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5 Reasons Why Oregon Will Win the College Football Playoff

Here's why Marcus Mariota will win a national title this year.
5 Reasons Why the Oregon Ducks Will Win the College Football Playoff

Oregon is in. And it's going to be a tough out.

 

Mark Helfrich has led his program to the Pac-12 Championship, the inaugural College Football Playoff and likely the school's first Heisman Trophy. But his team has much left to accomplish as it begins a month-long preparation for what will be the first of two possible playoff games.

 

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Championship Weekend Picks

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

It's the final weekend of the regular season and I'm not going to lie to you. I don't feel good about it. 

 

I pick all of the championship games every season against the spread and will do the same again. (But am only going to count it towards my record if I do well.)

 

Listed below is every championship game prediction and the big one in the Big 12 as well. Enjoy!

 

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Mike Riley at Oregon State

Who will the Beavers hire to replace Riley?
10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Mike Riley at Oregon State

Mike Riley departed Oregon State for Nebraska on Thursday, leaving the Beavers looking for a new head coach for the first time since the end of the 2002 season. Oregon State is one of the toughest jobs in the Pac-12, so finding a coach that can win at a high level won’t be easy for athletic director Bob De Carolis.

Ranking the Jobs in the 2014-15 College Football Coaching Carousel

Florida should have its pick of coaches in 2014-15
Ranking the Jobs in the 2014-15 College Football Coaching Carousel

Change is a constant in college football, particularly in the coaching profession.

In decades past, a coach could ascend to the top jobs — and some of the mid-level posts — in the sport and stay year after year. Think of Bear Bryant, Vince Dooley, Bo Schembechler or Hayden Fry.

Those days are more or less over. In the last four seasons alone, Texas, USC, Oregon, Auburn and Tennessee have hired new coaches. Penn State has hired two. Florida is on its second coaching search in the last five seasons.

Pac-12 Championship Preview and Prediction: Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona Wildcats

Can Arizona beat the Ducks for a third straight time?
Pac-12 Championship Preview and Prediction: Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona Wildcats 2014

After 14 weeks, 12 teams, nine conference games and three successful Hail Mary passes, the Pac-12 Championship Game is finally here.

 

And it couldn’t be any juicer. Not even in the mighty SEC.

 

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Championship Weekend

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

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 15.

 

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

 

Expert Poll: Week 14 Heisman Trophy Voting

Amari Cooper was unstoppable against Auburn.
Expert Poll: Week 14 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:

 

College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 14.
College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections 2014

The final week of the 2014 college football season has arrived, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its sixth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, and there’s one more poll coming from the committee next Sunday after the Week 15 action.

 

College Football's Post-Week 14 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 14 Playoff Projection

College football’s playoff committee has released four sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and will look drastically different from the release of the first poll to the last one, the playoff committee's poll provided some insight into the process.

 

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