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Week 14 2016 NFL Picks: Challenge Athlon Sports Experts!

Think you can beat our writers and editors? Put your picks to the test
Week 14 2016 NFL Picks: Challenge Athlon Sports Experts!

The NFL season is into its final month, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day.

 

The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the chance to compete with your friends and our experts each week.

 

20 Players on the Rise Entering College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season

Here are 20 rising stars to watch during the bowl season.
20 Players on the Rise Entering College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season

Breakout players or the emergence of new stars is an annual tradition for all 128 college football teams. However, with the focus shifting to the bowl season, it’s never too early to think about players that could use the postseason as a springboard to an even bigger 2017 campaign.

College Football Podcast: Final Weekend Review

Don't overlook Clemson when filling out your Playoff bracket.
College Football Podcast: Final Weekend Review

Athlon Sports recaps Championship Week and breaks down the final Playoff rankings. Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear!

 

- Alabama is boring and Clemson is really good. In fact, the Tigers might be the best team in the nation not named Alabama.

 

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway “Throw-off” Has Become a Traveshamockery

When you start throwing footballs with two hands, you've gone too far
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway “Throw-off” Has Become a Traveshamockery

The Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway — in which students compete against each other by throwing footballs through giant, inflatable Dr. Pepper cans — has provided some of the greatest moments of championship weekend over the years, such as Ivon “Dr. Pepper is the seriously the best thing to ever happen to me!” Padilla-Rodriguez in 2011.

 

Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016: From Must-See to Must-Miss

Athlon ranks the bowl games from No. 1-40.
Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016: From Must-See to Must-Miss

College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2016-17 bowl season are set. The bowl slate features 40 matchups and the national championship game to be played on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. The postseason action starts on Dec.

5 Reasons Why Alabama Will Win the College Football Playoff

Here's why Nick Saban's team will win it all.
5 Reasons Why Alabama Will Win the College Football Playoff 2016

Alabama heads into the 2016 College Football Playoff as the favorite to win it all once again. The Crimson Tide are looking to go back-to-back as national champs, matching their 2011-12 teams under coach Nick Saban. Alabama has been a model of consistency at a high level under Saban.

College Football Playoff 2016 Matchups and Schedule

The CFB Playoff matchups are set.
College Football 2016 Playoff Matchups

The teams and matchups for college football’s 2016-17 playoff are set. With no upsets or surprises on Championship Saturday, the top four teams were easy picks for the College Football Playoff selection committee. Alabama claimed the No. 1 overall seed after a perfect 13-0 regular season, with Clemson at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4.

 

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14, 2016)

Ranking the top 25 teams in college football after Week 14.
College Football Top 25 Rankings

Weekly rankings are a big part of every college football season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The final weekend of the 2016 regular season produced a couple of interesting conference championship matchups. Clemson held off Virginia Tech in the fourth quarter to claim its second consecutive ACC title. Penn State rallied from a 28-7 deficit to beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game, while Washington dominated Colorado 41-10 on Friday night to win the Pac-12 Championship.

ACC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech

The Tigers and Hokies meet in Orlando for the ACC Championship.
ACC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech 2016

Clemson is just 60 minutes away from a berth in the College Football Playoff, but the Tigers still have a tough matchup ahead on Saturday against Virginia Tech in Orlando for the 2016 ACC Championship. With a win over the Hokies, Clemson will earn its first back-to-back titles since the inception of the conference title game in 2005.

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