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College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 8

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 14 hours ago
A weekend of upsets has shaken up the college football world and made things very interesting on a number of fronts in Week 8. As great as some of the matchups are this week though, they might not hold a candle to the games within a game — between players on either side of the ball.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a coach or an NFL scout, here are 10 of the best...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 8

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 18 hours ago
Week 7 of the 2017 college football season was a lot of fun — depending on who you were rooting for. We saw four top 10 teams take losses, throwing quite the wrench in everything we thought we knew.   As Week 8 approaches, it's getting tougher to pick the potential outrageous outcomes. Parity seems to be en vogue around the country, so literally nothing surprises us at this...

College Football 2017 Midseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 19 hours ago
With half of the 2017 college football season completed, it’s time to hand out some hardware in the form of midseason All-America selections. This list is likely to look drastically different by December, but the players honored and mentioned below have performed at a high level through the first seven weeks of 2017.   On offense, it should be no surprise Oklahoma senior Baker...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 day ago
Week 8 of the 2017 college football season features plenty of intriguing matchups, as conference play and league showdowns go into full effect in mid-October, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the eighth weekend of action. The Week 8 slate kicks off on Thursday night with two matchups. Louisiana travels to Arkansas State in Sun Belt action...

Pac-12 Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 days ago
The 2017 college football season has reached the halfway point in the Pac-12, and it’s time to hand out midseason awards and make a few predictions for the second half of the year. After seven weeks of action, every Pac-12 team has at least one loss. While one-loss teams have made the CFB Playoff, the margin for error for the Pac-12’s contenders the rest of the way is pretty small....

Seven-Step Drop: Week of Chaos Reinforces College Football Playoff Value

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 3 days ago
Years ago, Bill Hancock must have uttered the phrase going on a thousand times: As great as a playoff sounds, it would devalue college football's regular season.   The now-Executive Director of the College Football Playoff said those things in his previous day job as the no-win public face of the oft-criticized BCS. Credit to Hancock, who is as nice as they come, he never...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 7)

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 days 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 seventh weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing league matchups. Alabama dominated Arkansas to remain No. 1 in the rankings, and Georgia moved to No. 2 after a win over Missouri, along with...

Awesome College Football Alternate Uniforms from Week 7

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days ago
Alternate uniforms and helmets are a big part of every team’s wardrobe throughout any season. While there’s nothing wrong with traditional uniforms and helmets, a different look is never a bad thing. And over the last few years, it seems more teams are using alternate uniforms throughout the season. With several awesome designs making an appearance in Week 7, here are 17 we...

College Football Week 7 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days ago
Week 7 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Upsets filled the Week 7 slate, including two on Friday night, as Washington State lost to California, and Syracuse knocked off Clemson. On Saturday, Auburn blew a 20-0 lead and lost to LSU 27-23 in Baton Rouge. The loss at LSU ended any hopes Auburn had of making a run to the CFB...

Utah Utes vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

By John Coon, 3 months 6 days ago
Could a Pac-12 South title be at stake when USC hosts Utah on Saturday?   The No. 13 Trojans (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) will be seeking revenge after a 31-27 loss to the Utes kept them out of the Pac-12 title game a year ago. USC is on a roll with Sam Darnold at the controls. The sophomore has thrown for 1,705 yards and 12 touchdowns while completing 64.8 percent of his passes — ...