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College Football Power Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 9 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 5 SEC Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama (5-0) – The Crimson Tide remain No. 1 in the power rankings after an impressive showing in the Swamp on Saturday night. The Alabama defense allowed a touchdown on the first play of the game, but put the clamps on the Florida offense the rest of...

SEC East: Who is the Favorite?

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 9 months ago
The SEC West is waiting on college football’s next “Game of the Century” when Alabama hosts LSU on November 5, but the SEC East is a much tougher race to call. Most seem to think it’s a three-way race between Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. The Gamecocks have already beaten the Bulldogs, but Steve Spurrier’s club hurt its chances badly with a 16-13 home loss to Auburn on Saturday. Florida...

Auburn gets defensive

By Mitch Light, 2 years 9 months ago
By Mitch Light The Auburn Tigers averaged 41.3 points in their first 25 victories of the Gus Malzahn era. But in the 26th win — arguably one of the most unlikely — the Tigers scored only 16 points and managed only 358 yards despite running a season-high — by 29 snaps — 92 offensive plays. Still, despite those offensive struggles, Auburn found a way to get it done, edging South Carolina 16–13...

College Football Predictions: Alabama vs. Florida

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 9 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) After last season’s disappointing 8-5 finish, Florida was arguably the SEC’s biggest mystery team coming into 2011. The Gators had the talent to compete for the SEC East crown, but how well they would blend with the new coaching staff was uncertain. The early results on new Florida coach Will Muschamp have been positive. The Gators are 4-0...

Florida Looks to Upset Alabama at the Swamp

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 9 months ago
Florida has been very difficult to beat at the Swamp over the last 20 years. However, the Gators lost three home games last season on their way to an 8-5 record. Urban Meyer quit after the tumultuous season, and now Gainesville native Will Muschamp has UF sitting at 4-0 with Alabama rolling into town. Florida is making big plays on offense this season with new coordinator Charlie Weis, and the...

College Football Predictions: 10 Key Games in Week 5

By Mitch Light, 2 years 9 months ago
By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Nebraska (+9) at Wisconsin It’s a likely preview of the first-ever Big Ten Championship Game as Nebraska invades Madison for the first time since 1974. Neither team has been forced to break much of a sweat en route to their respective 4–0 records, though Nebraska did have...

Athlon Sports Heisman Voting: Week 5

By Braden Gall, 2 years 10 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors will vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top 10 Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every Wednesday of the...

Conference Matters: Big Ten vs. SEC

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 10 months ago
The Beauty of the Beast by Sam Bernstein There are two football games that stand above the others this weekend; Nebraska at Wisconsin, and Alabama at Florida. Both feature Top 25 teams. Both will be played under the lights. Both will be broadcasted on national television. However, the list of similarities end there for one reason - conference power. Nick Saban and Will Muschamp know they...

College Football Power Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 10 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 4 SEC Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama (4-0) – If Alabama and LSU continue to play like it has through the first four weeks of the season, both teams should enter the Nov. 5 matchup undefeated. The Crimson Tide easily handled Arkansas on Saturday, defeating the Razorbacks 38-14....

Big Plays Fuel Florida Gators Offense

By Mitch Light, 2 years 10 months ago
By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) We are only four games into his first season as the offensive coordinator at Florida, but the sample size is big enough to declare the hiring of Charlie Weis a success at Florida. Weis, the former head coach at Notre Dame and most recently the offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs, has breathed new life into a Florida offense that stagnated for...