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New College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings (Nov. 24)

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its fourth set of top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained No. 1 for the fourth straight week in a row, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Oklahoma at No. 3 and Iowa at No. 4.  The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 13

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
Week 13 of the 2015 college football season is the last full weekend of action. Next week is an abbreviated schedule with championship games, and a handful of teams with losing records and no bowl possibilities will finish their season during this week’s slate of games. The Week 13 action kicks off on Tuesday night with two games, including Northern Illinois with an opportunity to clinch...

The Greatest 26 Months of the Florida vs. Florida State Football Rivalry

By Aaron Tallent, 6 months 1 week ago
When Florida Governor LeRoy Collins personally asked University of Florida President J. Wayne Reitz to schedule an annual game with Florida State University more than a half century ago, neither men could have anticipated what the rivalry would be today. The modern FSU was only 10 years old (it was previously Florida State College for Women) and was competing with Florida for state funding....

5 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment (And 6 Making a Comeback)

By David Fox, 6 months 1 week ago
Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of traditional rivalries, either because of scheduling conflicts or acrimonious relationships. In other words, no more Texas-Texas A&M. No more...

College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than one 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...

College Football Week 12 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
Week 12 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 11. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 12

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week 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...

25 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 12 Games

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
Week 12 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of crazy moments, wild finishes and big plays.   Miss anything from Week 12? Here are 25 must-see plays, moments or post-game...

College Football's 10 Most Underappreciated Head Coaches in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
With the 2015 season reaching its final stretch, all 128 teams, players and coaches are making their last push to reach preseason goals, play in a bowl or avoid the hot seat going into the offseason. And this is also the portion of the season where the award scene starts to clear and the candidates for some of college football’s top hardware begins to emerge. With 128 head coaches at...

Oklahoma Releases Hype Video to Promote QB Baker Mayfield for Heisman Trophy

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
With just three remaining weeks in the 2015 college football regular season, the race to win the Heisman Trophy is officially entering the homestretch. Thanks to strong performances in recent weeks, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has emerged as one of the frontrunners for the Heisman. The junior delivered a clutch performance against Baylor last Saturday, throwing for 270 yards and...