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Top 25 College Football Games of 2017

McKenzie Milton came up huge for undefeated and Peach Bowl-bound UCF in two of the season's best games
Top 25 College Football Games of 2017

One could make a strong argument that the 2017 college football season ranks among the very best of modern times. This campaign featured countless heart-stopping finishes, provided landscape-altering upsets, and was highlighted with many of the best individual performances of recent memory.

 

10 2018 Heisman Trophy Candidates to Watch in Bowl Games

Wisconsin freshman RB Jonathan Taylor has a shot at a 2,000-yard season when the Badgers take on Miami in the Orange Bowl
10 2018 Heisman Trophy Candidates to Watch in Bowl Games

As the 2017 college football season comes to a close, we can’t help but look ahead to 2018. Although the bowl season got started on Saturday, there are still 32 more games to go plus the two College Football Playoff semifinals and national championship game on Jan. 8.

15 Best Pac-12 College Football Games of 2017

Josh Rosen helped orchestrate the greatest comeback in UCLA history in the Bruins' opener against Texas A&M
15 Best Pac-12 College Football Games of 2017

Pac-12 After Dark gained popularity in recent years as a social media hashtag, denoting a wild finish out West. While the title suggests nighttime football, Pac-12 After Dark is more of a mindset; plenty of raucous finishes in the conference played out in the daytime during 2017.

 

Pac-12 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2017 season.
Pac-12 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Behind quarterback Sam Darnold and a talented front seven on defense this year, USC claimed its first Pac-12 title since 2008. The Trojans missed out on a CFB Playoff berth after suffering two losses in the regular season, but coach Clay Helton's team finished with an 11-2 mark and won the league title game over Stanford in early December.

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Las Vegas, Bahamas, Birmingham and Dollar General

Athlon picks the first 14 bowl games against the spread.
College Football Bowl Spread Predictions: Las Vegas, Bahamas, Birmingham and Dollar General

College football's bowl season starts on Dec. 16 with five matchups on tap, including Oregon-Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl, as well as North Texas and Troy meeting in the New Orleans Bowl. After the opening Saturday of the 2017-18 bowl season, nine other games are slated prior to Dec. 25.

Ranking the Watchability of the Pac-12's Bowl Games in 2017

USC will take on Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl Classic in one of the more intriguing postseason matchups
Ranking the Watchability of the Pac-12's Bowl Games in 2017

Nine Pac-12 teams will continue their seasons with a bowl game in December. The league offered remarkable balance in the 2017 season, with seven teams winning at least seven games.

 

Predictions for Every College Football 2017-18 Bowl Game

Predictions and picks for all 39 postseason games and the national championship.
Predictions for Every College Football 2017-18 Bowl Game

College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 16 and continues until the national championship in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 8. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 16, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.

 

5 Biggest Landslides in Heisman Trophy Voting History

Baker Mayfield is expected to be named the latest Heisman winner on Saturday, but what will the final margin be?
5 Biggest Landslides in Heisman Trophy Voting History

It looks like Baker Mayfield will be awarded the Heisman Trophy this Saturday. Even with some questionable on-field actions, the most recent which resulted in him not starting (he missed two plays) or serving as captain on Senior Day, Mayfield is the front-runner by far. Will he win by one of the biggest landslides in Heisman history? Well, that’s a pretty high bar.

 

What Would a 16-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

Four is OK. Eight would be better. But 16 would be perfect, right Lane?
What Would a 16-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

Now that the College Football Playoff selection committee has decided which four teams will compete for the national championship, we can all sit back and offer up our opinions on what they did wrong and how the system could be better.

 

Every year, I toss in my two cents via a 16-team playoff plan. It's beautiful, and it's perfect.

What Could an Eight-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

An expanded playoff would give every deserving team a chance to play for a national title
What Could an Eight-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

The College Football Playoff bracket is set, and much like every season since its inception, the selection process is once again mired in controversy. Most of the controversy this season surrounds the committee's decision to put Alabama in the playoff instead of Big Ten champion Ohio State.

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