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

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 1 week 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...

Louisville Cardinals vs. Houston Cougars Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Some of the preseason hype for Thursday night’s matchup between Louisville and Houston has faded, but this mid-November non-conference showdown still has plenty of importance in the national landscape. The Cardinals ranked No. 5 in the latest College Football Playoff selection committee rankings and need to win out – and probably impressively – to have a shot at one of the top...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 12

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 1 week 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 -...

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Louisville Cardinals Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 3 months 2 weeks ago
In the second College Football Playoff rankings released this past Tuesday, the Louisville Cardinals moved up one spot from seventh to sixth. It appears the Cardinals will need Clemson to possibly lose two out of its last three games of the season to gain one of the four playoff spots at the end of the season.   But Louisville (8-1, 6-1 ACC) also must continue to handle its own business,...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 11

By Mitch Light, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The Week 11 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Washington-USC, Arkansas-LSU, Texas-West Virginia and Auburn-Georgia. Additionally, conference matchups such as Texas Tech-Oklahoma State, Indiana-Penn State, Tennessee-Kentucky, and Tulsa-Navy feature lines or odds that caught our...