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SEC Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 7 months ago
By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch on Twitter) At the midpoint of the 2011 season, it's time to take a look at the first half and predict how the second half will turn out in the SEC. First-Half Review Coach of the Year — Les Miles, LSU Miles gets the nod over Nick Saban for two reasons: LSU’s schedule has been a little bit more difficult, and the Tigers have overcome some serious...

ACC's Best Games of the Second Half

By Braden Gall, 4 years 7 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) The the midway point of the 2011 college football in the rearview mirror, so Athlon Sports takes a look at the top must-see games left on the ACC slate. 1. Clemson vs. Georgia Tech (Week 9) Oct. 29, All-Time Series: Tech leads 48-25-2 The rematch of the 2009 ACC championship game could be a preview of the 2011 ACC title bout. Tech won that game...

College Football Power Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 7 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 7 SEC Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama (7-0) – The Crimson Tide’s march to an undefeated season and a spot in the national title game continued with a 52-7 blowout win over Ole Miss. The Alabama defense allowed a touchdown on the opening drive to the Rebels, but allowed virtually...

College Football Predictions: 10 Key Games in Week 7

By Mitch Light, 4 years 7 months ago
By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Michigan (+1.5) at Michigan State Michigan State is in the midst of its longest winning streak (three games) against the boys from Ann Arbor since the mid-1960s, when Duffy Daugherty & Co. outscored the Wolverines 78–14 in a three-game stretch. For the streak to reach...

Florida Teams Are Struggling in 2011

By Patrick Snow, 4 years 7 months ago
December 6, 1982. That was the last time a state of Florida team did not appear in the AP Top 25. The success streak of Sunshine State ended this week, as losses by Florida and Florida State dropped them out of the rankings. The Gators are young and talented, but Will Muschamp is trying to navigate an SEC schedule with freshman quarterbacks right now. FSU has lost three in a row, and the...

College Football Power Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 7 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 6 SEC Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama (6-0) – Vanderbilt put up a valiant effort in the first half, but the Crimson Tide eventually pulled away for a 34-0 victory. Quarterback AJ McCarron tossed a career-high four touchdown tosses in the win, while completing 23 of 30 throws for 237...

College Football Power Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 7 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 5 SEC Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama (5-0) – The Crimson Tide remain No. 1 in the power rankings after an impressive showing in the Swamp on Saturday night. The Alabama defense allowed a touchdown on the first play of the game, but put the clamps on the Florida offense the rest of...

SEC East: Who is the Favorite?

By Patrick Snow, 4 years 7 months ago
The SEC West is waiting on college football’s next “Game of the Century” when Alabama hosts LSU on November 5, but the SEC East is a much tougher race to call. Most seem to think it’s a three-way race between Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. The Gamecocks have already beaten the Bulldogs, but Steve Spurrier’s club hurt its chances badly with a 16-13 home loss to Auburn on Saturday. Florida...

Florida's SEC Title Hopes Take a Hit With John Brantley's Injury

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 7 months ago
Not only did Florida’s SEC East title hopes take a hit with the loss to Alabama, but the Gators also suffered a blow on offense with the injury to quarterback John Brantley. The senior suffered a leg injury at the end of the first half and is out indefinitely. Brantley will not play in this Saturday’s matchup against LSU. Florida coach Will Muschamp declined to give a recovery timetable for...

College Football Predictions: Alabama vs. Florida

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 7 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) After last season’s disappointing 8-5 finish, Florida was arguably the SEC’s biggest mystery team coming into 2011. The Gators had the talent to compete for the SEC East crown, but how well they would blend with the new coaching staff was uncertain. The early results on new Florida coach Will Muschamp have been positive. The Gators are 4-0...