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Seven-Step Drop: Seven questions for the College Football Playoff Selection Committee

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 1 week ago
It’s hard to have asked for a better weekend of college football than the one we experienced in Week 9, with close games, huge upsets and several undefeated teams suffering their first loss. Whether it was Wisconsin holding on against Nebraska, Clemson rallying to beat Florida State or Wyoming shocking Boise State, it was a heck of a slate of games and it couldn’t have come at a...

College Football Poll Watch: The Voters are Finally Getting it Right

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 1 week ago
Every week, I write this column as a result of some of the strange decisions made by the voters in college football’s two most popular polls: the AP Top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll. For the first time all season, I have nothing bad to say about either poll.   Sure, we could nit-pick and argue whether or not Team A should be a spot or two above Team B, but for the most part, it...

College Football Week 9 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Week 9 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Four undefeated teams - West Virginia, Boise State, Nebraska and Baylor - suffered their first defeat of the season, while Clemson rallied late in the fourth quarter to defeat Florida State, and Washington stayed unbeaten after a tough road win at Utah. Ohio State avoided back-to-back...

SEC Week 9 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Week 9 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. Auburn extended its winning streak to five games with a victory over Ole Miss, South Carolina upset Tennessee, and Kentucky moved one step closer to a bowl trip with a win at Missouri. Texas A&M easily handled New Mexico State, Florida used a strong defensive performance...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 9

By Mitch Light, 1 month 1 week ago
The Week 9 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Clemson-Florida State, West Virginia-Oklahoma State, Washington-Utah and Georgia-Florida. Additionally, conference matchups such as Iowa State-Kansas State, Northwestern-Ohio State, Michigan-Michigan State and Baylor-Texas feature lines...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with five matchups. Virginia Tech at Pitt and California at USC are the two marquee contests on Thursday, but Appalachian State at Georgia Southern is a key game for positioning within the Sun Belt. Three games are slated for Friday night, with USF hosting Navy in a critical American Athletic Conference matchup. After South...

5 Greatest Blocked Kicks in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Grant Haley’s 60-yard return of a blocked Ohio State field goal for a touchdown last Saturday reminded us just how quickly a game can change when the kicking game is disrupted. All college football fans can think of a time where their team’s fate turned on a kick that failed to launch, and sometimes it can mean the difference in their national championship hopes.   While...

College Football's Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The first eight weeks of the college football season are in the books and Week 8 produced one of the season's biggest upsets with Penn State's victory over Ohio State. While the Buckeyes dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten, the path for coach Urban Meyer's team is still there to earn a playoff spot. Ohio State takes on Michigan in the regular season finale and could face...

Seven-Step Drop: Chaos aside, the College Football Playoff path for all the contenders is pretty simple

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Seven days ago this column was all about how the storylines surrounding college football were about to shift from disappointing teams like Notre Dame and Oregon being the talk of the sport to the chaos that inevitably happens.    Well, on Saturday the chaos came. And it came hard.   While the day did not start in Happy Valley, the biggest narrative shift occurred there just...

College Football Poll Watch: Wisconsin Punished for Winning, Alabama Near-Unanimous No. 1

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Penn State's win over Ohio State this past weekend certainly changed the road map to the College Football Playoff. It, coupled with some other upsets around the country, also caused some voters in both the AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches Polls to turn in some questionable ballots.   Here's what stuck out to me this week:   Wisconsin was literally punished for winning...