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College Football Bowl Projections for 2020-21

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 7 hours ago
College football's 2020 bowl season is less than two months away, and with 12 weeks in the books, it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame are projected to compete in the CFB Playoff, with the New Year's Six matchups headlined by Miami-Florida in the Orange Bowl and BYU-Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl....

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 7 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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount of games and start of play for all 10 conferences is different. The MAC and Pac-12 began their 2020 seasons in November, which means all 10 conferences will be playing until the Dec. 19 weekend. Alabama, Notre...

Seven-Step Drop: College Football Playoff's Top Four is Clear-Cut but Questions Remain for Selection Committee

By Bryan Fischer, 3 days 9 hours ago
Between MACtion, Tulsa's walk-off pick-six, the blown call to decide to the Minnesota/Purdue game, and a new record — if you want to call it that — for games postponed/canceled, the early action this week in college football gave us every indication that we would have one of those wild Saturdays.   Deliver on that premonition Week 12 did. Everywhere you flipped on the dial...

College Football Rankings: NCAAF Top 25 (After Week 12)

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 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 12th weekend of the 2020 season was headlined Ohio State's close win over Indiana, Alabama's blowout of Kentucky, Oklahoma's victory against Oklahoma State and Coastal Carolina's comeback versus Appalachian State....

College Football Week 12 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 2 hours ago
With the 12th weekend of the 2020 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 Fantasy Football: Week 12 DFS Picks Saturday (Nov. 21) Games

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 53 min ago
Week 12 of the 2020 college football season continues on Saturday, Nov. 21. That means it’s time to pick your optimal DraftKings college football fantasy lineup. Fortunately, our college football fantasy experts are ready to help. Players from 13 matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the Noon ET slate on Saturday, including LSU-Arkansas, Florida-Vanderbilt, Illinois-...

2021 NFL Draft: College Football Players Leaving Early for NFL

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 5 hours ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 29-May 1, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football players are already declaring their intent to jump early to the next level. As of Friday, Nov. 20, 58 underclassmen players have already declared for the 2021 NFL Draft and some will not return to college for a fall or spring season. The list of names declared...

Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Football Prediction and Preview

By Gabe Salgado, 1 week 5 hours ago
It's a matchup of the only unbeaten teams in the Big Ten West on Saturday when the No. 19 Northwestern Wildcats host the 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers. These teams have won the division in each of the last two seasons, and control of the West will be on the line when they meet for the 102nd time.   The Wildcats are still perfect after another full team effort pulled them past Purdue...

Big Ten Football: Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Nov. 20-21

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 week 7 hours ago
Unfortunately, the Big Ten has now seen a few games nixed due to COVID-19 issues, but Wisconsin was finally able to return to the field, much to the chagrin of Michigan.   As for this week's schedule, the most anticipated game is a top-10 matchup between undefeated Indiana and Ohio State, whose game last week against Maryland was canceled. Can the Hoosiers shock the world or will the...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 12

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
College football's Week 12 slate for the 2020 season features 44 games from Wednesday to Saturday, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 12 action continues on Wednesday, Nov. 18 with three MAC contests, including Western Michigan-Central Michigan and Toledo-Eastern Michigan. One matchup - Tulane at Tulsa - takes place on Thursday. Four...