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Big Ten Football: Observations from Bowl Season

By Gabe Salgado, 1 week 4 days ago
The Big Ten conference sent nine teams to college football's postseason, including the College Football Playoff, for the second straight season. Unfortunately, the results weren't the most desirable, as the conference posted a losing bowl game record for the first time since the 2016 campaign.   The Big Ten went 4-5 this postseason, showing the nation a mixture of what the...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2019 season complete after LSU defeated Clemson in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2020. Clemson takes the top spot in the very early top 25, followed by Ohio State at No. 2. Alabama checks in at No. 3 as a slight favorite over LSU (No. 4)...

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 5 days ago
Every college football team that won a national championship team was great, but I have attempted to rank every title-winning squad over the past 50 years by asking the following questions:   How strong was their schedule? What was their record? How dominant were their wins? Did they win their conference? Did they win their bowl game? How many elite players did they have?  ...

D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has decided to transfer for his senior season, becoming a sought-after signal-caller for the 2020 college football season. King passed for 50 touchdowns and 4,925 yards in four years with the Cougars and added 1,421 yards and 28 scores on the ground. After playing in four games under first-year coach Dana Holgorsen in 2019, King decided to redshirt and later...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The Big Ten should have plenty of competitive races in both divisions in 2020, but it's no surprise Ohio State is the team projected as the very early favorite next fall. The Buckeyes are primed for another playoff run thanks to the return of quarterback Justin Fields and one of college football's top rosters. Penn State should be Ohio State's top competition in the East, with...

College Football's 2019 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
With college football’s 2019 regular season in the books, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. Heisman winner Joe Burrow was an easy selection as the first-team All-America...

College Football: 10 All-Time Winningest Programs

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma joined an elite club when they won their 900th game during the 2019 season. The three schools are among the winningest FBS programs in college football history. Here are the top 10 (totals as of Jan. 5).   10. Tennessee Wins: 846 Winning Percentage: .674 First Season: 1891 The last 10 years have not been kind to Tennessee's program,...

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s 2019-20 bowl season kicks off on Friday, Dec. 20, and continues until the national championship in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 13. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 20, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Two games are scheduled for Friday, six games are slated for the first...

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2019-20 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s 2019-20 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread (ATS) for every postseason contest. Two games are slated for Dec. 20 to start the bowl season, the Rose and Sugar Bowl matchups headline the action on Jan. 1, while the final contest outside of the national title takes place on Jan. 6 with the LendingTree Bowl...

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 4 days ago
LSU and Clemson enter the College Football Playoff National Championship 14-0 with two of the most high-powered offenses in the game. If the Jan. 13 contest is close and the points are aplenty, it will produce some memorable plays that remain etched in our memories.   Between the pre-BCS No. 1 vs. No. 2 bowl pairings and the national championship games, there have been some classic...