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The College Football Playoff Process is a Flaming Mess of Uncertainty

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 4 days 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, 2 weeks 4 days 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, 2 weeks 5 days 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 weeks 3 hours 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...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 11

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 6 hours ago
The race for many division titles will take a turn this week and the race for a good postseason landing spot will start to really heat up with some of the college football games on the docket. While there are a ton of interesting matchups between the names on the front of the jerseys, it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.  ...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 11

By Mitch Light, 3 weeks 1 day 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...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 11

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The fun has just begun.   Just when we think it's starting to appear that we can project the final four teams that will qualify for the College Football Playoff, the game happens. We — both fans and media — predict, project, preview and prognosticate as if we truly think we are experts. But we're not. We're all just slaves to the game, and when the game is played,...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 11

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s Week 11 slate once again kicked off with midweek MACtion on Tuesday and Wednesday and continues into Thursday night with three games on the schedule, including North Carolina at Duke and Utah at Arizona State. Boston College at Florida State is the only matchup on Friday night, but there’s a full slate ahead on Saturday. The Week 11 schedule only features two games...

5 Most Ruthless College Football Head Coaches of All Time

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Jim Harbaugh’s decision to go for a first down facing fourth-and-one with a 38-0 lead over Maryland this past Saturday was not all that surprising. The Michigan head coach has a history of going for two and faking punts after his opponents have been all but vanquished. Some will call this approach competitive, while others will cite Sun Tzu and wax philosophical about it. In the end, we...

College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The first weekend of November games for the 2016 college football season are in the books. Alabama dominated LSU in Baton Rouge to remain No. 1, while Clemson, Michigan and Washington scored victories in conference play to stay unbeaten. One-loss teams Louisville and Ohio State remain within reach of the College Football Playoff.    The start of college football’s...