Alabama Crimson Tide

SEC Post-Week 8 Power Rankings

Dominance of Alabama and Florida on display
<p>  </p> <p> Alabama and Florida cemented their status as the top two teams in the league. The Crimson Tide cruised past Tennessee in Knoxville, while the Gators rolled past South Carolina with ease in Gainesville. On the other end of the SEC food chain, Auburn dropped to 0–5 in the league with a 17-13 loss at Vanderbilt.</p>

Alabama and Florida cemented their status as the top two teams in the league. The Crimson Tide cruised past Tennessee in Knoxville, while the Gators rolled past South Carolina with ease in Gainesville. On the other end of the SEC food chain, Auburn dropped to 0–5 in the league with a 17-13 loss at Vanderbilt.

College Football Post-Week 7 Award Watch

Notre Dame's Manti Te'o remains in lead for national honors
<p> College Football Post-Week 7 Award Watch</p>

The Heisman Trophy isn’t the only award worth watching on a weekly basis. The Lombardi, Outland, Davey O’Brien and Biletnikoff races are all worth watching and debating as the season goes along.

Throughout the season, we’ll keep an eye on all the prominent position trophies through college football in addition to the Heisman.

If you’re looking for our thoughts on that other trophy, check our weekly Heisman poll.

College Football's Second-Half Predictions for 2012

Athlon predicts how the second half of the season will go.
<p> College Football's Second-Half Predictions</p>

The first half of the college football season provided plenty of twists and turns, but the second half is really when the national championship and the conference title races will be decided. With most teams finished with their non-conference games, the focus shifts to conference play, which is arguably the best stretch of the season. And the best news for college football fans? None of the six BCS conferences is decided, which means there are plenty of big games in the second half of the year.

SEC Week 8 Preview and Predictions

Can the LSU defense slow down Johnny Manziel?
<p> The Week 8 shedule in the SEC his highlighted by South Carolina's trip to Gainesville to battle Florida, but the Texas A&amp;M-LSU showdown in College Station will be fun to watch as well. Can the Tigers' defense slow down Johnny Manzeil? Stay tuned.</p>

The Week 8 shedule in the SEC his highlighted by South Carolina's trip to Gainesville to battle Florida, but the Texas A&M-LSU showdown in College Station will be fun to watch as well. Can the Tigers' defense slow down Johnny Manziel? Stay tuned.

Other Week 8 Previews and Predictions

College Football's Midseason BCS Championship Predictions

Will Nick Saban lead Alabama to another national championship?
<p> College Football's Midseason BCS Championship Predictions</p>

With the first half of the season in the books, it's time to evaluate the preseason picks and make a few changes. Athlon's predicted a LSU-USC showdown in August but things have changed over the last seven weeks. 

2012 Midseason Predictions: Who Plays for the National Title?

2012 Heisman Trophy Contenders: Post-Week 7

Will Manti Te'o make it to New York as a Heisman finalist?
<p> 2012 Heisman Trophy Contenders: Post-Week 7</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 this week 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.

BCS Standings 2012: A Statistical Breakdown of Championships

Athlon Sports breaks down the initial release of the 2012 BCS Standings
<p> BCS Standings 2012: A Statistical Breakdown of Championships</p>

With the first release of the 2012 BCS Standings, Athlon Sports wants to make sure fans are aware of some stats, trends and rankings when sifting through the debut of the rankings that will eventually determine who will play for the national championship.

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