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Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 14

Le'Veon Bell is second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 1,689
Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 14

Le’Veon Bell led off this list last week and he didn’t disappoint, but it was the return of another workhorse that prompted a change on Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 14. After missing the past two games because of a groin injury, Arian Foster was back at it this past Sunday for the Texans.

Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

Ryan Fitzpatrick had a career day Sunday against his former team, throwing six touchdown passes and putting up 51.3 fantasy points against the Titans
Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

Even though there’s been a change atop the quarterback leaderboard, Aaron Rodgers maintains his spot atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 14. Andrew Luck tossed a season-best five touchdown passes against Washington, allowing him to move past Peyton Manning for the top spot in fantasy points.

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Championship Weekend

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

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 15.

 

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

 

Expert Poll: Week 14 Heisman Trophy Voting

Amari Cooper was unstoppable against Auburn.
Expert Poll: Week 14 Heisman Trophy Voting

Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy.

 

Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point.

 

The Panel:

 

SEC-Big 12 Challenge Preview and Predictions

Big 12 looking to showcase depth. SEC looking to showcase anything
SEC-Big 12 Challenge Preview and Predictions

For a challenge between the strongest major conference from top to bottom a year ago (the Big 12) against the most top heavy (the SEC), this year’s event has surprisingly interesting matchups.

 

The headliner, Texas’ trip to Kentucky, matches two teams with Final Four aspirations and star-studded frontcourts. Arkansas and Iowa State should meet in an entertaining up-and-down affair. The matchup in Morgantown features one overachieving team (West Virginia) with one still struggling to find its way (LSU).

 

College Football Playoff Rankings Analysis: Week 15

Baylor, Florida State sustain shocking drops
College Football Playoff Rankings Analysis: Week 15

In general, the best advice about the weekly playoff rankings is to take a deep breath and move on.

If there’s a time before the final playoff pairings to wonder just what is going on in that committee room in Dallas and wonder if some teams were better off with the BCS, this is that time.

 

Again, panic is not advised, but if that's your bag, we grant you permission.

8 Coaching Candidates to Replace Brady Hoke at Michigan

Who will replace Hoke in Ann Arbor?
8 Coaching Candidates to Replace Brady Hoke at Michigan

Michigan is the second Big Ten coaching position to open this offseason, as coach Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday. Hoke went 31-20 in four seasons with the Wolverines, including an 11-2 record in 2011. However, since leading Michigan to a Sugar Bowl appearance and winning 11 games, the Wolverines are just 20-18 and missed out on a bowl in 2014.

 

Embattled Indiana Coach Tom Crean Enters Critical Week

After tumultuous offseason, Hoosiers face Pittsburgh, Louisville this week
Embattled Indiana Coach Tom Crean Enters Critical Week

Lucky for Tom Crean, the tumultuous offseason is over. Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers can breathe a little easier, for the time being, and concentrate strictly on basketball.

Just three weeks ago, Crean was feeling the pressure from an IU fan base starved for a sixth national title banner to hang in Assembly Hall. Or at least an Indiana program back in the NCAA Tournament after a one-year absence.

Instead, Bloomington had controversy.

College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 14.
College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections 2014

The final week of the 2014 college football season has arrived, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its sixth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, and there’s one more poll coming from the committee next Sunday after the Week 15 action.

 

College Football's Post-Week 14 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 14 Playoff Projection

College football’s playoff committee has released four 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.

 

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