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College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 2 hours ago
With college football’s 2018 regular season in the books and bowl season upcoming, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. As expected, the toughest debate on offense came at...

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2018-19 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 19 hours ago
College football’s 2018-19 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread for every postseason contest. Five games are slated for Dec. 15 to start the bowl season, which continues until Jan. 1 with the New Year’s Six matchups. The national championship for the 2018-19 season will be played in Santa Clara, Calif on Jan. 7, featuring...

SEC 2018 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 hours ago
Alabama and Georgia were a step ahead from the rest of the SEC this year, so it’s no surprise these two teams take 26 overall selections on Athlon’s 2018 All-SEC squad. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs are both tied with 13 selections apiece, with coach Nick Saban’s team placing five players on the first team, including quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, left tackle Jonah Williams and...

Florida Football: 2018 Team Awards

By Antwan Staley, 1 week 5 days ago
After a disappointing 4-7 season in 2017, the Florida Gators were able to bounce back in a huge way in 2018. In Dan Mullen's first season as head coach, Florida (9-3) has already improved its win total by five games as the Gators tied for second in the SEC East with a 5-3 record. Ranked 10th in the country, Florida will end its season on Dec. 29 in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against No. 7...

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowl Games: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2018-19 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Alabama takes on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, with Clemson meeting Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. The winner of those two games will square off in Santa Clara on Jan. 7 for the national championship. It's no secret those two games are must-see matchups, but...

College Football Rankings: Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
With the 14th week of action from the 2018 season in the books, it's time to revamp the full top 130 team projections and predictions and rank every FBS team in college football. Alabama finished the regular season as the No. 1 team after beating Georgia in the SEC Championship, followed by Clemson at No. 2 and Notre Dame at No. 3. Oklahoma jumps to No. 4 following its victory over...

5 Best Coaching Encores in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Mack Brown is returning to North Carolina to take over a program he once led to five straight bowl games. Will he experience the same success in this encore? Most signs point to no, but other coaches have walked away from the game and come back to nearly duplicate the greatness of their first act. Here are the five that have done it most beautifully.   5. Steve Spurrier First Act: Duke (...

Seven-Step Drop: College Football Playoff Controversy? Not This Season

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 2 days ago
It wasn’t even a hard decision in the end. At least it shouldn’t have been for those in the room.   That’s the takeaway on Sunday after all the games have been played, all the touchdowns had been scored, all the results tallied and resumes compared. In fact, this year’s edition of the College Football Playoff is not at all that controversial unless your zip code...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14)

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days 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 14th weekend of the 2018 season was headlined by conference championship games, including Alabama's comeback win over Georgia, Oklahoma's revenge victory over Texas, and Clemson's blowout win against Pitt. The...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
With the 14th weekend of the 2018 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from...