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College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 -...

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Wisconsin Badgers Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 3 months 2 weeks ago
It is time to make the final push to the Big Ten Championship Game for Wisconsin, and the schedule could not be much more favorable for the Badgers on their quest to return to Indianapolis for the fourth time since the conference launched its championship game in 2011. To get back there again this season the Badgers may have to win their remaining three games to stay ahead in the Big Ten West,...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 11

By Mitch Light, 3 months 3 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...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 11

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks 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...

College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks 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...

Nebraska, Minnesota or Wisconsin: Which Team Wins the Big Ten West Division?

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
After the first weekend of action in November, the Big Ten’s West Division features three teams – Wisconsin, Minnesota and Nebraska – tied at 4-2 in league play. And with three games remaining, the battle to win this division is likely to go down until the final Saturday of games (Nov. 26) before the conference championship.   Wisconsin owns the tiebreaker edge over...