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Ranking the American Athletic Conference's 2013 Football Uniforms

Ranking the American Athletic Conference's Football Stadiums

All things considered, which AAC stadium is the best? The worst?
<p> Ranking the American Athletic Conference's Football Stadiums</p>

Fall Saturdays are special.

Small towns, huge crowds, tailgating, bands, cheerleaders and student sections are just a few of the reasons college football is the best sport on the planet. When campuses jump to life across the nation each weekend in the fall, college stadiums become a staging ground for history.

Revised College Basketball Early Top 25 for 2013-14

NBA Draft's Early Entry Deadline shuffles teams in our look at next season
<p> NBA Draft's Early Entry Deadline shuffles teams in our look at next season</p>

The NBA’s early entry draft deadline has come and gone, creating enough movement to make us re-evaluate our early rankings for 2013-14.

Chief among them, we re-visited Oklahoma State after the Cowboys returned point guard Marcus Smart. Originally, we did not rank Oklahoma State under the assumption Smart, projected to be a top-three pick, would leave for the draft. His return makes Oklahoma State the early Big 12 favorite.

Which Team is Louisville's Biggest Challenger in the Big East for 2013?

Can anyone beat Louisville and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in 2013?
<p> Which Team is Louisville's Biggest Challenger in the Big East for 2013?</p>

Louisville is a heavy favorite to win the Big East/American Athletic Conference in 2013. With quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returning, along with one of the conference’s best defenses, the Cardinals have a good opportunity to finish the season with a perfect 12-0 mark.

While Louisville is a clear No. 1, there’s a lot of debate about which team should be projected to finish second.

Ranking the Big East's Running Backs for 2013

Can Rutgers' Savon Huggins finally have a breakout season?
<p> Ranking the Big East's Running Backs for 2013</p>

The Big East doesn’t have many household names returning at running back for 2013.

Houston’s Charles Sims is one of the best all-around backs in college football and leads the way for the Big East in 2013. Joining Sims atop the rankings is UCF’s Storm Johnson, Connecticut’s Lyle McCombs and Rutgers’ Savon Huggins. McCombs had a disappointing 2012 season but should top 1,000 yards in 2013.

Ranking the Big East's Quarterbacks for 2013

Teddy Bridgewater ranks as the No. 1 quarterback in the Big East for 2013.
<p> Ranking the Big East's Quarterbacks for 2013</p>

With all of the teams coming and going in the Big East, the conference is clearly one in transition for 2013.

Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater is clearly the No. 1 quarterback in the Big East for 2013 and should be one of college football’s top 10 Heisman contenders. After Bridgewater, there’s a drop-off to the No. 2 option.

Ranking the Big East's College Football Coaches for 2013

Louisville's Charlie Strong ranks as the No. 1 coach in the Big East for 2013.
<p> Ranking the Big East's College Football Coaches for 2013</p>

Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable.

Considering how important coaches are to teams or even making preseason predictions, Athlon is taking a look at how each conference stacks up with its head coach rankings for 2013.

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