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Ranking the Watchability of College Football's 2015 Conference Championship Games

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 4 weeks ago
Conference championship games are a key part of every college football season. It’s the last chance for Heisman candidates to make an impression, there’s playoff implications among the Power 5 leagues, and these games also play a role in determining how the top 10-15 rank on Sunday for New Year’s Six bowl matchups. Eight conference championship matchups are slated for Week...

Pac-12 Championship Game Preview and Prediction: USC vs. Stanford

By Kyle Kensing, 5 months 1 hour ago
Prior to Stanford's Sept. 19 game against USC, head coach David Shaw asked all Cardinal players with two conference championships to stand in the locker room before kickoff. Shaw's pregame, motivational tactic was meant to rally Stanford, a sizable underdog against what was then a top 10-­ranked USC team. The Cardinal responded resoundingly, as their 41-31 victory not only...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 day ago
Week 14 is the final weekend of college football's 2015 regular season. Bowl season is just around the corner, but several big matchups with playoff implications are slated for Saturday. Week 14 starts on Friday night in Detroit, as Bowling Green meets Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship. The Huskies knocked off the Falcons in this game last season, but coach Rod Carey’...

10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 1 day ago
There are numerous college football head coaching vacancies this season that are likely keeping their respective athletic directors up at night. Some, like Virginia Tech’s Whit Babcock, have already filled their head coaching spot (Justin Fuente) and others, like LSU’s Joe Alleva, have chosen to stay with their guy (Les Miles). A good head coaching hire can revitalize a program...

New College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings (Dec. 1)

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 day ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its fifth set of top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained No. 1 for the fifth 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 reveal on...

College Football's Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 days ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than three weeks 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 13 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 4 days ago
Week 13 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 13. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 13

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 4 days 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 13 Games

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 4 days ago
Week 13 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 13? Here are 25 must-see plays, moments or post-game...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Stanford Cardinal Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 week ago
Notre Dame and Stanford are still alive for a spot in college football’s four-team playoff, but Saturday night’s matchup on The Farm is essentially an elimination game with two weeks left in the regular season. The Fighting Irish fell from No. 4 to No. 6 in the latest release of the committee rankings after struggling against Boston College last Saturday. Coach Brian Kelly...