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Seven-Step Drop: Nothing Controversial About This Year’s College Football Playoff

By Bryan Fischer, 3 days 4 hours ago
Contrary to all the tweets, all the talking heads on television and all of the columns written, there was no drama in this year’s College Football Playoff selection process. There were zero surprises either.   The New Year’s Six on Monday was exactly as it was the prior Thursday night (aside from a few folks flipping Penn State and Wisconsin’s spots). Nothing changed...

Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 4 hours ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2016-17 bowl season are set. The bowl slate features 40 matchups and the national championship game to be played on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. The postseason action starts on Dec. 17 with five matchups, including the New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl and New Orleans Bowl. Additionally, there are eight bowl contests before...

College Football Playoff 2016 Matchups and Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 1 hour ago
The teams and matchups for college football’s 2016-17 playoff are set. With no upsets or surprises on Championship Saturday, the top four teams were easy picks for the College Football Playoff selection committee. Alabama claimed the No. 1 overall seed after a perfect 13-0 regular season, with Clemson at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4.   As the No. 1 seed,...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 3 hours ago
Week 14 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. The final regular season weekend produced some entertaining conference championship games, as Penn State rallied from a 28-7 deficit to beat Wisconsin, Clemson held off a tough Virginia Tech team, and San Diego State knocked off Wyoming 27-24 in the Mountain West title game....

2017 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions

By John Gworek, 6 days 5 hours ago
It’s never too early for an NFL mock draft, right?   OK, so there’s a lot that we don’t know. We don’t know the draft order, because the standings will see major changes over the next five weeks. We don’t know which coaches will be fired, changing the direction and priority of several franchises. And we don’t know which underclassmen will actually...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 14

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 3 hours ago
The final week of the college football regular season is here and it’s one of the best around because these games matter just a little bit more with so many of them resulting in some impressive hardware for the winner’s trophy case. While there are a ton of interesting matchups from coast-to-coast between the names on the front of the jerseys, it’s the one-on-ones between the...

Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Simon, 1 week 3 hours ago
At the midway point of the season this matchup between Baylor and West Virginia was thought to be one of the biggest games of the year in the Big 12. However, after losing five straight, the Bears’ 6-0 start seems like a distant memory.   The Mountaineers enter this game ranked 16th in the latest College Football Playoff rankings and a victory Saturday at home would put the...

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Oklahoma Sooners Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 4 hours ago
Oklahoma owns an 85-18-7 edge all-time over in-state rival Oklahoma State, dating back to 1904. Even so, they call it Bedlam for a reason.   When the Sooners and Cowboys meet, great football games tend to follow. Four of the last six contests in the series have been decided by nine points or less, and two have gone to overtime.   Moreover, since the Big 12 downsized in 2011, OU...

Kansas State Wildcats vs. TCU Horned Frogs Preview and Prediction

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 4 hours ago
The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Fort Worth to take on the TCU Horned Frogs as both teams have one more opportunity to impress bowl committees.   With a 34-19 victory over in-state rival Kansas last week, Kansas State improved to 7-4 overall and 5-3 in Big 12 play. The win was the fourth in five games for the Wildcats, and was the 200th career victory for legendary head coach Bill...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 14

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 1 day ago
By this time next week, we'll know which four teams are headed to the College Football Playoff, as well as which teams are headed to New Year's Six bowls. This coming weekend — championship weekend — will be what decides all of that once and for all.   There are narratives and projections aplenty, and with them come discussions of chaos and controversy in anticipation...