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SEC 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 day 3 hours ago
After the 2016 season was considered a disappointment or a down year for the SEC, the 14-team league returned to the top of college football's conference rankings. The SEC became the first conference to place two teams in the CFB Playoff and sent nine programs to the postseason in 2017. Georgia earned its way into the CFB Playoff after beating Auburn in the SEC Championship Game, while...

Predictions for Every College Football 2017-18 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 3 hours ago
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 16 and continues until the national championship in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 8. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 16, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Five games are slated for the first Saturday of action and nine other...

5 Closest Outcomes in Heisman Trophy Voting History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 2 days ago
It is all but a forgone conclusion that Baker Mayfield will be awarded the Heisman Trophy this Saturday. Even with his "suspension" (he missed two plays in the regular-season finale vs. West Virginia), Mayfield is still most sportswriters’ pick to win the Heisman   But predictions do not matter... votes do. On many occasions, the Heisman race can come down to a very...

What Would a 16-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 2 days ago
Now that the College Football Playoff selection committee has decided which four teams will compete for the national championship, we can all sit back and offer up our opinions on what they did wrong and how the system could be better.   Every year, I toss in my two cents via a 16-team playoff plan. It's beautiful, and it's perfect.   My plan for a 16-team playoff gives...

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowls for 2017: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2017-18 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Alabama and Clemson will meet in the Sugar Bowl, with Oklahoma and Georgia set to duel in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. It's no secret most of the attention in the bowl season is devoted to the playoff, but there are several other matchups that are appointment...

College Football Playoff Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
The 2017 College Football Playoff schedule and field of four teams is officially set. Additionally, the start times for the two semifinal games in the Rose and Sugar Bowls were also announced. On Jan. 1, Georgia and Oklahoma will meet in the 2018 Rose Bowl. The Sooners ranked No. 2 in the final rankings, and the Bulldogs checked in at No. 3. Later that day, Clemson and Alabama are set to battle...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Week 14 of the 2017 college football season was all about conference championships. And the action on the gridiron didn't disappoint in the final weekend before bowl season. Oklahoma, Clemson and Georgia secured convincing victories in their respective league title games, while USC and Ohio State closed out their titles in the fourth quarter. Additionally, UCF-Memphis was a high-...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2017-18

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days 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 week 5 days 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's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Championship Week

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The regular season is in the books for most college football teams across the country but a precious few are left standing to battle for a conference title. As great as some of the matchups are this weekend between championship contenders are though, they might not hold a candle to the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball.   Whether you’re a...