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Cover 2 Podcast Special: Kirk Herbstreit Talk Playoff Rankings, Week 12

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
Host Braden Gall sits down with ESPN college football guru Kirk Herbstreit on this special edition of the Cover 2 podcast. Herbstreit offers his thoughts on the College Football Playoff rankings as well as how the Committee process works.The ESPN analyst also offers his thoughts on a potential Ohio State-Alabama rematch, the big games of Week 12 and which team in the top four is most likely to...

The Big 12 May Again be on the Outside Looking in at the College Football Playoff

By Jeremy Simon, 1 year 8 months ago
It seems that with each passing week the College Football Playoff selection committee finds ways to exclude the Big 12 Conference from the top four spots. This week's rankings were no different and honestly it seems the closer we get to Dec. 4 the less likely it will be the Big 12 will have a representative in the Playoff, again. Related: Five Thoughts on the Nov. 17 College Football...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 12

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Week 12 of the 2015 college football season starts on Wednesday night with two matchups from the MAC. Northern Illinois looks to move one step closer to a MAC West title in a key conference game against Western Michigan. Central Michigan also travels to Kent State on Wednesday night. The pre-Saturday action continues on Thursday with East Carolina at UCF and ULM at Texas State, followed by two...

New College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings (Nov. 17)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its third set of top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained No. 1 for the third straight week in a row, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Notre Dame at No. 4.  The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final...

College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on...

College Football Week 11 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Week 11 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 11. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 11

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

25 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 11 Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Week 11 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of crazy moments, wild finishes and big plays.   Miss anything from Week 11? Here are 25 must-see plays, moments or post-...

Week 11 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
Picked against my own rooting interest last week and, while it helped my overall football predictions (TCU was overrated and Alabama is awesome), it meant two big losses in two big games. But, Navy and Stanford — both 7-2 against the spread this year — continued to pay off and I won the week.  What have you done for me lately, so, we move on to Week 11. So as...

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Baylor Bears Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The Big 12 is on the outside looking in of the College Football’s Playoff after the Nov. 10 rankings release, but the news isn’t all bad for the conference, as Baylor and Oklahoma have a chance to make an impression on the committee Saturday night in Waco. The Big 12 schedule wasn’t intentionally backloaded, but this league features a handful of the best games in the...
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