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Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 13

Justin Forsett led the NFL with a career-high 182 yards rushing Monday night against the Saints
Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 13

Le’Veon Bell trails DeMarco Murray by more than 400 yards for the NFL lead in rushing but he’s our choice to head up Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 13. Bell is coming off of a career-best 204 yards rushing in his last game and on Sunday faces a Saints defense that gave up 182 to Justin Forsett on Monday night.

Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 13

Peyton Manning is once again leading the league in fantasy scoring
Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 13

Peyton Manning is once again leading everyone in fantasy scoring, but he’s second fiddle to Aaron Rodgers in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 13. Manning has 10 touchdown passes in his last three games, a stretch of performances that has allowed him to move past Andrew Luck to take over the fantasy scoring lead.

LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Game Preview and Prediction

The Tigers and Aggies meet on Thanksgiving night.
LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Game Preview and Prediction 2014

Texas A&M and LSU meet for the third time as SEC opponents in a Thanksgiving night matchup at Kyle Field. The Aggies and Tigers enter the regular season finale at 7-4 and 3-4 in conference play. Both teams have spent time in the top 25 and a win on Thursday night would nudge either back into contention for next week’s rankings.

 

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 14 Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 14 Picks

Happy Thanksgiving, college football fans. It's the best day and weekend of the sports calendar. According to me, at least.

 

It's also one of the toughest weeks to predict as historic rivalries dominate the landscape. Strange things happen in rivalry games, so none of my top picks are from traditional Power 5 Thanksgiving matchups.

 

Enjoy the holiday, be thankful and please don't burn your house down.

 

Big Ten Week 14 Preview and Predictions

Wisconsin, Minnesota face off for chance at Ohio State in Big Ten title game
Big Ten 2014 Week 14 Preview and Predictions

One rivalry will determine a piece of the Big Ten championship, and unless you’ve been living under a rock this season, you know it’s not the usual game.

Michigan-Ohio State is the undercard in the Big Ten this week to Minnesota and Wisconsin. The longest-lived rivalry in major college football has been for the Slab of Bacon and Paul Bunyan’s Axe, but for the first time it’s for a trip to the Big Ten title game.

Pac-12 Week 14 Preview and Predictions

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

It’s pretty simple for Pac-12 fans.

 

Oregon has clinched the North Division title regardless of what happens in The Civil War but need to win twice to lock up a spot in the first College Football Playoff.

 

Down South, UCLA is in control. Beat Stanford and Jim Mora’s bunch gets a rematch with the Ducks. A Bruins loss, however, makes this Territorial Cup arguably the most anticipated meeting in the desert in the history of the rivalry.

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.

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