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SEC Week 14 Preview and Predictions

Alabama visits Auburn in epic Iron Bowl
SEC Week 14 Preview and Predictions

The most heavily anticipated Iron Bowl in decades highlights the holiday weekend slate, but there are plenty of other intriguing matchups.

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Da'Shawn Hand is the Next Jadeveon Clowney

High school football's next great pass-rushing defensive end brings the "Wow Factor."
High school football's next great pass-rushing defensive end, Da'Shawn Hand brings the "Wow Factor."

He has a dream, and in that dream he’s sure of only one thing.

“A baby blue suit. Always a baby blue suit. No idea, but that’s what it is.”

Da’Shawn Hand has had this dream for years, and while he doesn’t know where he’s headed, he knows in the dream that he’s in his high school, in the baby blue suit, announcing that he’ll go play big-time college football.

15 Weird, Wild and Bizarre Facts about College Football's Best Bowls

LSU coach Les Miles can't eat chicken at the Chick-fil-A Bowl because of a previous endorsement.
<p> 15 Weird, Wild Facts About College Football's Best Bowls, including the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game, Oregon Ducks and Kansas State Wildcats in the Fiesta Bowl, Florida Gators and Louisville Cardinals in the Sugar Bowl, Florida State Seminoles and Northern Illinois Huskies in the Orange Bowl, Stanford Cardinal and Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl, Texas A&amp;M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners in the Cotton Bowl, and LSU Tigers and Clemson Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.</p>

The 35-ring circus of bowl season is full of sideshows, freak shows, split stats and split personalities. And the biggest and best bowls have the most exciting high-wire acts, thanks to their award winners, NFL prospects, high-priced coaches, rabid fan bases and big dog endorsement deals. Here’s a look at 15 weird and wild facts, stats and trends from the best bowls this postseason.

SEC 2012 Season Recap and Awards

Manziel top offensive player; Franklin Coach of the Year
<p>  </p> <p> The regular season ended on Saturday with a dominating performance by the SEC in its four games against the ACC. Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Vanderbilt beat ACC opponents by a combined score of 161–74. In league play, Alabama disposed of Auburn with ease (as expected), while Ole Miss became bowl-eligible with a 41–24 win over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl.</p>

SEC 2012 Season Recap and Awards

SEC Week 13 Preview and Predictions

Alabama can clinch SEC West with an Iron Bowl win
<p> There isn’t a ton of drama remaining in the regular season. Assuming Alabama beats Auburn — and Nick Saban’s team is favored by over four touchdowns — the SEC Championship Game is set: Georgia vs. Bama. Two teams are fighting for bowl-eligibility; Ole Miss must defeat Mississippi State and Missouri needs a win at Texas A&amp;M to reach the six-win mark. Four league teams will play an opponent from the ACC this weekend — Georgia (Georgia Tech), South Carolina (Clemson), Florida (Florida State) and Vanderbilt (Wake Forest)</p>

SEC Post-Week 12 Power Rankings

Dores rout Tennessee; Bama, Georgia back in play for national title
<p>  </p> <p> There were no changes in the power rankings, but it was still a huge weekend for the SEC. Thanks to losses by both Kansas State and Oregon, the winner of the SEC title game between Alabama and Georgia will be in position to play for the national championship. Also of note, Vanderbilt beat Tennessee in Nashville for the first time in 30 years.</p>

There were no changes in the power rankings, but it was still a huge weekend for the SEC. Thanks to losses by both Kansas State and Oregon, the winner of the SEC title game between Alabama and Georgia will be in position to play for the national championship. Also of note, Vanderbilt beat Tennessee in Nashville for the first time in 30 years.

SEC Post-Week 11 Power Rankings

Texas A&M stuns Bama; Vanderbilt reaches bowl-eligiblity
<p>  </p> <p> There was a huge upset in the SEC over the weekend, but not a lot changes in our power rankings. Alabama held on to its No. 1 spot — even after losing at home to Texas A&amp;M — due to its body of work throughout the 2012 season. Vanderbilt and Ole Miss switched spots after the Commodores beat the Rebels in Oxford, and Missouri jumped Tennessee following its four OT win in Knoxville.</p>

There was a huge upset in the SEC over the weekend, but not a lot changes in our power rankings. Alabama held on to its No. 1 spot — even after losing at home to Texas A&M — due to its body of work throughout the 2012 season. Vanderbilt and Ole Miss switched spots after the Commodores beat the Rebels in Oxford, and Missouri jumped Tennessee following its four OT win in Knoxville.

SEC Post-Week 4 Power Rankings

Bama rolling, Georgia surging, Arkansas struggling
<p> The top of the SEC is as strong as ever. Alabama continues to shine, but LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and even Florida are capable of winning a conference title. The SEC East is making a comeback, as well. Alabama and LSU might be the two best teams in the league, but the next best three teams reside in the East.</p>

The top of the SEC is as strong as ever. Alabama continues to shine, but LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and even Florida are capable of winning a conference title. The SEC East is making a comeback, as well. Alabama and LSU might be the two best teams in the league, but the next best three teams reside in the East.

Athlon Awards: Best Defensive Line Units

Florida State boasts one of the nation's top defensive lines.
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the best defensive line units in college football for 2011.</p>

They're the teams within the team - those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.

Whether it's the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball - these teams in miniature hone their tasks on the practice field until those tasks become second nature.