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College Football: BCS Analysis Post-Week 9

By David Fox, 1 year 10 months ago
Even as four BCS top-10 teams lost Saturday, the national championship rankings became no less clear. Except, perhaps, Alabama’s status at No. 1. With former No. 2 Florida losing to No. 10 Georgia on Saturday, the coveted second spot for the national title was up for grabs. Even if Notre Dame had the more impressive win last week by defeating then-No. 8 Oklahoma 30-13 in Norman, Kansas...

College Football: BCS Analysis Post-Week 8

By David Fox, 1 year 11 months ago
Shades of 2008 and 2009 continue to play out in the BCS standings as Alabama and Florida remain on top in the second release of the rankings. The two teams met in the SEC championship game in those two seasons for a winner-take-all trip to the national championship game and may again if both teams remain undefeated. However, the action in the second week of the BCS rankings was outside...

College Football's Second-Half Predictions for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
The first half of the college football season provided plenty of twists and turns, but the second half is really when the national championship and the conference title races will be decided. With most teams finished with their non-conference games, the focus shifts to conference play, which is arguably the best stretch of the season. And the best news for college football fans? None of the...

College Football's Top 10 Surprises After Two Weeks

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 6 days 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....

College Football: BCS Crasher Stock Report

By David Fox, 2 years 1 week ago
Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton passed for 324 yards and two touchdowns against Penn State on Saturday. Although last season marked the first time since 2003 the BCS bowls lacked a team from outside of the six automatic-qualifying conferences, the scene around Mountain West, Conference USA and MAC remained intriguing until the final weeks of the season....

College Football Coaches Talk Anonymously About Top 25 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 weeks ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2012, Athlon asked coaches around each conference to talk anonymously about their opponents...

10 First-Year Starting QBs Who Could Win College Football's National Title

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 weeks ago
When predicting college football’s national champion, experience at quarterback is usually one of the most important factors to consider. However, is it time to reconsider how important experience is under center? Three of the last four teams to play in the title game had a first-year starter at quarterback. Alabama’s Greg McElroy took home the title in 2009, while Auburn’s Cam Newton won the...

15 Biggest College Football Quarterback Battles

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
The kickoff to the 2012 college football season is just around the corner, but quarterback battles remain in full swing across the nation. Most national title contenders have settled on a quarterback, but Oregon - ranked by most experts in the top 10 - has yet to settle on a starter. Texas could push Oklahoma for the Big 12 title but needs to pick between David Ash or Case McCoy. And there's...

College Football's Top 20 Storylines to Watch in Fall Practice

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 1 month ago
The start of the 2012 college football season is just a few weeks away. However, as fall practice kicks off around the nation, plenty of unanswered questions remain, including some that will have an impact on the national title race. Athlon preps you for everything you need to know about fall practice with the 20 biggest storylines to watch over the next couple of weeks. College Football's...

College Football's Overrated Trends and Overlooked Numbers

By David Fox, 2 years 1 month ago
With college football season less than a month away, some (but hopefully not all) preseason predictions and projections will be moot. Trust us, we’ve been digesting our thoughts on the upcoming season since the end of spring practice and even the end of bowl season. As is the case each season, some of the summer’s biggest talking points will fall flat once the season begins. And after a few...