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College Football's Top 25 Games of 2012

Here are the must-see, can't-miss Top 25 college football games of the 2012 season.
<p> College Football's Top 25 Games of 2012</p>

With 124 teams, ll conferences and Notre Dame, there are no shortage of great match-ups to fill the 14-week college football season. Rarely will a weekend go by without a top flight, marquee dual taking place somewhere in the country. And honestly, the weekends that always look bland and vanilla on the front end are generally the ones that end up providing huge upsets with national title implications hanging in the balance.

College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks for 2012

Denard Robinson ranks as one of the top-five quarterbacks in college football.
<p> College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks for 2012</p>

With the college football season right around the corner, it's time to countdown the best of the best. Athlon continues the countdown to kickoff with a look at the top quarterbacks in college football for 2012. It should be no surprise USC's Matt Barkley tops the rankings as the No. 1 quarterback in the nation. The senior is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy and has the Trojans as one of the frontrunners to claim the 2012 national title. 

College Football's Top 30 Running Backs for 2012

South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore ranks as Athlon's No. 1 back for 2012.
<p> Ranking College Football's Top 30 Running Backs for 2012</p>

A torn ACL ended Marcus Lattimore's 2011 season in mid-October, but all signs point to a full return by the junior in 2012. Although the Gamecocks may take it easy on Lattimore early, he should be in the mix as one of the top 10 Heisman candidates by the end of the year. Not far behind Lattimore is Wisconsin's Montee Ball. Repeating last season's numbers won't be easy for Ball, but he will be the focal point of an offense that loses quarterback Russell Wilson. 

College Football's Top 10 Non-Conference Games of September

The season is close, and these matchups belong on your must-see list.
<p> College Football's Top Ten Non-Conference Games of September</p>

The much-anticipated college football season is almost here, and we cannot wait for toe to meet leather on the gridiron. From Cowboys Stadium to the Rose Bowl to the Georgia Dome, here are the top intersectional games to put on your calendar for August and September.

Big East Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes

What do opposing coaches think of Charlie Strong's team at Louisville?
<p> Big East Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes</p>

It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2012, Athlon asked coaches in the Big East to talk anonymously about their opponents.

College Football 2012 Win Total Projections: Athlon vs. Vegas

What do the win projections from Vegas and Athlon see for Lane Kiffin in 2012?
<p> College Football 2012 Win Total Projections: Athlon vs. Vegas</p>

Even if you don't place any wagers on sports, the lines/projections from the good folks in Vegas are always something to check out before each season and before each week of games. Not only is it interesting content, but Vegas has a good pulse on the teams and is often one of the most accurate sources of predictions. 

College Football's Top 10 Players Returning From Injury

Arkansas' Knile Davis is back after missing 2011 with an ankle injury.
<p> College Football's Top 10 Players Returning From Injury</p>

Injuries are a big part of any college football season. 2011 was no different, as losing Knile Davis was a key setback to Arkansas' hopes of winning the SEC West last year, while Missouri's offensive line had to shuffle some players around after Elvis Fisher was lost for the year with a knee injury. 

Although those players were missed in 2011, their return to the gridiron is an even bigger storyline for 2012. 

College Football: Big East Must-See Games of 2012

What are the Big East's most important, must-see college football games of 2012?
<p> College Football: Big East Must-See Games of 2012</p>

As the college football season draws near, Athlon Sports is making sure fans know exactly when and where to tune in this fall. Here are the Big East's Top 20 must-see football games for the 2012 season:

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