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College Football Bowl Projections for 2017-18

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
All 14 weeks of the college football season are in the books, and the official announcement for bowls and the CFB Playoff is just hours away. Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia secured playoff bids with wins in conference championship games, but the No. 4 spot between Ohio State and Alabama remains uncertain going into Selection Sunday. With the Week 14 contests completed, it's time...

Predicting Which Teams Make the College Football Playoff on Selection Sunday

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s regular season is complete and the four teams in the CFB Playoff will be announced on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Following the championship games on Saturday night, the selection committee is set to decide the final top 25, New Year’s Six bowl participants and playoff teams.   For the most part, the committee’s decision was made easy by the...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Week 14 of the 2017 college football season is the final weekend of action and several key matchups are on tap for Championship Saturday. The action starts on Friday night with the Pac-12 Championship and a rematch from earlier this year, as USC and Stanford meet at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Saturday's slate features a couple of intriguing matchups in the first wave of games,...

10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With the end of college football’s regular season comes numerous coaching vacancies. Some programs, like Florida and UCLA, have found their guy. Others — um, Tennessee — have made national news, but still don’t have a coach to show for it.     A good coaching hire can revitalize a program. A bad one can cause years of damage. Everything looks easy from a...

MAC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Akron vs. Toledo

By Juan Jose Rodriguez, 1 month 3 weeks ago
A conference championship drought of at least 12 years will end on Saturday when Akron and Toledo square off at Ford Field in Detroit for the Marathon MAC Football Championship Game. Toledo's last MAC title came in 2004, the first year the game was played in the Motor City. Akron’s only appearance in the conference championship — which it won —came just a year later,...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Updated)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 13th weekend of the 2017 season featured several rivalry matchups, including the showdown in the SEC between Auburn and Alabama. The Tigers victory pushes coach Gus Malzahn's team into the top four, while the Crimson Tide are...

Awesome College Football Alternate Uniforms from Week 13

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Alternate uniforms and helmets are a big part of every team’s wardrobe throughout any season. While there’s nothing wrong with traditional uniforms and helmets, a different look is never a bad thing. And over the last few years, it seems more teams are using alternate uniforms throughout the season. With several awesome designs making an appearance in Week 13, here are ones we liked...

College Football Week 13 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Week 13 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Rivalry weekend wasn't short on intrigue or big performances, as Auburn knocked off Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Pitt upset Miami on Friday, and Ohio State rallied to beat Michigan in Ann Arbor. Oklahoma, Clemson and Wisconsin all scored huge victories to remain in the hunt for a...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 13

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Week 13 of the 2017 college football season is the final full weekend of action, and there's no shortage of intrigue with several rivalry matchups on tap. The action begins on Tuesday night with three MAC games and continues on Thanksgiving night with the Egg Bowl rivalry between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Friday's slate features 15 games, including UCF-USF, Miami-Pitt,...

Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Akron Zips Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 12 hours ago
The stakes are high on Tuesday night for midweek MACtion, as Akron hosts rival Kent State needing a victory to claim the East Division title. In one of the MAC’s biggest surprises in conference play this year, the Zips knocked off Ohio last Tuesday and moved within one victory of the East Division crown. For Kent State, Tuesday night is an opportunity to play spoiler and end the season on...