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College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

The Iron Bowl is one of many must-see games this fall.
College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

You need to know which games you can’t miss in 2014? Here is a comprehensive list of the Top 50 must-see college football games of the year. Set the DVR now.

 

Predicting the National College Football Awards for 2014

Athlon Sports predicts every major national college football award for 2014.
National College Football Awards Predictions for 2014

Walk into any major college football facility and you will likely be greeted by some sort of massive trophy case.

 

Some are bigger than others, some are more stocked than others and some are featured more prominently than others. But every school has one.

 

Alabama's Mosley earns Athlon National Player of the Week honors

Auburn's Marshall, UCLA's Jack also earn weekly player honors
Alabama's Mosley earns Athlon National Player of the Week honors

As many of his teammates left school early to go to the NFL Draft, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley remained in Tuscaloosa for an extra year of seasoning.

That experience was apparent Saturday in the Crimson Tide’s biggest win of the season to date. Dominant defensive performances for Alabama aren’t rare, but Mosley led one of the Tide’s best efforts of the season in the 38-17 win over LSU.

College Football's Top 35 Breakout Players for 2013

Florida State's Jameis Winston is the top breakout player for 2013.
College Football's Top 35 Breakout Players for 2013

Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.

2013 Preseason Top 25 Heisman Trophy Candidates

AP Poll: Where BCS Champions Rank in the Preseason

Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?
Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?

When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.

The Top 100 College Football Players of the BCS Era

College Football's Top 10 Players Returning From Injury for 2013

Colorado's Paul Richardson is back after missing all of 2012.
College Football's Top 10 Players Returning From Injury for 2013

Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Just ask the coaching staffs at Maryland, Missouri or USC.The Terrapins lost four quarterbacks to season-ending injuries last year, while the Tigers played 2012 without the services of standout running back Henry Josey. USC lost defensive end Devon Kennard in the preseason, which played a role in the Trojans’ defense finishing seventh in the Pac-12 in yards allowed.

USC Football: The Impact of Reggie Bush Could Never Be Erased

Despite a decade-long disassociation from the Trojans, Bush remained an icon
USC Football: The Impact of Reggie Bush Could Never Be Erased

USC running back Markese Stepp barrelled into the end zone through the vaunted Utah defense last September, tacking on a fourth-quarter score that essentially slammed the door on the then-No. 10-ranked Utes. As the hard-running Stepp rumbled in for the score, he let his momentum carry him all the way to the FOX Sports mobile studio setup, coincidentally situated directly behind the Coliseum's West end zone.

 

Pac-12 Football 2020 Predictions

Complete Pac-12 preview for the 2020 season
Pac-12 Football 2020 Predictions

The 2020 race to win the Pac-12 starts with last year’s champion – Oregon. The Ducks are Athlon’s pick to win the league once again in 2020, but in a twist, it’s coach Mario Cristobal’s defense – not the usual high-powered Oregon offense – that leads the way. Cristobal hired former Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead to direct an offense replacing quarterback Justin Herbert and four starters along the offensive line.

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