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Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

College Football's 2018-19 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 6 days ago
College football's bowl season attracts no shortage of criticism. From an oversaturation of games to lagging ticket sales, and the sometimes outlandish pay for executives overseeing an exhibition for amateurs, the negatives of the postseason are clear. Oh, and there's also the existential question of just how much the bowl system is needed now that college football has a playoff....

College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s 2018-19 bowl season kicks off on Dec. 15 and features 41 overall games, including the finale on Jan. 7 with the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif. Most of the bowl games will be televised by ESPN, but CBS, FOX, Fox Sports 1, ABC and CBS Sports Network will carry a couple of the postseason contests.   To help prepare your viewing experience for the...

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days 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...

Boca Raton Bowl Prediction and Preview: UAB vs. Northern Illinois

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
The Boca Raton Bowl features a rare meeting of conference champions in the 2018-19 postseason, as UAB meets Northern Illinois on Tuesday night in FAU Stadium. And if the regular season finale for both teams is any indication of how this game might go, Tuesday night’s matchup certainly won’t lack for intrigue or excitement. The Blazers used a late penalty against MTSU to hold on for a...

College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
With college football’s 2018 regular season in the books and bowl season upcoming, 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. As expected, the toughest debate on offense came at...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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...

UAB Football: Bill Clark Deserves to Win National Coach of the Year

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Election season may have passed a month ago, but college football needs one final campaign push: UAB Blazers coach Bill Clark for National Coach of the Year.   The Football Writers Association of America named Clark one of eight finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award, the winner of which will be unveiled on Dec. 13. The rest of the field is Army's Jeff Monken; Fresno State's Jeff...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks 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 month 2 weeks 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...