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College Football Predictions: 10 Key Games in Week 3

By Mitch Light, 1 year 11 months ago
  College football’s third week of action features a huge showdown in the SEC East, a big matchup with Michigan State and Notre Dame and Thursday night clash between to Big East title hopefuls. 10 Biggest Games of Week 3 Florida(+3) at Tennessee A few months ago, when CBS was selecting its early season schedule, the network passed on the Tennessee-Florida game (for the first time since...

SEC Week 3 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
It's another big week in the SEC, as Arkansas hosts Alabama and Florida travels to Knoxville in a crucial East Division matchup. The Razorbacks could be without quarterback Tyler Wilson and are reeling after a disappointing loss to ULM. The Crimson Tide didn't have a flawless effort against Western Kentucky but should be ready for Arkansas' offense on Saturday. Two games to keep an eye on:...

College Football's Top 10 Surprises After Two Weeks

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
Only two weeks of the 2012 college football season are in the books, but there has been plenty of action so far. After two weeks, Athlon runs down 10 surprises, including Pac-12 teams UCLA, Arizona and Oregon State. There's still plenty of time for our opinion to change on these teams/players/units over the next few weeks, but here are 10 things that caught our attention through two games....

2012 Heisman Trophy Voting: Post-Week 2

By David Fox, 1 year 11 months ago
Each week, the Athlon editors vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. An eight-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports voted this week for their top Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every week of the regular season. Voting: Each first-place vote receives 10...

SEC Post-Week 2 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
It was a huge week in the SEC, as the conference officially welcomed its two new members. However, the new schools (Texas A&M and Missouri) both lost in its debuts but should be good additions to the conference. Tennessee moved to 2-0 with a win over Georgia State, and Alabama handled Western Kentucky with a 35-0 win. One of the biggest surprises in the SEC from Week 2 was Vanderbilt's...

SEC Week 2 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
It's a big week in the SEC, as Missouri and Texas A&M open conference play with huge matchups. The Tigers begin their debut season in the SEC with a key showdown against Georgia, while the Aggies host Florida. Washington travels to LSU for an interesting non-conference matchup, while Auburn and Mississippi State square off in an important SEC West showdown. Other Week 2 conference...

SEC Post-Week 1 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
The 2012 college football season kicked off with South Carolina beating Vanderbilt on Thursday night. The Gamecocks weren't particularly impressive but did just enough to knock off the Commodores. Derek Dooley's seat got a little cooler in Knoxville after beating NC State on Friday night. Alabama was the most impressive team in Week 1, thrashing Michigan 41-14. Post-Week 1 Offensive Player...

College Football Week 1 Recap: Three and Out

By David Fox, 1 year 11 months ago
The names and faces change, but sometimes the results don’t. At least that’s what people in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Eugene, Ore., learned after the first weekend of college football. Alabama looked near-invincible in defending its national championship. Dee Milliner, Trey DePriest and T.J. Yeldon stepped into starring roles in the Crimson Tide’s rout of Michigan. On the West Coast, Oregon’...

Michigan Over Alabama Would Be Big Ten’s Best Win in a Decade

By Patrick Snow, 1 year 11 months ago
The Big Ten needs some good news. On the field, Ohio State won the national championship in 2002 and was beaten handily in 2006 and 2007 by SEC teams in the big game. Other than that, the league has not really challenged on college football’s highest level in some time. The B1G has also lost eight of the last nine Rose Bowls in which it played. Meanwhile, the conference that many Big Ten fans...

SEC Week 1 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
The first week of action in the SEC features an interesting slate of games. South Carolina-Vanderbilt open conference play on Thursday night, while Auburn and Alabama have a chance to earn key non-conference victories on Saturday. Tennessee takes on NC State on Friday night, and Kentucky travels to in-state rival Louisville on Sunday. SEC's Top Storylines to Watch in Week 11. What can...