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SEC Football
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than SunLife Stadium — but for the most part, beauty is in...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Mike Davis
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season,...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Obviously, non-conference games have zero impact on conference championships.But in the SEC, the nation's best and most cut-throat league, a critical non-conference win or loss can mean the difference between playing for a national championship...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Nick Marshall
The start of the 2014 college football season is still over 80 days away, but there is no shortage of news to fill the offseason in the SEC. The preview magazines for 2014 are already on newsstands, and Vegas isn’t far behind with its...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Todd Gurley
2014 SEC PredictionsEast DivisionSECOverall 1. Georgia (No. 8)6-210-32. South Carolina (No. 9)6-210-2 3. Florida (No. 23)4-47-5 4. Missouri (No. 25)4-48-4 5. Tennessee (No. 42)3-56-6 6. Vanderbilt (No. 44)2-66-6 7. Kentucky (No. 70)1-74-...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
SEC
The SEC Meetings in Destin, Fla., every year normally bring very little in the way of news.But with the NCAA and the SEC on the verge of sweeping reform as well as a new era of postseason football, the 2014 version was anything but boring.Every...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Davis Webb
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
6 months ago
Buzz Williams
The coaching carousel is funny sometimes. Last season brought a few major job openings — chief among them, UCLA — but few big names moving to new jobs.This season seems to be the opposite. The names involved in the coaching carousel...
David Fox
6 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
Nick Saban
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For a day or so, two of the most beloved Tennessee sports figures were in the state of Alabama.Bruce Pearl, of course, is the new coach at Auburn. And now Peyton Manning and Nick Saban are trading football tips.Ick.Athlon...
David Fox
7 months ago
Bruce Pearl
On Saturday, the state of Alabama will celebrate perhaps its favorite sport second only to college football — spring football. Even on A-Day at Auburn, the Tigers have reason for optimism beyond the team that reached the BCS Championship Game...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Nick Marshall
The SEC was home to some of college football’s top quarterbacks in the nation last year. However, one offseason later, and the conference is essentially rebuilding from scratch at the quarterback spot.The list of names departing is heavy:...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Cuonzo Martin
Stop if you’ve heard this before: Tennessee is looking for a high-profile coach. Since 2008, the Volunteers have needed to hire seven football and men’s basketball coaches.And that doesn’t count the retirement of legendary women...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Mark Barron
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Nick Saban
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Nik Stauskas
Transformation is one of the key words for both Michigan and Tennessee as they reached the Sweet 16.The top players for both teams have transformed themselves from last season. Michigan's Nik Stauskas added muscle to make him much more than a...
David Fox
8 months ago
Laquon Treadwell
Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Cuonzo Martin
For as much success as the SEC has on the football field, the league was one of the most maligned major conferences in college basketball this season.The league received only three NCAA Tournament bids with teams like Arkansas, LSU and Missouri...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Darren McFadden
The SEC is the king of the college football world. In particular, it dominated the BCS Era.The Southeastern Conference won nine of the 16 BCS national titles and four of the last six Heisman Trophies. Additionally, the SEC also claims five Thorpe...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Eric Berry
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Chasson Randle
The NCAA selection committee likes to remind us that a team’s entire body of work is being judged on Selection Sunday.Why, then, does it seem that last impressions matter every season?The conference tournaments give every team another chance...
David Fox
8 months ago
Jordan McCrae
A good rule of thumb for anyone filling out bracket is to ask one simple question: How many consecutive games against good teams can this team win right now?Nearly every team in the field will have proven at some point in the year, even if it was...
David Fox
8 months ago

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