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Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

Vince Young single-handedly led Texas to victory over two-time defending champion USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl in one of the greatest college football games ever played
Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

Depending on the matchup, college football’s national championship game can be one for the ages or a real bore. The last three games have all been spectacular. Will Monday's matchup between No. 2 Clemson and No. 1 Alabama, the teams' third in the last four years, follow suit?

 

Between the pre-BCS No. 1 vs. No. 2 pairings and the national championship games, there have been some classic moments that are etched in our memories. Here are the top 10.

 

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

Expert predictions for every bowl and playoff game
College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15, and continues until the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif., on Jan. 7. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 15, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.

 

College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

A quick and easy schedule for every bowl game in 2018-19
College Football 2018-19 Bowl Schedule

College football’s 2018-19 bowl season kicks off on Dec. 15 and features 41 overall games, including the finale on Jan. 7 with the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif. Most of the bowl games will be televised by ESPN, but CBS, FOX, Fox Sports 1, ABC and CBS Sports Network will carry a couple of the postseason contests.

 

To help prepare your viewing experience for the college football bowl season, Athlon Sports has compiled a complete bowl schedule with start time, television (TV) network, spread, over/under and matchups.

 

College Football's Top 5 Uncommitted Recruits After Early Signing Day

Southern Cal WR Bru McCoy is one of the most sought-after Class of 2019 recruits yet to pick a school
College Football's Top 5 Uncommitted Recruits After Early Signing Day

The Early Singing Period came and went with the SEC swallowing up the rest of the nation on the recruiting trail. Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M, and LSU have the top four recruiting classes respectively with Clemson sliding into the fifth spot on Thursday, supplanting Oregon, for now. Most of the teams currently ranked in the top 10 have very little wiggle room to move up the rankings with classes near completion, but if there is a chance to land any of the uncommitted 5- and 4-star talents left on the board, any and every team will make it happen.

 

Greatest College Football Winning Streaks Since 1950

UCF's streak now stands at 25, but when does it become one for the history books?
Greatest College Football Winning Streaks Since 1950

UCF ran its winning streak to 25 games with a 56-41 victory over Memphis in the AAC Championship Game on Saturday. The No. 8 Knights (12-0, 8-0 AAC) overcame the absence of two-time AAC Offensive Player of the Year McKenzie Milton and a 17-point halftime deficit to beat the Tigers for the second time this season. Winners of back-to-back AAC titles, UCF will take on No. 11 LSU in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day.

 

College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

Athlon makes its picks for All-America honors
College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

With college football’s 2018 regular season in the books and bowl season upcoming, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. As expected, the toughest debate on offense came at quarterback.

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2018-19 Bowl Game

Expert predictions for every bowl and playoff game against the spread
College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2018-19 Bowl Game

College football’s 2018-19 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread for every postseason contest. Five games are slated for Dec. 15 to start the bowl season, which continues until Jan. 1 with the New Year’s Six matchups. The national championship for the 2018-19 season will be played in Santa Clara, Calif on Jan. 7, featuring the winners of the Cotton and Orange Bowl contests.

 

Pac-12 2018 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2018 season
Pac-12 2018 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Washington State entered the 2018 season with uncertainty at quarterback, but coach Mike Leach’s team ended the year with the Pac-12's Offensive Player of the Year on the Athlon Sports 2018 All-Pac-12 team. Gardner Minshew – a transfer from East Carolina – threw for 4,477 yards and 36 touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a 10-2 mark and a second-place finish in the Pac-12 North. North Division champion Washington boasted the league’s No. 1 defense, as coordinator Jimmy Lake’s group held opponents to 15.5 points a game.

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowl Games: From Must-See to Must-Miss

Athlon ranks the bowl games from worst to first
Ranking All 39 College Football Bowl Games: From Must-See to Must-Miss

College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2018-19 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Alabama takes on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, with Clemson meeting Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. The winner of those two games will square off in Santa Clara on Jan. 7 for the national championship. It's no secret those two games are must-see matchups, but there's also no shortage of quality bowl contests outside of the playoff.

College Football Rankings: Top 130 Teams

Athlon ranks every FBS team after Week 14
College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

With the 14th week of action from the 2018 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. Alabama finished the regular season as the No. 1 team after beating Georgia in the SEC Championship, followed by Clemson at No. 2 and Notre Dame at No. 3. Oklahoma jumps to No. 4 following its victory over Texas in the Big 12 Championship. Check out Athlon's full 130 team rankings following the games after Week 14:

 

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