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College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 1 day ago
There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee. One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games. It may take a few full seasons for...

Top 10 Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The Big Ten may not get one team in the Playoff — it could actually end up with two in college football's version of the Final Four. A big reason why that's even possible is Michigan State's non-conference showdown with Oregon. In fact, with five of...

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With media days underway and players reporting to camps in August, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 50 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the Big Ten's West Division

By Matt Josephs, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The defending national champion may hail from the Big Ten's East Division, but that doesn't mean the West doesn't have its own intrigue. The top storylines to follow this season include new head coaches taking over at Nebraska (Mike Riley) and Wisconsin (Paul Chryst), as well as those (Illinois' Tim Beckman, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, Purdue's Darrell Hazell) that find...

Ranking the Big Ten Stadiums for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Last summer, Athlon Sports asked 12 Big Ten experts Gerry DiNardo, Eddie George, Tom Dienhart, David Jones and more to rank their favorite stadiums in the Big Ten. Based on general atmosphere, fan support, home-field advantage, amenities, tailgating, surrounding campus and even scoreboards, here is how the voting shook out. However, attendance is an increasing concern for all...

The Big Ten's 10 Most Underrated Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. The Big Ten is home to college football’s defending national champions (Ohio State), but the conference is full of intrigue, especially as Jim Harbaugh returns to Michigan, and Penn State...

Bovada Releases Updated Heisman Odds for July

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 8 hours ago
The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season. Bovada released Heisman odds earlier this offseason, but the sportsbook has updated its list on Wednesday. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is now the favorite by Bovada, with...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 14 hours ago
College football’s new playoff format was a huge success. The four-team playoff generated huge ratings and provided what the fans wanted in a postseason: A chance to settle it on the field. As the second season of the playoff approaches, the bowl schedule has expanded to 41 overall games including the national championship. Additionally, the semifinals will be on Dec. 31 instead...

Bovada Releases 2015 College Football Over/Under Win Totals

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Preseason win totals and projections are an interesting part of any college football season. In addition to Athlon’s projected 128 for 2015, a few sportsbooks have released their projected over/under win totals for the upcoming year. On Thursday, Bovada jumped into the mix with their win total projections for the coming year. Needless to say, a few things jump out about the odds...

College Football's Top Cornerback Tandems for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
Cornerback is one of the toughest positions to play in college football. Quarterbacks, spread attacks and skill players aren’t getting any easier to defend and the rules certainly favor the offensive side of the ball. While the success of the secondary doesn’t necessarily depend on the two starting cornerbacks for any team, having a standout tandem helps to defend the prolific...