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College Football Conference Rankings for 2014-15

By David Fox, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The prevailing nation, especially in certain segments of the country, is that the College Football Playoff will give the SEC yet another chance to flex its muscles.The SEC may be the best-positioned league to send two (or more) teams to the Playoff, and the grind of the regular season will have that team best prepared to advance. Both may be true. Indeed, the SEC is not short on teams that could...

College Football's Top 20 Defensive Players on the Rise for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
College football’s 2014 season is still a few months away, but kickoff is fast approaching in late August. Now that the preseason magazines are on newsstands, it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming season.The unpredictable nature of college football is challenging for any preseason prognostication. However, that’s also what makes this sport unique.As fall...

5 First-Year Starting QBs Who Could Win College Football's National Title in 2014

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 12 hours ago
Projecting the outcome of a college football season is no easy task. Several factors go into predictions, including the schedule, returning starters, in-depth statistics, results from the previous year, breakout players and recruiting – just to name a few.Experience and star power at quarterback is another factor that most would consider important for preseason predictions.But is it time...

Utah Finally Receives Good News at QB: Travis Wilson Cleared to Play in 2014

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
After some bad luck and injuries at the quarterback position in recent years, Utah finally received some good news. Travis Wilson, who missed the final three games of 2013 due to an intracranial artery condition, has been cleared to play in 2014. The announcement was made through Utah’s official athletic page.In Wilson’s first full season as the Utes’ starting quarterback, he...

Which Schools Can End Their Heisman Droughts?

By David Fox, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Note to the uninitiated: Charles Woodson is not a good name to drop around Knoxville.In 1997, the Michigan defensive back beat out Peyton Manning for the Heisman Trophy, one of the greatest Heisman heists if you ask anyone in SEC country.Tennessee had Heisman runners up before (four of them total) and had been closer in the voting (Notre Dame’s Paul Hornung beat out Johnny Majors by 72...

Stanford Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 month 12 hours ago
David Shaw is now a two-time defending Pac-12 champion.  Stanford has established itself as one of the premier programs west of the Mississippi after an unprecedented run of success over the last half decade. But Shaw is facing something he hasn't really had to face during his brief time leading the ship in Palo Alto. He is facing stability issues for the first time. He must...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Hot Seat for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 12 hours ago
The term “hot seat” is no stranger to college football fans. Hot seat talk usually revolves around coaches, but quarterbacks can be grouped into the same conversation. Without a good coach or quarterback, it’s not easy to win games on the FBS level.Considering how valuable quarterbacks are to reaching a bowl game, conference title or national championship, let’s take a...

College Football 2014 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings, predictions for all 10 leagues and all-conference teams for 2014. With the predictions and...

Arizona State Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 month 4 days ago
Quick, which Pac-12 team had the best record in the league last year? It wasn’t the defending champion Stanford Cardinal and it wasn’t the Oregon Ducks. It was the Sun Devils of Arizona State who posted the best record in the league a year ago, losing just once in the regular season. Todd Graham has obviously done a masterful job in just two years at the helm in Tempe. He...

Ranking the Pac-12 Stadiums for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 month 5 days ago
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than the Edward Jones Dome — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ranking college football stadiums is not only subjective but also extremely intricate. General atmosphere, fan support, home-field...