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5 Takeaways from the First College Football Playoff Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff selection committee released its first set of rankings on Tuesday night. As expected, Alabama took the top spot, with Clemson at No. 2 and Michigan at No. 3 The big surprise came at No. 4, as the committee went with Texas A&M over Washington. The Huskies checked in at No. 5, while Ohio State, Louisville, Wisconsin, Auburn and Nebraska rounded out the top 10....

Your 2016 Guide to Rooting for an SEC-Free College Football Playoff

By J.P. Scott, 10 months 3 weeks ago
I tried this last season and — thanks to Alabama — it didn't work out so well. I'm going to try it again this season — and thanks to again to Alabama — it probably won't work out so well. Nonetheless, I'm back to provide you — the eternal Southeastern Conference hater — with a step-by-step guide for rooting for an SEC-free College Football...

North Carolina or Virginia Tech: Which Team Wins the ACC Coastal?

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
With just over a month remaining in college football’s 2016 regular season, conference title races are starting to clear and the frontrunners have emerged after nine weeks of action. In the ACC, Clemson is a clear favorite to win the Atlantic and seems to be on a path to a 12-0 mark before the conference title game in Orlando. However, there is less certainty on the Coastal side. This...

College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
The first nine weeks of the college football season are in the books. The final weekend in October produced four upsets of unbeaten teams, as Baylor, Nebraska, Boise State and West Virginia all suffered their first loss of the season last Saturday. Ohio State dodged another upset with a close victory over Northwestern, Clemson scored a late touchdown to beat Florida State, and...

Seven-Step Drop: Seven questions for the College Football Playoff Selection Committee

By Bryan Fischer, 10 months 3 weeks ago
It’s hard to have asked for a better weekend of college football than the one we experienced in Week 9, with close games, huge upsets and several undefeated teams suffering their first loss. Whether it was Wisconsin holding on against Nebraska, Clemson rallying to beat Florida State or Wyoming shocking Boise State, it was a heck of a slate of games and it couldn’t have come at a...

College Football Poll Watch: The Voters are Finally Getting it Right

By J.P. Scott, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Every week, I write this column as a result of some of the strange decisions made by the voters in college football’s two most popular polls: the AP Top 25 and the Amway Coaches Poll. For the first time all season, I have nothing bad to say about either poll.   Sure, we could nit-pick and argue whether or not Team A should be a spot or two above Team B, but for the most part, it...

College Football Week 9 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Week 9 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Four undefeated teams - West Virginia, Boise State, Nebraska and Baylor - suffered their first defeat of the season, while Clemson rallied late in the fourth quarter to defeat Florida State, and Washington stayed unbeaten after a tough road win at Utah. Ohio State avoided back-to-back...

Miami Hurricanes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 10 months 3 weeks ago
No, it’s not the late 1980s or early '90s anymore. Michael Irvin and Randall Hill and Bennie Blades won’t be strutting around the field for the Hurricanes. And Rocket Ismail and Tony Rice and Chris Zorich won’t be wearing the gold helmets this weekend. "Catholics vs. Convicts" is long gone.   But despite the fact that the two teams have a combined record of...
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