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Big 12 Week 9 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 day 8 hours ago
The Big 12 probably needs this type of weekend. Not to take anything away from West Virginia visiting Oklahoma State — which could be a battle for first place — but this entire league needed to catch its breath after last weekend. Forty percent of the Big 12 is off this weekend including both Baylor and Oklahoma, who will sit at home and lick their wounds. That still...

College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat After Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 7 hours ago
College football’s coach carousel has been active this season, as four FBS programs have already announced their intentions to have a new coach in place for 2015.And that list is expected to grow over the next few weeks, as a handful of coaches will be under pressure to win in November.Florida coach Will Muschamp is on shaky ground after an awful showing against Missouri, while Michigan...

Expert Poll: Week 8 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 2 days 8 hours ago
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point. The Panel: Stewart Mandel, FOX SportsDave Revsine, Big Ten...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 9

By Braden Gall, 2 days 8 hours ago
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 9. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

College Football's Post-Week 8 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 7 hours ago
The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format. To help select the four playoff teams, a 13-person committee was picked, which includes names like Barry Alvarez, Oliver Luck, Pat Haden and Jeff...

College Football's Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 7 hours ago
With eight weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is surrounded in uncertainty. The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead of two – will have a shot at the national championship once the bowl pairings are announced in early December. While only eight weeks are in the books, it’s never too...

Previewing the Five Best Games in College Football Week 9

By David Fox, 4 days 1 hour ago
About a month ago, the schedule for Week 9 of the college football season probably didn’t look all that meaningful. At that time, Baylor and Oklahoma were the clear cut favorites in the Big 12, so games like Texas-Kansas State and West Virginia-Oklahoma State probably carried little weight. Ohio State was still stinging from a loss to Virginia Tech, so a game at Happy Valley...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 8 Recap

By Braden Gall, 4 days 4 hours ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 8's action in college football. This week's edition features Florida State's win over Notre Dame, the entertaining Big 12, a Will Muschamp debate, Oregon's return and much more. The fellas also give you their playoff poll as well.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @DavidFox615 or email...