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Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 11 hours ago
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15 and continues until the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif. on Jan. 7. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 15, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Five games are slated for the first Saturday of action and nine other...

Northwestern Football: 2018 Team Awards

By Gabe Salgado, 5 days 15 hours ago
It may have been a rough start to the 2018 season, but Northwestern certainly turned things around on its way to winning the Big Ten West Division and making its first appearance in the conference championship game. The Wildcats (8-4) came up short against Ohio State in Indianapolis, but that shouldn’t take away from the accomplishments of this team.   Northwestern went 0-3 against...

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

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 16 hours 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 14 hours 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...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 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. 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, 1 week 3 days 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, 1 week 4 days 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...

Northwestern Football: 5 Reasons Why the Wildcats Will Win the Big Ten Championship Game

By Gabe Salgado, 1 week 5 days ago
The Big Ten Championship Game matchup between Northwestern and Ohio State is one of the most intriguing of championship weekend. The 21st-ranked Wildcats (8-4, 8-1 Big Ten) will look to make history in Indianapolis when they take on the sixth-ranked Buckeyes (11-1, 8-1).   Northwestern is not only making its first appearance in the Big Ten Championship Game since its introduction in 2011...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 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...

Don't Expect Anything Outrageous From College Football Championship Weekend

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 6 days ago
Normally this is the time of the week when I'm combing through the college football schedule, searching for those potential upsets that nobody else sees coming.   This week, my search came up empty.   The only thing that should surprise anyone about this weekend's slate of conference championship games is that there won't be any surprises — none, zippo, zilch....