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College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Las Vegas, Bahamas, Birmingham and Dollar General

Athlon picks the first 14 bowl games against the spread.
College Football Bowl Spread Predictions: Las Vegas, Bahamas, Birmingham and Dollar General

College football's bowl season starts on Dec. 16 with five matchups on tap, including Oregon-Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl, as well as North Texas and Troy meeting in the New Orleans Bowl. After the opening Saturday of the 2017-18 bowl season, nine other games are slated prior to Dec. 25.

Outrageous Predictions for College Football Bowl Season

A crazy 2017 slate has opened the door for some outrageous outcomes during bowl season
Outrageous Predictions for College Football Bowl Season

After what was arguably the wildest and most unpredictable college football season we've seen since the inception of the College Football Playoff selection process, it's time to settle in for another exciting bowl season.

SEC 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2017 season.
SEC 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

After the 2016 season was considered a disappointment or a down year for the SEC, the 14-team league returned to the top of college football's conference rankings. The SEC became the first conference to place two teams in the CFB Playoff and sent nine programs to the postseason in 2017.

Predictions for Every College Football 2017-18 Bowl Game

Predictions and picks for all 39 postseason games and the national championship.
Predictions for Every College Football 2017-18 Bowl Game

College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 16 and continues until the national championship in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 8. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 16, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.

 

5 Closest Outcomes in Heisman Trophy Voting History

Alabama's Mark Ingram won the Heisman in 2009 by just 28 points over runner-up Toby Gerhart from Stanford
5 Closest Outcomes in Heisman Trophy Voting History

It is all but a forgone conclusion that Baker Mayfield will be awarded the Heisman Trophy this Saturday. Even with his "suspension" (he missed two plays in the regular-season finale vs. West Virginia), Mayfield is still most sportswriters’ pick to win the Heisman

 

What Would a 16-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

Four is OK. Eight would be better. But 16 would be perfect, right Lane?
What Would a 16-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

Now that the College Football Playoff selection committee has decided which four teams will compete for the national championship, we can all sit back and offer up our opinions on what they did wrong and how the system could be better.

 

Every year, I toss in my two cents via a 16-team playoff plan. It's beautiful, and it's perfect.

What Could an Eight-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

An expanded playoff would give every deserving team a chance to play for a national title
What Could an Eight-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

The College Football Playoff bracket is set, and much like every season since its inception, the selection process is once again mired in controversy. Most of the controversy this season surrounds the committee's decision to put Alabama in the playoff instead of Big Ten champion Ohio State.

Seven-Step Drop: Imperfect Season Creates an Appropriately Imperfect College Football Playoff

In the end, the selection committee couldn't ignore Alabama's overall body of work as one of the four best teams in the nation
Seven-Step Drop: Imperfect Season Creates an Appropriately Imperfect College Football Playoff

It wasn’t even close.

 

That was the message the College Football Playoff Selection Committee sent out Sunday afternoon in announcing the final four. Three tickets were punched quite easily and that fourth spot, well, it was a lengthy debate that wound up not turning into much of one at all.

 

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