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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...

Alabama, Oklahoma or LSU: Who's No. 1?

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 10 months ago
The debate rages each season in the college football world – who is the nation’s best team? Most polls have had either Oklahoma, Alabama or LSU ranked in the top spot this year, and you can make a good case for each one being No. 1. The Sooners have won all three of their games by double-digits, including a victory at Florida State. The Tide defense may be the best in the country, and Trent...

College Football Predictions: 10 Key Games in Week 4

By Mitch Light, 2 years 10 months ago
By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Oklahoma State (+4) at Texas A&M The winner of Saturday’s showdown between the Cowboys and Aggies will emerge as serious threat to challenge Oklahoma for supremacy in the Big 12. Oklahoma State, which edged A&M last season, 38–35, in Stillwater, has been nearly...

Can West Virginia and Arkansas Pull Off Top 5 Upsets?

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 10 months ago
West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen and Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino are known for their high-octane offenses, but both coaches will face difficult tests on Saturday. Alabama and LSU have arguably the best two defenses in the nation, and no one would be surprised if both teams were undefeated when the Tigers travel to Tuscaloosa on November 5 in what could be the college football game of the year....

Athlon Sports Heisman Voting: Week 4

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 ten 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 regular...

Vanderbilt Eyes Bowl Game after 3-0 Start

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 10 months ago
1955. 1974. 1982. 2008. It does not take very long to run through the bowl history of the Vanderbilt football program. However, James Franklin is not interested in the past. The energetic new boss of the Commodores has preached to his team that this is 2011, and he is out to change the culture of Vanderbilt on the gridiron. The beginning of the Franklin era has been promising, with the ‘...

Can Vanderbilt Sustain Success in the SEC?

By Mitch Light, 2 years 10 months ago
By Mitch Light Vanderbilt’s hot start has made national news. The Commodores, fresh off a dominating 30–7 win over Ole Miss, are 3–0 under first-year head coach James Franklin. But despite the epic struggles this program has endured over the past five decades, this is not uncharted territory for Vanderbilt football. In fact, this is the third time in the past seven years the Commodores...

College Football Power Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 10 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 3 SEC Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama (3-0) – The Crimson Tide continue to reside atop the SEC power rankings. LSU has the best win among teams in the SEC (Oregon), but Athlon is projecting Alabama to play for the national championship. The Crimson Tide open SEC play with Arkansas...