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College Football's Top 10 Teams on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2015 season ended in thrilling fashion, as Alabama edged Clemson for the national championship on Jan. 11. Even though the 2015 season just ended, it’s never too early to start thinking about 2016 and examine some of the teams poised to show improvement in the win column. Michigan, Florida State and Tennessee weren’t in the playoff picture last season, but...

Early College Football National Championship Odds Released for 2016-17

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Even though the 2015 season just ended on Monday night, it’s never too early to consider the early favorites for the 2016-17 College Football Playoff. William Hill Sportsbook has provided the first glance into Vegas’ early favorites for 2016, with two familiar teams (Clemson and Alabama) leading the way at the top. The Tigers are listed at 6/1 odds, followed by the Crimson...

20 Amazing College Football Stats from the 2015-16 Bowl Season

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every week during the regular season, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. The same can be said after bowl games. While postseason matchups are just one game in...

College Football's 2015-16 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 7 months 3 weeks ago
As the final piece of confetti dropped to the University of Phoenix Stadium turf Monday, another college football season officially concluded. Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s fifth national championship since the 2003 season gave the ’15 campaign an ending that felt an awful lot like many of those written in the last 12 years. But 2015 was hardly a repeat of seasons past, as the...

College Football's 2015-16 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2015-16 bowl season is officially over. A whopping 41 postseason games dotted the schedule this year, with Alabama edging Clemson 45-40 for the national championship on Monday night. The Crimson Tide’s close victory over the Tigers and entertaining title game made up for a few blowouts in the New Year’s Six matchups. However, the bowl season produced...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. It’s no secret a lot will change in terms of the personnel, coaching or outlooks for teams once all of the key returners or departures are settled for all 128 teams.   Needless to say, expect several tweaks to this top 25 ranking between...

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 7 months 3 weeks ago
We have come to take No. 1 versus No. 2 matchups to determine college football’s national championship for granted with the BCS and now the College Football Playoff and that’s a good thing. Prior to 1998, the top two ranked teams met in bowl games only 11 times. Now, a national title game is the end to every college football season. In some years, the national title game is one...

TaxSlayer Bowl Preview and Prediction: Penn State vs. Georgia

By Kevin McGuire, 8 months 3 days ago
The last and only time Penn State and Georgia played there was a national championship on the line. Clearly, the stakes are far less rewarding this time around as the two prepare to help kick off the Jan. 2 bowl action. Penn State and Georgia each struggled on offense this season, so fans tuning in should expect quite a good defensive battle between the Nittany Lions and Bulldogs. They also will...

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for January Bowl Games

By Matt Josephs, 8 months 4 days ago
Once you cross into January, college football bowl season takes a drastically different look. A lot of the games in December featured motivation issues while these are filled mostly with teams who want to be where they are and want to make a good impression on their way to 2016. Outback Bowl: Tennessee (8-4) vs. Northwestern (10-2)Jan. 1, 12 p.m. ETNorthwestern has been a great story going...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 5 days ago
College football 2015-16 bowl season has almost reached its halfway point. With 20 games in the books, 21 contests remain, including the New Year’s Six matchups and the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The first portion of the bowl slate produced a handful of entertaining games, including the Miami Beach Bowl between WKU and South Florida, the Georgia Southern-Bowling...