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College Football 2015 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

Athlon's staff picks the 2015 college football season.
College Football 2015 Conference and National Title Predictions

The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football Playoff was a huge success and the second year should have just as much intrigue.

 

The Pac-12's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2015

The West is wild in what promises to be a competitive and exciting season.
The Pac-12's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2015

Welcome to the Wild West. Two straight seasons in which half of the Pac-12 Conference’s members finished ranked in the final Associated Press Top 25 commanded national attention and respect. This year, the Pac-12 opens with six of its 12 programs ranked in AP’s preseason poll.

 

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Backfields for 2015

Which team has the best secondary?
College Football's Top 30 Defensive Backfields for 2015

Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some programs, finding the next stars at defensive back is an easy task.

College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2015

Which teams have the best group of receivers?
College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2015

While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention.

Oregon Duck Pokes Fun at Alabama Sorority Video

Pledge to the Ducks.

Forget those boring sororities, you should pledge to the Ducks.

 

Oregon's mascot recreated the Alabama sorority video that's been making the rounds recently, except this one is better.

 

Here's the original version, and the girls somehow end up on the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The new, and improved, version by the Duck is comical and just an overall delight to watch.

Ranking the Toughest Games on UCLA's College Football Schedule in 2015

Running back Paul Perkins and the Bruins open Pac-12 play with a challenging trifecta of crucial matchups.
Ranking the Toughest Games on UCLA's College Football Schedule in 2015

UCLA football neared the apex of the Pac-12 each of head coach Jim Mora's first three seasons at the helm. However, the Bruins have fallen just short each time.

 

10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2015 National Title

Baylor's Seth Russell will shape the playoff race.
10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2015 National Title

Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every personnel concern is magnified in the race to win a national championship.

College Football's Top 30 Linebacker Units for 2015

Notre Dame is among the nation's best at linebacker.
College Football's Top 30 Linebacker Units for 2015

Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense.

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Pac-12 in 2015

The odds of any of these things happening are low, but they're all possible nonetheless.
Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Pac-12 in 2015

Every season of college football starts out the same way. We have all of these things that we think are knowns — lead-pipe locks as one popular radio host calls them. Then, by midseason, we're all wrong, sitting around wondering what happened to all that we thought was written in stone.

 

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