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Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 12

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 days ago
College football’s Week 12 slate begins with two MAC games on Tuesday and two more on Wednesday night, followed by an intriguing showdown between Louisville and Houston on Thursday night. This game was one of the most anticipated weeknight games back in the preseason but has lost some of its appeal due to Houston’s two losses. In addition to Louisville-Houston, Arkansas State at Troy...

5 Biggest FCS vs. FBS Upsets in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 5 days ago
Even though some teams have formidable opponents this weekend, this particular Saturday is considered to be one of college football’s “cupcake weekends.” You know what I’m talking about: those weekends where major programs take a break from FBS play and pay an FCS school several hundred thousand dollars (or more) to play a game they will most likely lose. All things...

College Football Poll Watch: Louisville is Sitting Pretty, Western Michigan Gets No Love

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 5 days ago
The third edition of the 2016 College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday night. As I mentioned earlier in the week, this whole process is a mess — largely because there is no set roadmap in terms of how to get to the playoff. What we saw on Tuesday night only reinforced that.   Here is what stuck out to me in both the College Football Playoff rankings and the other...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 12

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 6 days ago
Hello again, college football fans! If I seem a bit chipper, it's because I am. Last Saturday was about as great a day of college football action as you could ask for (unless you root for Clemson, Michigan or Washington). The College Football Playoff projections were tossed out the window, and I couldn't be happier for a couple of reasons. For one, I love chaos, and we now have...

College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Week 11 provided its share of upsets for the 2016 college football season. Clemson, Michigan and Washington were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten, while Auburn and Texas A&M – two of the selection committee’s top-10 teams – were also defeated in SEC play last Saturday.   Now that the dust has settled from Week 11, it’s time to pick up the pieces and...

Seven-Step Drop: Whacky College Football Playoff Scenarios Now in Play

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 1 week ago
Entering Week 11, it appeared we were barreling toward the most drama-free postseason final four in the young College Football Playoff’s history. Much of the same was expected from a relatively ho-hum slate of games.   Three of the top four were at home and only one was playing a ranked (and three-loss) team. The other member of the group was on the road against a lackluster team...

The College Football Playoff Process is a Flaming Mess of Uncertainty

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 1 week ago
Oh, what a fine mess we have on our hands — and I'm loving every minute of it. I'm the guy who likes to pull up a tattered old lawn chair, light a cheap cigar, drink bottom-shelf whiskey straight out of a plastic bottle and watch the world burn. I love when what people thought were master plans fail. The chaos excites me. It's what gets me out of bed in the morning.  ...

Winter is Coming for College Football’s Four-Team Playoff

By Jim Weber, 3 months 1 week ago
As we approach Thanksgiving and the end of the college football regular season, it’s clear that winter is not just literally coming — it’s also metaphorically approaching for the four-team College Football Playoff system with more doom in the air than “Game of Thrones.”   Let me preface the rest of this column by saying I don’t think an eight-...

College Football Week 11 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Week 11 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Five teams ranked in the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 10 poll from Tuesday night suffered defeats on Saturday. Clemson was stunned by Pitt on a late field goal, Michigan fell by one point to Iowa and USC defeated Washington in Seattle. The SEC had two teams -...

Michigan Wolverines vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 1 week ago
It's been a dream season so far for Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan Wolverines. Less than two seasons into the Harbaugh era, Michigan looks to be living up to all of the hype — well on its way back to the top of the college football mountain.   In Iowa City, however, things are a bit different. One season removed from an unbeaten regular season campaign, the Iowa Hawkeyes and...