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College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
College football's 2016-17 farewell tour spanned 41 games, 23 days and approximately 143 hours — and that last figure is just the length of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.   Sure, bowl season has swelled to ridiculous proportions in recent years. But in the larger-than-life world of 21st century college football, nothing exceeds like excess.  ...

Early Ranking of the Best 10 Games of Week 1 of the 2017 College Football Season

By Matt Fortuna, 1 month 1 week ago
Let the hype begin. Alabama and Florida State figure to be atop most preseason college football rankings for 2017, and luckily for us, they will get to settle that distinction on the field during the sport’s opening weekend. Not a bad opening for brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, huh?   Related:  A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017   The...

35 Amazing College Football Stats from the 2016-17 Bowl Season

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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...

College Football's Most Improved Teams from 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2016 college football season concluded on Monday night in Tampa, Fla., as Clemson defeated Alabama 35-31 to take home the program’s first title since 1981. While the party in Death Valley won’t end anytime soon, plenty of other programs had seasons to remember in 2016.   With every game officially in the books, it’s time to take a look back at last year’s...

College Football's 2016-17 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl season is officially over. Monday night's championship game featured a thriller between Alabama and Clemson, as the Tigers scored in the final seconds to knock off the Crimson Tide from the top spot. In addition to the national championship, the Rose Bowl between USC and Penn State and the Orange Bowl matchup with Florida State and Michigan were...

5 Most Anticipated Rematches in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The moment Alabama recovered Clemson’s onside kick with 12 seconds left to preserve its 45-40 victory and last year’s national title, the college football world was clamoring for these two teams to meet again. Thanks to dominating performances by both teams in the College Football Playoff semifinals, fans have gotten their wish.   So we know this game is big, but where does...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. Alabama and Clemson will close out the 2016 season on Jan. 9, and both teams should begin 2017 near the top of the rankings. However, there will be no shortage of contenders next fall, as Florida State, Ohio State, USC, Penn State, Oklahoma and...

Top 10 Non-Power Five Conference College Football Teams of All Time

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The main question going into this year’s Cotton Bowl is whether Western Michigan can compete with Wisconsin. The Broncos went undefeated, won the MAC and beat Big Ten teams Northwestern and Illinois.   However, the No. 15 Broncos have to beat the No. 8 Badgers if they are to prove to the college football world that they are one of the best teams in the country and not just a neat...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the New Year's Six Bowls and Playoff Games

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season was one of the more exciting seasons the sport has had recently. With that being the case, it should come to the surprise of no one that the subsequent bowl season has been just as entertaining. Some unforgettable touchdowns and some very unexpected outcomes have made a usually pedestrian bowl season worth the price of admission.   Now, it's time for...

Cotton Bowl Preview and Prediction: Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The members of the Football Writers Association of America cast votes annually for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. As a member, I had the luxury of voting. If I had it my way, it would have been a tie amongst three coaches. Two of those three coaches will meet up in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 2 and attempt to lead their teams to victory in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.  ...