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After weeks of Tom Brady being the top-ranked fantasy quarterback, we have a new player taking over the No. 1 spot. Welcome to No. 1, Philip Rivers. In the past four weeks, Rivers has not thrown less than 336 yards. He has at least two touchdowns in the past four games as well. Add in the fact that the Baltimore Ravens have one of the worst pass defenses in the league and are coming off a short week, and Rivers is a great fantasy option for Week 8.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington

 

Here are the Week 8 quarterback rankings:

 

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— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

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Post date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 08:00
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Depending on your league's scoring, the St. Louis Rams finished Week 7 with the most fantasy points out of all DSTs. The Rams only allowed six points and scored a defensive touchdown. This week St. Louis faces the struggling San Francisco 49ers. Colin Kaepernick has had some good games and he's had some terrible ones. Carlos Hyde is banged up, and this just points to another great week from the Rams. The Seahawks, who had taken hold of the top spot in the DST ranks, fall to No. 3 this week.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington

 

Here are the rest of the Week 8 DST rankings:

 

 

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— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

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Fantasy Football 2015 Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 8
Post date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 08:00
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Surprise, surprise, Stephen Gostkowski is the top-ranked fantasy kicker for Week 8. With the Patriots consistently putting up points, it's easy to trust the guy who has been solid for fantasy owners all year. Even though the Patriots play on Thursday night (and those games are often lower-scoring), Gostkowski is still the best kicker in the league.

 

After Oakland ran up the score on the Chargers last week, Justin Tucker looks to be able to score some points, as he moves to the highest position he's been all season — No. 2.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington

 

Here are the rest of the Week 8 kicker rankings:

 

 

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— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

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Can you believe it’s Week 8 of the NFL/fantasy season already? After this week that means that the regular season is half over, what a bummer.

 

At least by now we know who the studs (Devonta Freeman!) and duds (Eddie Lacy?) are at running back. Now when it comes to ranking them it all has to do with matchups. Some matchups (vs. Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers) are better than others (vs. New York Jets, Denver Broncos).

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington

 

Who has the best matchups this week? Check out the Week 8 running back rankings to find out.

 

RankPlayerTeamOpp
1Devonta FreemanATLvs. TB
2Le'Veon BellPITvs. CIN
3Todd GurleySTLvs. SF
4Justin ForsettBALvs. SD
5Adrian PetersonMINat CHI
6Matt ForteCHIvs. MIN
7Doug MartinTBat ATL
8Mark IngramNOvs. NYG
9Ronnie HillmanDENvs. GB
10Charcandrick WestKCvs. DET (London)
11Chris IvoryNYJat OAK
12Marshawn LynchSEAat DAL
13Chris JohnsonARIat CLE
14Lamar MillerMIAat NE (Thurs.)
15Jonathan StewartCARvs. IND (Mon.)
16Giovani BernardCINat PIT
17Darren McFaddenDALvs. SEA
18Frank GoreINDat CAR (Mon.)
19Carlos HydeSFat STL
20Jeremy HillCINat PIT
21Danny WoodheadSDat BAL
22Charles SimsTBat ATL
23Antonio AndrewsTENat HOU
24LeGarrette BlountNEvs. MIA (Thurs.)
25Alfred BlueHOUvs. TEN
26Latavius MurrayOAKvs. NYJ
27Dion LewisNEvs. MIA (Thurs.)
28Dexter McClusterTENat HOU
29James StarksGBat DEN
30Duke JohnsonCLEvs. ARI
31Shane VereenNYGat NO
32C.J. SpillerNOvs. NYG
33Eddie LacyGBat DEN
34Khiry RobinsonNOvs. NYG
35C.J. AndersonDENvs. GB
36Theo RiddickDETat KC (London)
37Melvin GordonSDat BAL
38Rashad JenningsNYGat NO
39Andre EllingtonARIat CLE
40Ameer AbdullahDETat KC (London)
41Javorius AllenBALvs. SD
42Chris PolkHOUvs. TEN
43Isaiah CrowellCLEvs. ARI
44Zac StacyNYJat OAK
45Orleans DarkwaNYGat NO
46Marcel ReeceOAKvs. NYJ
47Jonathan GrimesHOUvs. TEN
48Joique BellDETat KC (London)
49Robert TurbinCLEvs. ARI
50Branden OliverSDat BAL

— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.

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Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 8
Post date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 08:00
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Last week, for the first time this season, Rob Gronkowski wasn’t the No. 1-ranked fantasy tight end. Then he goes out and plays like he always does — catching a season-high 11 passes (16 targets) for 108 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' dismantling of the Jets. For the season, Gronk's six touchdown catches has him tied for the league lead and he's 13th in receiving yards (533). It's no surprise that Gronk is back at No. 1 this week, but the rest of the top five sure is interesting.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington

 

Check out this week’s tight end rankings.

 

RankPlayerTeamOpp
1Rob GronkowskiNEvs. MIA (Thurs.)
2Greg OlsenCARvs. IND (Mon.)
3Gary BarnidgeCLEvs. ARI
4Tyler EifertCINat PIT
5Antonio GatesSDat BAL 
6Delanie WalkerTENat HOU
7Travis KelceKCvs. DET (London)
8Eric EbronDETat KC (London)
9Jason WittenDALvs. SEA
10Martellus BennettCHIvs. MIN
11Jimmy GrahamSEAat DAL
12Ben WatsonNOvs. NYG
13Crockett GillmoreBALvs. SD
14Jacob TammeATLvs. TB
15Vernon DavisSFat STL
16Jared CookSTLvs. SF
17Larry DonnellNYGat NO
18Jordan CameronMIAat NE (Thurs.)
19Richard RodgersGBvs. DEN
20Kyle RudolphMINat CHI
21Ladarius GreenSDat BAL
22Heath MillerPITvs. CIN
23Coby FleenerINDat CAR (Mon.)
24Owen DanielsDENvs. GB
25Dion SimsMIAat NE (Thurs.)
26Lance KendricksSTLvs. SF
27Will TyeNYGat NO
28Anthony FasanoTENat HOU
29Jermaine GreshamARIat CLE
30Clive WalfordOAKvs. NYJ

 

— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.

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Fantasy Football 2015 Tight End Rankings: Week 8
Post date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 08:00
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Week 8 has arrived and more than likely you are comfortable with your fantasy roster or you need to shake things up a bit. If you would like some guidance on some things you can do at the slightly past halfway point, be sure to checkout my Midseason Strategies post if you haven't already.

 

You already know to start your studs every week no matter what, but once you get past the top 20 the wide receiver field can get murky. That is where our rankings come in. Use them and let's keep winning and chugging towards the playoffs!

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington

 

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— Written by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.

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Fantasy Football 2015 Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 8
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We are officially past the half-way point of the 2015 fantasy football season and doing your best to keep winning and make the playoffs is a top priority. Weaving through the waiver wire, or dealing with bye weeks can make tools such as flex rankings all the more useful. Knowing which up-and-coming performer such as Stefon Diggs to play over struggling big names such as Brandin Cooks or Golden Tate is a perfect example.

 

Or perhaps you landed Alfred Blue off the waiver wire. Do you need to start him automatically if you own a player like David Johnson or Danny Woodhead? Have a look at the flex rankings and decide.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington

 

Good luck this week, be sure to see all of our positional rankings, as well as other great content every week on AthlonSports.com

 

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— Written by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.

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Post date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 08:00
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It’s unlikely anyone had Thursday’s cross-divisional Pac-12 matchup between Arizona State and Oregon featuring teams with six combined losses. On the contrary; this one had the feel of a potential conference championship game preview before the season, when voting media tabbed the Ducks as favorites in the North Division, and the Sun Devils No. 2 in the South.

 

Instead, Thursday’s game is a de facto elimination game. The odds of either team reaching the Pac-12 Championship Game with three conference losses are miniscule.

 

On top of the league title implications, the loser heads into the regular season’s final month sitting at .500, with the very real threat of missing a bowl game looming.

 

Oregon at Arizona State

 

Kickoff: 10:30 p.m. ET (Thursday) 

TV: ESPN 

Spread: Arizona State -2.5 

 

Three Things to Watch

 

1. Erratic Offenses

Both Arizona State and Oregon have been two of the Pac-12’s most prolific offenses in recent years. Oregon’s brand of hurry-up, no-huddle football started the trend other programs around the conference emulated, and few copied the Ducks quite as effectively as Arizona State.

 

The finger injury that has limited Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams has contributed to a tumble in the Ducks’ offensive production. They still rank No. 12 in the nation at better than 39 points per game, respectable even if a full touchdown off of last season’s pace.

 

But a combined 122 points scored against FCS Eastern Washington and fledgling program Georgia State vastly inflate Oregon’s overall average. Against Power 5 competition, the Ducks average 30.6 points per game, and have scored in the 20s three times.

 

Oregon failed to break 30 just twice in the 2014 season; both times resulted in losses. It’s no coincidence that the Ducks are 1-2 in such games this fall.

 

Arizona State’s average of 29.1 points per game is a drop-off of more than seven from last season. The Sun Devils haven’t had to play musical chairs at quarterback as Oregon has, but senior Mike Bercovici’s play has been wildly inconsistent.

 

Thursday’s outcome could be as simple as whichever team reaches 30 points first, wins.

 

2. Can Royce Freeman Get Rolling?

With its quarterback quandary, the Oregon offense leans heavily on running back Royce Freeman. The sophomore’s delivered, averaging 142.4 yards per game and scoring nine touchdowns.

 

Thursday, he sees an Arizona State run defense that has developed into one of this Pac-12 season’s unsung breakthroughs. Since giving up 178, 284 and 184 yards through the first three games, the Sun Devils have yet to allow any opponent to reach the century mark.

 

That includes UCLA and Utah, which feature two of the conference’s top rushers in Paul Perkins and Devontae Booker.

 

Without production from Freeman, the Oregon offense will struggle mightily.

 

3. Home-Field Advantage?

Hosting might seem like an edge for Arizona State, particularly on a Thursday night when the Sun Devil Stadium student section – nicknamed “Double Inferno” for its placement on either end zone – might get especially rowdy.

 

But home teams are below .500 in conference games in the Pac-12 this season. Both of Oregon’s conference losses came at Autzen Stadium, and the Sun Devils split their home games against USC and Colorado.

 

For Sun Devil Stadium to be a true advantage Thursday, the crowd can’t get deflated early. The Arizona State home contingent has a reputation for bailing early if things get dicey, and a few big plays or forced turnovers from the Ducks could send the crowd out to Mill Ave. ahead of schedule.

 

Final Analysis

 

Arizona State’s shown that, despite its record, it has the ability to hang with the Pac-12’s upper echelon. The Sun Devils imposed their will on UCLA, leading wire-to-wire in an upset in the Rose Bowl earlier this month, and they hung with Utah before a few big, fourth-quarter plays.

 

Having the capacity to play with the best certainly isn’t the same as doing so consistently, and consistency is the single biggest detriment of this Sun Devil team.

 

Oregon’s win at Washington last time out is arguably the high point of the Ducks’ season – if not that, then having the opportunity to win at Michigan State.

 

The trip to Michigan State was arguably the closest Oregon’s come to putting together a full game. Not coincidentally, that was Adams’ last time in real command of the offense. If Adams settles in Thursday against an Arizona State defense that’s had its struggles – the Sun Devils are 95th nationally against the pass – the Ducks can get back on track heading into the final month.

 

Prediction: Oregon 34, Arizona State 27

 

— Written by Kyle Kensing, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a sportswriter in Southern California. Kensing is publisher of CFBHuddle.com. Follow him on Twitter @kensing45.

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Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Preview and Prediction
Post date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 14:00
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Maybe, just maybe, the glory days are back at Pitt and North Carolina. If you're a member of Generation X your earliest memories involve these two programs dominating college football. The two programs kicked off the 1982 season at Three Rivers Stadium on national prime time television with the Panthers ranked No. 1 and the Tar Heels No. 5.

 

If Pittsburgh was "The City of Champions," then the Carolinas could have been called "The States of Champions." For while the Panthers' 1976 football national championship was one of seven major sports titles Pittsburgh teams won in the 1970s, North Carolina's NCAA men's basketball tournament title in 1982 was sandwiched between a Clemson football national title the year before and North Carolina State men's basketball national championship in '83.

 

Okay, Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman is not the second coming of Dan Marino and nobody is saying Shakeel Rashad is another Lawrence Taylor, though Rashad does lead the Heels with 47 tackles, has forced three fumbles and recorded two interceptions.

 

But when these two teams play Thursday night, the winner will be in first place in the ACC Coastal Division, and the game will be played only a few feet away from where Three Rivers stood.

 

Sure, both teams have posted 6-1 records against less-than-stellar competition, and neither have been dominant, but the winner will be on track to play most likely Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.

 

Come to think of it, Clemson played the Tar Heels in the first-ever matchup of two ACC teams ranked in the top 10 n in 1981, a year Pitt finished No. 2 in the country behind the Tigers.

 

North Carolina at Pittsburgh

 

Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET (Thursday)

TV: ESPN

Spread: UNC -2.5

 

Three Things To Watch

 

1. Can Pitt's defense stop quarterback Marquise Williams?

Williams is a duel threat who has thrown for more than 200 yards in five of the six games he's played against FBS opponents and twice rushed for more than 100 yards. He's the primary reason UNC leads the ACC in total offense with 474 yards and 38.4 points a game.

 

But Williams can be rattled, witness the seven interceptions he's thrown this year. Three of them came in the season opener, a 17-13 loss to South Carolina, where Williams could manage only nine yards rushing.

 

Two of the three picks came because of Williams' tunnel vision trying to throw touchdowns on the run. So the key to Pitt victory is not blitzing, but rather the play of defensive linemen such as Ejuan Price and Shakir Soto.

 

Pressuring Williams to one side of the field while keeping a linebacker at home could prevent passing and running lanes, and star linebacker Matt Galambos has already intercepted two passes.

 

Pitt's 4-3 defense is ranked 16th in the country. The Tar Heels have not faced any defense ranked as high this season.

 

2. Can Tyler Boyd be stopped?

Boyd's stats imply he's a possession receiver, but in the last two games, the Pitt wide receiver has had more than 20 yards catching, rushing, passing, and returning the ball.

 

In the past decade, only Kentucky's Randall Cobb accomplished this feat twice. Boyd, projected as one of the top receiving prospects in the country, has done it in consecutive games. 

 

The Tar Heels defense is an enigma. They are the second-ranked pass defense in the country and have yet to allow 200 yards in a game to any opponent, but have recorded only six sacks this season, ranking 124th.

 

This is in part because UNC has played predominantly running teams in Georgia Tech, Delaware and North Carolina A&T. But the trend figures to continue as Pitt hasn't thrown the ball 30 times in a game this year.

 

As Boyd will presumably continue to draw double coverage in UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik's Cover Two, look how underrated Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney continues to find ways to get Boyd the ball that don't necessarily involve just post patterns. The attention on Boyd could result in Dontez Ford making another big grab, as he did in Pitt's by-now legendary game-winning drive against Syracuse last week to give the Panthers their first first down of the 89-yard, 9:20 march.

 

3. Playing chess with Pat Narduzzi and Larry Fedora

Narduzzi has revamped the Panthers' defense, found gold with a quarterback switch, and overcome the loss of star running back James Conner.

 

The last two Pitt victories can even be attributed to his gutsy strategy, with Chris Blewitt kicking a 56-yard field goal with a minute left to beat Georgia Tech when many other coaches would have punted or gone for a first down, and the game winning drive against Syracuse that set up Blewitt's 24-yarder to beat Syracuse, 23-20 on the last play of the game was highlighted by a successful fake punt at midfield.

 

Fedora has never missed a bowl game when his team was eligible as head coach, and the year his team wasn't eligible the Tar Heels won the Coastal Division.

 

You know how versatile Boyd is? So is Williams. In North Carolina's 38-31 victory against Georgia Tech the quarterback caught — correct, caught — the game-winning touchdown pass.

 

Two 6-1 teams implies an even matchup. This game could very well come down to a strategic decision, as Pitt's last two games have, and these two bright coaches could easily have these programs meeting in meaningful matchups for years to come.

 

Final Analysis

 

The way to beat North Carolina is rushing. It's how South Carolina beat them on Sept. 3; it's how Georgia Tech took a 21-0 lead on them Oct. 3. The feeling here is Pitt freshman running back Qadree Ollison will be able to gain yards on the 112th-ranked rushing defense, the Panthers' pass rush is far stronger, and Pitt is playing at home.

 

Prediction: Pitt 27, UNC 26

 

— Written by Marky Billson, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. An experienced beat reporter and sports writer, Billson began contributing to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2000. He has covered the Steelers, Pitt Panthers, MLB and more during his career. Follow him on Twitter @MarkyBillson.

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Week 9 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with a busy Thursday slate. Six games dot the schedule, including North Carolina traveling to Pittsburgh for a key ACC Coastal Division showdown, while TCU hosts West Virginia and Oregon plays at Arizona State. The action continues on Friday night with four games, including Wake Forest hosting Louisville. Saturday’s schedule isn’t overloaded with top 25 must-see matchups. However, as last weekend showed, the quiet weekends always produce intriguing games. The annual meeting between Georgia and Florida in Jacksonville is one of the weekend’s top games, as the winner of this rivalry should take control of the SEC East. Oklahoma State-Texas Tech, Notre Dame-Temple and Stanford-Washington State are just a few of the top contests to watch in Week 9.

 

Related: Bowl Projections After Week 8

 

Which teams will come out on top in every FBS game for Week 9? Athlon's editors predict the winners for every game this week:

 

College Football Week 9 Predictions
 

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

David

Fox

Braden

Gall

Mark

Ross

North Carolina at

Pittsburgh

West Virginia at

TCU

Western Michigan at

Eastern Michigan

Texas State at

Georgia Southern

Buffalo at 

Miami, Ohio

Oregon at 

Arizona State

Louisville at

Wake Forest

East Carolina at

UConn

Louisiana Tech at

Rice

Wyoming at

Utah State

Notre Dame at

Temple

Tulane at 

Memphis

Tulsa at 

SMU

Central Michigan at

Akron

Troy at

Appalachian State

UMass at

Ball State

ULM at

UL Lafayette

Boise State at

UNLV

Virginia Tech at

Boston College

Miami at 

Duke

Syracuse at 

Florida State

Tennessee at

Kentucky

Clemson at

NC State

Illinois at 

Penn State

Nebraska at 

Purdue

Georgia Tech at

Virginia

Marshall at

Charlotte

WKU at

Old Dominion

UCF at

Cincinnati

USF at

Navy

UT Martin at

Arkansas

Ole Miss at

Auburn

Vanderbilt at

Houston

Maryland at

Iowa

Texas at

Iowa State

Oklahoma at

Kansas

South Carolina at

Texas A&M

Oklahoma State at

Texas Tech

Rutgers at

Wisconsin

UTEP at

Southern Miss

Oregon State at 

Utah

USC at 

California

Colorado at

UCLA

Arizona at

Washington

Stanford at

Washington State

Georgia vs.

Florida

FIU at

FAU

SDSU at

Colorado State

UTSA at

North Texas

Georgia State at

Arkansas State

Michigan at 

Minnesota

Idaho at

NMSU

Air Force at

Hawaii

Northern Illinois at

Toledo 

(Tuesday)

 

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I was sad to hear the news of Jerry Kill's retirement today. I've long considered him the best developer of talent in all of college football as well as one of the best X's and O's guys in the game.

 

Kill did what many of us should strive to do every day: improve everything you touch. Throughout his coaching career, every college football program lucky enough to have Kill be a part of it was in better shape when he left than when he arrived. He knew how to recruit the right players — not just the best ones. He valued continuity. He valued coaching the individual. He won games.

 

In a world where we dedicate so much time covering recruiting and focusing on its impact, Kill made a living coaching up the players he could get and getting the most out of them. Despite a down season this year, Kill resurrected the Minnesota football program and made it matter again. He established a culture of winning the old-fashioned way: run the ball well and play stingy defense.

 

All too often in college football, we see coaches using their current job as a stepping stone to get their next gig. It's not the fact that they do it that bothers me, but the fact that they are often so obvious about it. You never felt that way with Kill. I always saw him as totally invested in the player and program wherever he was.

 

His name came up for a lot of jobs over the past couple of seasons, but I always felt like Minnesota was going to be his last stop. Coaching at Minnesota is an underrated job. It's the only FBS school in the state and calls a sizeable metro "home." You can win there, and Kill did just that. Unfortunately for those who follow in his footsteps, he proved that it's possible to build a winning football program in Minnesota — or anywhere else for that matter — without any excuses.

 

Kill may very well have been college football's last pure coach. He didn't recruit like a car salesman. He and his staff weren't flashy. He focused on teaching and player development. If we had more people doing what Kill did, I truly believe you'd see a cleaner college football landscape when it came to recruiting, oversigning and transfers. He was good for Minnesota, the Big Ten and all of college football.

 

He leaves his Minnesota Golden Gophers in capable hands, complete with a new stadium and newfound fan support. Like every other stop along the way, Minnesota is now better for having had Jerry Kill be part of its program. He will be missed.

 

— Written by J.P. Scott, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Scott is the editor-in-chief of KnowItAllFootball.com, a Big Ten site for Big Ten fans. Follow him on Twitter @TheJPScott.

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Week 9 of the 2015 college football season presents plenty of opportunities for both tricks and treats depending on who you are rooting for. It would appear as though the road to the College Football Playoff has already been paved, but as we all know, this last weekend in October seems to almost always give us some scary results that flip the script on the entire season.

 

Here are my outrageous predictions for Week 9.

 

Miami upsets Duke

Did you ever think you'd see those words in that order? That's the college football world we live in. A week after losing their coach, look for the Hurricanes to come out swinging and hang a couple of quick touchdowns. That'll put Duke in a position where the Blue Devils need to come from behind and possibly get into a shootout, which their offense is not equipped to do.


Rutgers takes down Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a banged-up quarterback and offensive line in front of a group of running backs not named Corey Clement. Rutgers has Leonte Carroo — the Big Ten's best receiver — and a stable of running backs as tough as any in the conference. Look for Rutgers to suffocate Alex Erickson and force Joel Stave to look elsewhere for a playmaker, only to find he has none. Rutgers controls the clock, ball and game from wire-to-wire.


Vanderbilt ends Houston's dream season

The Commodores are improving by the minute. Houston has dreams of crashing the College Football Playoff. The only thing crashing will be Tom Herman's Cougars back to earth, as Vanderbilt flexes its SEC muscles and turns Houston's dream season into a Halloween nightmare.


Auburn eliminates Ole Miss

Many forget that only one of Ole Miss' losses is in conference. As a result, the Rebels are still very much alive in the SEC West. Look for Auburn to change that. An early kickoff time in this one will lead to Ole Miss sleepwalking through the first quarter before the visitors realize what has hit them. By then it will be too late, as the Auburn defense will be pinning its ears back and teeing off on Chad Kelly.


Notre Dame blanks Temple

No, I'm not saying it'll be a surprise when Notre Dame beats Temple. I'm saying Temple isn't going to score a single point. The Owls are getting an awful lot of credit for beating an average Penn State team and navigating a fairly easy schedule thus far. Look for Brian Kelly's Irish to make a statement to the nation in this one. Notre Dame is a contender. Temple is a pretender. Kelly won't call off the dogs.

 

— Written by J.P. Scott, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Scott is the editor-in-chief of KnowItAllFootball.com, a Big Ten site for Big Ten fans. Follow him on Twitter @TheJPScott.

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This weekend’s game in Jacksonville, Fla., might be the deciding factor in the SEC East division as Georgia or Florida can take full control of their destiny in what I will forever call the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.” I have no ambition to be politically correct. Deal with it. This article isn’t intended to break down the game. Instead, I'm going to tackle the real story in Jacksonville, and examine the 10 cocktails you'll see this weekend. Yes, there will be different variations, but I guarantee these will be available at any tailgate you visit. And if you can’t find at least one of these, you need to promptly leave and find better friends.

 

Also, these are in no particular order and if you see one I've forgotten, let me know on Twitter @justinnails

 

So with that, let’s look at the 10 cocktails you'll see in Jacksonville this weekend.

 

1. The Bloody Mary

When you start drinking on Thursday and don’t stop until some time Sunday afternoon, at the earliest, you must have a powerful morning cocktail that not only stops the alcohol shakes, but also gives you key nutrients, such as vegetables a la tomato juice.

 

2. The Mimosa

Yet another classic breakfast cocktail. Mimosa’s are the go-to drink for brunch, but don’t put this cocktail in some sort of corner. Spruce it up a bit. Add some cranberry juice and make it a “ Mad Mosa” or if you’re really from the South, ditch the champagne all together and kick it up to a “Southern Mosa” with some Miller Genuine Draft. Any time you can add beer to a cocktail, I’m all for it. 

 

3. Red Bull & Vodka

Bro out, bro. The Red Bull and vodka will be there to lift you up right when you're feeling like you may want to sit out a round or two. Don’t let yourself and your entire family down. Keep drinking. You’ll thank me later. This cocktail provides energy while completely covering up any sign that you are downing vodka at an alarming rate. Be careful with this one. It will make you feel like you can run a marathon. You have a belly full of vodka, I assure you, you cannot. 

 

4. Jack & Coke

There are many variations to this cocktail. Jack and Coke, Jack and Diet Coke, Makers Mark and Dr. Pepper, Southern Comfort and Coke. I could go on for days. It’s simple yet classy enough for an event like this. If I were you, I would just buy a cup, a 2-liter and walk around offering a buck or two to anyone who would pour me a shot of whatever to mix with your choice of cola. That way, you can stay mobile and be at all the great tailgating spots. 

 

5. The Four Horseman

Warning: This drink is not for the amateur drinker. There is a reason this drink is what legends are made of. This drink brings together the Four Horseman of the Society of Alcoholic Gentlemen. Jim, Jack, Johnny and Jose. All together in one glass. This drink in human form would be those four guys that come to every party, win 16 games of beer pong in a row, then challenge you to 10 games of flip cup, beat you at that and then finish the night/early morning either playing corn hole, pool or sling the ring. They are just cooler than everyone else, better at life and you can’t hang with them if you tried. 

 

6. Tequila & (insert flavor) Margarita Mix

I didn’t want to call this a margarita because I know some hotty toddy out there will get their panties in a bunch because I called this concoction a margarita. Once again, college students can make the best of everything and we could all learn a lesson or two especially when it comes to cheap booze. 

 

This cocktail is easy, cheap and goes down just the same. Grab a large bowl or cooler, mix whatever cheap tequila that you can stomach without instantly throwing up, add your favorite margarita mix, some ice and boom, instant margaritas. Just be careful. Those large plastic bottles of tequila are deceptively cunning and will have you calling dinosaurs before you know it. 

 

7. Cinnamon Whiskey & Coke

Yep, cinnamon whiskey is here to stay and paired with a cold Coca-Cola is a treat that you deserve. Now I will admit, I always say I’m not a huge fan of the cinnamon whiskey, until someone brings out a bottle of Fireball and I find myself taking shots against my will. Why? Because it’s really hard to say no to cinnamon whiskey. 

 

7b. Fireball & RumChata

Do yourself a favor and buy these two before you start your tailgate. This match made in heaven is one drink that I will endorse forever. The only way I can describe this drink is that it tastes exactly like the leftover milk after you have eaten a big bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. You’re welcome. 

 

8. The Vodka Tonic

Throw in a splash of lime and this is a timeless classic. You just can’t beat the taste, the simplicity and the price. I prefer Barrett’s Lime Vodka. Yes, I’m classy. Also, try mixing in a little Margaritaville Strawberry Mix in with the Vodka Tonic. It kicks it up another notch and adds a ton of alcohol to the mix as well. 

 

9. The John Daly

I’ve heard this mix of sweet tea, lemonade and vodka called a lot of things but having John Daly as the face of a drink is really a dream come true. He is, after all, living the American Dream. Playing golf, drinking as much as possible and doing it in fancy clothes. 

 

Do you, John. Do you. 

 

This cocktail brings two staples of Southern living with sweet tea and lemonade. But remember that it is within that mix that the drink is perfected. If you screw up the balance of sweet tea and lemonade, you will be fighting it all day. Do yourself a favor and master that mix before you try to add vodka. Because you can never have too much vodka. 

 

10. The Old Fashioned

Somewhere, somehow, someone is going to have a full bar set up on the back of his Dad’s Chevy Silverado and it will have all the ingredients you need for what is the go-to cocktail for any self respected Southern gentleman. The Old Fashioned is just that, it’s old fashioned and is made to feel like you are a part of something great. Add whatever bourbon or whiskey you prefer but don’t go cheap on this one. Use a good bottle and make it last. This is one cocktail you want to savor. Plus, you’re going to look better, smell better and seem better than everyone else around you when you’re holding an Old Fashioned.

 

Honorable Mention: Beer

 

No list about this weekend would ever leave out the one thing that everyone will be drinking that is not a cocktail: beer. So grab a case of Natty Lights, Bud Light or PBR and have them firmly planted in the cooler. Because let's face it, no party is a real party without cheap beer.

 

— Written by Justin Nails, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @justinnails.

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Florida and Georgia fans will congregate in Jacksonville this weekend as they have every year since 1933 (with the exception of 1994 and ‘95) for tailgating and merriment. It is ironic that the game was once called the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” since parties generally do not involve such intense hatred.

 

First place in the SEC East is one of the things on the line this Saturday. Will the game be close? Who knows? One thing is for certain: if either team is able to humiliate the other, it will. Here are five times that they did. (Note: I did not include Georgia’s 75-0 victory in 1942 since many of Florida’s upperclassmen were already serving in World War II. The Gators did not even field a team in 1943.)

 

All games played in Jacksonville, Fla., unless otherwise noted.

 

5. Georgia 24, Florida 3 – Nov. 9, 1985

This is the closet game on this list, but is notable for its level of devastation. The Gators were undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in the program’s history. Georgia sent them crashing back to Earth with this methodical beating. The Bulldogs gained 344 yards on the ground and held Florida to 28 thanks to five sacks of quarterback Kerwin Bell. At the end of the game, Georgia head coach Vince Dooley said, “I don’t know how you play any better. Everybody was superb.”

 

4. Georgia 51, Florida 0 – Nov. 9, 1968

The Bulldogs were in the midst of an undefeated regular season when they met the Gators in heavy rain. Florida, unable to hang on to the ball in the monsoon-like weather, suffered five turnovers. The Gators did not even make it across midfield until the third quarter when Georgia was up 41-0.  

 

3. Florida 52, Georgia 17 – Oct. 28, 1995 (Athens, Ga.)

The Gator Bowl had to be refurbished to house the incoming Jacksonville Jaguars so the game was moved to Gainesville in 1994 and Athens in ‘95. Georgia was 5-3 and limping through head coach Ray Goff’s final year. Florida was undefeated and coach Steve Spurrier – at the height of his cockiness – decided he wanted the Gators to be the first team to “hang half a hundred between the hedges.” The Gators scored seven touchdowns and accomplished that goal with 1:21 left in the game.

 

2. Georgia 44, Florida 0 – Nov. 6, 1982

Herschel Walker’s last game in this rivalry produced one of the best performances of his Georgia career. Walker rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns and did all of this in less than three quarters. The Bulldogs’ defense wreaked havoc as well, recovering five turnovers and limiting the Gators to less than 200 yards of offense.

 

1. Florida 49, Georgia 10 – Nov. 1, 2008

Georgia had won the year before in a game where the entire team ran into the end zone to celebrate the first touchdown. Although the Gators did not discuss their anger, they were seething and a picture of the celebration hung in every player’s locker. Each team had one loss when they met in 2008 and the winner would be in the driver’s seat to win the SEC East and have a possible shot at the national title. The Gators jumped out to 14-3 halftime lead and then Georgia imploded in the second half, turning the ball over four times. Florida capitalized and scored 35 unanswered points. The vindicated Gators then went on to win the SEC title and national championship.

 

— Written by Aaron Tallent, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Tallent is a writer whose articles have appeared in The Sweet Science, FOX Sports’ Outkick the Coverage, Liberty Island and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter at @AaronTallent.

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Baylor’s College Football Playoff hopes took a hit this week, as quarterback Seth Russell was lost for the year due to a neck injury suffered in the win against Iowa State. Russell was one of the nation’s top quarterbacks so far this season, throwing for 2,104 yards and 29 scores and rushing for 402 yards and six touchdowns.

 

There’s no doubt Russell is going to be missed. After all, Baylor’s upcoming slate is the toughest portion of its 2015 schedule. However, while Russell is a big loss, the Bears have a talented option at quarterback in true freshman Jarrett Stidham.

 

Related: Bowl Projections After Week 8

 

Stidham has completed 24 of 28 passes for 331 yards and six touchdowns in limited action this season. How can Stidham keep Baylor in the mix for a shot at a national championship? Here are five reasons to believe the Bears can still reach the Playoff this season:

 

5 Reasons Baylor Can Make the CFB Playoff With Jarrett Stidham

 

1. Jarrett Stidham... Baylor’s Most Talented QB Since Robert Griffin III

Even though Russell was one of the nation’s top quarterbacks this season, Stidham may have more overall talent. The recruiting rankings back this line of thinking, as the true freshman was No. 38 in the 2015 247Sports Composite and was regarded as a four-star recruit. By comparison, Russell ranked No. 723 overall and was a three-star recruit. Recruiting rankings aren’t everything, but Stidham has more raw talent. How quickly can he harness that talent as the starter?

 

2. The Supporting Cast is the Best in the Big 12

Stidham now has the keys to a high-powered offense and plenty of help in the form of the Big 12’s best supporting cast. Baylor’s offensive line was considered the best in the conference going into 2015, and so far, this group has lived up to the preseason hype. The Bears have allowed only six sacks and average 6.9 yards per carry. This unit also grades high in Football Outsiders’ offensive line metrics. Running back Shock Linwood leads the Big 12 with 974 rushing yards and nine touchdowns and averages a healthy 8.1 yards per carry. Additionally, the receiving corps is the best in college football, led by junior Corey Coleman (18 TDs, 20.5 yards per catch). There’s more than enough talent here to help insulate a new starter at quarterback from having to do it all in his first few starts.

 

3. History of Art Briles’ Quarterbacks at Baylor

Briles is one of the top offensive coaches in the nation. Since 2011, Baylor has not finished below second in the Big 12 in scoring offense. The Bears lead the nation with an average of 8.4 yards per play this season and have 21 plays of 40 yards or more. Strong quarterback play is at the heart of Baylor’s offensive fireworks under Briles, developing a reputation as a “plug-and-play” system under center. Will that hold true with Stidham at the controls? Here’s the strong track record of Baylor quarterbacks under Briles:

 

YearQuarterbackCompletionsAttemptsYardsPass TDsINTCompletion PercentagePasses 40+
2010Robert Griffin III3044543,5012286714
2011Robert Griffin III2914024,2933767521
2012Nick Florence2864644,309331361.626
2013Bryce Petty2504034,2003236225
2014Bryce Petty2704283,85529763.121

 

4. Time to Prepare

While 28 passes isn’t enough of a sample size, Stidham’s limited statistics are impressive. He’s completed 24 of 28 attempts for 331 yards and six touchdowns. Additionally, Stidham’s 11.8 yards-per-attempt average is slightly more than Russell’s (10.5). Again, limited sample size, but the numbers are noteworthy. While Baylor would like Stidham to have more experience, he does have a week to prepare for Kansas State (Nov. 5) and has a few extra days (Nov. 14) to get ready for Oklahoma. With extra time to prepare for his first two starts, that’s a huge advantage for Stidham and a good way for Baylor to get him acclimiated into the starting lineup before a road date at Oklahoma State on Nov. 21 – and of course the Nov. 27 trip to TCU.

 

5. Lack of Experience Worked for Ohio State Last Year

Every team, season and case study is different, but there’s an interesting trend among teams in the national championship or playoff and experience at quarterback. From 1998-2013, 12 first-year quarterbacks played for the national title. And last year, Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones had just two starts under his belt prior to the national championship versus Oregon. Additionally, Alabama made the playoff with a first-year starter (Blake Sims). Trends and track records won’t necessarily hold up every season. However, with the skill talent Baylor has in place, along with a defense that is capable of making timely plays, creating havoc around the line of scrimmage and getting stops in the red zone, Stidham doesn’t have to be an All-American quarterback. With the talent at receiver, the Bears need Stidham to be a point guard and distribute the ball effectively, limit mistakes and produce a few big plays each game. That seems reasonable for a quarterback most recruiting sites considered one of the best in the 2015 signing class. 

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The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is just under two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason.

 

The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on Dec. 31 this year.

 

The post-Week 8 bowl projections are a mixture between picks for the next few weeks, how things would look if the season ended today, and the results from the first six weeks of action. Expect several changes over the next two months.

 

College Football's Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections
BowlDateTie-InProjection
AutoNation CureDec. 19Sun Belt vs.
American

 Georgia Southern vs. 

Tulsa 

Gildan New MexicoDec. 19C-USA vs.
MW

Colorado State vs.

Rice 

Royal Purple
Las Vegas
Dec. 19MW/BYU vs.
Pac-12

Washington State vs.

Boise State 

Raycom Media
Camellia
Dec. 19MAC vs.
Sun Belt

 Arkansas State vs.

Ohio 

R+L Carriers
New Orleans
Dec. 19C-USA vs.
Sun Belt

 UL Lafayette vs.

MTSU 

Miami BeachDec. 21American vs.
C-USA

 Houston vs.

WKU 

Famous Idaho PotatoDec. 22MAC vs.
MW

Nevada vs. 

Northern Illinois 

Boca RatonDec. 22American vs.
MAC

 East Carolina vs.

Western Michigan  

SDCCU PoinsettiaDec. 23Mountain West vs.
Army

San Diego State vs.

California* 

GoDaddyDec. 23

MAC vs.

Sun Belt

 Appalachian State vs.

Toledo 

Popeyes BahamasDec. 24

C-USA vs.

MAC

Bowling Green vs.

Marshall 

HawaiiDec. 24American vs.
BYU/MW

 Temple vs. 

BYU 

St. PetersburgDec. 26C-USA vs. 
American

USF vs.

FIU 

Hyundai SunDec. 26ACC/ND vs.
Pac-12

 North Carolina vs.

Oregon 

Zaxby's Heart of
Dallas
Dec. 26Big 12 vs.
C-USA

 Southern Miss vs.

Kansas State 

New Era PinstripeDec. 26ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

 Pittsburgh vs.

Nebraska 

IndependenceDec. 26ACC/ND vs.
SEC

Georgia Tech vs.

Missouri 

Foster FarmsDec. 26Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

Arizona State vs.

Northwestern 

MilitaryDec. 28ACC/ND vs.
American

 NC State vs.

Navy 

Quick LaneDec. 28ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

 Miami vs.

Illinois 

Lockheed Martin
Armed Forces
Dec. 29MW vs.
Big Ten

Indiana vs.

Air Force 

Russell AthleticDec. 29ACC/ND vs.
Big 12

 Florida State vs.

Oklahoma State 

NOVA Home 

Loans Arizona

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. 

Mountain West

 Utah State vs.

Louisiana Tech 

AdvoCare V100
Texas
Dec. 29Big 12 vs.
SEC

Texas Tech vs.

Mississippi State 

BirminghamDec. 30American vs.
SEC

 Auburn vs.

Cincinnati 

BelkDec. 30ACC/ND vs.
SEC

 Duke vs.

Tennessee 

Franklin American
Music City
Dec. 30ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Arkansas vs.

Penn State 

National University
Holiday
Dec. 30Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

 UCLA vs.

Wisconsin 

OutbackJan. 1Big Ten vs. 
SEC

 Georgia vs.

Michigan 

Buffalo Wild Wings
Citrus
Jan. 1Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Ole Miss vs.

Iowa 

TaxSlayerJan. 2ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Louisville vs.

Texas A&M  

AutoZone LibertyJan. 2Big 12 vs. 
SEC

Texas vs.

Kentucky 

Valero AlamoJan. 2Big 12 vs.
Pac-12

Oklahoma vs.

USC 

CactusJan. 2Big 12 vs. 
Pac-12

 West Virginia vs.

Arizona 

    
Chick-fil-A PeachDec. 31At-large vs.
At-large

Memphis vs. 

Florida 

FiestaJan. 1At-large vs.
At-large

 Notre Dame vs.

Utah 

RoseJan. 1Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

Stanford vs. 

Michigan State 

SugarJan. 1SEC vs.
Big 12

 TCU vs.

LSU 

    
CottonDec. 31Playoff
Semifinal

 Ohio State vs.

Baylor 

OrangeDec. 31Playoff
Semifinal

 Alabama vs.

Clemson 

National ChampionshipJan. 11Cotton Bowl Winner vs.
Orange Bowl Winner

 Ohio State vs.

Alabama 

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Gonzaga this season could look very much like the 2015 and ’13 versions of the Bulldogs. Those two squads went a combined 67–6 and are considered at or near the top of the list of all-time GU teams, meaning that this year’s Zags remain clear favorites in the WCC and a fixture on the national landscape.

 

The similarities to last year’s 35–3 squad, which reached the Elite Eight for the second time in program history, are obvious. The Zags relied on one of the nation’s best frontcourts in center Przemek Karnowski and forwards Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer. Those three return to anchor the current squad.

 

The Kelly Olynyk-led 2013 team, which finished 32–3 after being upset by Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 32, enjoyed a relatively injury-free year, other than Gary Bell Jr.’s late-season foot/ankle issues. The Zags could use another healthy campaign with just nine scholarship players on their roster.

 

Gonzaga may be short on depth but not on talent.

 

All West Coast Conference predictions and a full preview of each team in the conference can be found in the Athlon Sports 2015-16 Preview Magazine, available online and on newsstands everywhere.

 

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Frontcourt

 

The trio of Karnowski, Sabonis and Wiltjer combined to shoot 59.4 percent from the field last season. They averaged 37.4 points and 19.0 rebounds per game. Those numbers should improve following an offseason of skill development and conditioning. Karnowski and Wiltjer considered leaving early for the NBA Draft before electing to return for their senior seasons. Sabonis, projected by some as a first-round pick, decided early to come back for his sophomore season.

 

The three bring different specialties, adding to their collective effectiveness. Wiltjer, who dropped 45 points on Pacific, can score from the rim out to 25 feet. He continues to make strides physically, which has helped his post-up game. His ability to stretch the floor makes it tough for foes to double Karnowski or Sabonis.

 

Karnowski is a low-post force who burned paint-conscious opponents with his passing ability. He’s a quality rim protector on defense. Sabonis is a relentless rebounder and an emotional spark, often shouting to punctuate dunks in traffic. He is working to expand his offensive game with a mid-range jumper and the ability to create via the dribble.

 

The three will probably see some court time together, depending on the matchups at both ends of the floor.

 

Ryan Edwards, who has the size (7'1") to compete with Karnowski in practice, figures to play in the 8-12 minute range.

 


No. 11 Gonzaga Bulldogs Facts & Figures

Last season: 35–3, 17–1 WCC

Postseason: Elite Eight

Consecutive NCAAs: 17

West Coast Projection: 1

Postseason Projection: Sweet 16

 


Backcourt

 

The biggest questions concern the backcourt. The exit of rock-solid four-year starters Bell Jr., Kevin Pangos and Byron Wesley (first three years with USC) leaves three starting jobs open. Pangos and Bell were deadeye shooters and remarkably consistent. Wesley was a perfect fit slashing from the wing.

 

Five players are essentially competing for the three spots, but all will be counted on to contribute. Point guard Josh Perkins was off to a promising start before suffering a season-ending broken jaw against Georgia in the fifth game. He’s a gifted passer and appears to have the tools to be a capable scorer.

 

Silas Melson, pressed into duty after Perkins’ injury, could step into Bell’s role. With opponents concentrating on GU’s interior, the athletic Melson and the other guards should have spot-up shooting opportunities.

 

The 3, manned by Wesley last year, is up for grabs, though senior Kyle Dranginis has seen extended time at the position. Bryan Alberts, who redshirted last season, is another option.

 

Eric McClellan, a quality defender, can play any of the guard positions. Mark Few has never been shy about using three-guard lineups in the past, and that could be a possibility at times this season.

 


Key Losses: G Kevin Pangos, G Gary Bell Jr., G Byron Wesley

Top Players: G Josh Perkins, G Kyle Dranginis, F Kyle Wiltjer, F Domantas Sabonis, C Przemek Karnowski

 


Newcomers

 

Wing Bryan Alberts should crack the rotation after redshirting last season. He has the size and shooting ability to help at the 3. Under NCAA rules, transfers Nigel Williams-Goss (Washington) and Johnathan Williams (Missouri) can practice with the team but must sit out this season.

 

Final Analysis

 

For the last four years, Few rarely had to worry about his starting backcourt. Pangos, the 2015 WCC Player of the Year, and Bell, the WCC Defensive Player of the Year, were unselfish, knock-down shooters who made few mental mistakes. Gonzaga’s new backcourt will probably be bigger and more athletic, no matter what combination Few puts on the floor; but they have huge shoes to fill.

 

Gonzaga’s talented frontline will draw most of the attention, which should allow for an easier transition for the guards. If they show that they can share the ball, hit open shots and defend, and primary players stay healthy, the Zags have the makings of another 30-win team capable of an extended run in the NCAA Tournament.

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San Diego State is always itching to be taken seriously on the national stage, and an opportunity was missed that might have solved that issue once and for all.

 

The Aztecs were exposed by eventual national champion Duke in the Round of the 32 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, as a season-long inability to score finally caught up with a team that went 27–9. And that is what must change this season for San Diego State to shed that perception of being scrappy and tenacious but not ready for big-time status.

 

The Aztecs need to figure out how to score after averaging just 61.8 points in 2014-15. Improving on shooting percentages of 41.8 overall, 32.0 percent from 3-point range and 63.0 percent from the free throw line is a must if San Diego State wants to reach the Sweet 16 for the third time in school history.

 

The defense should be as unyielding as ever, and the program has a solid chance at winning 25 games for the seventh time in eight seasons. Shot-blocking center Skylar Spencer and forward Winston Shepard are returning starters, but Matt Shrigley, the team’s top 3-point threat and a 17-game starter in 2014-15, was sidelined with a torn ACL during the summer.

 

The Aztecs remain the most talented team in the MW, but the squad once again enters the season without a go-to scorer and will be counting on forward Malik Pope to improve on an inconsistent first season and incoming freshman guard Jeremy Hemsley to be a difference-maker.

 

All Mountain West Conference predictions and a full preview of each team in the conference can be found in the Athlon Sports 2015-16 Preview Magazine, available online and on newsstands everywhere.

 

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Shepard has been an enigma over the past three seasons, as his production often falls short of his talent. He led the Aztecs in scoring last season at a modest 11.1 per game. He fancied himself as a one-and-done player when he arrived at San Diego State and never intended to be around for his senior season. Shepard checked out his NBA Draft options in the spring, but a 9.6-point career scoring average and other deficiencies didn’t impress evaluators, so he’s back with one more chance to evolve into one of the better players in the Mountain West.

 

Another player who surprisingly considered applying for the NBA Draft was the 6'10" Pope, who didn’t start a game while averaging 5.1 points and 2.7 rebounds as a freshman. Despite his lack of productivity, Pope’s length and projections about his shooting ability led to scuttlebutt that he would be a first-round selection. The Aztecs would like to see his skills flourish while he’s still in college, and the opportunity is there for Pope to become that needed go-to player. However, he scored in double digits only four times last season.

 

Spencer is already the top shot blocker (231) in San Diego State history, and the 6'10" senior will be asked to improve his rebounding average of 5.1. He’s an offensive liability, but the Aztecs are willing to live with that due to his ability to dominate on defense.

Senior Angelo Chol, a former top recruit who began his career at Arizona, figures to be the top inside reserve unless highly regarded redshirt freshman Zylan Cheatham emerges. Cheatham, a former top-100 national recruit, missed last season due to a foot injury but is fully recovered.

 

Shrigley, who averaged 5.1 points and made 41 3-pointers as a junior is hoping to return to the lineup during February.

 


San Diego State Aztecs Facts & Figures

Last season: 27–9, 14–4 Mountain West

Postseason: Second Round

Consecutive NCAAs: 6

Mountain West Projection: 1

Postseason Projection: Second Round

 


Backcourt

 

San Diego State is thin in the backcourt and will once again use an abundance of three-forward alignments to make up for the shortages.

 

Sophomore shooting guard Trey Kell started the first 15 games a year ago before getting demoted to reserve status. He shot just 33.3 percent from the field, including a woeful 22.1 percent from 3. The Aztecs are hoping the experience he gained last season will lead to an improved all-around game.

 

Hemsley will open the season at the point unless he proves to be overwhelmed or overmatched in the weeks leading up to the first game. The much-ballyhooed prospect seems primed to make an immediate impact.

 

Junior Dakarai Allen is a stellar defender and will again be a key player off the bench. Junior D’Erryl Williams provides added depth.

 


Key Losses: F JJ O’Brien, F Dwayne Polee, G Aqeel Quinn

Top Players: G Jeremy Hemsley, G Trey Kell, F Winston Shepard, F Malik Pope, F/C Skylar Spencer

 


Newcomers

 

Jeremy Hemsley was a consensus top-100 recruit who shouldn’t need much time to get comfortable at the collegiate level. Zylan Cheatham received valuable practice time last season after his foot injury healed, and that should reduce the learning curve. Nolan Norain, originally part of the class of 2016, reclassified over the summer. He was a great late addition for the Azetcs.

 

Final Analysis

 

Coach Steve Fisher is 70 years old and wants to take the Aztecs to the Final Four before he retires. But that doesn’t seem like a realistic possibility with the current squad, which is too similar to last season’s offensively challenged group.

 

A seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament is a near certainty, and so is an 11th straight 20-win campaign, but reaching the Sweet 16 appears to be the ceiling for this team.

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Wichita State handled Indiana and knocked off Kansas in the NCAA Tournament. After a loss to Notre Dame, its winning streak resumed.

 

Alabama came hard after coach Gregg Marshall, waving big dollars and the lure of the SEC. The university and community rallied to push Marshall’s salary to $3 million and keep him in Wichita. Junior guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet looked at their professional options before deciding to spend one more season thrilling fans.

 

Disaster loomed for a few days in the spring. Then things took a dramatic turn in favor of the Shockers. With those three architects of WSU’s run to national prominence on board, the status quo looks great at Koch Arena.

 

Baker and VanVleet form one of the nation’s top backcourts. The rest of the Shockers will work with them to form an efficient offense and a fearsome defense. With a Final Four and a Sweet 16 on their résumés, Baker and VanVleet get one more shot at something bigger.

 

“It’s hard to fathom it’s my last year,” Baker says. “Every year I’ve been here and been to the NCAA Tournament, good things have happened. That’s the motto we have — improve on the year before.”

 

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Senior center Anton Grady filled the team’s biggest need when he announced in May that he would play his final season at Wichita State. Grady averaged 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds as a junior at Cleveland State, earning All-Horizon League honors and a spot on the All-Defensive Team. Grady played three seasons without coming close to the NCAA Tournament. He chose WSU to end his career with a big winner. He made an immediate impression by coming to the gym early to work on his shooting and taking a lead in the weight room during the summer. “He’s been wonderful to coach,” Marshall says. “He’s very strong. He’s a grown man.”

 

Senior Evan Wessel returns as an undersized power forward. He made 36 percent of his threes, and coaches love his hustle and ability to set screens. He plays tough defense, putting that skill on display against former high school teammate Perry Ellis in WSU’s win over Kansas.

 

With Grady a proven commodity and Wessel a smart and solid player, Marshall can see which of his returners grow into larger roles. Sophomore Shaq Morris earned MVC All-Freshman honors. Rashard Kelly is rebounder, and Rauno Nurger can score. Senior Bush Wamukota earned more minutes in March because of his defense.

 

On the wing, sophomore Zach Brown made his case in March to replace Tekele Cotton as WSU’s stopper. He made 11-of-26 3-pointers and could begin the season in the starting lineup.

 


No. 14 Wichita State Shockers Facts & Figures

Last season: 30–5, 17–1 Missouri Valley

Postseason: Sweet 16

Consecutive NCAAs: 4

Missouri Valley Projection: 1

Postseason Projection: Sweet 16

 


Backcourt

 

VanVleet is eager to run an offense with Baker, Wessel and sophomore transfer Conner Frankamp spreading the defense with their shooting ability. Those threats will give VanVleet and the big men room to operate in the lane and around the basket.

 

Baker improved his scoring from 13.1 points per game as a sophomore to 14.7 as a junior, but his shooting dipped from .456 to .433. Look for his efficiency to improve in ’15-16. Frankamp, from Wichita, played little at Kansas before transferring just prior to the ’14-15 season. He practiced with the Shockers last season and is eligible on Dec. 12, the day they play Utah. “He is unbelievably skilled,” Marshall says. “He shoots it as well as anyone I’ve coached. He’ll make us very difficult to guard.”

 

Freshman guard Landry Shamet should give WSU the depth in the backcourt it lacked last season.

 


Key Losses: F Darius Carter, G Tekele Cotton

Top Players: G Fred VanVleet, G Ron Baker, G Conner Frankamp, G Evan Wessel, C Anton Grady

 


Newcomers

 

Senior forward Anton Grady is eligible immediately. Sophomore guard Conner Frankamp is a Wichitan with considerable offensive skills. He transferred from Kansas and is eligible on Dec. 12. Guard Landry Shamet and forward Markis McDuffie are ranked in the top 150 from the class of 2015 by national recruiting analysts. A year at a prep school helped Eric Hamilton improve physically and with his work ethic.

 

Final Analysis

 

WSU’s unprecedented run of success will continue with Baker and VanVleet back. The Shockers should win the MVC for a third straight season and cruise into the NCAA Tournament with a favorable seed.

 

Grady’s presence alone won’t make WSU a Final Four contender. It needs Morris to continue his development and give the Shockers a powerful two-man punch in the lane. If Kelly can improve his offensive game and Nurger his rebounding, WSU’s rotation of bigs will be satisfactory.

 

WSU should be deeper and more physically imposing than last season. If Frankamp fits in smoothly, the Shockers should be considered a legitimate threat to reach the Final Four.

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Because of a high volume of players serving two-year church missions, BYU is continually a program in transition. But even by the Cougars’ standards, 2015-16 is a season of change. A combination of graduation, missions and transfers took away 10 letterwinners from last year’s team, undoubtedly one of the biggest numbers in Division I basketball.

 

BYU coach Dave Rose is intrigued by the players who are scheduled to join or rejoin the Cougars at various points, with some of them currently on missions. “If you look at our depth chart for the next two or three years, I think we’ve got good, young talent,” Rose says.

 

Rose’s immediate challenge is maximizing the skills of senior guard Kyle Collinsworth, one of the country’s most versatile players, while trying to replace guard Tyler Haws, the school’s all-time leading scorer.

 

All West Coast Conference predictions and a full preview of each team in the conference can be found in the Athlon Sports 2015-16 Preview Magazine, available online and on newsstands everywhere.

 

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Rose has found success with small lineups recently, partly out of necessity and partly because the WCC is a perimeter-oriented league. The Cougars adjusted well last season when center Nate Austin was sidelined by a hamstring injury after 10 games and UNLV transfer Jamal Aytes was unable to play following ankle surgery.

 

Austin received a medical waiver from the NCAA, so he’ll return as a senior. If he can get healthy, Aytes will increase BYU’s athleticism. Corbin Kaufusi, originally recruited to BYU as a lineman in football, continues to develop as a basketball player. He’s not much of a scorer, but he gives BYU an inside presence that many WCC teams lack.

 

Kyle Davis, a transfer from Utah State, is eligible this season and should provide scoring and rebounding after starting 27 games for the Aggies in 2013-14. Davis posted 16 points and nine rebounds in USU’s loss to BYU at a neutral site in Salt Lake City that season.

 

Jakob Hartsock could fit into the rotation as a freshman.

 


BYU Cougars Facts & Figures

Last season: 25–10, 15–5 West Coast

Postseason: First Four

Consecutive NCAAs: 2

West Coast Projection: 2

Postseason Projection: NIT

 


Backcourt

 

The 6'6" Collinsworth is a multidimensional player. He made a remarkable recovery from the knee injury that ended his 2013-14 season, averaging 13.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.8 steals last year and posting six triple-doubles.

 

Wake Forest transfer Chase Fischer functioned well in BYU’s three-guard offense amid the defensive attention given to Collinsworth and Haws. With Haws having graduated after scoring 2,720 career points to break Jimmer Fredette’s school record, opponents will focus more on Fischer. He averaged 13.2 points and shot 41.5 percent from 3-point range, hitting 10 3s vs. Chaminade.

 

Several candidates will compete for the role of third guard in Rose’s scheme. Jale Toolson is among the Cougars’ few holdovers from last season, while Cory Calvert has returned from a mission. Nick Emery, Jordan Chatman and Zac Seljaas are freshmen.

 

“We’ve got not only really talented players, but talented players that fit together,” Rose says. “The core of the group is really diverse.”

 


Key Losses: G Tyler Haws, G Anson Winder, G Skyler Halford

Top Players: G Kyle Collinsworth, G Chase Fischer, G Jake Toolson, F Jamal Aytes, C Corbin Kaufusi

 


Newcomers

 

BYU’s list of newly arrived players is usually long and complicated because so many players serve two-year church missions before or during their college careers. That’s the case again in 2015-16, with the added element of transfer Kyle Davis (Utah State). A group of freshmen and returned missionaries (some fit both categories) figure to be in the mix at guard, including Zac Seljaas, Nick Emery, Jordan Chatman and Cooper Ainge.

 

Final Analysis

 

BYU has played in the NCAA Tournament in eight of Rose’s 10 seasons, but the Cougars have advanced to the Sweet 16 only once. They’re scarred by a First Four loss to Ole Miss last March, which Rose hopes will motivate the returning players.

 

Even with the loss of Haws, who averaged 22.2 points, BYU will find ways to score after averaging 81.1 points in conference games last season. The biggest issue is defensive improvement. The Cougars weren’t bad on that end of the floor, but they will need to be better — they ranked fifth in the 10-team WCC in defensive efficiency in league games — to contend for a conference title.

 

Like every school in the WCC, the Cougars are chasing Gonzaga. BYU has not won a tournament title in the WCC, with its most recent postseason championship coming in 2001 in the Mountain West.

 

The program remains popular, with its average attendance of 16,125 ranking No. 9 nationally. Construction of a new practice facility, renovation of the Marriott Center and a five-year contract extension for Rose have BYU well positioned for the future.

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Here are this week’s picks from Athlon Sports senior editor John Gworek:

 

Thursday’s Game

 

Miami at New England

The Dolphins have been a different team since Dan Campbell took over as coach, but this is the first proven quarterback they have faced all season.

Gworek's Pick: New England, 30–17.

 

Sunday’s Games

 

Detroit vs. Kansas City (London)

The Lions fired their offensive coordinator and line coach before heading to London. Now, about that defense that ranks 27th overall …

Gworek's Pick: Kansas City, 23–16.

 

Tampa Bay at Atlanta

The Falcons return home after an unimpressive 1–1 road trip. The Bucs somehow rank sixth in yards allowed but 31st in scoring defense.

Gworek's Pick: Atlanta, 33-28.

 

Arizona at Cleveland

Arizona has 15 takeaways in its five wins. Cleveland has turned it over 15 times in its five losses. Browns must hold on to the ball.

Gworek's Pick: Arizona, 31–21.

 

San Francisco at St. Louis

Don’t expect many points. The Rams rank 31st in yards and scoring, and the 49ers are the only team worse in both categories.

Gworek's Pick: St. Louis, 16–9.

 

Minnesota at Chicago

The Vikings played their best game of the season in Detroit for their first road win, but they haven’t won in Chicago since 2007.

Gworek's Pick: Vikings, 21–17.

 

N.Y. Giants at New Orleans

The Saints have fought back into the NFC Wild Card race. The Giants have given up yards (29th overall) but rank fourth in takeaways.

Gworek's Pick: N.Y. Giants, 30–27.

 

San Diego at Baltimore

The Chargers have the league’s top offense, but turnovers have been a problem. Baltimore hasn’t forced a turnover since Week 3.

Gworek's Pick: San Diego, 28-23.

 

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh

The Bengals were rolling at 6–0 but had last week off. The Steelers are 8–2 in their last 10 vs. Cincinnati and should get Ben Roethlisberger back.

Gworek's Pick: Pittsburgh, 27–26.

 

Tennessee at Houston

Tennessee may be happy to be back on the road after losing four in a row at home. The Texans gave up 503 yards last week to Miami.

Gworek's Pick: Houston, 20–16.

 

N.Y. Jets at Oakland

This one is strength vs. strength: The Jets are unbeaten when they rush for at least 100 yards; Oakland has the NFL’s No. 3 run defense.

Gworek's Pick: N.Y. Jets, 23–17.

 

Seattle at Dallas

Two teams that like to run the ball, but also two top-10 run defenses. So if comes down to Russell Wilson vs. Matt Cassel …

Gworek's Pick: Seattle, 24–16.

 

Green Bay at Denver

Green Bay has feasted on a favorable schedule (4–0 at home already). Denver’s offense has to get going eventually, right?

Gworek's Pick: Denver, 24–23.

 

Monday’s Game

 

Indianapolis at Carolina

The Colts are still looking for their first win outside of the AFC South and rank last in total defense. Carolina leads the NFL in rushing.

Gworek's Pick: Carolina, 28–20.

 

Week 7 Record: 9–5

Overall Record: 65–40

 

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Week 7 was a tough one fantasy-wise. With four teams on bye, plus injuries and surprise inactives (Dion Lewis, Jeremy Maclin, Antonio Gates…), just getting through the week was key. As always, the week raised some questions and answered some others.

 

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What do you make of the Dolphins' offense?

On Sunday, Miami led Houston 44-0, at halftime. This is the same Dolphins team that scored 65 points in the first FOUR games of the season. Since the bye, they've scored 82 in two games and look like an entirely different team. The defense has stepped up, and so has the offense. Ryan Tannehill and Lamar Miller put on a clinic on Sunday. Tannehill was 18-for-19 with 282 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Miller had 14 carries for 175 yards and a rushing touchdown, three receptions for 61 yards and a receiving touchdown… all in the first half.

 

Tannehill spread the ball around, targeting eight different pass catchers (although Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker did not make the box score). Jarvis Landry was the leading receiver, catching all five of his targets for 83 yards and a touchdown.

 

The Dolphins play the Patriots on Thursday night, and Chris Ivory did have a tough time running on the Patriots, so Miller should have a tougher time in Week 8, but he's on the RB1 radar now that the Dolphins are utilizing him as they should. Tannehill returns to the QB1 conversation for Thursday's matchup. This is the Dolphins team that fantasy experts predicted would happen this season. Buy into the Dolphins. It just took four weeks, a bye and some coaching changes to get there.

 

What do Arian Foster's fantasy owners do now?

While it is up for debate why Foster was still in the game when he got injured, at the end of the day, it doesn't matter. Foster tore his Achilles tendon, ending his short-lived 2015 season. For fantasy owners, it's now back to the Houston running back drawing board.

 

Alfred Blue (18 percent owned), Chris Polk (one percent owned) and Jonathan Grimes (less than one percent owned) are going to take over the Houston backfield and unfortunately for fantasy owners, none are great options.

 

Blue is the best option of the bunch, but in the four games he played when Foster didn't play (or was limited), he only rushed for 204 yards and one touchdown. Those numbers are largely inflated by his Week 3, 31-carry, 139-yard performance. In those same four games, Polk had 92 yards and a touchdown. Grimes was more involved in the receiving game, but his 11 receptions for 61 yards over three games aren't worth running to the waiver wire for.

 

At this point, fantasy owners in redraft leagues can drop Foster and pick up Blue, or any other promising lottery ticket on the waiver wire. Blue isn't worth spending a large percentage of FAAB dollars on, however.

 

Are we going to see Ben Roethlisberger back in Week 8?

While fantasy owners of Antonio Brown did finally get some points in Week 7 (6/124/0), they are still eagerly awaiting the return of Roethlisberger. He was given a questionable status heading into Week 7, and while it was very doubtful that he would play, it does leave the door open for a Week 8 return.

 

Roethlisberger's plan is to practice this week, and see if he can get through the week without setbacks. Odds are that he is on the field on Sunday when the Steelers take on the Bengals. He immediately steps back in as a QB1, and Brown regains solid WR1 status.

 

If Big Ben does return it will be interesting to see how the targets are divided between Brown and Martavis Bryant. In (less than) two games with Landry Jones, Bryant has three touchdowns. Will Roethlisberger look to Bryant the same way and will this take away from Brown's value? It's hard to say. However, the Steelers need their No. 1 QB back (and so do Brown's fantasy owners).

 

More Burning Questions

 

Is Colin Kaepernick going to be benched?

 

Will Tyrod Taylor be back after Buffalo's bye?

 

Did we just see T.J. Yeldon's best game of the year (on most fantasy benches)?

 

Can you trust any Redskins running back?

 

How about any Lions running back?

 

Has Jameis Winston finally connected with Mike Evans?

 

What happened to the Atlanta offense?

 

Why won't the Titans get Dorial Green-Beckham involved?

 

Is Charcandrick West going to be the lead back in Kansas City?

 

How did Gary Barnidge get to be fantasy relevant?

 

Will Todd Gurley end the year as a top-5 fantasy running back?

 

What happened to the Chargers?

 

Has Darren McFadden been rejuvenated?

 

Why isn't Sam Bradford better?

 

Why don't the Eagles give Ryan Mathews the ball more?

 

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

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I know what you are thinking: "Every game matters." Not in this case.

 

As the 2015 college football season charges down the home stretch, there is a clear path to a championship forming right before our eyes. The football gods have given us 25 games between now and bowl season that will undoubtedly decide which four teams will qualify for the College Football Playoff.

 

Get out your calendars and set your DVRs.

 

Oct. 31

 

Georgia vs. Florida

The Gators must get to the SEC title game with only one loss on their resume in order to stay in the conversation.

 

Notre Dame at Temple

The Irish need to win out to stay alive. A win for Temple catapults them up the polls and into the conversation.

 

Nov. 7

 

Michigan State at Nebraska

The Huskers have nothing left to lose. The Spartans can't afford to lose.

 

Texas Christian at Oklahoma State

This is the first game of a four-team round-robin in the Big 12.

 

Florida State at Clemson

Florida State stays alive with a win and is eliminated with a loss. This is likely for a spot in the ACC Championship Game.

 

LSU at Alabama

A second loss eliminates the Tide. An LSU loss creates a three-way tie with Alabama and Ole Miss.

 

Nov. 14

 

Oklahoma at Baylor

Game 2 of the Big 12 four-way round-robin.

 

Pitt at Duke

The winner likely heads to the ACC Championship Game with one loss.

 

Memphis at Houston

An unbeaten dream season is on the line.

 

Nov. 21

 

Michigan State at Ohio State

The loser likely misses out on the Big Ten Championship Game and drops out of the College Football Playoff conversation.

 

Texas Christian at Oklahoma

TCU's final road game of the season before hosting Baylor.

 

Baylor at Oklahoma State

Each team has a signature contest the following week.

 

Memphis at Temple

If both are still unbeaten at this point, the winner should find itself comfortably inside the College Football Playoff committee's top 10.

 

UCLA at Utah

Utah needs to hold off Josh Rosen and the Bruins to stay in the conversation.

 

LSU at Ole Miss

The Rebels could clinch the SEC west with a win.

 

Nov. 27

 

Iowa at Nebraska

This is far and away Iowa's toughest remaining game. The Hawkeyes will be in the College Football Playoff conversation until they lose. Nebraska could be playing for bowl eligibility.

 

Baylor at Texas Christian

Odds are the winner takes the Big 12 title and likely clinches a spot in the College Football Playoff.

 

Nov. 28

 

Ohio State at Michigan

This is possibly Ohio State's last major hurdle. Michigan has an outside shot at a division title with a win.

 

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State

There's a chance that the winner of this one comes out on top of the Big 12, giving a whole new meaning to "Bedlam."

 

Stanford at Notre Dame

If neither team loses another game between now and then, this will be a College Football Playoff elimination game.

 

Dec. 5

 

AAC Championship

This game could yield the only unbeaten conference champion in FBS.

 

 

B1G Championship

Likely Iowa against either Ohio State, Michigan or Michigan State. Three of the four possible matchups could mean an automatic Playoff bid to the winner.

 

 

Pac-12 Championship

If Stanford plays Utah and each team has only one loss, it'll be tough to keep the winner out of the final four.

 

 

SEC Championship

Both participants could enter the game with at least one loss. If both teams have two losses when it's over, we're likely looking at an SEC-free College Football Playoff.

 

 

ACC Championship

The odds say this will be Duke and Clemson. If neither team adds a loss between now and then, the winner, like the Pac-12, will be tough to turn away.

 

— Written by J.P. Scott, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Scott is the editor-in-chief of KnowItAllFootball.com, a Big Ten site for Big Ten fans. Follow him on Twitter @TheJPScott.

 

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As we look to close the book on Week 7 of the fantasy football season, let’s stop and take a moment of refection first. Let’s look back and see who had an outstanding fantasy game that helped propel your team to victory. And of course let’s look back in anger at those players you were depending on that simply let you down.

 

Here are Week 7’s fantasy studs and duds.

 

Studs

 

QUARTERBACK

 

Tom Brady, NE (vs. NYJ) – 29.7 fantasy points

Technically this should go to Kirk Cousins, who scored 30.18 fantasy points, but Cousins' is ineligible to be a stud since he’s only owned in 7 percent of Yahoo! leagues. So this week’s stud is a guy who has been doing this all season.

 

So much for that vaunted New York Jets defense and all those pundits out there suggesting that Todd Bowles’ unit would stymie Brady and completely shut down Rob Gronkowski leading to the Patriots' first loss of the season. Instead Brady threw for 315 yards, two touchdowns and he even had an ultra-rare rushing touchdown.

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

Lamar Miller, MIA (vs. HOU) – 35.6 FP

It’s amazing what a new coach and a new offensive philosophy can do to a player. Miller was averaging about nine carries per game when Joe Philbin was his head coach and now in the last two weeks he’s seen his touches double and he’s responded with 17.8 fantasy points last week and an outstanding 35.6 this week thanks to 175 rushing yards and one touchdown and 61 receiving yards with another touchdown. Miller has firmly established himself as a RB1 moving forward.

 

Todd Gurley, STL (vs. CLE) – 28.3 FP

Everyone one and their grandma knew that Gurley was going to have a huge game against the Cleveland Browns and their rush defense that had given up the third-most fantasy points heading into Week 7. Gurley sure didn’t disappoint, rushing for 128 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Is Gurley now the best running back in football? He’s definitely in the discussion.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

T.Y. Hilton, IND (vs. NO) – 27 FP

Do you hear that sound? That huge exhale? That’s all the Hilton owners taking a huge sigh of relief as he finally had the game that his fantasy owners have been waiting for. What’s amazing is that he only caught four passes out of 15 targets for 150 yards and two touchdowns. Imagine the numbers that Hilton could have put up if he and Andrew Luck were able to connect just a few more times?

 

Mike Evans, TB (vs. WAS) – 22.4 FP

That other huge exhale is from all of the Evans owners who also were waiting for Evans to break out in a big way. Evans finally looks like he’s 100 percent healthy and now has the full confidence of Jameis Winston. On Sunday, Evans had eight catches for 164 yards and one touchdown and moving forward you can expect more of the same.

 

TIGHT END

 

Jordan Reed, WAS (vs. TB) – 19.2 FP

If you didn’t give up on Reed because of his latest concussion, kept him on your bench until he was healthy enough to play and actually started him this week, well played. Reed was good to go against the Buccaneers and instantly re-established himself as Kirk Cousins’ favorite target. Reed caught 11 passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns and is now an elite TE1 moving forward, even though he is as risky as they come because of his injury history.

 

Duds

 

QUARTERBACK

 

Eli Manning, NYG (vs. DAL) – 6.4 FP

This distinction also could have gone to Colin Kaepernick, who put up a pathetic 4.96 fantasy points on Thursday night against Seattle, but Kaepernick is only 50 percent owned, while Manning is 94 percent owned. It’s not as if Manning had a tough matchup on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, but he just couldn’t get anything going and couldn’t get into rhythm with his receivers. Manning threw for only 170 yards, with zero touchdowns and miraculously enough, zero interceptions. He was just a waste of space out there, fantasy-wise.

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

Alfred Morris, WAS (vs. TB) – 0.7 FP

You were smart and had Morris on the bench right? Right? It’s true that the Redskins found themselves in a huge hole early in their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and had to rely on Kirk Cousins to get them back into the game. But when Morris got his opportunities, he did nothing with them, finishing with six yards on five carries. That’s pathetic for someone who you probably drafted in the third round of your and now might consider dropping.

 

Rashad Jennings, NYG (vs. DAL) – 0.9 FP

It looks like the Giants' backfield is another one that you probably want to avoid moving forward. Jennings hasn’t had a great season to being with, but he had just 19 yards rushing on five carries in the Giants' win over the Cowboys on Sunday. What makes things worse is that Jennings was out-touched by Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen. You might want to consider permanently moving Jennings to your bench for the time being.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

Jordan Matthews, PHI (vs. CAR) – 1.4 FP

What an awful game by Matthews. One of those sure-fire breakout candidates heading into the season, Matthews has seen his production plummet since Week 1 and against the Panthers, he hit an all-time low. Somehow he stills gets his targets, drawing seven on Sunday night. He caught three of those for 14 yards, but with his two brutal first-half drops, he played himself out of the game plan for that game and may have done so to some degree moving forward as well.

 

Golden Tate, DET (vs. MIN) – 1.4 FP

By the way Tate is playing this year you might forget that he had 99 catches for 1,331 yards and four touchdowns last season (most of which was thanks to Calvin Johnson not playing). This season Tate has yet to score more than 10 fantasy points in a game and caught a measly two passes for 14 yards on Sunday against the Vikings. That’s with Matthew Stafford playing a lot better. Take extreme caution moving forward if you are going to put Tate in your starting lineup.

 

TIGHT END

 

Jimmy Graham, SEA (vs. SF) – 3.1 FP

You just can’t trust Graham week to week. He doesn’t have a real place in the Seahawks' offense and is more likely to be a dud than a stud in any game. Want proof? In Week 6 Graham scored 14 fantasy points thanks to 140 yards receiving. Even though he didn’t score a touchdown it was by far his most productive game as a Seahawk. Fast-forward to this week and what does Graham do for an encore? He scores 3.1 fantasy points thanks to two catches for 31 yards. Time to jump off the Graham bandwagon... again.

 

— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.

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The Nebraska football program is an amazing thing for so many reasons. It has so much power that it can bring an entire state together or turn family members against each other. The fossil fuel energy crisis could be nixed if only the passion for Nebraska football could be harnessed to power the world.

 

Take that passion, that raw emotion and combine it with a controversial firing, largely confusing hiring and poor record to start a new regime. What you get in today’s world as a result are the hottest of takes from the men and women in the finest suits on ESPN to the Twitterati and Facebook Philosophers.

 

I’ve seen some bad tweets about head coach Mike Riley and his first batch of Nebraska Cornhuskers. I mean, I have seen some doozies. However, following the Huskers’ 30-28 loss to the Northwestern Wildcats, I can honestly say I read the most absurd tweet about Riley so far.

 

Shortly after the loss, I (perhaps foolheartedly) threw myself into the lion’s den of conversation. One person I found myself involved with was a follower of mine.

 

They asked (and I’m paraphrasing) who would be silly enough to come play for a coach that drops so many games such as Riley?

 

Well, considering I follow the whole recruiting bit, I showed them. Their response floored me.

 

 

So let me get this straight. Riley’s going to go out and bring in these guys that are part of a class currently ranked No. 27 overall by the 247Sports Composite Index as of this writing... and they’re going to bolt as sophomores?

 

Quarterback Patrick O’Brien, arguably one of the best prospects in the country, who will enroll early and be a part of spring practice will leave? The guy has bought into Riley’s culture so much he practically trades his stock on the NASDAQ. He peer recruits for Nebraska.

 

Three of the best offensive line prospects in the country in No. 2 offensive guard John Raridon, No. 37 offensive tackle Brian Brokop and No. 38 offensive guard Boe Wilson are being bamboozled? What voodoo is at work that has the No. 26 offensive tackle in the nation (Matt Farniok) so heavily engaged in apparently such a horrific head coach’s regime?

 

One of the best safeties in the country, Marquel Dismuke, is going to up and walk after likely being given every opportunity in the world to become a Blackshirt and wreak havoc?

 

Let’s take this a step further. Keyshawn Johnson’s essentially escorting kids (including his own son) to Nebraska to see what Riley is setting up because he believes in the man, loves him as a mentor, but Riley’s a “clown”?

 

Recruits are some of the luckiest people in this situation because they don’t look at simple numbers like a record eight games into a season. That’s lazy.

 

Related: Nebraska Football's 3-5 Record is a Matter of Trust

 

They and the people closest to them get the opportunity to talk to every coach including Riley. From all instances I’m aware of (a fair number), not only do families love him, but the kids do, too.

 

Perhaps the most important point of this dissertation is underscoring the fact that he’s going nowhere. Barring seasons like this for another two or three years, he’s safe. He’s likely at Nebraska for at least five years unless he wants to leave.

 

That’s the thing, though. The culture he’s working to instill doesn’t take hold over the course of one season and I’m not going to lie, it might not over two.

 

What I can tell you about Riley is that he is no fool. He knows that Nebraska fans want to win big. He does, too despite what might be said or at worst believed.

 

In fact, considering the work ethic of not only him but also his staff, I’m willing to bet not only will his recruits not suddenly transfer, but also will work their butts off to get him his wins.

 

Time for someone to top this tweet. I know you’re out there.

 

— Written by Brandon Cavanaugh, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Be sure to follow Brandon on Twitter @eightlaces and like his Facebook page.

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