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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:

 

USC Football: Is Kliff Kingsbury the Right Choice as the Trojans' Offensive Coordinator?

Clay Helton's coaching staff shakeup punctuated by the addition of the former Texas Tech head coach
USC Football: Is Kliff Kingsbury the Right Choice as the Trojans' Offensive Coordinator?

After finishing a disappointing 5-7 (4-5 in the Pac-12), USC head coach Clay Helton kept his job but everyone knew changes were coming. While some Trojans assistants have already been dismissed or left for other opportunities, Helton has already demonstrated that things will be different for the Men of Troy in 2019 by hiring former Texas Tech head coach Kilff Kingsbury as offensive coordinator.

 

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14)

Ranking the top 25 teams in college football after Week 14
College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14)

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 14th weekend of the 2018 season was headlined by conference championship games, including Alabama's comeback win over Georgia, Oklahoma's revenge victory over Texas, and Clemson's blowout win against Pitt. The Crimson Tide, Tigers and Notre Dame take the top three spots, with Oklahoma edging Georgia and Ohio State for No.

College Football Week 14 Awards

Athlon hands out the awards from the Week 14 action
College Football Week 14 Awards

With the 14th 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 14:

 

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 14

Predictions for every FBS game in Week 14
College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 14

College football’s 2018 regular season slate concludes with a Week 14 schedule featuring 16 games from Friday to Saturday night. All 10 of college football's conferences have championship games slated this weekend, with six other matchups slated for Saturday that are due to cancellations from the regular season.

 

The Week 14 slate begins on Friday night, as Buffalo and Northern Illinois meet in the MAC Championship Game, while Washington and Utah battle for a trip to the Rose Bowl in the Pac-12 title game.

 

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