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The final four teams in the Athlon Sports top 25 countdown were released this week, meaning we've seeded our projections for the first College Football playoff: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 4 Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Alabama vs. No....
David Fox
2 months ago
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Ameer Abdullah
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Ohio State Buckeyes
The old saying about the Jimmys and Joes is true.Winning games in college football is about the players. If your favorite team has the best players, more times than not, your favorite team is going to win the game. And the most important player on...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Mike Anderson
No program last season was more ascendant than UConn, even if the Huskies didn’t look the part until the final six games of the season.The Huskies were banned from the NCAA Tournament in 2013 due to low APR scores. They came back to go 12-6...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Everett Golson
Need a good way to make it through the long offseason? First, buy and read an Athlon Sports College Football preview magazine and then take a look at these win total projections provided by 5Dimes.With a few months until kickoff, expect to see more...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Steve Spurrier
The SEC East is one of the toughest divisions to sort out this preseason. Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Missouri each have a compelling case to be picked at No. 1 in the division.Georgia finished 8-5 in 2013, largely due to injuries and bad...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Tim Tebow
The Bowl Championship Series claims 16 great years of college football.Off the field, the last decade and a half saw college football transform, as media dollars, conference realignment and the facilities arms race dominated the headlines unlike...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Maybe the best situation for Lane Kiffin is for his players to talk for him.First off, Alabama’s players are saying nice things about the new Crimson Tide offensive coordinator. That’s a good place to start....
David Fox
2 months ago
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Bo Wallace
The SEC West is the toughest division in college football. The tiers in the West seem to be clear, as Alabama and Auburn are the top-two teams, with LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Mississippi State battling for the No. 3 spot. Arkansas is...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Bill Self
The SEC-Big 12 Challenge doesn’t have the long-standing status of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, but at least in 2014, the event could match in marquee games.We had a hard time picking between Texas-Kentucky and Florida-Kansas as the top game in...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Jadeveon Clowney
The 2014 NFL Draft first round took a few twists and turns but ended up where many projected it to be (with Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater in the first round) and with the same big winner from a college perspective (the SEC).Jadeveon Clowney...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Athlon Sports continues its series looking back the best players of the BCS Era (1998-2013). Today, the staff ranks the 10 best tight ends to play at least one season during the BCS Era.Note: Florida's Aaron Hernandez was No. 5 initially but...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Athlon Sports continues its series looking back the best players of the BCS Era (1998-2013). Today, the staff ranks the 10 best tight ends to play at least one season during the BCS Era.Note: Florida's Aaron Hernandez was No. 5 initially but...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Gus Malzahn
The SEC West is the toughest division in college football, with the Iron Bowl rivalry between Alabama and Auburn taking center stage once again in 2014.Auburn experienced a quick turnaround in Gus Malzahn’s first year, finishing 12-2 and...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Arkansas Razorbacks
The State of Alabama is the epicenter of college football.Alabama and Auburn have won either the SEC or BCS national championship in five consecutive seasons and have won the SEC West in five of the last six seasons. Needless to say, the Iron Bowl...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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John Calipari
The NBA draft early entry deadline has come and gone for college players. The last major recruit has picked his school. Transfers are starting to settle.In other words, teams are starting to have a better idea of their rosters for 2014-15.We last...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Over the past few seasons, when Athlon Sports sat down to predict our SEC East final standings there has been one factor that seems to have been the deciding factor.Scheduling.We caught a lot heat in 2011 when we picked the Georgia Bulldogs to win...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Butch Jones
The SEC East isn’t as strong as the West in 2014, but this division features plenty of depth. Georgia, South Carolina and Missouri are considered the preseason favorites for the East title, but Florida should be improved with the addition of...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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The SEC is too big for one podcast, so our preseason rankings and debate series continues with the SEC East.As we start to break down the preseason rankings, we look at the trends that will shape the East. Missouri won the division a year ago and...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Alabama Crimson Tide football
The future of scheduling in the SEC has been a hot topic in recent weeks, as the conference attempted to settle whether or not to stay with an eight-game conference slate each year.And after much debate among coaches, presidents and athletic...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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As usual, Kentucky will have talent, and Kentucky will have guards.Now, Kentucky will have experience.On Friday, Andrew and Aaron Harrison announced they would return to Kentucky for their sophomore seasons, meaning only Julius Randle and James...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Alabama Crimson Tide stadium
Future schedules are a hot topic in the SEC. With the creation of college football’s four-team playoff postseason format, most BCS teams have beefed up the non-conference schedule in order to improve the resume.While improved non-conference...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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Athlon’s Braden Gall and David Fox split up A-Day duties, spending time at Auburn and Alabama through each school’s spring game.At Auburn, the fan base (and athletic director) is enjoying the rebound, but Gus Malzahn is busy at work...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Arkansas new football uniform 2014
After a disappointing 3-9 record in Bret Bielema’s first season at Arkansas, the Razorbacks are hoping for bigger and better things in 2014.And what better way to build momentum for 2014 than the release of new uniforms and logos?It seems...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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T.J. Yeldon
2013 was the year of the quarterback in the SEC. The league featured standouts in AJ McCarron, Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, Zach Mettenberger, James Franklin and Connor Shaw.But heading into 2014, the SEC is a league searching for answers at...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago

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