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College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s regular season concluded with Navy’s win over Army on Dec. 12, leaving 41 postseason games as all that’s left of the 2015 campaign. This year produced plenty of memorable endings and clutch performances, including Miami’s return for a game-winning score against Duke, Georgia Tech’s blocked field goal for a touchdown to beat Florida State, Michigan...

Ranking the Watchability of the Pac-12's Bowl Games in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 6 months 2 weeks ago
Though the Pac-12 was collectively shut out of the College Football Playoff, the conference quite literally has more reason than ever to look forward to the postseason. That’s because a record 10 Pac-12 teams are participating in bowl games, giving the league a FBS-best 83.3 percent representation this postseason. Related: Ranking All 41 College Football Bowls for 2015 ...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 2 weeks ago
With the completion of college football’s regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers from 2015. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. The bowl season kicks off on Dec. 19 and continues until the national championship on Jan. 11 in...

Pac-12 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 2 weeks ago
The Pac-12 won’t have a team in the College Football Playoff, but this league is the deepest in the nation, featuring 10 teams with a .500 record or better. Four teams from the Pac-12 finished in the top 25 of the playoff committee rankings, with Stanford the highest at No. 6, followed by Oregon at No. 15. Stanford claimed the conference title with a victory over USC, giving the...

Predictions for Every College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 postseason matchups. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 19, Athlon’s editors are here with predictions for every bowl. The action begins on Saturday, Dec. 19 with five games, including the inaugural Cure Bowl and the Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah...

USC Trojans 2015 Team Awards

By Josh Webb, 6 months 3 weeks ago
If you thought Lane Kiffin getting fired at an airport in 2013 was a sign that things were going to improve for USC, 2015 was one of those years that made you second guess everything you knew. The year saw former head coach Steve Sarkisian first suspended and then fired for drinking excessively on the job. And earlier this week he filed a lawsuit against USC for the school's handling of...

What if College Football Had a March Madness 68-Team Tournament?

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s four-team playoff and bowl system is the perfect blend of adding importance to the regular season and allowing teams to sort it out on the field in the postseason. While we wouldn’t advocate for college football to change from this current format anytime soon, there’s no harm in having some fun with a hypothetical 68-team playoff field. March Madness and...

The Five Biggest Landslides in Heisman Voting History

By Aaron Tallent, 6 months 3 weeks ago
This year’s Heisman Trophy voting will likely be close. In fact, even though Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey and Deshaun Watson are each a deserving finalist, a case could have been made to invite another player or two to the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City for the announcement. In some years, one candidate simply stands out and wins by a landslide. Here are the five that...

College Football Bowl Schedule: Matchups, TV Times, Locations for All Games

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The schedule for college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is finalized. The postseason is bigger and better than ever with 41 overall games, including the two playoff matchups – Orange and Cotton on Dec. 31 – with the national championship slated for Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The bowl season kicks off with five games on Dec. 19 and continues with 12 matchups before Christmas....

College Football Playoff: What Would a 16-team Bracket Look Like in 2015?

By J.P. Scott, 6 months 3 weeks ago
For the second consecutive season, it looks as if the College Football Playoff committee has done a fine job of sending four deserving teams to the tournament that will decide the national champion. Also for the second consecutive season, it appears as though at least one team that could have won it all was left out. As great as the College Football Playoff is, the players, coaches and...