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Ranking the Watchability of the SEC's Bowl Games in 2018

LSU will try to put an end to UCF's 25-game winning streak in the Fiesta Bowl
Ranking the Watchability of the SEC's Bowl Games in 2018

The SEC is once again the top conference in college football heading into the bowl season, which means there is a target on its back. Much like the 2017 season, 11 SEC teams are playing in bowl games, but the collective fan base is hoping for a better outcome. Regardless of the wins and losses, the bowl selections offer some intriguing pairings against top teams from the Big Ten, ACC, Big 12 and AAC.

 

Greatest College Football Winning Streaks Since 1950

UCF's streak now stands at 25, but when does it become one for the history books?
Greatest College Football Winning Streaks Since 1950

UCF ran its winning streak to 25 games with a 56-41 victory over Memphis in the AAC Championship Game on Saturday. The No. 8 Knights (12-0, 8-0 AAC) overcame the absence of two-time AAC Offensive Player of the Year McKenzie Milton and a 17-point halftime deficit to beat the Tigers for the second time this season. Winners of back-to-back AAC titles, UCF will take on No. 11 LSU in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day.

 

College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

Athlon makes its picks for All-America honors
College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

With college football’s 2018 regular season in the books and bowl season upcoming, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. As expected, the toughest debate on offense came at quarterback.

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2018-19 Bowl Game

Expert predictions for every bowl and playoff game against the spread
College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2018-19 Bowl Game

College football’s 2018-19 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread for every postseason contest. Five games are slated for Dec. 15 to start the bowl season, which continues until Jan. 1 with the New Year’s Six matchups. The national championship for the 2018-19 season will be played in Santa Clara, Calif on Jan. 7, featuring the winners of the Cotton and Orange Bowl contests.

 

Alabama Football: 2018 Team Awards

Saivion Smith stepped in right away and became a key member of the Crimson Tide's secondary
Alabama Football: 2018 Team Awards

We all know there are potentially (likely?) two more games left for Alabama to play in this 2018 college football season. But let’s take a quick snapshot at the best of the best from their regular season before we tilt an eye toward the defending national champion's Orange Bowl showdown with Oklahoma.

 

SEC 2018 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2018 season
SEC 2018 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Alabama and Georgia were a step ahead from the rest of the SEC this year, so it’s no surprise these two teams take 26 overall selections on Athlon’s 2018 All-SEC squad. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs are both tied with 13 selections apiece, with coach Nick Saban’s team placing five players on the first team, including quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, left tackle Jonah Williams and lineman Quinnen Williams.

5 Reasons Why Tua Tagovailoa Should Have Won the 2018 Heisman Trophy

Tagovailoa won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award and finished less than 300 points behind Heisman winner Kyler Murray
5 Reasons Why Tua Tagovailoa's Should Have Won the 2018 Heisman Trophy

From the moment Tua Tagovailoa released a 41-yard, game-winning bomb to DeVonta Smith in overtime in last season's College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Georgia as Alabama’s backup quarterback, the spotlight has been on the super sophomore to see if he could live up to the hype through a 12-game season. With intense national scrutiny week in and week out, Tagovailoa rose to the occasion, proving he is not only one of the nation’s best quarterbacks but best players period in the FBS ranks. That approach to the season and every game for No.

Heisman Finalists: Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa Stats Comparison

See how this year's finalists stack up
Heisman Finalists: Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa Stats Comparison

On Saturday, the 2018 Heisman Trophy will be awarded to Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray or Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa. Each player is worthy of their finalist recognition after putting together impressive campaigns for their respective teams.

 

10 Amazing Heisman Trophy Stats You Need to Know in 2018

Here are some statistics to get you ready for Saturday's Heisman ceremony
10 Amazing Heisman Trophy Stats You Need to Know in 2018

In one of the most anticipated Heisman Trophy races in years, an all-quarterback trio heads to Manhattan this weekend to find out who among them will be inducted into college football’s most prestigious fraternity.

 

Ohio State sophomore Dwayne Haskins, Oklahoma redshirt junior Kyler Murray and Alabama sophomore Tua Tagovailoa have performed at the highest level all year, and each player was rewarded Monday with recognition as a Heisman finalist.

 

Here are 10 stats to know about this year’s Heisman Trophy ceremony:

 

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowl Games: From Must-See to Must-Miss

Athlon ranks the bowl games from worst to first
Ranking All 39 College Football Bowl Games: From Must-See to Must-Miss

College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2018-19 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Alabama takes on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, with Clemson meeting Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. The winner of those two games will square off in Santa Clara on Jan. 7 for the national championship. It's no secret those two games are must-see matchups, but there's also no shortage of quality bowl contests outside of the playoff.

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