The American

The American

Top Articles

College Football Realignment Winners and Losers for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
A rocky period in college football has recently passed. Conference realignment seemingly dominated the headlines since 2011, forcing changes in membership for every league.The Big East and WAC are no more in football, and the SEC, ACC and Big Ten have all expanded to 14 teams.BYU decided to go Independent in football, while Notre Dame joined the ACC as a partial member.Those are just a few of...

College Football Conference Rankings for 2014-15

By David Fox, 1 week 5 days ago
The prevailing nation, especially in certain segments of the country, is that the College Football Playoff will give the SEC yet another chance to flex its muscles.The SEC may be the best-positioned league to send two (or more) teams to the Playoff, and the grind of the regular season will have that team best prepared to advance. Both may be true. Indeed, the SEC is not short on teams that could...

College Football's Top 20 Defensive Players on the Rise for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s 2014 season is still a few months away, but kickoff is fast approaching in late August. Now that the preseason magazines are on newsstands, it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming season.The unpredictable nature of college football is challenging for any preseason prognostication. However, that’s also what makes this sport unique.As fall...

College Football 2014 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings, predictions for all 10 leagues and all-conference teams for 2014. With the predictions and...

Everything You Need to Know About College Football Analytics

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Analytics have become commonplace in sports. Casual baseball fans know about Moneyball and the value of on-base percentage over batting average and have at least heard of WAR (Wins Above Replacement), even if they don’t really know what it’s good for. Casual basketball fans were probably exposed to John Hollinger’s PER (Player Efficiency Rating) system at some point, know about...

American Athletic 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions. With the predictions released, it’s time...

American Athletic Conference Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
2014 American Athletic Predictions American AthleticOverall1. Cincinnati7-19-32. East Carolina7-18-43. UCF6-28-44. Houston5-38-45. South Florida5-36-66. UConn3-55-77. SMU3-54-88. Memphis3-55-79. Tulane2-63-910. Temple2-63-911. Tulsa1-72-10After a few years of instability and changes, the American Athletic Conference seems to be on solid footing entering the 2014 season. Although the league...

College Football 2014 Rankings and Predictions: #101-128

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide projected to finish No. 2 nationally. Of course, there's a new element to college football's regular season with the addition of a four-...

2014 College Football Rankings: #102 Tulsa Golden Hurriance

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 102 Tulsa.Previewing Tulsa’s Offense for 2014Tulsa’s football program took a huge step backward in 2013, with offense the...

College Football 2014 Rankings and Predictions: #81-100

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide projected to finish No. 2 nationally. Of course, there's a new element to college football's regular season with the addition of a four-...