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

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week 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....

College Football's Top Transfers to Watch in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. Quarterbacks are always under the microscope in the transfer ranks, and there’s no shortage of intriguing moves for 2015. Everett Golson left...

Pac-12 College Football Teams as Rock and Roll Bands

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock and roll with college football. What if our favorite football programs were rock and roll bands? Every Power 5 team will be represented, so if...

12 Pac-12 Stats You Need to Know for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the Pac-12 in 2015: 67-7: Anu Solomon’s record as a starterArizona’s starting quarterback isn’t the most mobile and doesn’t have the best arm but he knows how to win. He went 57-3 with four state championships at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas and then 10-4 as a redshirt freshman...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan Rides Momentum into His Final Season

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Stanford’s last trip to Rose Bowl Stadium was not in the capacity the Cardinal had been accustomed the last few years. But if quarterback Kevin Hogan’s performance in an unseasonably warm, late-November tilt with UCLA was any indication for 2015, Stanford’s last trip to the Rose Bowl could be a springboard for its next. Hogan is the most-tenured quarterback in the Pac-12...

Pac-12 Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Pac-12 has emerged as college football’s No. 2 conference over the last few seasons, and there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2015. This conference is known for its offense, but the Pac-12 has a good core of proven talent returning on defense. Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the Pac-12 last week. Now, it’s time to take a look at the...

Pac-12 Football TV Schedule Planner for September

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 2 days ago
The Pac-12 Conference released kickoff times and broadcast information for most of the league's first month of games, and the docket features numerous marquee games that could help shape the national college football landscape in 2015. Related: Pac-12 Football 2015 Predictions For those wanting a head start on programming the DVR or planning viewing parties, consider the following...

Pac-12 Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 days ago
The Pac-12 has closed the gap on the SEC in recent years, but the conference is looking for its first national championship since 2004. 2015 will be an interesting setup in the Pac-12, as Oregon and USC will be national title contenders, but no team from this league ranked inside of the top five in Athlon’s projected 128 rankings. Will one team emerge as the dominant clear favorite in...