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College Football's Early Projected Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 days ago
The emergence and development of young talent can play a critical role in any team’s position in the race to win a college football national championship or conference title. And unpredictability of finding the next star or breakout player is also what makes preseason predictions difficult.   The 2014 college football season ended on Monday night with Ohio State’s 42-20 win...

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Decline for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 days ago
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. While the title celebration won’t stop in Columbus anytime soon, there are a handful of teams examining what’s next after key personnel departures. Florida...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 days ago
College football’s 2014 season is over, and it’s time to take a look back and review the teams, players and coaches before predicting what’s to come in 2015. The coaching carousel is always one of the hot topics every offseason. And as expected, the 20 new coaches from the 2014 season had a mixed bag of success. Washington’s Chris Petersen and Penn State’s...

Early Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 years 5 days ago
The ink is barely dry on the 2014 season and Athlon Sports is continuing its too early look at what is assured to be another stellar season of upsets, broken records and historic storylines. Considering Marcus Mariota became the first preseason favorite to win the Heisman Trophy in more than a decade, here is a quick look at the potential frontrunners for the stiff-armed trophy in 2015:...

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 days ago
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. The Buckeyes are the favorites to repeat next season, but winning back-to-back college football national championships isn’t easy. While kickoff for the 2015 season is...

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 days ago
Less than 48 hours after the crowning of the 2014 national champion — congrats to the Ohio State Buckeyes by the way — we are already looking ahead to 2015. Why not? After one of the most entertaining football seasons in history, why shouldn’t we be fired up about another year of upsets, records and overtime? Here is a really, really early look at the top 25...

Early College Football National Championship Odds Released for 2015-16

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 days ago
The 2014 college football season just ended, but the upcoming 2015 campaign isn’t that far off. Bovada is getting a start on 2015 by releasing early championship odds for next season. Ohio State is a favorite to repeat, with TCU and Alabama just behind the Buckeyes in the overall odds. Check out Bovada’s early national championship odds for 2015: Ohio State: 5/1TCU: 15...

College Football's Early National Championship Favorites for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 days ago
The 2014-15 college football season concluded with Ohio State’s 42-20 win over Oregon on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. Although the on-field game action is over until next August, spring practice and offseason workouts will start for some teams in February. And with Signing Day just around the corner, there’s no shortage of college football news to fill the offseason void. ...

Ranking the College Football National Champions since 1998

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 week ago
Many consider the modern era of college football to be 1998-present — when the Bowl Championship Series went into effect. Every team that wins the season’s final game is historically great in its own unique way, but trying to figure out who would win among those champs is a fun exercise. Here is our best shot at ranking the national champions in the modern era of...

Why This Will Be the Fastest Championship Game in College Football History

By David Fox, 2 years 1 week ago
From three yards and a cloud of dust, as Woody Hayes might say, to three plays per minute. Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but when Ohio State is in the conversation to be one of the fastest national champions in college football history, the message is clear: The hurry-up, no-huddle is as mainstream as can be. If Oregon wins the national championship, the Ducks will be the most...