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

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 7 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...

Notre Dame Football: 2018 Team Awards

By Jon Kinne, 3 days 13 hours ago
After finishing the regular season 12-0, Notre Dame has received its share of national accolades. Here are some Irish team awards before their College Football Playoff Semifinal showdown with Clemson at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Dec. 29.   Offensive MVP: Ian Book, QB A case could be made for Dexter Williams, but the El Dorado Hills, California, product transformed the...

Notre Dame Football Schedule 2018

By Athlon Sports, 5 days 14 hours ago
Here's the Notre Dame football schedule with a full list of the Fighting Irish's 2018 opponents, game locations, game times, TV channels and updated results throughout the season.     Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2018 Schedule   Date Opponent Location Time (ET)/ Results TV Sat., Sept. 1 vs. ...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 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 3 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 Closest Outcomes in Heisman Trophy Voting History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 4 days ago
For the first time in almost a decade, it remains uncertain who will win the Heisman Trophy this year between finalists Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa. On many occasions, the race can come down to a very small amount of votes. In some years, the preseason front-runner has lost steam and in others, a dark horse has emerged late in the season.   Before we delve into this...

5 Best Coaching Encores in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 5 days ago
Mack Brown is returning to North Carolina to take over a program he once led to five straight bowl games. Will he experience the same success in this encore? Most signs point to no, but other coaches have walked away from the game and come back to nearly duplicate the greatness of their first act. Here are the five that have done it most beautifully.   5. Steve Spurrier First Act: Duke (...

Seven-Step Drop: College Football Playoff Controversy? Not This Season

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 5 days ago
It wasn’t even a hard decision in the end. At least it shouldn’t have been for those in the room.   That’s the takeaway on Sunday after all the games have been played, all the touchdowns had been scored, all the results tallied and resumes compared. In fact, this year’s edition of the College Football Playoff is not at all that controversial unless your zip code...

Notre Dame Football: 5 Reasons Why the Fighting Irish Will Win the College Football Playoff

By Juan Jose Rodriguez, 1 week 6 days ago
Regardless of what happens later this month, Notre Dame has already made College Football Playoff history. The Fighting Irish (12-0) are the first team from a non-Power 5 conference to make the playoff. Next up for No. 3 Notre Dame, a Dec. 29 date with No. 2 Clemson in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, which will be played at AT&T Stadium in...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 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...