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SEC Football: Ranking the 25 Best Coaches in Conference History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 5 days ago
Since its founding in 1932, the SEC has fielded some of the best teams in college football history and has been the home to plenty of head coaches who are members of the College Football Hall of Fame. As difficult as it may be to rank the 25 best in the conference's rich history, here's an attempt to do so. These rankings are based on a head coach's body of work in the SEC (when...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 14 hours ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2020 season complete after the Ohio State-Alabama showdown in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2021. Alabama ranks as the No. 1 team in the very early top 25, followed by Clemson at No. 2. Oklahoma is poised for a run at the...

College Football: 15 Players With Big Bowl Games Who Could Break Out in 2021

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Just one game remains in the 2020-21 college football season, as the bowl slate wrapped up on Saturday, Jan. 2. It’s hard to read too much into bowl games due to opt outs and the unusual nature of the 2020 season. However, several players had big performances that could carry into the ’21 campaign. The definition of breakout players can vary from analysts and fanbases across the...

Who Should Win the Heisman Trophy for the 2020 College Football Season?

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 15 hours ago
The Heisman Trophy will be presented on Tuesday, Jan. 5 to one of four finalists for the 2020 college football season. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith and Alabama quarterback Mac Jones are up for the most prestigious award in college football. Due to COVID-19 and the timing of the announcement, the award will be presented...

2021 NFL Draft: College Football Players Leaving Early for NFL

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 11 hours ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 29-May 1, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football players are already declaring their intent to jump early to the next level. As of Friday, Dec. 18, 136 underclassmen players have already declared for the 2021 NFL Draft and some will not return to college for a fall or spring season. The list of names declared...

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2020-21 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
College football’s 2020-21 bowl season features 28 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread (ATS) for every postseason contest. One game is slated for Dec. 21 to start the bowl season, the Peach and Citrus Bowl matchups headline the action outside of the CFB Playoff games on Jan. 1, while the final contests before the national title takes place on Jan. 2...

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2020-21

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
College football’s 2020-21 bowl season kicks off on Monday, Dec. 21, and continues until the national championship in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Jan. 11. With the bowl lineup set and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 21, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Just one game is scheduled for Monday, but two contests are slated for Tuesday and...

Ranking All 28 College Football Bowl Games: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
College football'’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2020-21 bowl season are set. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 28 matchups are on tap this bowl season, as several games were canceled and 20 teams opted out of a postseason game. In the College Football Playoff, Alabama meets Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl that was moved to Arlington, Texas, with Ohio State and Clemson...

College Football Rankings: NCAAF Top 25 (After Week 16)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 6 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 16th weekend of the 2020 season was headlined by Alabama's SEC title victory over Florida, Ohio State's Big Ten Championship win over Northwestern, and Clemson's blowout against Notre Dame in the ACC Championship....

College Football Week 16 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 6 days ago
With the 16th weekend of the 2020 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team, and freshman from...