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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: 2018 Trojans Preview and Prediction

The Trojans rank No. 21 in Athlon's Top 25 for 2018.
USC Trojans 2018 Preview and Prediction

USC is the defending Pac-12 champion, but the Trojans will have a different look this season, especially on offense. Gone are quarterback Sam Darnold and running back Ronald Jones II, and how their replacements fare will determine if USC can defend its conference crown. The defense also lost some talent, but this unit could end up being even better as coordinator Clancy Pendergast has plenty of pieces to work with.

Pac-12 Football 2018 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the Pac-12's best for 2018.
Pac-12 Football 2018 All-Conference Team

Washington, Oregon, Stanford and USC are projected by most to be the top teams in the Pac-12 this season, and these four programs return a good chunk of the league’s talent on the all-conference team. The Huskies lead the way on Athlon’s 2018 All-Pac-12 team with 15 selections, followed by the Ducks with 14, the Trojans with 12 and the Cardinal with 11.

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