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Expert Poll: Week 12 Heisman Trophy Voting

Melvin Gordon's 408-yard performance vaulted him into second place.
Expert Poll: Week 12 Heisman Trophy Voting

Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy.

 

Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point.

 

The Panel:

 

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Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 13

Outlandish and outrageous things to watch for in college football this weekend.
Outrageous College Football Predictions: 2014 Week 12

The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall.

 

The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 13.

 

Note: The point of this column is to have some fun and make some outlandish predictions. Please react accordingly.

 

College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 12.
College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections 2014

College football’s 2014 season has reached its final stretch run, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its fourth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea of what the committee values heading into the last few weeks of the season.

 

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 12 in the Pac-12

Here are the Pac-12 stats to know from Week 12.
10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 12 in the Pac-12

Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action:

 

Previewing the Five Must-Watch College Football Matchups of Week 13

Pac-12 South showdowns highlights slow week
Previewing the Five Must-Watch College Football Matchups of Week 13

Time for a bit of a breather for a handful of teams.

 

Last week was plenty eventful with Alabama’s win over No. 1 Mississippi State, another Florida State comeback, a TCU scare, a Georgia rout of Auburn and an Arizona State flop in Corvallis.

 

This week may not be nearly as dramatic.

 

For starters, this week is the annual SEC-FCS challenge. SEC teams will face Eastern Kentucky, Charleston Southern, Western Carolina and Samford this week.

 

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is Athlon Sports' Week 12 Player of the Week

Georgia's Jeremy Pruitt and Ohio State's J.T. Barrett also earn honors.
Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is Athlon Sports' Week 12 Player of the Week

Saturday’s game between Wisconsin and Nebraska was billed as one of the best head-to-head running back matchups of the season. However, the highly anticipated duel between two Heisman candidates was a one-sided blowout in favor of Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon.

 

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 12 Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 12 Picks

There is no way to sugar coat it. In the big games last weekend, I didn’t perform well, going 2-4 outright and 2-4 against the spread.

 

My top picks didn’t perform much better, going 1-2 in the “real-er” picks. It pushed my season record to 38-38-1. Needless to say, it’s been a down year. My only saving grace is another winning record in the Top 25 (8-6) and a tie with Mitch Light for the best record (86-78-4) among the Athlon pickers.

 

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