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College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings Revealed

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 4 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, featuring Clemson at No. 1 and LSU at No. 2. Ohio State checked in at No. 3 and Alabama at No. 4. The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final reveal on Dec. 6 for the last top 25 and playoff announcements. ...

College Football Week 9 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 day ago
Week 9 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 9. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 day ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 9 Games

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 day ago
Week 9 of the college football season is officially in the books. Saturday's slate of games was underwhelming on paper, but the Week 9 schedule produced plenty of crazy finishes and outstanding plays. Miss anything from Week 9? Here are 20 must-see plays, moments or post-game celebrations from the weekend of action: 20 Must-See Moments from College Football...

College Football's Top 10 Scariest Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 days ago
College football’s Week 9 Saturday slate just happens to fall on Halloween this year. Strange plays, weird outcomes and nightmares for coaching staffs are normal on any weekend during the year, but things may get a little strange on Oct. 31. With the Halloween theme in mind, Athlon Sports has picked the 10 scariest players in college football this season. To most fans, goblins,...

East Carolina Pirates vs. Connecticut Huskies Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 9 months 4 days ago
The big stage for the American Athletic Conference may not come until Saturday when Temple hosts Notre Dame, but the AAC North Division will be in the focal point Friday evening in Connecticut. The Connecticut Huskies look to pull closer to .500 football with a home win against East Carolina. The Pirates are coming off a frustrating home loss last Thursday night against the Owls, dropping...

Ranking the Watchability of Every College Football Game in Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 4 days ago
College football’s Week 9 slate features 53 games, starting with six matchups on Thursday night. With over 40 games on Saturday, it’s not easy being a college football fan. At times, there’s simply too much going on to stay on top of all of the action. Some time slots are often overloaded with too many good games, which creates dilemmas for fans or just casual viewers. To...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 5 days ago
Week 9 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with a busy Thursday slate. Six games dot the schedule, including North Carolina traveling to Pittsburgh for a key ACC Coastal Division showdown, while TCU hosts West Virginia and Oregon plays at Arizona State. The action continues on Friday night with four games, including Wake Forest hosting Louisville. Saturday’s schedule isn’t...

College Football's Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 5 days ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is just under two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on Dec...

25 Remaining Games That Will Shape the College Football Playoff

By J.P. Scott, 9 months 6 days ago
I know what you are thinking: "Every game matters." Not in this case. As the 2015 college football season charges down the home stretch, there is a clear path to a championship forming right before our eyes. The football gods have given us 25 games between now and bowl season that will undoubtedly decide which four teams will qualify for the College Football Playoff....