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College Football's 2020-21 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 5 days ago
The 2020 college football season will forever be remembered for being one of the most unique seasons ever played. But the sport managed to maneuver through varying starting points and cross the finish line with Alabama claiming ownership to another national championship. While there is no questioning Alabama's place in college football, some schools can make or break their image with their...

Ranking College Football's National Champions Since 1998

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 6 days ago
Alabama head coach Nick Saban has quite the collection of national championship hardware. After his 2020 Crimson Tide dismantled Ohio State for the College Football Playoff national championship in Hard Rock Stadium on Monday night, Saban earned his seventh national championship overall, and his sixth with Alabama. And he arguably did so with the best offensive team Alabama has ever fielded. But...

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 6 days ago
Every college football team that won a national championship team was great, but I have attempted to rank every title-winning squad over the past 50 years by asking the following questions:   How strong was their schedule? What was their record? How dominant were their wins? Did they win their conference? Did they win their bowl game? How many elite players did they have?  ...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 14 hours ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2020 season complete after the Ohio State-Alabama showdown in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2021. Alabama ranks as the No. 1 team in the very early top 25, followed by Clemson at No. 2. Oklahoma is poised for a run at the...

College Football: 15 Players With Big Bowl Games Who Could Break Out in 2021

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Just one game remains in the 2020-21 college football season, as the bowl slate wrapped up on Saturday, Jan. 2. It’s hard to read too much into bowl games due to opt outs and the unusual nature of the 2020 season. However, several players had big performances that could carry into the ’21 campaign. The definition of breakout players can vary from analysts and fanbases across the...

Who Should Win the Heisman Trophy for the 2020 College Football Season?

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 15 hours ago
The Heisman Trophy will be presented on Tuesday, Jan. 5 to one of four finalists for the 2020 college football season. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith and Alabama quarterback Mac Jones are up for the most prestigious award in college football. Due to COVID-19 and the timing of the announcement, the award will be presented...

Fiesta Bowl Prediction and Preview: Oregon vs. Iowa State

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The road to Glendale, Arizona, and the 2021 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl was not without some potholes for Oregon and Iowa State.   The two programs, playing for the first time ever, both reached their conference championship games. Iowa State's appearance in the Big 12 title game marked the Cyclones' first since the conference's inception in 1996, while Oregon's upset of USC...

5 Greatest Rose Bowls of All Time

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Alabama and Notre Dame square off this New Year's Day in the Rose Bowl for a chance to play for a national title. The 19.5-point spread is an indication that many sports analysts do not expect this game to be close, but stranger things have happened in college football. If the game is close, it could potentially join this list: the five greatest Rose Bowls of all time.   5. USC 17,...

Alamo Bowl Prediction and Preview: Texas vs. Colorado

By Kyle Kensing, 4 weeks 11 hours ago
When members of the old Southwest Conference joined the former Big 8 in 1996, Colorado and Texas became charter members of the newly formed Big 12 Conference. The two programs, which first met in 1940, played most years during their 14 shared in the league, including in two Big 12 Championship Games.   The Alamo Bowl marks their first meeting since 2009, two years before Colorado moving...

2021 NFL Draft: College Football Players Leaving Early for NFL

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 11 hours ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 29-May 1, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football players are already declaring their intent to jump early to the next level. As of Friday, Dec. 18, 136 underclassmen players have already declared for the 2021 NFL Draft and some will not return to college for a fall or spring season. The list of names declared...
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