College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 16 and continues until the national championship in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 8. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 16, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.
It looks like Baker Mayfield will be awarded the Heisman Trophy this Saturday. Even with some questionable on-field actions, the most recent which resulted in him not starting (he missed two plays) or serving as captain on Senior Day, Mayfield is the front-runner by far. Will he win by one of the biggest landslides in Heisman history? Well, that’s a pretty high bar.
Now that the College Football Playoff selection committee has decided which four teams will compete for the national championship, we can all sit back and offer up our opinions on what they did wrong and how the system could be better.
Every year, I toss in my two cents via a 16-team playoff plan. It's beautiful, and it's perfect.
The College Football Playoff bracket is set, and much like every season since its inception, the selection process is once again mired in controversy. Most of the controversy this season surrounds the committee's decision to put Alabama in the playoff instead of Big Ten champion Ohio State.
That was the message the College Football Playoff Selection Committee sent out Sunday afternoon in announcing the final four. Three tickets were punched quite easily and that fourth spot, well, it was a lengthy debate that wound up not turning into much of one at all.
The 2017 College Football Playoff schedule and field of four teams is officially set. Additionally, the start times for the two semifinal games in the Rose and Sugar Bowls were also announced. On Jan. 1, Georgia and Oklahoma will meet in the 2018 Rose Bowl. The Sooners ranked No. 2 in the final rankings, and the Bulldogs checked in at No. 3.
Week 14 of the 2017 college football season was all about conference championships. And the action on the gridiron didn't disappoint in the final weekend before bowl season. Oklahoma, Clemson and Georgia secured convincing victories in their respective league title games, while USC and Ohio State closed out their titles in the fourth quarter.