Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 12

Outlandish and outrageous things to watch for in college football this weekend.
Outrageous College Football Predictions: 2014 Week 12

The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall.


The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 12.


Note: The point of this column is to have some fun and make some outlandish predictions. Please react accordingly.


The Top 50 College Basketball Coaches for 2014-15

Michigan State's Tom Izzo tops our list of the best on the bench
The Top 50 College Basketball Coaches for 2014-15

Believe us, we don’t like repeating ourselves. Naming the same coach as No. 1 in the country for a third consecutive season is a little boring.


We tried to justify a new coach at the No. 1 spot if only to freshen things up a bit.


But each of the candidates for the top spot had a flaw. The last time we saw Mike Krzyzewski, he was walking off the court after a loss to Mercer. 


Hamlin, Harvick, Logano and Newman to settle NASCAR Chase in Homestead

Through the Gears: The four things we learned in Phoenix
Post-race reaction from the NASCAR SPrint CUp race in Phoenix, where Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and Joey Logano will advance for next week's final showdown.

Twenty-four hours after NASCAR’s Phoenix finish, the landscape within the sport is buzzing with more diverse opinions than we’ve heard in any recent election. On one side sits a growing chorus of voices claiming this new format is the best decision CEO Brian France ever made, a life-saving choice for stock car racing that turns the tide for NASCAR after years of steady decline.

Celebrating Athlon's NASCAR Rookie of the Year: Kyle Larson

Larson's first-year stats on par with great rookies of the past
Celebrating a spectacular rookie season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by Kyle Larson.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.


Today, David celebrates the 2014 Athlon Sports NASCAR Rookie of the Year, Kyle Larson.



College Football Playoff Rankings Analysis: Week 12

TCU's move to No. 4 brings questions
College Football Playoff Rankings Analysis: Week 12

The first major dilemmas for the College Football Playoff selection committee may be on the way.


Baylor’s trouncing of Oklahoma in Norman vaulted the Bears into the top 10 of the weekly rankings, but it wasn't enough to push Baylor ahead of TCU, raising questions about head-to-head wins and non-conference scheduling.


Indeed, Baylor may force the selection committee some interesting explanations if the Bears continue to win.


Here's why:


Fantasy Football 2014 Waiver Wire: Week 11

Fred Jackson should be leading the charge in Buffalo’s backfield very soon
Fantasy Football 2014 Waiver Wire: Week 11

The fantasy football season has entered the home stretch with Week 11 on the horizon. The fantasy playoffs will begin in a few weeks, which means these next few games could make or break many a season. Reinforcements are on the way now that the two big bye weeks are in the rear-view mirror.

College Football's Post-Week 11 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 11 Playoff Projection

College football’s playoff committee has released two sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and will look drastically different from the release of the first poll to the last one, the playoff committee's poll provided some insight into the process.


College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 11.
College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections 2014

College football’s 2014 season has reached its final stretch run, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its third set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea of what the committee values heading into the last few weeks of the season.


Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalists Announced

Prestigious award to be presented to top college quarterback on Dec. 8
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalists Announced

The field of candidates for one of college football’s most prestigious awards has been narrowed down to five with the announcement of this season’s finalists for The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.