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College Football: Post-Week 1 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 month ago
Each week of the college football season, Athlon Sports will poll some of the nation's best college football people from every region of the country. Each voter offers up a top five and each first-place vote is worth five points. A second-place vote is worth four points, so on and so forth. With 13 voters, a perfect ballot — i.e., 13 first-place votes — would give a player 65...

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 1 Edition

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The Huskies turned in an awful performance against Towson, losing to the FCS opponent on Thursday night. Considering Connecticut had very little margin...

SEC Post-Week 1 Power Rankings

By Mitch Light, 1 year 1 month ago
It’s only Week 1, but if the early indications are true, the SEC is deeper and better than 2012. LSU showcased the next wave of talent in a win over TCU, Ole Miss picked up a good road win over Vanderbilt, Arkansas handled Sun Belt favorite UL Lafayette, and Tennessee and Auburn scored victories under a new coaching staff.Alabama didn’t have the best offensive outing against Virginia...

SEC Week 1 Recap and Awards

By Mitch Light, 1 year 1 month ago
Ole Miss topped Vanderbilt in the only Week 1 matchup between SEC teams, but there were several other schools that made a statement in the first weekend of the season. LSU picked up a solid non-conference win over TCU in Arlington; Florida looked great on defense in its win over Toledo; and Auburn knocked off an improved Washington State team in the first game of the Gus Malzahn era.Offensive...

College Football Week 1 Recap: Clemson, LSU make statements

By David Fox, 1 year 1 month ago
The first weekend of college football season delivered in all the ways we hoped it would.Clemson gave us a legitimate party-crasher for the SEC’s dominance and raised the bar for a Tigers fan base used to having their dreams crushed in the unlikeliest of ways.LSU and TCU delivered on gamesmanship early as neither suspended stars, Jeremy Hill and Devonte Fields, played, but both TCU...

Manziel has made A&M the new villain

By Evan Buhler, 1 year 1 month ago
Manziel's brash, don't-care attitude has turned Texas A&M into the new villain of college football. Like it or not, the Aggies are must-see TV.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Game Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Alabama begins its national title defense with a trip to a familiar destination – Atlanta. The Crimson Tide played and won two out of the last four SEC Championships in the Georgia Dome, including last year’s 32-28 thriller over Georgia.Nick Saban’s team won’t be playing for a berth in the national championship in this trip to Atlanta, and the hype for this matchup has...

SEC Week 1 Preview and Predictions

By Mitch Light, 1 year 1 month ago
The showdown at the Georgia Dome Saturday night between Georgia and Clemson highlights the Week 1 action in the SEC. The only league game, Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, takes place Thursday night in Nashville. SEC Week 1 Game Power Rankings1. Georgia (-2) at Clemson (8 ET, ABC)The marquee matchup of Week 1 pits two teams with legitimate national title aspirations. Clemson is known for its...

College Football 2013 Conference and National Title Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
With kickoff for the 2013 college football season just around the corner, there’s just enough time for one more set of predictions.Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was released to iron out the predictions after spring practice was completed. But there wasn’t a consensus on every conference title race or the top 25 rankings.Louisville, Ohio State and Tulsa were...

Ranking All 125 College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Coaches are always a hot topic during any college football season. And once the calendar turns to late October, replacements and potential firings will dominate the headlines even more.There’s a difference between a coach on the hot seat and the overall pressure surrounding a coach. And it’s not always easy to tell the difference between the two categories. But Athlon Sports has...