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Everything You Need to Know About College Football Analytics

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
Analytics have become commonplace in sports. Casual baseball fans know about Moneyball and the value of on-base percentage over batting average and have at least heard of WAR (Wins Above Replacement), even if they don’t really know what it’s good for. Casual basketball fans were probably exposed to John Hollinger’s PER (Player Efficiency Rating) system at some point, know about...

Pac-12 Football 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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 for 2014, as well as conference predictions. With the predictions released, it’s time...

Top 30 Non-Conference Games to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Clemson outlasted Georgia in Death Valley late on a Saturday night on the first weekend of action to open the 2013 college football season. UCLA overcame a 21-point, first-half deficit to beat Nebraska in Lincoln. Miami upset Florida, signifying the beginning of the end for the 2013 Gators. Notre Dame played epic games with Stanford, USC, Michigan, Oklahoma, Michigan State and Arizona State. And...

Pac-12's Top 10 Must-See Non-Conference Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
If there is one league in college football this season that needs to take it easy in the non-conference slate, it’s the Pac-12. Larry Scott has built what could be the best conference in college football in 2014 and it would make sense for most of the programs to take it easy outside of their league. But, for most of the contenders out West this fall, that couldn't be further...

Pac-12 Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
2014 Pac-12 PredictionsNorth DivisionPac-12Overall1. Oregon (No. 6)7-211-22. Stanford (No. 12)7-29-33. Washington (No. 24)5-49-44. Oregon State (No. 53)3-66-65. Washington State (No. 56)3-66-66. California (No. 76)1-82-10South DivisionPac-12Overall1. UCLA (No. 7)7-210-32. USC (No. 14)6-39-33. Arizona State (No. 16)6-39-34. Arizona (No. 45)4-57-55. Utah (No. 54)4-56-66. Colorado (No. 71)1-84-8Pac...

College Football 2014 Rankings and Predictions: #101-128

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide projected to finish No. 2 nationally. Of course, there's a new element to college football's regular season with the addition of a four-...

College Football 2014 Rankings and Predictions: #81-100

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide projected to finish No. 2 nationally. Of course, there's a new element to college football's regular season with the addition of a four-...

College Football 2014 Rankings and Predictions: #61-80

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide projected to finish No. 2 nationally. Of course, there's a new element to college football's regular season with the addition of a four-...

2014 College Football Rankings: #76 California

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 76 California.Previewing California’s Offense for 2014:Jared Goff’s freshman season began last fall with a 450-yard passing...

2014 College Football Rankings: #71 Colorado

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 71 ColoradoPreviewing Colorado’s Offense for 2014:Sophomore Sefo Liufau will be the opening-day starter at quarterback barring a...