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

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 20 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 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 4 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 Defensive Players Who Deserve Heisman Trophy Consideration

By Gabe Salgado, 1 week 6 days ago
The pinnacle of all college football awards, the Heisman Trophy has been given to college football’s most valuable player every year since 1935. The majority of winners through the years have played in the NFL and some have been honored with enshrinement in either the College Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, or both. But with all of its history, only one primary defensive...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14)

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 hour 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 hours 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...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 12 hours ago
The start of college football’s 2018-19 bowl season is just one month away, but with Week 14 in the books and the regular season completed, it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma are Athlon's projected picks after Week 14 to reach the CFB Playoff. The Crimson Tide and Tigers are a notch...

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

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2018 regular season slate concludes with a Week 14 schedule featuring 16 games from Friday to Saturday night. All 10 of college football's conferences have championship games slated this weekend, with six other matchups slated for Saturday that are due to cancellations from the regular season.   The Week 14 slate begins on Friday night, as Buffalo and...

MAC Championship Game Prediction and Preview: Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Buffalo and Northern Illinois meet on Friday night in Detroit at Ford Field for the 2018 MAC Championship Game. These two teams did not meet in the regular season and bring an interesting contrast of styles to the Motor City. Led by quarterback Tyree Jackson and receiver Anthony Johnson, the Bulls leaned on a high-powered offense and a solid defense to win the MAC East. The Huskies are no...

10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The end of college football’s regular season results in numerous coaching vacancies and fans are on the edge of their seat about who their program will hire... and rightfully so. A good coaching hire can revitalize a program. A bad one can cause years of damage. Everything looks easy from a distance, but here are 10 that stand out for various reasons.   10. Auburn 1975: Doug...