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College Football 2014 Rankings and Predictions: #61-80

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks 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: #69 Houston

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks 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. 69 Houston.Previewing Houston’s Offense for 2014:The Cougars are loaded with skill players who could comprise the American...

College Football 2014 Rankings and Predictions: #41-60

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks 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: #43 Cincinnati

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks 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. 43 Cincinnati.Previewing Cincinnati's Offense for 2014:Gunner Kiel was rated the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect while in...

2014 College Football Rankings: #55 UCF

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks 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. 55 UCF.Previewing UCF’s Offense for 2014:UCF brings back plenty of weapons on offense from a 12–1 Fiesta Bowl champion squad...

2014 College Football Rankings: #50 East Carolina

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks 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. 50 East Carolina.Previewing East Carolina’s Offense for 2014:It’s full speed ahead for the Pirates as they sail into the...

College Football Win Total Projections Released for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 days ago
Need a good way to make it through the long offseason? First, buy and read an Athlon Sports College Football preview magazine and then take a look at these win total projections provided by 5Dimes.With a few months until kickoff, expect to see more win total projections released, but 5Dimes has 35 teams and the wager prices for 2014 to help us pass the time until August.Here’s a look at...

College Football's Top 12 Coaches on the Rise for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Every year, there’s a new crop of rising stars in college football’s coaching ranks ready to make an appearance on the national stage. Alabama's Nick Saban, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher are names familiar across the nation with any fanbase. However, what about the next wave of stars that could be at BCS jobs...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if...

Elite Eight Preview and Picks: Michigan State Spartans vs. UConn Huskies

By David Fox, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Connecticut and Michigan State are proof that patience is a virtue.The outlook for the Huskies and Spartans, who will meet in the East regional final, could have changed drastically if not key players learning how to recover from disappointments.Two years ago, UConn was the defending national champion and starting No. 4 in the preseason. Shabazz Napier was expected to take over a team filled...