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15 Best ACC College Football Games of 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 5 days ago
From top to bottom, the ACC was the best conference in college football during the 2017 season. The ACC boasts the defending national champion and No. 1 seed in the upcoming College Football Playoff, Clemson, as well as the 2016 Heisman winner and '17 Heisman finalist, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson.   There was much more to the ACC in the past season than Clemson and Jackson,...

Predictions for Every College Football 2017-18 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 6 days 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...

Ranking the Watchability of the ACC’s Bowl Games in 2017

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 6 days ago
The Atlantic Coast Conference is again well represented during the bowl season. Ten ACC teams are in the postseason, highlighted by the defending champs looking to retain their crown in this year’s College Football Playoff.   But with bowls flooding the airwaves beginning on Dec. 16, it is virtually impossible to watch every game. Here is a ranking of the ACC bowl games, from...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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 month 2 weeks 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 month 2 weeks 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 month 2 weeks 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 month 2 weeks 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 Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Week 14 of the 2017 college football season is the final weekend of action and several key matchups are on tap for Championship Saturday. The action starts on Friday night with the Pac-12 Championship and a rematch from earlier this year, as USC and Stanford meet at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Saturday's slate features a couple of intriguing matchups in the first wave of games,...

10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
With the end of college football’s regular season comes numerous coaching vacancies. Some programs, like Florida and UCLA, have found their guy. Others — um, Tennessee — have made national news, but still don’t have a coach to show for it.     A good coaching hire can revitalize a program. A bad one can cause years of damage. Everything looks easy from a...