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

By Kyle Kensing, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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...

Ranking College Football's National Champions Since 1998

By Kevin McGuire, 4 months 1 week ago
For the first time since 1981, the Clemson Tigers are the champions of college football. An epic victory in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game against previously unbeaten Alabama has put Clemson firmly on top of the college football world, and justifiably so. But where do these Tigers rank compared to past national champions?   Related: Clemson Gets Revenge,...

College Football's Most Improved Teams from 2016

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 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...

Can Clemson Make Another Championship Run in 2017?

By Jon Kinne, 4 months 1 week ago
After two sensational years, Clemson reached the ultimate pinnacle with its 35-31 victory over Alabama in a classic championship game Monday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. At this moment, it is hard for anyone wearing Orange to think ahead to the fall.   Related: Clemson Gets Revenge, Beats Alabama 35-31 to Claim College Football's 2016 National Championship...

Seven-Step Drop: Dabo Swinney and Clemson Finally Reach the Mountain Top

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 1 week ago
TAMPA, Fla. —  Agony and ecstasy are on polar ends of the spectrum but in the sport of college football, the two are never far from each other on every snap, every drive and every game. Few programs know that better than Clemson, whose long climb toward the mountain top in the sport has seen them come so close to the former, only to find heartbreaking ways to reach the latter....

College Football's 2016-17 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 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...

Clemson Gets Revenge, Beats Alabama 35-31 to Claim College Football's 2016 National Championship

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
For the second year in a row, college football’s national championship game produced a thriller and a title game that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. However, this year’s version produced a new champion, as Clemson knocked off Alabama 35-31 to claim the program’s first national title since 1981. The epic battle between the Tigers and Crimson Tide is arguably one of the...

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 2 weeks ago
In some years, college football’s national championship game is one for the ages. In others, it’s pretty ho-hum. If Clemson upsets defending champion and six-point favorite Alabama, it will likely be one of best title games ever with plenty of dramatic plays.    Between the pre-BCS No. 1 vs. No. 2 pairings and the national championship games, there have been some...
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