Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 12th weekend of the 2018 season was headlined by Notre Dame's 36-3 victory over Syracuse in Yankee Stadium, Texas' home win over Iowa State, Ohio State's crazy overtime stand against Maryland, and UCF beating Cincinnati on Saturday night to clinch the American Athletic Conference's East Division title. With few marquee games or upsets in Week 12, little has changed in the top 25 since last week.
With the 12th weekend of the 2018 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from Week 12:
UCFran its winning streak to 23 games with an impressive, 38-13 win over No. 24 Cincinnati on Saturday night. The No. 11 Knights are now 10-0 on the season (7-0 in the American Athletic Conference), and will likely crack the top 10 of this week's College Football Playoff rankings. Next up is Friday's rivalry game against South Florida.
College football’s 2018 season continues with a Week 12 slate featuring 66 games from Wednesday to Saturday night. This week's slate doesn't feature many top 25 matchups or marquee games. However, there are plenty of games with intrigue or importance to the races within a conference or for a division title.
Week 12 of the 2018 college football season continues on Saturday. That means it’s time to pick your optimal DraftKings college football fantasy lineup. Fortunately, our college football fantasy experts are ready to help. Players from 11 matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the Saturday Noon ET games, five for the 3:30 p.m. ET window and seven for the games at 7 p.m. ET.
Here’s what our best Week 12 college fantasy football DFS lineup looks like for Saturday matchups:
With the 11th week of action from the 2018 season in the books, it's time to revamp the full top 130 team projections and predictions and rank every FBS team in college football. Alabama remains the No. 1 team after posting a 24-0 shutout victory against Mississippi State. Clemson is a small step behind the Crimson Tide at No. 2, as coach Dabo Swinney's team clinched the ACC's Atlantic Division after a win at Boston College on Saturday night. Notre Dame remains No. 3 after a win against Florida State, followed by Michigan at No. 4 and Georgia at No. 5.
Even though some teams have formidable opponents this weekend, this particular Saturday is considered to be one of college football’s “cupcake weekends.” Those are the weekends where major programs take a break from FBS play and pay an FCS school several hundred thousand dollars (or more) to play a game they will most likely lose. All things considered, it is a win-win for both teams.