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Ranking College Football's Top 50 Players for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 18 min ago
Ranking the best college football players in the nation is an impossible task, but that’s exactly what Athlon Sports has set out to do with the start of the 2014 season less than 10 days away. Florida State’s Jameis Winston takes the No. 1 spot in the player rankings, with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota a close No. 2. Winston and Mariota headline a deep group of quarterbacks in...

10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2014 National Title

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 1 hour ago
Every college football team has personnel issues heading into the 2014 season. But some teams have roster concerns with national title implications. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every personnel concern is magnified in the race to win a national championship. Florida State is college football’s defending national champion, and...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Pac-12 for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 23 hours ago
The SEC is college football’s No. 1 conference, but the Pac-12 isn’t far behind. With playoff contenders in Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, and USC, the league has a deep group of teams pushing for a spot among the top 10 this year. And the depth of the Pac-12 is strong, highlighted by Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Oregon State and Arizona. Strong quarterback play highlights...

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 18 min ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a player on the roster that’s finally ready to assume a starting job, predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task. ...

The Pac-12's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 4 days 48 min ago
Good luck figuring out the Pac-12 this fall. At the top, many believe this league is college football’s best. And what separates it from every other league in the nation — including the mighty SEC — isn’t just the fact that two teams will play 10 conference games but that all of the preseason powers will face each other this fall. While other...

Arizona State Unveils New Copper-Themed Uniforms

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 16 hours ago
Arizona State already has a variety of uniform and helmet choices to sport in 2014, but the program unveiled a new copper-themed look on Monday.The uniform helps to honor the state’s history of copper producing and could be worn at some point during the 2014 season.Check out Arizona State’s new copper-themed uniform for this season:Check out Sun Devil Football's (@FootballASU)...

College Football's Top 30 RB Units for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
The running back position is full of talent for 2014, headlined by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, Georgia’s Todd Gurley and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah. And talented rushers like South Carolina’s Mike Davis, Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon and Miami’s Duke Johnson aren’t far behind. While the individual talent is important, depth and the No. 2 option –...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Official 2014 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day ago
The 2014 season is upon us and the guys make all of their official predictions for each of the Big 5 conferences as well as who will win the first College Football Playoff. Managing Editor Mitch Light joins Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan to make picks, conduct a Coaching Hot Seat fantasy draft, discuss bathroom etiquette and remember a legendary comedian. Have a...

The Top 10 Most Underrated College Football QBs in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 3 days ago
Do most SEC fans know who Taylor Kelly is? That he is the only other player in the nation other than the great Johnny Manziel to throw for at least 3,000 yards and rush for at least 500 in each of the last two seasons? Because if not, they should. Which is why Kelly is ranked by Athlon Sports as the No. 8 quarterback in college football heading into the 2014 campaign. So using that...

Ranking College Football's Top 35 Quarterbacks for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The quarterback position is stocked with talent in the college football ranks for 2014. Florida State’s Jameis Winston is the defending Heisman winner and should be the early favorite to go No. 1 in the 2015 NFL Draft.Winston is closely followed by Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, who suffered a late-season knee injury in 2013. Mariota’s injury hindered the Ducks’ offense late in...