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Seven-Step Drop: Nothing Controversial About This Year’s College Football Playoff

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Contrary to all the tweets, all the talking heads on television and all of the columns written, there was no drama in this year’s College Football Playoff selection process. There were zero surprises either.   The New Year’s Six on Monday was exactly as it was the prior Thursday night (aside from a few folks flipping Penn State and Wisconsin’s spots). Nothing changed...

Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2016-17 bowl season are set. The bowl slate features 40 matchups and the national championship game to be played on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. The postseason action starts on Dec. 17 with five matchups, including the New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl and New Orleans Bowl. Additionally, there are eight bowl contests before...

5 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Win the College Football Playoff

By Chip Minnich, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Despite not winning the Big Ten East Division, Ohio State was able to ride a five-game winning streak into the 2016 College Football Playoff. Ohio State last lost at Penn State, 24-21, on Oct. 22 in a raucous night game on a blocked field goal at Beaver Stadium. This loss enabled Penn State to claim the B1G East Division due to the head-to-head tiebreaker, but Ohio State secured a playoff spot,...

College Football Playoff 2016 Matchups and Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The teams and matchups for college football’s 2016-17 playoff are set. With no upsets or surprises on Championship Saturday, the top four teams were easy picks for the College Football Playoff selection committee. Alabama claimed the No. 1 overall seed after a perfect 13-0 regular season, with Clemson at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4.   As the No. 1 seed,...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Week 14 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. The final regular season weekend produced some entertaining conference championship games, as Penn State rallied from a 28-7 deficit to beat Wisconsin, Clemson held off a tough Virginia Tech team, and San Diego State knocked off Wyoming 27-24 in the Mountain West title game....

2017 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions

By John Gworek, 2 months 3 weeks ago
It’s never too early for an NFL mock draft, right?   OK, so there’s a lot that we don’t know. We don’t know the draft order, because the standings will see major changes over the next five weeks. We don’t know which coaches will be fired, changing the direction and priority of several franchises. And we don’t know which underclassmen will actually...

College Football Poll Watch: Alabama and Ohio State are Locks for the Playoff, Michigan Still Alive

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Just one weekend of games is all that separates us from knowing once and for all who the four teams that qualify for the College Football Playoff will be. On Tuesday night, the selection committee released its latest rankings, establishing the narrative for this weekend's games while also leaving us with a couple of questions.   Alabama is a lock to make the College Football...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 regular season concludes with a small, but meaningful slate on Friday and Saturday for Week 14. The action begins on Friday night with the MAC Championship between Western Michigan and Ohio, with the Pac-12 title game between Washington and Colorado kicking off later that evening. With a win over Ohio, the Broncos likely ensure a trip to a New Year’s Six bowl...

College Football's Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 regular season is down to its final weekend of action. And with just one week remaining, the bowl picture for every game and teams involved is starting to clear. A majority of the matchups won’t be announced until Sunday, Dec. 4 but some clarity about teams and destinations could pop up throughout the week. With that in mind, Athlon Sports will update its bowl...

Seven-Step Drop: Powerhouse Hires for Big Ten Paying Off, SEC Not So Much

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The timing in college football during the rivalry week/Thanksgiving combination in late November always tends to throw things off but there was a moment this year that was a little more jarring than most.   In the middle of the biggest edition of “The Game” between Ohio State and Michigan in decades — one that could very well wind up being between two College Football...