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College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 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 fourth weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing non-conference and league matchups. Alabama dominated Vanderbilt to remain No. 1 in the rankings, and Clemson remained at No. 2 following a ...

Seven-Step Drop: Big 12, Big Ten Title Races Shaping up to be Great Down the Stretch

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Even without names attached to games this past weekend, you knew that things were ripe to be extra exciting around college football in Week 4.   It was that murky time where most teams have wrapped up non-conference play (romping over a bunch of cupcakes) and all set to begin their pursuit of league titles and bear down to chase playoff spots. Mix in the fact that nearly half of the top...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Week 4)

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 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 fourth weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing non-conference and league matchups. Alabama dominated Vanderbilt to remain No. 1 in the rankings, and Clemson remained at No. 2 following a ...

College Football Week 4 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Week 4 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Penn State, Alabama, USC and Oklahoma picked up key road wins in conference play. Additionally, Week 4 featured a couple of upsets. NC State knocked off Florida State in Tallahassee, and TCU provided a shake up at the top of the Big 12 by defeating Oklahoma State in...

SEC Week 4 College Football Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Week 4 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. The weekend slate featured Texas A&M's overtime win over Arkansas, Georgia's dominant victory over Mississippi State, South Carolina's last-second field goal to knock off Louisiana Tech, while Alabama and Auburn earned easy victories in conference play....

Bills' Marcell Dareus Shows Us the Best Chicken Wings in Buffalo

By Nathan Rush, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Few cities are as synonymous with a type of food as Buffalo, N.Y., is with chicken wings. So we asked the Bills’ best player to take us to Buffalo’s best chicken wing spot. All-Pro defensive lineman Marcell Dareus’ favorite spot is Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar [DBGB]. And who are we to argue with a 330-pound, 27-year-old multi-millionaire wearing gold chains and a captain...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 4

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 2 days ago
After a thrilling Week 3 brought us half a dozen wild finishes and some big-time upsets, the upcoming weekend in college football promises to be even better for fans across the country as conference play begins in earnest just about everywhere. As great as some of the matchups are though, they might not hold a candle to the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball...

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Preview and Prediction

By Eric Sorenson, 4 months 2 days ago
This Saturday’s Alabama-Vanderbilt game is just what you’d expect: a game that will feature a ferocious defense that leads the nation in total defense (198.3 yards per game), scoring defense (4.3 points per game) and passing defense (95.3 yards per game). Yes it looks again like the Crimson Tide will... wait... what? That’s the Vanderbilt defense? You gotta be...

Vanderbilt's 3 Keys to Upsetting Alabama

By Mitch Light, 4 months 2 days ago
For just the third time ever, Vanderbilt hosts the No. 1 team in the nation when Alabama visits Nashville on Saturday afternoon. The Commodores have caught the attention of the college football world with a 3–0 start highlighted by last week’s 14–7 win over then-No. 18 Kansas State.   Vanderbilt has made significant progress on offense, thanks in large part to the...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 4

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 days ago
Week 4 of the 2017 college football season features a few non-conference matchups and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the fourth weekend of action. The Week 4 slate begins on Thursday night, as USF hosts Temple in a key game in the American Athletic Conference. Two games are slated for Friday, as Virginia...