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Ranking All 35 College Football Bowls for 2012: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. Although Alabama and Notre Dame is clearly the biggest bowl game, with 34 other contests, there are plenty of other quality pairings to watch this postseason. Ranking the 35 Bowl Games: Must-Watch to Must-Miss 1. BCS National Title – Alabama (12-1) vs. Notre Dame (12...

The Legends Poll Top 25: College Football Week 14

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 9 months ago
The top two teams are set.   After a thrilling victory over Georgia in the SEC championship game, Alabama finished the regular season as the No. 1 team in the Legends Poll.   Notre Dame remained No. 2 in the rankings and has earned the right to play the Crimson Tide in the BCS title game in Miami.   “That was on heck of a football game,” former Georgia coach Vince Dooley said of...

Final BCS analysis: Alabama-Notre Dame to title game

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
The most drama in the BCS selection was settled by the most dramatic game of the season when Alabama defeated Georgia 32-28 in the SEC Championship Game. While the Notre Dame-Alabama championship game was clear from the final seconds in Atlanta, the most unlikely BCS crasher wasn’t revealed until Sunday afternoon. Northern Illinois became an automatic bid, giving the Huskies a series of...

Georgia's Aaron Murray Gets Rocked By Alabama Defender

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
The SEC Championship matchup between Alabama and Georgia might have been the best played game in 2012. The Bulldogs had a chance to win late, but the Crimson Tide defense held on the final drive to clinch a spot in the national title.  And considering this game matched two of the best defenses in the nation, it was no surprise there were plenty of hard hits. At the end of the first half...

College Football Week 14 Recap: Alabama wins SEC classic

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
This is not a sentiment often noted with the BCS: Good thing the championship game is more than a month away. Otherwise, good luck topping the game of the year in Atlanta. Every play and every decision was magnified in the SEC Championship Game. Every time a running back fought for an extra yard (and it happened a lot) a national championship seemed it was at stake. The championship bout...

College Football Predictions: Every Game in Week 14

By Mitch Light, 1 year 9 months ago
Six conference championship games highlight the Week 14 slate, most notably the Georgia vs. Alabama clash in the SEC. There will also BCS bids on the line in the Big Ten (Nebraska vs. Wisconsin), ACC (Florida State vs. Georgia Tech) and Pac-12 (UCLA at Stanford), and possibly even in the MAC, where the winner of the Kent State vs. Northern Illinois battle could possibly end up in the Orange...

SEC Championship Preview and Prediction: Alabama vs. Georgia

By Mitch Light, 1 year 9 months ago
These two traditional powers—Alabama and Georgia—will play for the first time in the SEC Championship Game and for only the fifth time overall since 1995. The stakes couldn’t be higher: The winner will play Notre Dame for the BCS National Championship and the loser likely will be squeezed out of the BCS mix. Much has been made about Georgia’s relatively soft SEC schedule, but it’s important...

College Football Post-Week 13 Award Watch

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
This week will mark the final chance for award contenders to make their final pitches to voters across the country. Heisman contenders Johnny Manziel, Manti Te’o and Braxton Miller have finished their seasons, so Collin Klein will have the opportunity to make the final statement. And he’s not just vying for the Heisman. Related: Athlon Heisman poll | Analysis: Klein v. Manziel | Historic...

2012 Heisman Trophy Contenders: Post-Week 13

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes for their top Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the results will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every week of the regular...

2013 NFL Draft Rankings: Quarterbacks

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
It is never too early to begin looking ahead to next year's NFL Draft. Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft won’t be any different. Today, we rank college football's best quarterbacks prospects with the help of 2006 BCS National Championship Game MVP for the Florida...