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College Football's 2015-16 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 8 months 2 weeks ago
As the final piece of confetti dropped to the University of Phoenix Stadium turf Monday, another college football season officially concluded. Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s fifth national championship since the 2003 season gave the ’15 campaign an ending that felt an awful lot like many of those written in the last 12 years. But 2015 was hardly a repeat of seasons past, as the...

College Football's 2015-16 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2015-16 bowl season is officially over. A whopping 41 postseason games dotted the schedule this year, with Alabama edging Clemson 45-40 for the national championship on Monday night. The Crimson Tide’s close victory over the Tigers and entertaining title game made up for a few blowouts in the New Year’s Six matchups. However, the bowl season produced...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. It’s no secret a lot will change in terms of the personnel, coaching or outlooks for teams once all of the key returners or departures are settled for all 128 teams.   Needless to say, expect several tweaks to this top 25 ranking between...

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 8 months 3 weeks ago
We have come to take No. 1 versus No. 2 matchups to determine college football’s national championship for granted with the BCS and now the College Football Playoff and that’s a good thing. Prior to 1998, the top two ranked teams met in bowl games only 11 times. Now, a national title game is the end to every college football season. In some years, the national title game is one...

How the SEC Flexed Its Muscle in the Bowl Season

By Cody McClure, 8 months 3 weeks ago
After a brief, one-year hiatus, the SEC is the king of college football again. Rest easy folks. Never in the history of college football has a conference dominated the bowl season like the SEC did over the past week. It all started on Dec. 29 when LSU throttled Texas Tech 56-27 in the Texas Bowl. The next day Auburn beat Memphis 31-10, Mississippi State beat NC State 51-28, and...

Citrus Bowl Preview and Prediction: Michigan vs. Florida

By Mike Bainbridge, 9 months 19 hours ago
Despite underwhelming showings to end the season, if you would have told the fan bases of both Michigan (9-3) and Florida (10-3) at the start of the year they would be playing another Power 5 opponent in a New Year’s Day bowl game with a first-year head coach, each would have been satisfied with that result. The Gators took a step back after a 6-0 start following the suspension of...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 day ago
College football 2015-16 bowl season has almost reached its halfway point. With 20 games in the books, 21 contests remain, including the New Year’s Six matchups and the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The first portion of the bowl slate produced a handful of entertaining games, including the Miami Beach Bowl between WKU and South Florida, the Georgia Southern-Bowling...

Best Individual Performances in College Football in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 9 months 2 days ago
Seemingly every autumn, college football collectively sets the bar higher than it had in previous years. The 2015 campaign featured an abundance of breath-taking moments across all levels, in the process setting a new standard of excellence in the sport. Related: Top 25 College Football Games of 2015 The following 18 individual efforts were the pinnacle of the season. These were...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. 2015 is a good barometer for that statement, as three of the four College Football Playoff teams feature a freshman on the Athlon Sports first-team...