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College Football's Top Cornerback Tandems for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 16 hours 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...

College Football's All-Sophomore Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 15 hours ago
Awards are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason accolades or awards after the year has finished, All-America, all-conference teams or even a list of the best freshmen, these are an entertaining and informative way to get prepared for the next season or look back at the year that was. Looking ahead to 2015, college football isn’t hurting for talent in...

College Football's All-Freshman Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 16 hours ago
College football fans and coaches already know about the established stars, Heisman contenders and proven players entering 2015. However, there’s no shortage of new faces ready to emerge onto the scene as key contributors for all 128 teams this year. Since freshmen need more time to develop physically or within a system, it’s tough to count on every newcomer in a signing class...

Pac-12 WILL NOT Be the Best Conference in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 week 16 hours ago
The Pac-12 is stacked with quality football teams and elite coaches. The rise of the Pac-12 began with the hiring of Larry Scott as conference commissioner. It continued by bringing in great coaches like Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham, Chris Petersen, Mike Leach, Sonny Dykes and Jim Mora. Facilities upgrades, television networks and elite quarterback play followed close behind. The rise...

Golden Nugget Releases Lines for 2015 College Football Games of Year

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The 2015 college football season is still a ways off, but the preview and look ahead to the upcoming year never stops. On Friday, Golden Nugget sportsbook released odds on several key games for the upcoming year. According to BettingMoves.com, Alabama, Auburn, LSU and USC are favored in nine of the games listed by the Golden Nugget. Check out the full list of first odds for the...

12 Position Groups Under Pressure in the Pac-12 for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And needless to say, it’s difficult to challenge for a conference championship or national title if the quarterback play is an issue all year or if...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the Pac-12 North Division

By Matt Josephs, 1 week 5 days ago
Oregon ran away with the Pac-12 North last year, winning all but one of its conference games. This season the Ducks will be without Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, but head coach Mark Helfrich does have options to try and replace him. Stanford should be in the mix while the rest of the division will be fighting for scraps most likely.  Related: 2015 Pac-12 Predictions, Projected...

College Football's Most Improved Teams for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The overall unpredictability of a college football season is one of the main reasons to tune in each Saturday during the fall. While preseason predictions and rankings are often accurate and correctly project the amount of wins for specific teams, each season always brings a surprise or two in the top 25. 2015 will be no different, as there will be a handful of teams that jump into the top...

College Football 2015 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the FBS level. Athlon Sports released its 2015 all-conference teams earlier this offseason, and now the focus shifts to the All-...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the College Football Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling....