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Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

It's never too early to look ahead to next season.
Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

Less than 48 hours after the crowning of the 2014 national champion — congrats to the Ohio State Buckeyes by the way — we are already looking ahead to 2015.

 

Why not? After one of the most entertaining football seasons in history, why shouldn’t we be fired up about another year of upsets, records and overtime?

 

Here is a really, really early look at the top 25 games to look forward to in 2015:

 

5 Bowl Winners Who Could Be Overrated in 2015

Watch out for teams whose bowl wins could be fool's gold
5 Bowl Winners Who Could Be Overrated in 2015

For better or worse, Oklahoma will not be a victim of what we’re going to call the Oklahoma Effect.

 

This is the trend in which a lopsided bowl win leads to a team facing unattainable expectations the following year.

 

Why the Oklahoma Effect? The Sooners finished 2013 with a 45-31 win over then-No. 3 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl behind the play of quarterback Trevor Knight.

 

Early College Football National Championship Odds Released for 2015-16

The Buckeyes are favorites to repeat in 2015.
Early College Football National Championship Odds Released for 2015-16

The 2014 college football season just ended, but the upcoming 2015 campaign isn’t that far off. Bovada is getting a start on 2015 by releasing early championship odds for next season.

 

Ohio State is a favorite to repeat, with TCU and Alabama just behind the Buckeyes in the overall odds.

 

Check out Bovada’s early national championship odds for 2015:

 

Ohio State: 5/1

TCU: 15/2

Alabama: 10/1

Oregon: 14/1

Oregon's 2015 National Title Hopes Filled With Question Marks

The Ducks have key concerns to address.
Oregon's 2015 National Title Hopes Filled With Question Marks

Oregon fell short of claiming its first national championship with a 42-20 loss to Ohio State on Monday night. The Ducks have played in college football’s title game in two out of the last five years but lost both matchups. The lack of a championship trophy shouldn’t minimize the run Oregon has been on in recent years.

Can Ohio State Repeat as College Football's National Champions in 2015?

The Buckeyes are loaded for another run in 2015.
Can Ohio State Repeat as College Football's National Champions in 2015?

Ohio State is back on top of the college football world after a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship on Monday night. The run to the title was a surprising one for coach Urban Meyer’s team, as the Buckeyes were down to their third quarterback and had to defeat the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the playoff committee rankings. However, no obstacle was too tough for Ohio State to overcome.

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College Football's Early National Championship Favorites for 2015

Ohio State, TCU and Alabama are the early favorites next year.
College Football's Early National Championship Favorites for 2015

The 2014-15 college football season concluded with Ohio State’s 42-20 win over Oregon on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. Although the on-field game action is over until next August, spring practice and offseason workouts will start for some teams in February. And with Signing Day just around the corner, there’s no shortage of college football news to fill the offseason void.

 

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Recapping Ohio State's National Championship

We break down what Ohio State's title means for the Big Ten, the Buckeyes and the future
Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Recapping Ohio State's National Championship

 

Ohio State has won the first College Football Playoff national championship, and Athlon Sports college football writers Braden Gall and David Fox are here to break down how it happened and what it all means.

Ranking the College Football National Champions since 1998

How do the best teams of the last two decades stack up against one another?
Ranking the College Football National Champions since 1998

Many consider the modern era of college football to be 1998-present — when the Bowl Championship Series went into effect.

 

Every team that wins the season’s final game is historically great in its own unique way, but trying to figure out who would win among those champs is a fun exercise.

 

Here is our best shot at ranking the national champions in the modern era of college football (1998-present):

 

The College Basketball Weekly 10: Duke Undefeated No More: Kentucky, Virginia Challenged

As conference play continues, life isn't easy for top teams
The College Basketball Week 10: Duke Undefeated No More: Kentucky, Virginia Challenged

Regular season college basketball is going to have a tough time pulling eyes away from the NFL and college football playoffs.

 

Credit the sport for making a good effort during the weekend.

 

Two undefeated teams, Kentucky and Virginia, played games down to the wire, including one in double overtime.

 

The hammer finally fell on an undefeated team when NC State upset Duke with surprising ease. The surprises continued into Sunday evening when Oregon State defeated Arizona for the Beavers’ first win over a top 10 team since 2000.

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