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College Football Week 8 Awards

Athlon hands out the awards from the Week 8 action
College Football Week 8 Awards

With the eighth weekend of the 2018 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 8:

 

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 8)

Ranking the top 25 teams in college football after Week 8
College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 8)

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. The eighth weekend of the 2018 season featured a couple of upsets to shake up the rankings, as Oregon lost at Washington State, and Ohio State was dominated by Purdue in West Lafayette. At the top, Alabama maintains the No. 1 ranking after beating Tennessee 58-21, while Clemson moves to No. 2 after handling NC State 41-7. Washington State, Stanford and Utah join the top 25 after big wins in Week 8.

College Football Picks: Predicting Final Scores for Every Game in Week 8

Michigan State eyes yet another win over the Wolverines
College Football Picks: Predicting Final Scores for Every Game in Week 8

The Week 8 edition of picking every game on the college football schedule is highlighted by a huge intrastate battle in the Big Ten; some intriguing showdowns in the Pac-12; and a sneaky good game in the SEC West as Mississippi State travels to LSU. Here is every game on the Week 8 slate:

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

 

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 8

Predictions for every FBS game in Week 8
College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 8

College football’s 2018 season continues with a Week 8 slate that features 55 matchups from Thursday night to Saturday, and Athlon Sports is ready with predictions for every contest. Georgia State-Arkansas State kicks off the action on Thursday, with Stanford at Arizona State providing an intriguing Pac-12 matchup later that night. The Mountain West takes center stage on Friday, as Colorado State plays at Boise State and Air Force travels to UNLV. The Saturday slate begins with a huge showdown in the Big Ten between Michigan and Michigan State.

USC Trojans vs. Utah Utes Prediction and Preview

Trojans head to Salt Lake City to face the Utes with control of the Pac-12 South on the line
USC Trojans vs. Utah Utes Prediction and Preview

Dramatic finishes have become a trademark of recent games between Utah and USC. When the Trojans visit Salt Lake City on Saturday to take on the Utes, chances are good the same scenario will play out once again.

 

USC Football: Trojans Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

The Trojans will have to overcome the loss of Porter Gustin if they want to defend their Pac-12 title
USC Football: Trojans Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

The USC Trojans have hit the mid-way point of the season and all of their goals are still within reach. The Men of Troy (4-2, 3-1 Pac-12) currently are in first place in the Pac-12 South, though a game with Utah this weekend will go a long way toward deciding the outcome of the division race.

5 Most Chaotic Weekends in College Football History

One weekend can turn the college football season on its ear
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5 Most Chaotic Weekends in College Football History

This past weekend reminded us why we love college football, as eight of the teams in the Associated Press Top 25 poll lost. Among the victims were four in the top 10 — No. 2 Georgia, No. 6 West Virginia, No. 7 Washington and No. 8 Penn State.

 

College Fantasy Football: Week 8 DFS Picks Saturday (Oct. 20) Games

Let our fantasy experts help you pick a great college fantasy football lineup
College Fantasy Football: Week 8 DFS Picks Saturday (Oct. 20) Games

Week 8 of the 2018 college football season continues on Saturday. That means it’s time to pick your optimal DraftKings college football fantasy lineup. Fortunately, our college football fantasy experts are ready to help. Players from 10 matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the first Saturday Noon ET games and seven for the 7 p.m. ET window.

 

Here’s what our best Week 8 college fantasy football DFS lineup looks like for Saturday matchups:

 

College Football 2018 Midseason All-America Team

Honoring the top players at the halfway point of the 2018 season
College Football 2018 Midseason All-America Team

With half of the 2018 college football season completed, it’s time to hand out some hardware in the form of midseason All-America selections. This list is likely to look drastically different by December, but the players honored and mentioned below have performed at a high level through the first seven weeks of 2018.

 

USC Football: Reinforcements Arriving for the Trojans Ahead of Pac-12 South Push

Injuries and departures have necessitated new faces to step up for the USC defense
USC Football: Reinforcements Arriving for the Trojans Ahead of Pac-12 South Push

LOS ANGELES —The *POP* as USC freshman linebacker Palaie Gaoteote and Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. collided rang loudly enough throughout Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that it was heard in the press box.

 

A scary play for an observer, to be sure, but Gaoteote said, "It's football. Things happen like that."

 

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