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Random Facts about College Football's Best Thanksgiving Weekend Rivalries

By Nathan Rush, 4 years 8 months ago
Thanksgiving weekend college football rivalry games are as much of a tradition as eating leftover turkey and falling into a tryptophan-induced coma on the couch. The best games of the year are crammed into a holiday weekend like an extra slice of pie on an already overflowing plate. Naturally, the oldest and most bitter rivals have produced some of the most memorable moments in the sport’s...

The Top 25 Rivalries in College Football

By Braden Gall, 4 years 8 months ago
Pep bands, cheerleaders, tailgating, student sections, cornhole and especially rivalries. All of which makes college football the greatest sport on the planet. The Athlon Sports editorial staff put its collective heads together and ranked the Top 25 rivalries in college football: 1. Michigan-Ohio State (Michigan leads 58-44-6) Some think the story is a tall tale, but others swear it’s true...

10 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment

By David Fox, 4 years 8 months ago
Texas alumni are holding their traditional Hex Rally this week, but it probably won’t be as fun. In College Station, the Aggies are holding Midnight Yell Practice in anticipation of their Thanksgiving week game. But with TCU and Missouri on the other side the Longhorns’ and Aggies’ vitriol, it’s just not the same. Some of the biggest casualties of conference realignment will be noticed...

SEC Post-Week 12 Power Rankings

By Mitch Light, 4 years 8 months ago
There were no changes in the power rankings, but it was still a huge weekend for the SEC. Thanks to losses by both Kansas State and Oregon, the winner of the SEC title game between Alabama and Georgia will be in position to play for the national championship. Also of note, Vanderbilt beat Tennessee in Nashville for the first time in 30 years. Post-Week 12 Offensive Player of the Year...

10 College Football Coaches Who Should be Thankful

By David Fox, 4 years 8 months ago
A chance to coach college football at the top level of the game for a living should make any man on the sideline to be thankful. Some should be more thankful than others this year, though, to be coaching major college football this season. Whether they’re thankful for their health, thankful for a second chance or thankful to be gainfully employed despite the results, here is our list of...

BCS Post-Week 12 Analysis: Notre Dame, SEC big winners after upsets

By David Fox, 4 years 8 months ago
The BCS endured its biggest shakeup at this stage of the season in five years, but the championship scenario ended up back where it always does: The SEC championship game. The Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the BCS standings lost Saturday night, leading a restructuring of the race for the national championship. Only a week ago, Notre Dame appeared to be stuck on the outside of the title game...

SEC Week 12 Preview and Predictions

By Mitch Light, 4 years 8 months ago
All 14 SEC teams are in action this weekend, but there are only three games involving two league teams. And all three feature at least one team that needs to win to keep its bowl hopes alive. Tennessee is 4–6 and needs to beat Vanderbilt this week and Kentucky next week to get to the six-win mark. Arkansas, also 4–6, has a tougher road. The Hogs need to win at Mississippi State and beat LSU in...

SEC Post-Week 11 Power Rankings

By Mitch Light, 4 years 8 months ago
There was a huge upset in the SEC over the weekend, but not a lot changes in our power rankings. Alabama held on to its No. 1 spot — even after losing at home to Texas A&M — due to its body of work throughout the 2012 season. Vanderbilt and Ole Miss switched spots after the Commodores beat the Rebels in Oxford, and Missouri jumped Tennessee following its four OT win in Knoxville. Post-...

College Football Week 11 Recap: Aggies Heisman contender Manziel flips BCS

By David Fox, 4 years 8 months ago
The eruption you hear is either a Texas A&M celebration or a shift in national championship dominance out of the Southeast. The Aggies’ 29-24 win over Alabama shocked Tuscaloosa and may prevent an SEC team from playing for the national title -- as long as Kansas State, Notre Dame and Oregon remain undefeated. But in the process, the SEC earned a new superstar and a team that’s going...

College Football Predictions: Every Game in Week 11

By Mitch Light, 4 years 8 months ago
College football’s Week 11 schedule is highlighted by key games in the Big Ten Legends Division, Pac-12 North and SEC West. Also, Georgia can clinch the SEC East with a win at Auburn, and Miami can take another step toward an ACC Coastal Division crown with a victory at Virginia. Friday No. 51 Pittsburgh at No. 87 Connecticut Pittsburgh just missed pulling off the upset of the year in...