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Top 130 College Football Team Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 10 hours ago
With Week 15 from the 2019 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. LSU maintains the No. 1 spot after its victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship. Ohio State remains No. 2 after a second-half rally was needed to beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. Clemson remains No. 3 after...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 11 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. The Week 15 slate for the 2019 season was highlighted by Oklahoma's win over Baylor in overtime, LSU's dominant victory against Georgia in the SEC Championship, and Ohio State's second-half comeback to beat Wisconsin...

Oregon Football: Run to the Rose Bowl May Just Be the Beginning

By Kyle Kensing, 3 days 12 hours ago
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Mario Cristobal jokingly chided media while at the podium for his Pac-12 Championship Game press conference, perplexed by the low-key energy compared to the celebration of a Rose Bowl berth going on his the Oregon locker room.   "I don't know why it's so quiet in here. It was pretty happy in that locker room," he said. "Hopefully you are...

Seven-Step Drop: As Usual, the College Football Playoff Worked Itself Out

By Bryan Fischer, 3 days 14 hours ago
Ever since there were whispers of college football instituting a playoff system, expansion has been a hotly debated topic from the commissioner level to the average Joe fan. Everybody has an opinion, everybody has a take.   Yet as fun as discussing a possible six- or eight-team tournament is, the simple fact remains that in this sport, there are really only two or three teams that truly...

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 15 hours ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2019-20 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Oklahoma meets LSU in the Peach Bowl, with an anticipated showdown between Clemson and Ohio State on tap in the Fiesta Bowl. The winner of those two games will square off in New Orleans on Jan. 13 for the national championship. It's no secret the semifinal...

College Football Bowl Schedule for 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 15 hours ago
College football's bowl schedule for 2019-20 is slated to start on Dec. 20 and continues until the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 13 in New Orleans. This season's bowl slate once again includes 39 contests, plus the national title following the two CFB Playoff games (Fiesta and Peach). Due to a scheduling quirk, the two semifinal games will be played on Dec. 28....

College Football Rankings: NCAAF Top 25 (After Week 15)

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 13 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. Week 15 of the 2019 season was headlined by LSU's dominant SEC title victory over Georgia, Ohio State's second-half comeback against Wisconsin, Clemson's easy win in the ACC title game, and Oregon's Friday night upset...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 15

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 13 hours ago
College football's Week 15 slate for the 2019 season features 10 games from Friday to Saturday, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 15 action begins on Friday night with the Pac-12 Championship between Oregon and Utah. The Utes are on the verge of their first trip to the CFB Playoff, so the stakes will be high in Santa Clara. The action on Saturday kicks...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Championship Week

By J.P. Scott, 6 days 14 hours ago
Welcome to college football's postseason!   Conference championship games are upon us, and the College Football Playoff rankings are set up in a way for everything to neatly fall right into place based on who is expected to win this weekend.   But we all know that's not how this works.   The College Football Playoff committee has a tough job — and it's...

Alabama Football: Nick Saban's Blueprint All Over Championship Week

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 15 hours ago
One word comes up repeatedly among some of the head coaches involved in championship games the first week of December 2019: "blueprint."   The architect behind the blueprint is Nick Saban. But in an unusual twist — it's happened just four times since the 2008 season — he is not coaching on championship weekend. That doesn't mean his presence is absent from...