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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 15

Predictions for every FBS game in Week 15
College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 15

College football's Week 15 slate for the 2019 season features 10 games from Friday to Saturday, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 15 action begins on Friday night with the Pac-12 Championship between Oregon and Utah. The Utes are on the verge of their first trip to the CFB Playoff, so the stakes will be high in Santa Clara.

Sun Belt Championship Prediction and Preview: Louisiana vs. Appalachian State

The Ragin' Cajuns meet the Mountaineers for the Sun Belt Championship on Saturday
Sun Belt Championship Prediction and Preview: Louisiana vs. Appalachian State

For the second year in a row, Louisiana and Appalachian State will meet in Boone, N.C. to decide the Sun Belt Championship. The Mountaineers won 30-19 over the Ragin’ Cajuns in Boone to claim the conference title last season. Counting regular season matchups, this is the fourth time these two teams will play over the last two years.

 

Alabama Football: Nick Saban's Blueprint All Over Championship Week

A bevy of former Saban assistants, including Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal, are playing for conference titles this week
Alabama Football: Nick Saban's Blueprint All Over Championship Week

One word comes up repeatedly among some of the head coaches involved in championship games the first week of December 2019: "blueprint."

 

The architect behind the blueprint is Nick Saban. But in an unusual twist — it's happened just four times since the 2008 season — he is not coaching on championship weekend. That doesn't mean his presence is absent from the slate, however.

 

College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

Projecting every bowl and playoff games for 2019-20
College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

College football's 2019 bowl season is less than one month away, but with 14 weeks in the books, it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December. LSU, Clemson and Ohio State have the inside track to make the playoff, with the No. 4 spot up for grabs. Georgia would earn a CFB Playoff bid if it can beat LSU in the SEC Championship, but Utah and Oklahoma will be in the mix if the Bulldogs fall short.

Top 130 College Football Team Rankings for 2019

Athlon ranks every FBS team after Week 14
College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2019

With Week 14 from the 2019 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. LSU maintains the No. 1 spot after its dominant performance against Texas A&M on Saturday night, but Ohio State isn't far behind after picking up a huge road win at Michigan. Clemson remains No. 3, followed by Georgia at No. 4 and Utah at No. 5. Oklahoma checks in at No. 6 after beating Oklahoma State on Saturday night, with Florida, Auburn, Alabama and Baylor rounding out the top 10.

College Football Week 14 Awards

Athlon hands out the awards from the Week 14 action
College Football Week 14 Awards

With Week 14 of the 2019 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 14

 

College Football Week 14 Awards

 

Offensive Player of the Week: J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

College Football Rankings: NCAAF Top 25 (After Week 14)

Ranking the top 25 teams in college football after Week 14
College Football Rankings: NCAAF Top 25 (After Week 14)

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. Week 14 of the 2019 season was headlined by Ohio State's dominant performance against Michigan, Auburn's win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl, and Wisconsin's road victory over Minnesota to clinch the Big Ten West Division. LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia take the top four spots once again, with Utah at No. 5 and Oklahoma at No. 6 in the post-Week 14 top 25 rankings.

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 14

Predictions for every FBS game in Week 14
College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 14

College football's Week 14 slate for the 2019 season features 64 games from Tuesday to Saturday, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 14 action begins on Tuesday night with two MAC contests, including Western Michigan at Northern Illinois. The Egg Bowl between Ole Miss and Mississippi State is slated for primetime on Thanksgiving Day. The schedule is filled with 15 matchups on Black Friday, including Texas Tech-Texas, Virginia Tech-Virginia, Iowa-Nebraska, Missouri-Arkansas, and Cincinnati-Memphis.

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