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Week 5 College Football Recap

Alabama posted a convincing win over Florida on Saturday night.
<p> Athlon recaps Week 5 of the college football season and takes a look ahead to Week 6.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

Athlon sums up a full slate of college football with the most important things to take away from this weekend.

Winners

College Football Week 5 Preview: Match-ups and Upset Picks

Taylor Martinez looks to lead Nebraska to a road win over Wisconsin.
<p> We give you the 10 most important match-ups and upset picks for Week 5.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

10 Key Storylines to Watch for Week 5

College Football's Next Superpowers?

Is Oklahoma State the next program to enter national prominence?
<p> Who will be the next great program to enter national prominence?</p>

-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter)

In the 1980s, it was Florida State, Miami and Colorado. In the 1990s, it was Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and Kansas State. In the 2000s, it was Oregon, TCU, Boise State and Utah.

For a variety of reasons – coaching, support, media exposure, recruiting base – each of these programs blossomed into the full-throated college football monsters that we see every Saturday.

Who Will be the SEC's 14th Team?

Will Virginia Tech be the SEC's 14th team?
<p> With Texas A&amp;M joining the SEC for 2012, the conference will have 13 teams. Which teams could the SEC be eyeing to get to 14?</p>

By Steven Lassan and Mitch Light

Texas A&M has announced its intentions to apply for membership in the SEC. The Aggies intend to join the SEC in time for the 2012 season. However, the conference can't stay at 13 teams forever. Which teams could be on Mike Slive's wish list to be team No. 14?

SEC Expansion Candidates

Week 4 College Football Recap

Clemson scored a huge win over Florida State in Week 4.
<p> Athlon recaps Week 4 of the college football season and takes a look ahead to Week 5.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

Athlon sums up a full slate of college football with the most important things to take away from this weekend.

Winners

College Football Week 4 Preview: Match-ups and Upset Picks

We give you the 10 most important storylines and potential upset picks for Week 4.
<p> We give you the 10 most important match-ups and upset picks for Week 4.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

10 Key Storylines to Watch for Week 4

College Football Predictions: LSU vs. West Virginia

Can Geno Smith lead the Mountaineers to a win?
<p> West Virginia-LSU is one of the big games in Week 4. Athlon Sports previews what both sides need to do in order to win.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

With all of the uncertainty surrounding the Big East, this game is a chance for the conference to make a statement. West Virginia is the Big East’s top-ranked team and the preseason favorite to win the conference title. What better way to make a splash on the national scene than by beating a top five team?

Big East Expansion Candidates

With Pittsburgh and Syracuse leaving, here's who the Big East might look at to expand.
<p> With Pittsburgh and Syracuse leaving, the Big East will be looking to expand. Here's a look at who the conference might target.&nbsp;</p>
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

The Big East was dealt a surprising blow to the stability of the conference when Pittsburgh and Syracuse applied and was accepted as a member of the ACC. Although both schools would like to join the ACC sooner rather than later, the Big East plans on holding them to the league’s withdrawal policy and in the conference until 2014.

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