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15 Potential Upsets That Could Shake Up the College Football Playoff

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 months ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, creating a firestorm of criticism on social media and around the internet this week. Clemson topped the rankings at No. 1, followed by LSU, Ohio State and Alabama to round out the top four. The Crimson Tide at No. 4 was easily one of the biggest points of contention by many fans and media...

Baylor Bears vs. Kansas State Wildcats Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Simon, 2 years 2 months ago
Currently winless in the Big 12 this season, the Kansas State Wildcats haven’t exactly been a pushover. Close losses to TCU and Oklahoma State show they have the ability to compete with the elite teams in the conference. The Wildcats will get their chance yet again this Thursday to prove their worth by welcoming the No. 6-ranked Baylor Bears to Manhattan. Just like last season Baylor...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 10

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 months ago
Week 10 of the 2015 college football season starts with six games on Thursday night, including Baylor visiting Kansas State. The Bears lost starting quarterback Seth Russell to a season-ending neck injury against Iowa State, and Thursday’s game will be the first start for true freshman Jarrett Stidham under center. Three matchups are slated for Friday, including Temple visiting SMU....

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 10

By J.P. Scott, 2 years 2 months ago
Now that the first College Football Playoff rankings have been released, we have a definitive list of contenders to keep our eyes on. The only problem is, that list is going to look a lot different next weekend, thanks to the pending outrageousness that is going to take place in Week 10. Look for six currently undefeated teams to add a loss to their record. Five of those losses are...

College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 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...

Your Guide to Rooting for an SEC-Free College Football Playoff

By J.P. Scott, 2 years 2 months ago
If you're like me, you're a bald white guy in his late 30s who writes about college football for beer money. Additionally, unless you are a fan of an SEC football team, you smile like you just got away with something every time something bad happens to the SEC. How big would that smile be if the SEC was shut out of the College Football Playoff this season? That's what I thought...

College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings Revealed

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 months ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, featuring Clemson at No. 1 and LSU at No. 2. Ohio State checked in at No. 3 and Alabama at No. 4. The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final reveal on Dec. 6 for the last top 25 and playoff announcements. ...

Ranking College Football Conferences After October

By John La Fleur, 2 years 2 months ago
On Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff selection committee will release its first rankings of the season. From now until the end of the regular season, these are the only rankings that truly matter. One aspect that the committee members should consider is the strength of the conferences for each of the team in consideration. If one or two members of a conference are still...

College Football Week 9 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 months ago
Week 9 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 9. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 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...