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10 College Football Teams That Need To Lower Expectations in 2013

By Braden Gall, 7 months 3 weeks ago
College football is back, folks. Fans should be giddy with excitement from Coral Gables to Lake Washington.Teams in Columbus, Eugene, Palo Alto, Austin, Louisville and basically every college town in the SEC are preparing for a run at the final BCS National Championship. Others in Madison, Berkeley and Lubbock are delirious with anticipation of exciting new head coaches.“Hope springs...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 7 months 4 weeks ago
Kansas State and Baylor was the most important game in the Big 12 last year. It was Texas A&M that upset Alabama last fall, not LSU. Stanford surprised the nation by knocking off Oregon in Eugene. And Florida State battled Clemson for the right to play (and win) the ACC championship. It goes to show that anything can happen on any weekend and it's why college football is the...

College Football: Realignment's Best New Rivalries

By Braden Gall, 7 months 4 weeks ago
Realignment has developed a negative connotation recently. The dollar amounts associated with college football have increased dramatically over the last two decades and that has sped up the realignment process to unprecedented rates. But realignment has, and always will, be a massive part of college football.I just want to know why everyone thinks this is such a bad thing?This season, the...

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Back Units for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 18 hours ago
The SEC is known for its defense, so it should be no surprise that two of college football’s top four defensive backfields hail from that conference. Florida takes the top spot in Athlon’s 2013 secondary rankings, as the Gators have a stellar one-two punch at cornerback with Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson. Alabama isn’t far behind, but the Crimson Tide will be without...

The Big 12's Top 25 Games to Watch in 2013

By Braden Gall, 8 months 1 day ago
The Baylor Bears cost the Big 12 a lot of money last year.That’s because late on a November Saturday night, Art Briles’ group put an absolute beat down on the then-unbeaten Kansas State Wildcats 52-24. The loss knocked Bill Snyder’s squad and the Big 12 out of the BCS National Championship Game discussion. It was the most important game of the season in the Big 12 last...

College Football's Top Backstory Games for 2013

By David Fox, 8 months 1 day ago
College football is all about the stories — the rivalries, the personal connections and the connection to history.Alabama’s trip to Texas A&M, provided Johnny Manziel plays, is notable for the title implications and the rematch from the most exciting game from 2012.But it’s also a game between programs that despite their shared history with Bear Bryant, Gene Stallings and...

Big 12 Football Breakout Players for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 days ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.With a ton of turnover at the quarterback position, the Big 12 is up for grabs this season. Oklahoma State is considered the preseason favorite, but Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Baylor and TCU are...

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Lines for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 days ago
Defensive line isn’t a particularly deep position in college football this season. But at the top, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Florida and USC are all pretty solid. The Gamecocks are headlined by college football’s No. 1 player in end Jadeveon Clowney, while the Fighting Irish have two All-Americans in Louis Nix III and Stephon Tuitt. How did we come up with these...

College Football's Top 25 Offensive Lines for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 days ago
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out some of the nation’s best offensive lines in recent years, and the Cardinal take the top spot in Athlon’s rankings for 2013. Guard David...

AP Poll: Where BCS Champions Rank in the Preseason

By Braden Gall, 8 months 6 days ago
When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.We don't necessarily think Louisville or Boise State is the 9th- or 11th-best team in the nation as they sit in our rankings, but rather, they will finish...