 4 action.
<p> College Football Post-Week 4 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. 

Big East Post-Week 4 Power Rankings

Rutgers' Khaseem Greene helped shock Arkansas
<p> Big East Post-Week 4 Power Rankings</p>

Rutgers’ road win over a team that lost in overtime to Louisiana-Monroe and 52-0 to Alabama saved the Big East further embarrassment in Week 4.

Only a week after the Big East went 3-0 against ACC schools, the Big East flopped Saturday with two losses on the road against MAC teams and two losses against vulnerable Big East teams on the road. Even league favorite Louisville struggled at times on the road at Florida International.

College Football Week 4 Recap: Florida State, Notre Dame make statements

FSU's EJ Manuel has career day against Clemson
<p> College Football Week 4 Recap: Florida State, Notre Dame make statements</p>

Stop if you’re heard this: Florida State and Notre Dame are back.

Though they’ve fooled us before, the Seminoles and Fighting Irish sure looked like potential title contenders as they emerged as the big winners in a busy slate of primetime games Saturday.

College Football Week 4 Preview: Match-Ups, Upset Picks and Storylines to Watch

Athlon previews college football's Week 4 action.
<p> College Football Week 4 Preview: Match-Ups, Upset Picks and Storylines to Watch</p>

College football's Week 4 slate doesn't feature a ton of huge matchups, but there's plenty of impact games. Florida State-Clemson is a marquee ACC battle between two top-10 teams, while Michigan travels to Notre Dame. As usual, the SEC always has a few intriguing contests that are must-see games. Vanderbilt travels to Georgia, LSU hits the road for a matchup against Auburn and new SEC member Missouri takes on South Carolina. 

College Football Award Watch: Post-Week 3

West Virginia's Geno Smith makes bid for top quarterback
<p> College Football Award Watch: Post-Week 3</p>

The Heisman Trophy isn’t the only award worth watching on a weekly basis. The Lombardi, Outland, Davey O’Brien and Biletnikoff races are all worth watching and debating as the season goes along.

Throughout the season, we’ll keep an eye on all the prominent position trophies through college football in addition to the Heisman.

If you’re looking for our thoughts on that other trophy, check our weekly Heisman poll.

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