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College Football's Post-Week 9 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
College football’s playoff committee will release its first set of rankings on Tuesday, Oct. 28. After months of intrigue and waiting, this release should give the college football world some insight into what the committee values in its first season. Each week, Athlon Sports hopes to replicate the playoff committee’s work by asking some of college football’s top media...

Previewing the Top College Football Games of Week 10

By David Fox, 2 years 1 month ago
By Saturday, the release of the first College Football Playoff top 25 may feel like an afterthought. True, the playoff is one of the defining features of the season, but the first weekend of November is a clear indication of the other major storyline for 2014 — unpredictability. On Nov. 1, teams like TCU, West Virginia, Utah and Arizona State will be playing in games...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 9 Recap

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 9's action in college football. This week's edition features a healthy SEC West playoff debate (things get heated), wide open races in the Pac-12 South, Big Ten West and ACC Coastal and some impressive numbers in the Big 12. The fellas also give you their playoff poll as well.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @...

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is Athlon Sports' Week 9 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah continued his attack on the Nebraska record books with a huge performance in the 42-24 win over Rutgers. The senior – and a leading candidate for the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner – earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors for Week 9 by gashing the Scarlet Knights for a school-record 341 all-purpose yards.Abdullah recorded 225 of his...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 9 Picks

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
In a year that Ole Miss, Mississippi State and TCU are ranked in the Top 10, it should come as no surprise that many college football pickers are struggling to gain footing against the number. After another exactly average week (5-5), I am the poster child for “win some, lose some.” But that won’t deter me from diving back into the deep end. Here are this week’s...

West Virginia's Kevin White on Pace to Join Elite Group of Receivers

By David Fox, 2 years 1 month ago
West Virginia wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway was blocked from seeing the play of the day from his new star player on Saturday against Baylor. Even from his spot in the press box, he missed the replay on the big screen at Milan Puskar Stadium. After the game, he asked the source, Kevin White, about the 12-yard go-ahead touchdown catch against Baylor in the fourth quarter. ...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 9 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview the big games of Week 9. A huge slate of games out West in the Pac-12 highlight a great weekend as well as big rivalry games in the Big Ten and SEC.  And does anyone care about the ACC this week? The guys also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or email...

Big 12 Week 9 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 years 1 month 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 years 1 month 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 years 1 month 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...