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College Football's 2014 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The impact of freshmen on a college football season seems to grow each year. There’s no shortage of talent in the freshmen ranks in 2014, with several making a splash on the national stage. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was considered one of the candidates to go to New York for the Heisman ceremony prior to his season-ending leg injury against Michigan. In addition to Barrett,...

College Football's 2014 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
With the conclusion of the regular season, it’s time to reflect on the college football season and honor the best of the best from 2014. There were plenty of outstanding individual and team performances this year, and of course, we can’t forget about the new four-team playoff, which added a new element of intrigue to the season. As the college football world prepares for the...

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowls for 2014: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
College football’s regular season is over and the postseason and playoff matchups are set. The bowl season kicks off in New Orleans on Dec. 20 and concludes with the national championship in Arlington, Texas. 39 bowl games are slated for this year's schedule, and the slate will increase to 40 in 2015. Watching all 39 bowl games isn’t impossible, but it can be difficult...

Ranking the Jobs in the 2014-15 College Football Coaching Carousel

By David Fox, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Change is a constant in college football, particularly in the coaching profession.In decades past, a coach could ascend to the top jobs — and some of the mid-level posts — in the sport and stay year after year. Think of Bear Bryant, Vince Dooley, Bo Schembechler or Hayden Fry.Those days are more or less over. In the last four seasons alone, Texas, USC, Oregon, Auburn and Tennessee...

College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The final week of the 2014 college football season has arrived, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its sixth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, and there’s one more poll coming from the committee next Sunday after the Week 15 action. The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead...

College Football's Post-Week 14 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
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...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 14 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 days ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview another historic week of Thanksgiving football. The Big Ten West, SEC West and East and Pac-12 South division championships hang in the balance. We also offer up some locks of the week against the spread and breakdown Turkey Day menus and traditions.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or email podcast@...

College Football's Post-Week 13 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
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...

College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
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 fourth 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. The new playoff format has added a new...

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is Athlon Sports' Week 12 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Saturday’s game between Wisconsin and Nebraska was billed as one of the best head-to-head running back matchups of the season. However, the highly anticipated duel between two Heisman candidates was a one-sided blowout in favor of Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon. Gordon earned Athlon Sports Week 12 Player of the Week honors by gashing the Cornhuskers for an FBS single-game rushing...