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College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

The Iron Bowl is one of many must-see games this fall.
College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

You need to know which games you can’t miss in 2014? Here is a comprehensive list of the Top 50 must-see college football games of the year. Set the DVR now.

 

College Football's Top 15 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2014

Laquon Treadwell is primed for a breakout year in Oxford.
College Football's Top 15 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2014

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 start thinking about which players are ready for a big jump in production.

James Franklin Named New Head Coach at Penn State

Franklin replaces Bill O'Brien in Happy Valley.
James Franklin Named New Head Coach at Penn State

After a successful three-year stint as Vanderbilt’s head coach, James Franklin is returning home. Franklin was announced as Penn State’s new head coach on Saturday, replacing Bill O’Brien who departed Happy Valley for the NFL.

Prior to taking over at Vanderbilt, Franklin worked as an offensive coordinator at Maryland and Kansas State and worked for one year as an assistant with the Packers. Franklin also spent time at James Madison, Washington State and Idaho State.

AP Poll: Where BCS Champions Rank in the Preseason

Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?
Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?

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.

The Top 100 College Football Players of the BCS Era

20 Players on the Rise Entering College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season

Here are 20 rising stars to watch during the bowl season.
20 Players on the Rise Entering College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season

Breakout players or the emergence of new stars is an annual tradition for all 128 college football teams. However, with the focus shifting to the bowl season, it’s never too early to think about players that could use the postseason as a springboard to an even bigger 2017 campaign.

College Football Playoff: What Would a 16-team Bracket Look Like in 2016?

If this season didn't prove that it's time to expand the College Football Playoff, nothing will
College Football Playoff: What Would a 16-team Bracket Look Like in 2016?

Well, that was fun.

 

We're down to four teams to decide which one will be the champion of the wacky 2016 college football season. It's pretty cut and dry, right?

 

Wrong.

 

Seven-Step Drop: Nothing Controversial About This Year’s College Football Playoff

The Selection Committee did its job - pick the four best teams
Seven-Step Drop: Nothing Controversial About This Year’s College Football Playoff

Contrary to all the tweets, all the talking heads on television and all of the columns written, there was no drama in this year’s College Football Playoff selection process. There were zero surprises either.

 

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