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Big 12 Week 14 Preview and Predictions

Athlon Sports previews Week 14 of the Big 12 season.
Big 12 2014 Week 14 Preview and Predictions

The Eyes of Texas will be focused squarely on Austin Thanksgiving night. So, too, will the eyes of the nation.

 

TCU’s last big test of the season will take place Thursday night against the surging Longhorns and fans in Texas, the Big 12 and in places like Columbus and Starkville will be focused on The 40 Acres.

 

Fans can bet the Playoff Committee will be paying attention as well.

 

Elsewhere, Baylor and Kansas State should hold serve in preparation for their season-ending meeting next weekend.

ACC Week 14 Preview and Predictions

Athlon previews Week 14 in the ACC.
ACC Week 14 Preview and Predictions

The stakes are high for the ACC in Week 14. The Florida State-Florida matchup has lost some of its national appeal with the Gators hovering around .500, but the Seminoles need to win to stay alive for a spot in college football’s four-team playoff.

SEC Week 14 Preview and Predictions

Iron Bowl, Egg Bowl highlight big week
SEC Week 14 Preview and Predictions

The final week of the regular season is highlighted by rivalry games in Tuscaloosa and Oxford. Elsewhere, Missouri attempts to capture the outright SEC East title; Texas A&M and LSU try to close disappointing seasons on a positive note; Tennessee seeks its sixth win to become bowl-eligible; and a quartet of SEC schools will play rivalry games against ACC foes.

Week 14 Previews and Predictions:

 

 

 

2014 Battle 4 Atlantis: Preview and Predictions

North Carolina, Wisconsin lead loaded field
2014 Battle 4 Atlantis: Preview and Predictions

The early season basketball tournaments have in some ways become bowl season.

There are the — let’s say — lower profile events with obscure teams and sparse crowds.

The Battle 4 Atlantis, though, has risen to the Orange Bowl or Fiesta Bowl of the non-conference basketball season.

Louisville, Duke and Memphis played here two years ago, Kansas, Villanova and Iowa a year ago.

Ranking the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Quarterbacks

The Lions' signal-callers do not make up a glorious feast
Ranking the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Quarterbacks

One of the great Thanksgiving traditions is snickering at who is playing quarterback for the Detroit Lions.

The list of Lions quarterbacks starting on Thanksgiving is a list of draft busts, journeymen, career backups and former stars whose best days had gone by.

Giggling at Lions quarterbacks on Thanksgiving, though, is getting tougher. Thank you, Matthew Stafford.

To fill that void is our (somewhat arbitrary) ranking of the quarterbacks who have started on Thanksgiving for the Lions since the NFL merger (1970).

College Football Playoff Rankings Analysis: Week 14

Mississippi State holds at No. 4 thanks to "previously ranked" teams
College Football Playoff Rankings Analysis: Week 14

If the weekly exercise of explaining the College Football Playoff rankings has taught us anything, it’s that coming up with perfect answers is impossible.

A week after “game control” became the talking point of the week, selection committee chair Jeff Long indicated previous rankings remain in the back of the minds of the committee members’ minds even on Nov. 25.

That’s partly why Mississippi State remains at No. 4 and in the playoff with only one win against a team in the current top 25.

College Football's Post-Week 13 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 13 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.

 

College Football's Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 13.
College Football's Post-Week 13 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 fifth 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.

 

15 Players Who Could Help You Win Your Fantasy Playoffs

Isaiah Crowell is tied for third in the NFL with seven rushing touchdowns
15 Players Who Could Help You Win Your Fantasy Playoffs

Week 13 of the NFL season means three things – a Thanksgiving tripleheader, no more bye weeks to worry about and the realization that the fantasy playoffs are just around the corner. Whether your league’s playoffs start next week or a little later, there’s no debate that these next few games will make or break many a season.

 

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