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Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 15

Le'Veon Bell has gone over 200 yards from scrimmage in three straight games
Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 15

Le’Veon Bell is on a historic run right now, so it’s only fitting that he lead off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 15. Bell has gone over 200 yards from scrimmage in three straight games; something that hasn’t been done since Hall of Walter Payton accomplished the feat in 1977.

Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 15

Matt Ryan is coming off of a season-best four touchdowns and 39.3 fantasy points
Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 15

Andrew Luck is the leading fantasy scorer and he leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 15, but it’s the signal-callers from the NFC South that have our attention. Matt Ryan tossed four touchdowns and posted a season-best 39.3 fantasy points on Monday night against Green Bay and could be in for another big game Sunday when Atlanta hosts Pittsburgh.

14 Coaching Candidates to Replace Gary Andersen at Wisconsin

Who replaces Gary Andersen in Madison?
14 Coaching Candidates to Replace Gary Andersen at Wisconsin

Wisconsin is surprisingly looking for a new head coach after Gary Andersen left Madison for Oregon State. Andersen went 19-7 in two years with the Badgers, including a 10-3 record and a Big Ten West Division title in 2014.

 

2014 College Football Awards Predictions, Finalists and Winners

Our staff makes its picks for winners in college football's individual awards
2014 College Football Awards Predictions, Finalists and Winners

Before a team hoists a national championship trophy, before one outstanding player hoists the Heisman Trophy, a handful of other hardware will be awarded over the coming days.

 

Part of college football’s rich tradition is the dozens of individual and positional awards to be distributed over the coming days and weeks.

 

Most of these will be during ESPN’s College Football Awards show on Thursday, Dec. 11., at 7 p.m.

 

Here are the finalists, the winners and our picks for each of the major awards.

 

SEC 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards for the 2014 season.
SEC 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

The SEC’s trophy case is already full of championships during the BCS era, but the conference is set to once again welcome a handful of national award winners to its collection of previous talent. Alabama receiver Amari Cooper was one of the best players in the nation this year and is a lock for All-America honors after catching 115 passes.

Big Ten 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Melvin Gordon, Ohio State run away with season superlatives
Big Ten 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By a handful of measures, the Big Ten had a successful season. The league produced a College Football Playoff team, a Heisman finalist, one of the top defensive players in the country and one of the nation’s biggest surprise teams.

The conference just took an interesting path to reach the finished product.

Big 12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2014 season.
Big 12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Certainly, Big 12 fans feel jilted by the inaugural College Football Playoff Committee.

 

Both TCU and Baylor were worthy candidates for the national championship tournament. But being left out of the bracket and the subsequent finger pointing has taken away from what was a remarkable season in the Big 12.

 

The 2014 season was one filled with remarkable comebacks, record-setting performances, historic storylines and a lot of purple.

 

Pac-12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2014 season.
Pac-12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

The Pac-12 entered the season with eyes on knocking off the SEC as the best league in college football.

 

While that may not happen until Oregon knocks off both Florida State and Alabama in the College Football Playoff, the Pac-12 has clearly separated itself as the best league outside of the SEC and has set itself up to be on par with the SEC if the Ducks can win two more games.

 

ACC 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2014 season.
ACC 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Florida State didn’t dominate its conference opponents in the fashion it did last season, but the Seminoles were still the best team in the league and feature nine first-team selections on Athlon’s All-ACC team for 2014. 

 

Expert Poll: Final 2014 Heisman Trophy Voting

The dust has settled and our panel predicts who will win the Heisman.
Expert Poll: Final 2014 Heisman Trophy Voting

Athlon Sports formed a Heisman Trophy committee that voted every week. Now that the season is over, who are they predicting wins the Heisman Trophy?

 

Each voter ranks 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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