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Seven-Step Drop: As Usual, the College Football Playoff Worked Itself Out

By Bryan Fischer, 4 days 11 hours ago
Ever since there were whispers of college football instituting a playoff system, expansion has been a hotly debated topic from the commissioner level to the average Joe fan. Everybody has an opinion, everybody has a take.   Yet as fun as discussing a possible six- or eight-team tournament is, the simple fact remains that in this sport, there are really only two or three teams that truly...

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

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 12 hours ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2019-20 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Oklahoma meets LSU in the Peach Bowl, with an anticipated showdown between Clemson and Ohio State on tap in the Fiesta Bowl. The winner of those two games will square off in New Orleans on Jan. 13 for the national championship. It's no secret the semifinal...

College Football Bowl Schedule for 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 12 hours ago
College football's bowl schedule for 2019-20 is slated to start on Dec. 20 and continues until the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 13 in New Orleans. This season's bowl slate once again includes 39 contests, plus the national title following the two CFB Playoff games (Fiesta and Peach). Due to a scheduling quirk, the two semifinal games will be played on Dec. 28....

College Football Rankings: NCAAF Top 25 (After Week 15)

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 10 hours 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. Week 15 of the 2019 season was headlined by LSU's dominant SEC title victory over Georgia, Ohio State's second-half comeback against Wisconsin, Clemson's easy win in the ACC title game, and Oregon's Friday night upset...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 15

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 10 hours ago
College football's Week 15 slate for the 2019 season features 10 games from Friday to Saturday, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 15 action begins on Friday night with the Pac-12 Championship between Oregon and Utah. The Utes are on the verge of their first trip to the CFB Playoff, so the stakes will be high in Santa Clara. The action on Saturday kicks...

When Conference Championship Games Cause Chaos

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 4 days ago
Ever since Antonio Langham returned an interception for a touchdown in the first SEC Championship Game back in 1992, one truth has remained: no college football team is safe on conference championship weekend.   Since that groundbreaking night in 1992, more conference championships have been created and they add to the excitement of the season. However, they can also wreak havoc on...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
With Week 14 of the 2019 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 Week 14  ...

College Football Rankings: NCAAF Top 25 (After Week 14)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 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. Week 14 of the 2019 season was headlined by Ohio State's dominant performance against Michigan, Auburn's win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl, and Wisconsin's road victory over Minnesota to clinch the Big Ten West Division. LSU...

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 10 hours ago
College football's Week 14 slate for the 2019 season features 64 games from Tuesday to Saturday, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 14 action begins on Tuesday night with two MAC contests, including Western Michigan at Northern Illinois. The Egg Bowl between Ole Miss and Mississippi State is slated for primetime on Thanksgiving Day. The schedule is...

Iowa State vs. Kansas State Football Prediction and Preview

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas State Wildcats have both fought and clawed hard all season to get to where they are. Both teams have seven wins on the year and have proven to be tough outs every week. The future looks bright for both programs, as both have young-yet-capable coaching staffs.   Right now, however, an eighth win with a possible finish in the Top 25 to improve bowl status...