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Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 2 weeks ago
In some years, college football’s national championship game is one for the ages. In others, it’s pretty ho-hum. If Clemson upsets defending champion and six-point favorite Alabama, it will likely be one of best title games ever with plenty of dramatic plays.    Between the pre-BCS No. 1 vs. No. 2 pairings and the national championship games, there have been some...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. Alabama and Clemson will close out the 2016 season on Jan. 9, and both teams should begin 2017 near the top of the rankings. However, there will be no shortage of contenders next fall, as Florida State, Ohio State, USC, Penn State, Oklahoma and...

Rose Bowl "Not Any Consolation Prize" for Big Ten Champion Penn State

By Kyle Kensing, 2 months 2 weeks ago
LOS ANGELES — College football tradition made a team's path rather clear for decades: Win the Big Ten or Pac-12 Conference championships, play in the Rose Bowl Game.   With the introduction first of the BCS, and now the College Football Playoff, tradition's been turned on its head. Pac-12 champion Washington's played in Atlanta at the Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve,...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the New Year's Six Bowls and Playoff Games

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season was one of the more exciting seasons the sport has had recently. With that being the case, it should come to the surprise of no one that the subsequent bowl season has been just as entertaining. Some unforgettable touchdowns and some very unexpected outcomes have made a usually pedestrian bowl season worth the price of admission.   Now, it's time for...

Rose Bowl Preview and Prediction: USC vs. Penn State

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 3 weeks ago
USC and Penn State are undefeated since the start of October, which sets the stage for a possible classic matchup in the grandest of bowl games, the Rose Bowl. The USC Trojans are facing their third power conference champion of the season, with the season opening against SEC champion Alabama, facing off with Pac-12 champion Washington in Seattle and now a bowl bash with Big Ten champion...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl slate has reached its halfway point. With the games from Dec. 27 completed, 20 games are in the books and 20 bowl contests remain, with the national championship also to come on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While just 21 games are left in the college football season, there are several high-profile matchups on the upcoming slate. Ohio State-Clemson and Alabama-...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 day ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama),...

Big Ten All-Freshman Team for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 days ago
The Big Ten had a standout year on the gridiron, as Ohio State made the College Football Playoff as the No. 3 seed, and Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan finished inside of the top 10 of the final poll. While the Buckeyes have a shot to win it all in January, the future of the program is in good hands with seven freshmen earning a spot on Athlon’s Freshman All-Big Ten team for 2016....

Top 25 College Football Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 1 week ago
The 2016 college football season had a little bit of everything, to the point where you could fill your bingo card twice over. The greatest opening weekend ever? Definitely. Historic upsets from coast-to-coast? Without a doubt. Shootouts? Check. Seismic shifts as the result of game-changing plays? Double check.   Oh, and overtimes? Yes, there were plenty of those.   It was a...

Ranking the Watchability of the Big Ten’s Bowl Games in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 3 months 1 week ago
This bowl season you will be hard-pressed to miss the Big Ten in action. A total of 10 of the 14 teams in the Big Ten will be playing in bowl games this year, including four in New Year’s Six bowl games, highlighted by Ohio State in the College Football Playoff and conference champion Penn State in the Rose Bowl.   Related: Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016 From Must-...