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SEC Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
It’s no secret college football’s best talent resides in the SEC. While the talent at quarterback is down this year, there’s no shortage of potential All-America candidates on defense and at running back. And choosing which players from the 14 teams make Athlon’s 2015 All-SEC team is no easy assignment considering the overall depth of this league. Athlon Sports...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days 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...

SEC Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
The SEC is in a two-year drought for national championships, but this league still holds the top spot among college football conferences. Nine SEC teams appear in Athlon’s top 25 projections for 2015, including all seven teams from the West Division. Georgia is the favorite in the East, while Alabama gets a slight edge over Auburn in the West.  Here are five storylines to watch...

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #61-80

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 6 days ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 26-128. The 61-80 rankings release features more teams from the Power 5 leagues, as well as some predicted...

Vanderbilt Commodores 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 6 days ago
Derek Mason's tenure at Vanderbilt got off to a rough start, as the Commodores won just three games overall and went 0-8 in the SEC last season. With a year under his belt and some coaching staff changes, Mason is hoping for more success in Year 2, but the life in the SEC is never easy, especially for an offense that was among the worst in the nation in 2014.Follow Athlon Sports on Twitter...

SEC Win Total Projections for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away. However, the news cycle never stops, and there’s plenty to keep the conversation going this summer. Athlon Sports is counting down its rankings for 2015, while 5Dimes Sportsbook has released some early win total over/under odds for the upcoming season. 5Dimes’ win totals featured some interesting projections for...

Ranking the SEC's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Proven offensive talent is plentiful in the SEC this year. Quarterback Dak Prescott should be among the frontrunners to earn first-team All-America honors, while running back Nick Chubb is one of the leading candidates to win the Heisman. Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell should be back at 100 percent after a leg injury ended his 2014 season. Ranking the best quarterbacks, running backs...

Ranking the SEC's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The SEC could be the nation’s best conference for running backs in 2015. Georgia’s Nick Chubb should be a first-team All-American, while LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Alabama’s Derrick Henry should be in the mix for second or third-team honors. And the depth in the conference extends past the top three names with the nation’s top running back duo in Arkansas...

10 Teams Guaranteed NOT to Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Athlon Sports 2015 preseason college football top 25 countdown begins this Wednesday and hearts are already breaking across the nation. Every season, the Athlon Sports Top 25 starts the national conversation about where teams’ expectations lay heading into camp. Preseason Top 25 polls miss on teams — both good and bad. But one thing is true, your favorite team...