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College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 8 hours 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 Week 15 slate for the 2019 season was highlighted by Oklahoma's win over Baylor in overtime, LSU's dominant victory against Georgia in the SEC Championship, and Ohio State's second-half comeback to beat Wisconsin...

Seven-Step Drop: As Usual, the College Football Playoff Worked Itself Out

By Bryan Fischer, 4 days 11 hours ago
Ever since there were whispers of college football instituting a playoff system, expansion has been a hotly debated topic from the commissioner level to the average Joe fan. Everybody has an opinion, everybody has a take.   Yet as fun as discussing a possible six- or eight-team tournament is, the simple fact remains that in this sport, there are really only two or three teams that truly...

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

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 12 hours ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2019-20 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Oklahoma meets LSU in the Peach Bowl, with an anticipated showdown between Clemson and Ohio State on tap in the Fiesta Bowl. The winner of those two games will square off in New Orleans on Jan. 13 for the national championship. It's no secret the semifinal...

College Football Bowl Schedule for 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 12 hours ago
College football's bowl schedule for 2019-20 is slated to start on Dec. 20 and continues until the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 13 in New Orleans. This season's bowl slate once again includes 39 contests, plus the national title following the two CFB Playoff games (Fiesta and Peach). Due to a scheduling quirk, the two semifinal games will be played on Dec. 28....

College Football Rankings: NCAAF Top 25 (After Week 15)

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 10 hours 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. Week 15 of the 2019 season was headlined by LSU's dominant SEC title victory over Georgia, Ohio State's second-half comeback against Wisconsin, Clemson's easy win in the ACC title game, and Oregon's Friday night upset...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 15

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 10 hours ago
College football's Week 15 slate for the 2019 season features 10 games from Friday to Saturday, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 15 action begins on Friday night with the Pac-12 Championship between Oregon and Utah. The Utes are on the verge of their first trip to the CFB Playoff, so the stakes will be high in Santa Clara. The action on Saturday kicks...

Big Ten Championship Prediction and Preview: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 11 hours ago
For the third time in Big Ten championship game history, the Ohio State Buckeyes will face the Wisconsin Badgers. And, as is tradition, a spot in the College Football Playoff appears to be on the line for at least one team. This year it will be Ohio State, ranked No. 1 in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings leading into conference championship weekend. And considering how Ohio...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Championship Week

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 11 hours ago
Welcome to college football's postseason!   Conference championship games are upon us, and the College Football Playoff rankings are set up in a way for everything to neatly fall right into place based on who is expected to win this weekend.   But we all know that's not how this works.   The College Football Playoff committee has a tough job — and it's...

Wisconsin Football: 5 Keys for the Badgers in the Big Ten Championship Game

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 2 days ago
The Wisconsin Badgers played their way into the early College Football Playoff conversation with a dominant first half of the season. But Wisconsin got caught looking ahead to their regular-season date with the Ohio State Buckeyes and lost to Illinois in stunning fashion. The next week, the Badgers were blasted 38-7 as Ohio State staked its claim to be the No. 1 team in the nation.  ...

When Conference Championship Games Cause Chaos

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 4 days ago
Ever since Antonio Langham returned an interception for a touchdown in the first SEC Championship Game back in 1992, one truth has remained: no college football team is safe on conference championship weekend.   Since that groundbreaking night in 1992, more conference championships have been created and they add to the excitement of the season. However, they can also wreak havoc on...