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A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
College football’s 2015 season is still several months away. However, it’s never too early to take an early look at how the rankings for next season may look when the preseason polls and predictions are released.Considering all that usually transpires in a college football offseason, this ranking of top 25 teams will change several times until kickoff next year. Whether it’s...

Texas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Arkansas vs. Texas

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
Arkansas and Texas renew an old Southwest Conference rivalry in NRG Stadium on Dec. 29 for the ninth Texas Bowl matchup. Low expectations surrounded both teams entering the season, as the Razorbacks were considered by most to be a year away from bowl contention and the Longhorns had to rebuild under first-year coach Charlie Strong. But both teams overcame preseason personnel concerns to reach a...

Russell Athletic Bowl Preview and Prediction: Oklahoma vs. Clemson

By Braden Gall, 1 year 11 months ago
What a difference a year makes? Clemson and Oklahoma both topped current members (Ohio State and Alabama, respectively) of the College Football Playoff in BCS bowls last year. Neither team envisioned a trip to Orlando this postseason, but the folks at the Russell Athletic Bowl should be ecstatic to get two historic brands coming to town to play in the newly renovated Citrus Bowl. ...

Liberty Bowl Preview and Prediction: West Virginia vs. Texas A&M

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
The scoreboard in Memphis should be active on Dec. 29 when West Virginia and Texas A&M meet in the Liberty Bowl. The Mountaineers and Aggies each average over 30 points per game, and there’s plenty of familiarity between the programs due to the coaching staffs. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen worked under Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin at Houston, and both programs run a variation...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Playoff Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 year 11 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth to break down both national semifinal games.  Alabama vs. Ohio State: Does Urban Meyer or Nick Saban have the advantage on the sidelines? Can Cardale Jones handle the Bama defense? Can the Buckeyes defensive line disrupt the Bama offense? Which fan base wins the week off-the-field in New Orleans? Oregon vs. Florida State: Which...

College Football's Top 30 Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 year 11 months ago
Here are the 30 best, most entertaining, most dramatic and most important Power 5 football games of the 2014 season: 1. (2) Florida St 31, (5) Notre Dame 27It’s hard to make an entire nation root for the usually hated Fighting Irish but that is what the Seminoles were able to do in this battle of top-five teams. An evenly matched bout most of the way, Jameis Winston led the Noles on a...

College Football's Postseason Awards for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
College football’s regular season is complete, and all that’s left of the 2014 season is 39 bowl games, including the first four-team playoff format in FBS history. While the season is over and fans for some teams are already planning for next season, it’s never too early (or late) to look back at the year that was and honor some of the top players, teams and coaches. ...

College Football's 2014 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
The impact of freshmen on a college football season seems to grow each year. There’s no shortage of talent in the freshmen ranks in 2014, with several making a splash on the national stage. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was considered one of the candidates to go to New York for the Heisman ceremony prior to his season-ending leg injury against Michigan. In addition to Barrett,...

College Football's 2014 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 12 months ago
With the conclusion of the regular season, it’s time to reflect on the college football season and honor the best of the best from 2014. There were plenty of outstanding individual and team performances this year, and of course, we can’t forget about the new four-team playoff, which added a new element of intrigue to the season. As the college football world prepares for the...

A Six-Team College Football Playoff is the Perfect Solution

By Braden Gall, 1 year 12 months ago
Four isn’t enough and eight is way too much. There is a perfect number of college football playoff teams and it falls right between the two. The NFL uses a six-team bracket for each conference (for now) to determine the most important sporting event in the world each year for a reason. Because six is the perfect number. It solves every problem imaginable. Well, almost. First...