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2012 Heisman Trophy Contenders: Post-Week 13

Will Manti Te'o pull the upset in New York?
<p> 2012 Heisman Trophy Contenders: Post-Week 13</p>

Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes for their top Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the results will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every week of the regular season.

2013 NFL Draft Rankings: Quarterbacks

Athlon previews the 2013 NFL Draft by telling you who to watch this college football season.
<p> 2013 NFL Draft Rankings: Quarterbacks</p>

It is never too early to begin looking ahead to next year's NFL Draft. Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft won’t be any different.

SEC 2012 Season Recap and Awards

Manziel top offensive player; Franklin Coach of the Year
<p>  </p> <p> The regular season ended on Saturday with a dominating performance by the SEC in its four games against the ACC. Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Vanderbilt beat ACC opponents by a combined score of 161–74. In league play, Alabama disposed of Auburn with ease (as expected), while Ole Miss became bowl-eligible with a 41–24 win over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl.</p>

SEC 2012 Season Recap and Awards

The Legends Poll Top 25: College Football Week 13

As voted on by 17 coaching legends
<p> As voted on by 17 coaching legends</p>

Notre Dame did its part. The Irish knocked off USC on Saturday and earned a spot in January's BCS championship game.

But even though Notre Dame finished the regular season unbeaten and even though it received more first place votes (10) than Alabama (7), Alabama edged out Notre Dame for the No. 1 spot in the Legends Poll.

College Football Week 13 Recap: Notre Dame seals No. 1

Ohio State and Florida claim statement wins in rivalry games
<p> College Football Week 13 Recap: Notre Dame seals No. 1</p>

For all the complaints of losing the tradition of rivalry week, the Thanksgiving holiday was a turn back the clocks kind of weekend.

Notre Dame wrapped up a chance to play for its first national title since 1988. And elsewhere, Ohio State and Michigan re-energized their rivalry with a Woody and Bo-type matchup with Urban Meyer and Brady Hoke on the sidelines.

SEC Week 13 Preview and Predictions

Alabama can clinch SEC West with an Iron Bowl win
<p> There isn’t a ton of drama remaining in the regular season. Assuming Alabama beats Auburn — and Nick Saban’s team is favored by over four touchdowns — the SEC Championship Game is set: Georgia vs. Bama. Two teams are fighting for bowl-eligibility; Ole Miss must defeat Mississippi State and Missouri needs a win at Texas A&amp;M to reach the six-win mark. Four league teams will play an opponent from the ACC this weekend — Georgia (Georgia Tech), South Carolina (Clemson), Florida (Florida State) and Vanderbilt (Wake Forest)</p>

Random Facts about College Football's Best Thanksgiving Weekend Rivalries

"Tryptophanatics" go crazy for college football's best Thanksgiving weekend rivalry games.
<p> College Football's Best Thanksgiving Weekend Rivalries, including the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles, Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and USC Trojans, Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines, Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs, Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys, Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers, South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers.</p>

Thanksgiving weekend college football rivalry games are as much of a tradition as eating leftover turkey and falling into a tryptophan-induced coma on the couch.

The best games of the year are crammed into a holiday weekend like an extra slice of pie on an already overflowing plate. Naturally, the oldest and most bitter rivals have produced some of the most memorable moments in the sport’s history.

2012 Heisman Trophy Contenders: Post-Week 12

Johnny Heisman is now sitting atop the Athlon Sports Heisman ballot.
<p> 2012 Heisman Trophy Contenders: Post-Week 12</p>

Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes for their top Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the results will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every week of the regular season.

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