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The SEC’s easiest paths to the BCS Championship

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 2 months ago
The final year of the BCS will start in less than 10 weeks, and the SEC looks to make it eight championships in a row to cap off a dominant BCS era. Entering 2013, the SEC has the ‘Big Six’ teams of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina and Texas A&M that are the favorites to compete for championships. That’s not to say a team like Auburn’s 2010 club can’t come out of nowhere,...

Six SEC teams fit national championship criteria for 2013

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 2 months ago
For the older generation, Phil Steele is a trusted source and, really, an icon in the college football world. To a younger, digital-media-entrenched generation, Steele may not be as prominently known. Nonetheless, Steele is a fair and balanced voice in the college football world, and every school has a press release for his preseason teams. He spends countless hours accruing data and information...

Best and Worst Times to be an Alabama Football Fan

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 2 months ago
When Alabama is on the top of its game, it tends to loom over the rest of the sport. When the SEC is on top — as it’s been for several seasons — Alabama has been at the top of the mountain. When Alabama, USC and Oklahoma all finished No. 1, 2 and 3 in 1978 and ’79, guess which team claimed the top spot. Coaches here tend to tower over the program — Wade, Bryant and Saban. And it doesn’t...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Uniforms

By Braden Gall, 1 year 3 months ago
It's impossible to rank Oregon. Here is a shot of their 2011 wardrobe produced by OregonLive.com. Some are awesome and extremely stylish: ones worn vs. Missouri State, Arizona, Colorado, Stanford and Wisconsin. Some are too much and way over the top: LSU, Nevada, Arizona State, USC and Washington State. And some aren't bad or good: Washington, Cal, Oregon State or UCLA. When they are...

Unit Rankings: 2013 SEC Wide Receivers

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The SEC is very top-heavy when it comes to receivers in 2013. Leading the way is a cast of potential All-Americans, including Alabama’s Amari Cooper, Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews, Ole Miss’ Donte Moncrief and Texas A&M’s Mike Evans. But Georgia’s Malcolm Mitchell and LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr. aren’t far behind. Just like the individual players, the SEC is relatively top-heavy when it comes...

College Football 2013 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Picking a college football All-American team is no easy task. Some positions are deeper than others, while it's also difficult to project how a player will perform with the losses or additions around them. The SEC leads the way with 24 overall selections across Athlon's four All-America teams. However, the Pac-12 isn't far behind with 23 selections.  With that in mind, it's...

9 Acts of College Football Pranks, Vandalism and Kidnapping

By David Fox, 1 year 3 months ago
Clemson officials acknowledged this week that Howard’s Rock, the iconic touchstone Clemson players rub before running onto the field at home games, was damaged by vandals around June 2 or 3. The perpetrators allegedly broke into the stadium, removed the glass casing and broke a piece of the rock, which has been a staple of Clemson games since 1966. Definitely broken #HowardsRock #...

Texas A&M Takes a Playful Jab at Alabama and Nick Saban

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
Considering it’s college football’s offseason, anything that happens on the news circuit is generally blown out of proportion. However, it’s generally not a good idea to poke the bear. Right? Did the SEC miss the memo? Well, the rest of the SEC certainly seems to be having some fun at Alabama’s expense this offseason. The Crimson Tide has claimed back-to-back titles and is the favorite to...

SEC Football 2013 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second, third and fourth All-SEC teams for this season. Related Content: SEC Predictions for 2013 First-Team Offense QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M RB Todd Gurley, Georgia RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama WR Amari Cooper, Alabama WR Jordan Matthews...

College Football's Top 50 Offensive Linemen of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 1 year 3 months ago
Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you see it. So all factors were considered when trying to determine who the greatest offensive linemen of the...