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College Football Poll Watch: The College Football Playoff Rankings are an Enigma

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 1 week ago
With the arrival of the College Football Playoff rankings, the focus of this weekly column shifts away from the coaches and media and their meaningless polls and moves to a room in Dallas full of some old guys and Condoleeza Rice.   The playoff rankings, released every Tuesday, almost always leave us with more questions than answers — right up to the final rankings of the season. It...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 11

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
College football’s Week 11 slate once again kicked off with midweek MACtion on Tuesday and Wednesday and continues into Thursday night with three games on the schedule, including North Carolina at Duke and Utah at Arizona State. Boston College at Florida State is the only matchup on Friday night, but there’s a full slate ahead on Saturday. The Week 11 schedule only features two games...

College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The first weekend of November games for the 2016 college football season are in the books. Alabama dominated LSU in Baton Rouge to remain No. 1, while Clemson, Michigan and Washington scored victories in conference play to stay unbeaten. One-loss teams Louisville and Ohio State remain within reach of the College Football Playoff.    The start of college football’s...

Seven-Step Drop: Fact-Checking College Football Claims on Election Eve

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 1 week ago
If you watched any college football this weekend on television, you were probably like most of the country and inundated with political ads during commercial breaks. Thankfully our long national nightmare is almost over and Election Day will come and go on Tuesday.   Of course that’s not the only thing that will happen that day, as the College Football Playoff Selection Committee...

College Football Week 10 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Week 10 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama used a timely offense and stout defensive effort to beat LSU 10-0, Clemson, Washington and Michigan remained unbeaten with huge performances in conference play, while Mississippi State ended Texas A&M's playoff hopes with a 35-28 victory in Starkville. Ohio State...

Florida State Seminoles vs. NC State Wolfpack Preview and Prediction

By Mike Ferguson, 2 months 2 weeks ago
A pair of ACC Atlantic division foes will look to take a step toward becoming bowl eligible on Saturday night as NC State hosts No. 22 Florida State.   The Seminoles have been one of college football’s biggest disappointments of the 2016 season, sitting at just 5-3 and 2-3 in ACC play after ascending to No. 2 in the country earlier this season. FSU is coming off a heartbreaking 37-...

Syracuse Orange vs. Clemson Tigers Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 2 weeks ago
When the first College Football Playoff Rankings came out in 2015, Clemson found itself at the top, a spot the Tigers held throughout the remainder of the season. This past Tuesday, in this year’s initial CFP Rankings, Clemson was No. 2 and they would again gladly hold that spot until the postseason begins.   Last week the Tigers beat Florida State 37-34 in an emotional game in...

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Duke Blue Devils Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 2 weeks ago
It was a crazy game between Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh last Thursday night. Seemingly every pass play resulted in either a pass interference call or a missed pass interference call. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi or Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster would then be seen screaming at the referees, with Narduzzi getting reprimanded by the league and the school fined for his...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 10

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Alabama taking on LSU is set to be one of the biggest games of the year in the SEC with a lot riding on it and a ton of eyeballs on Baton Rouge as a result. That’s not the only big top-25 matchup on the docket however, as there are a dozen one-on-one pairings between names on the back of the jerseys that might be even more interesting.   Whether you’re a college football fan...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 10

By Mitch Light, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Week 10 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Nebraska-Ohio State, Arkansas-LSU, Alabama-LSU and Northwestern-Wisconsin. Additionally, conference matchups such as Kentucky-Georgia, SMU-Memphis, Texas Tech-Texas, and Penn State-Iowa feature lines or odds that caught our attention...