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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...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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Players like LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel have set the bar for freshmen awfully high in recent years with elite first-year performances.Manziel earned top frosh honors in the SEC a year ago while Oregon's...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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As Oregon and Stanford have taken over the post-Pete Carroll Pac-12, so have the Ducks’ and Cardinal’s divergent styles. Facing Oregon’s track meet offense and Stanford grinding, physical attack means headaches for coordinators...
David Fox
11 months ago
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The Pac-12 might have the coolest awards in college football. The Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year might be the best-named trophy in sports. The Morris Trophy is given to the best offensive and defensive lineman in the league — as...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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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.The Pac-12 is filled with talent on both sides of...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
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College Football's Best and Worst Logos for 2013
Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business. Signature uniforms like Michigan’s winged helmet, picturesque monuments like Lake Washington in Seattle or historic personalities like...
Braden Gall
12 months ago
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USC is used to having prolific quarterbacks. Stanford is used to big-time tight ends. UCLA is used to productive running backs. And Oregon State can usually count on its defensive tackle position to hold its own.In 2013, all four of those positions...
David Fox
12 months ago
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The transfer saga of former Notre Dame signee Eddie Vanderdoes appears to be finished. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the California native was granted a waiver to play in 2013 and will not have to sit out a season due to transfer...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
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Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business.Signature uniforms like the Bruins or Trojans of Los Angeles, picturesque landscapes in Seattle and the Bay Area or historic mascots like...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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There are many reasons a sports fan can come to the realization that the college game is a better product than the professional version. Some of that has to do with charming, sleepy college towns and the scenic tailgating. The college game has...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Even by recruiting class standards, the top prospects of 2012 ran the gamut.On one hand, the class produced the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft in UNLV’s Anthony Bennett (though fellow freshman Nerlens Noel of Kentucky seemed the more likely pick...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The Pac-12 Conference doesn’t win a lot of Heisman Trophies, but when it does, it dominates.Over the last 30 years, the league has just three such stiff-armed awards, but USC won those three Heisman in a four-year span from 2002-05: Carson...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-Pac-12 teams for this season.Related Content: Pac-12 Predictions for 2013 2013 All-...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-Pac-12 teams for this season.Related Content: Pac-12 Predictions for 2013 2013 All-...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Clemson officials acknowledged this week that Howard’s Rock, the iconic touchstone Clemson players rub before running onto the field at home games, was damaged by vandals around June 2 or 3. The perpetrators allegedly broke into the stadium,...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Fall Saturdays are special. Small towns, huge crowds, tailgating, bands, cheerleaders and student sections are just a few of the reasons college football is the best sport on the planet. When campuses jump to life across the nation each weekend...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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After several seasons in the wilderness, the Pac-12 finally started to regain some respect last season. Five league teams reached the NCAA Tournament, the most since 2009. Three teams were ranked in the final Associated Press top 25 before the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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After several seasons in the wilderness, the Pac-12 finally started to regain some respect last season. Five league teams reached the NCAA Tournament, the most since 2009. Three teams were ranked in the final Associated Press top 25 before the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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2013 Pac-12 Predictions     North Division Pac-12 Overall 1. Oregon 8-1 12-1 2. Stanford 7-2 10-2...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The start of the college football season is just weeks away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The start of the college football season is just weeks away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The power in the Pac-12 is clearly titled to the North Division, which should have Oregon and Stanford ranked among the top-10 in most preseason polls. The South Division lacks a top-15 team but four squads will be in the mix for the conference...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The NBA’s early entry draft deadline has come and gone, creating enough movement to make us re-evaluate our early rankings for 2013-14. Chief among them, we re-visited Oklahoma State after the Cowboys returned point guard Marcus Smart....
David Fox
1 year ago

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