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A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
College football’s 2016 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. It’s no secret a lot will change in terms of the personnel, coaching or outlooks for teams once all of the key returners or departures are settled for all 128 teams.   Needless to say, expect several tweaks to this top 25 ranking between...

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 9 months ago
We have come to take No. 1 versus No. 2 matchups to determine college football’s national championship for granted with the BCS and now the College Football Playoff and that’s a good thing. Prior to 1998, the top two ranked teams met in bowl games only 11 times. Now, a national title game is the end to every college football season. In some years, the national title game is one...

Holiday Bowl Preview and Prediction USC vs. Wisconsin

By Josh Webb, 1 year 9 months ago
Prior to 2014 the USC Trojans had never been to a single Holiday Bowl, now they will play in their second straight. The 8-5 Trojans will also be facing a traditional Midwestern football powerhouse for the second straight year. Last year was the Nebraska Cornhuskers and this year is the Wisconsin Badgers. In all, this year's installment of the National Funding Holiday Bowl couldn't have...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
College football 2015-16 bowl season has almost reached its halfway point. With 20 games in the books, 21 contests remain, including the New Year’s Six matchups and the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The first portion of the bowl slate produced a handful of entertaining games, including the Miami Beach Bowl between WKU and South Florida, the Georgia Southern-Bowling...

Best Individual Performances in College Football in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 9 months ago
Seemingly every autumn, college football collectively sets the bar higher than it had in previous years. The 2015 campaign featured an abundance of breath-taking moments across all levels, in the process setting a new standard of excellence in the sport. Related: Top 25 College Football Games of 2015 The following 18 individual efforts were the pinnacle of the season. These were...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the 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. 2015 is a good barometer for that statement, as three of the four College Football Playoff teams feature a freshman on the Athlon Sports first-team...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 10 months ago
What is great about college football is that every season seems to offer a new handful of memories that can be shared and remembered for years to come. In 2015 we saw plenty of great comebacks and nailbiters filled with monster individual performances and bizarre plays you had to see to believe. This season offered a reminder of why it is important to never count a team out until the clock hits...

10 Best Pac-12 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 10 months ago
The Pac-12 may not be participating in this season's College Football Playoff, but the 2015 season had plenty to offer fans along the way. Few conferences rival the Pac-12 when it comes to thrillers and close calls from start to finish. Yes, the Pac-12 had plenty of drama to observe, even if it meant having to stay up late for some good old fashioned Pac-12 After Dark. The conference...

College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
College football’s regular season concluded with Navy’s win over Army on Dec. 12, leaving 41 postseason games as all that’s left of the 2015 campaign. This year produced plenty of memorable endings and clutch performances, including Miami’s return for a game-winning score against Duke, Georgia Tech’s blocked field goal for a touchdown to beat Florida State, Michigan...

Ranking the Watchability of the Pac-12's Bowl Games in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 10 months ago
Though the Pac-12 was collectively shut out of the College Football Playoff, the conference quite literally has more reason than ever to look forward to the postseason. That’s because a record 10 Pac-12 teams are participating in bowl games, giving the league a FBS-best 83.3 percent representation this postseason. Related: Ranking All 41 College Football Bowls for 2015 ...