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

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months 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, 1 year 8 months 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, 1 year 8 months 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, 1 year 8 months 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...

Ohio State's 10 Most Memorable Moments of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
Generally, any championship in any sport is a long, arduous tale of adversity and perseverance filled with unpredictable success and joy. Ohio State's journey to the first college football national championship via a playoff is improbable and well deserved all at the same time. But the dominating championship in which Ohio State lost the turnover battle (minus-three) but still totally...

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months 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, 1 year 8 months 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...

Can Ohio State Repeat as College Football's National Champions in 2015?

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Ohio State is back on top of the college football world after a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship on Monday night. The run to the title was a surprising one for coach Urban Meyer’s team, as the Buckeyes were down to their third quarterback and had to defeat the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the playoff committee rankings. However, no obstacle was too tough for Ohio State to...

College Football's Early National Championship Favorites for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months 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. ...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Recapping Ohio State's National Championship

By David Fox, 1 year 8 months ago
 Ohio State has won the first College Football Playoff national championship, and Athlon Sports college football writers Braden Gall and David Fox are here to break down how it happened and what it all means. On the championship edition of the Cover 2, we discuss: • What does Ohio State’s run to the championship as a No. 4 seed say about the new playoff era and what it...