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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:

 

10 College Basketball Teams Facing a Must-Win December

November losses have put the pressure on Memphis, Florida, UConn and more
10 College Basketball Teams Facing a Must-Win December

With the conference challenges and Thanksgiving tournaments and showcases behind us, most teams have assembled their non-conference resumes, for better or worse.

Thanks to the holidays and finals, the December schedule lets up for many teams around the country, but a handful of squads are facing must-win situations during the next three weeks as they build NCAA Tournament resumes.

Navy Unveils Alternate Jerseys for Rivalry Game Against Army

The Midshipmen will wear these uniforms on Dec. 13.
Navy Unveils Jerseys for Showdown Against Army

The annual matchup between Navy and Army is one of college football’s top – if not No. 1 – rivalry game.

On Monday, the Midshipmen unveiled an alternate uniform for Saturday’s game against the Black Knights.
 

These uniforms were inspired by the motto “Don’t Tread On Me” and are one of the best alternate jerseys college football has seen this year:

 

The 10 Most Important Things We Learned about the College Football Playoff

Ohio State's QBs, Big Ten championship provided plenty of insight
The 10 Most Important Things We Learned about the College Football Playoff

For a playoff system that produced a mere three games and four teams in championship contention, the first College Football Playoff left us plenty to dissect.

 

In the name of transparency (and publicity and TV ratings), the selection committee released a weekly top 25 starting in Week 10 and sent committee chair Jeff Long out to field questions on camera and off about the process.

 

Playoff Snub Sends Clear Signal to Big 12: Use Your Games Wisely

No need for expansion yet, but Baylor must make an effort
Playoff Snub Sends Clear Signal to Big 12: Use Your Games Wisely

Art Briles is one of the nation’s brightest football coaches. He’s done more with less at Baylor because of smarts and hard work.

He’s changed Baylor from a Big 12 afterthought into a two-time league champ because of astute recruiting and player development and an innovative offensive system.

That’s why Baylor missing out on the College Football Playoff can be so frustrating.

Baylor the overachiever, so adept at maximizing its potential, misused some of its most valuable resources.

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