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SEC Week 10 Preview and Predictions

Auburn-Ole Miss clash in Oxford
SEC Week 10 Preview and Predictions

The Nos. 3 and 4 teams in the initial College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings get together in Oxford this weekend. The winner will stay in the thick of the SEC West race; the loser is probably out of the Playoff race. Elsewhere, Florida and Georgia meet in Jacksonville in a game that could go a long way in determining Will Muschamp’s future with the Gators; Tennessee heads to South Carolina desperate for its first SEC win of the season; top-ranked Mississippi State hosts Arkansas; and Kentucky visits Missouri.

Big 12 Week 10 Preview and Predictions

Athlon Sports previews Week 10 of the Big 12 season.
Big 12 2014 Week 10 Preview and Predictions

The release of the first College Football Playoff rankings revealed some interesting statements about the Big 12.

 

No. 7 TCU is ranked well ahead of No. 13 Baylor despite losing to the Bears. Kansas State, the Big 12's lone remaining unbeaten team in conference play, is No. 9 despite almost beating No. 3 Auburn. And the committee is clearly not respecting No. 20 West Virginia.

 

ACC Week 10 Preview and Predictions

Athlon previews Week 10 in the ACC.
ACC 2014 Week 10 Preview and Predictions

The ACC’s Week 10 slate isn’t filled with top 25 matchups, but there’s plenty of intrigue in games that should help determine which team wins the Coastal Division in 2014. Miami took a step forward in the division with a win over Virginia Tech last Thursday, and Georgia Tech stayed alive by beating a turnover-prone Pittsburgh team on Saturday.

Big Ten Week 10 Preview and Predictions

Handful of Big Ten teams looking to find momentum in Week 10
Big Ten 2014 Week 10 Preview and Predictions

“Two weeks until Ohio State-Michigan State” may as well be the theme for this Saturday in the Big Ten.

 

A nice way to put this week would be to call it a table-setting Saturday. Northwestern and Iowa meet in an important game to set the table for a Wildcats’ bowl bid or the Hawkeyes’ hopes for a division title.

 

Melvin Gordon and Ameer Abdullah have a chance to rack up huge numbers to further their Heisman campaigns. And the Buckeyes are looking to pick up one more win before a critical matchup against the Spartans.

Florida State Seminoles vs. Louisville Cardinals Game Preview and Prediction

Will Florida State remain unbeaten?
Florida State Seminoles vs. Louisville Cardinals Game Preview and Prediction

Florida State puts its 23-game winning streak on the line on Thursday night, as the Seminoles travel to Louisville for a key ACC showdown. The Cardinals are 6-2 in their debut season in the ACC, but Florida State is easily their toughest opponent so far this year.

Fantasy Football 2014 Kicker Rankings: Week 9

Justin Tucker is second among kickers in fantasy points
Fantasy Football 2014 Kicker Rankings: Week 9

Points will probably be aplenty in New England, but Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 9 gives top billing to a guy who will be toiling in the Steel City on Sunday night. Justin Tucker, who nailed a 50- and 53-yard field goal last week, checks in at No. 1 on this week’s list because Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh matchups usually go down to the wire and touchdowns are sometimes scarce.

Fantasy Football 2014 Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 9

Kansas City sack specialist Justin Houston and the rest of the Chiefs' defense will face the turnover-prone Jets this week
Fantasy Football 2014 Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 9

Not to pick on Jacksonville, but there’s a reason its opponent leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings for Week 9. To put it simply, the Jaguars are allowing an average of 17 fantasy points per game (Athlon scoring) to opposing DSTs. Last week alone, Miami returned two Blake Bortles interceptions for touchdowns. This week’s lucky DST is Cincinnati, which has rebounded somewhat after some disappointing showings.

Fantasy Football 2014 Tight End Rankings: Week 9

Rob Gronkowksi torched the Bears for 149 yards and three touchdowns last week
Fantasy Football 2014 Tight End Rankings: Week 9

After a vintage performance last week, there’s a familiar face atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 9. Rob Gronkowski abused Chicago’s defense, catching nine passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns in New England’s Week 8 rout. Gronk certainly looks to be back and he’s our No. 1 TE this week.

Fantasy Football 2014 Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 9

Jeremy Maclin led all wide receivers with 187 yards and 39.3 fantasy points last week
Fantasy Football 2014 Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 9

Several familiar faces are missing from Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 9 because of the bye situation. Six teams are taking this week off, which means some fantasy owners may be digging a little deeper into their bench than usual. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of talent available at wide receiver, starting with leading fantasy scorer Antonio Brown.

Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 9

Mark Ingram rushed for a career-high 172 yards against Green Bay last week
Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 9

Lots of firepower sitting on the sidelines with six teams on bye, but there are still some pretty big weapons atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 9. Leading off our list is Arian Foster, who led all backs in fantasy points thanks to 173 total yards (151 rushing) and three touchdowns. Foster is our No.

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