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14 SEC Stats You Need to Know for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the SEC in 2015: 1.5: Alabama’s points per trip inside the 40 marginA measure of a team’s ability to finish drives on offense and stop drives on defense is points per trip inside the 40. Alabama led the nation with a plus-1.5 point margin last season. It was 20th nationally with 5.0 points per trip...

Ranking the SEC's Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The success of any college football offense starts in the trenches. Although the skill positions and quarterbacks get all of the attention, it’s the five players up front that set the tone for the rest of the offense. The SEC is never short on talent in the trenches, and 2015 features two teams – Arkansas and Georgia – that could have the nation’s best overall group...

SEC College Football Teams as Rock and Roll Bands

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock and roll with college football. What if our favorite football programs were rock and roll bands? Every Power 5 team will be represented, so if...

Beware of the Improving SEC East in 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The SEC West is the best division in college football. That was the case last year and again in 2015. The Pac-12 South is probably a close second with the Big Ten East quickly gaining momentum. But where does the SEC East rank? After multiple seasons of questionable on-field performance, it might be time to start looking at the SEC East differently. College football is...

SEC Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
It’s no secret college football’s best talent resides in the SEC. While the talent at quarterback is down this year, there’s no shortage of potential All-America candidates on defense and at running back. And choosing which players from the 14 teams make Athlon’s 2015 All-SEC team is no easy assignment considering the overall depth of this league. Athlon Sports...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...

Stop Arguing: SEC West is College Football's Best Division

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The rest of the country doesn’t want to believe it but it’s true. The Pac-12 has elevated itself into national prominence. The Big Ten is the reigning national champion and has added serious coaching cache over the last few seasons. The Big 12 is rolling in new television dough and the ACC is slowly but surely regaining form. But the SEC is still the best conference in...

SEC Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The SEC is in a two-year drought for national championships, but this league still holds the top spot among college football conferences. Nine SEC teams appear in Athlon’s top 25 projections for 2015, including all seven teams from the West Division. Georgia is the favorite in the East, while Alabama gets a slight edge over Auburn in the West.  Here are five storylines to watch...

SEC Win Total Projections for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away. However, the news cycle never stops, and there’s plenty to keep the conversation going this summer. Athlon Sports is counting down its rankings for 2015, while 5Dimes Sportsbook has released some early win total over/under odds for the upcoming season. 5Dimes’ win totals featured some interesting projections for...