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

By Patrick Snow, 3 years 5 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...

Can West Virginia and Arkansas Pull Off Top 5 Upsets?

By Patrick Snow, 3 years 5 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....

Conference Realignment: A History Lesson

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 5 months ago
This article on college football realignment originally appeared in our 1998 college football annual. As the college football landscape continues to go through realignment and the whispers of superconferences are still heard (despite the PAC-12's decision to not expand right now), we can learn about the current state of college football by looking back at its history. The Future of College...

Vanderbilt Eyes Bowl Game after 3-0 Start

By Patrick Snow, 3 years 5 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 ‘...

College Football Power Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 5 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...

College Football Power Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 5 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 2 SEC Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama (2-0) – Although LSU has one of the best wins through the first two weeks of the season, the Crimson Tide remain Athlon’s No. 1 team in the SEC. Alabama improved to 2-0 on Saturday, defeating Penn State 27-11 in Happy Valley. The Crimson Tide has...

College Football Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 6 months ago
By Steven Lassan Post-Week 1 SEC Power Rankings Also check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama – A lot of interest in Saturday’s opener in Tuscaloosa centered on the quarterback situation. AJ McCarron took the first snap for the Crimson Tide offense, but Phillip Sims also saw playing time. McCarron outplayed Sims against Kent State, completing 14 of 23 passes for 226...

Week 1 SEC Game Previews and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 6 months ago
By Steven Lassan and Mitch Light Mississippi State vs. Memphis – Thursday, Sept. 1 This Thursday night tussle in Memphis is a matchup of teams headed in the opposite direction. Mississippi State is on the rise after a 9-4 record last year, while Memphis is still reeling following a 1-11 season. The Bulldogs thumped the Tigers 49-7 last year and a similar outcome should be expected....

SEC Coaches' Candid Quotes On Conference Rivals

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 6 months ago
Each year we ask college football coaches to tell us what they really think about the other teams in their conference. But we don't want the cliche'd press conference platitudes, so we ask them to give us their quotes off-the-record and anonymously. Here are this year's quotes in alphabetical order for each team in the SEC. What SEC Coaches Are Saying About: Alabama "You have...

Athlon's 2011 SEC Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 6 months ago
The SEC West has won the last two BCS championships, and the league’s balance of power remains tilted in a westerly direction heading into the 2011 college football season. Nick Saban has built a machine at Alabama during his brief tenure in Tuscaloosa, and despite the loss of solid starting quarterback Greg McElroy and 2009 Heisman winner Mark Ingram, the Tide has once again turned its...