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Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25 for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 23 hours ago
The start of college football's 2018 season is still several months away, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict how the top 25 could look by next year. While there will be many personnel changes and coaching moves prior to spring practice that will have a major impact on this list, the top of the rankings has a few familiar faces in the mix. Alabama tops the way-too-early...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 46 min ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2018 draft officially passed on Monday evening and over 100 players declared for the next level. The deadline produced a few surprises, as Clemson's defensive line remained intact with Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant each deciding to return to campus in 2018. This deadline also produced a couple of quarterbacks likely to go early...

College Football's 2017-18 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 1 day ago
An outstanding postseason with the first overtime games in both College Football Playoff National Championship and Rose Bowl history put a fitting cap on what was an unforgettable 2017 college football campaign.   Preseason No. 1 Alabama ascended to the mountaintop for the fifth time under head coach Nick Saban, which might suggest a ho-hum season on the surface. However, the 2017...

Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2018 College Football Season

By Eric Sorenson, 1 week 5 days ago
It’s always such a bittersweet moment when we crown a new national champion in college football. Alabama has just brushed the confetti off its shoulders and carried the title trophy to its awaiting bus. Fans of the two teams left the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and took to drinking in the pubs. And equipment managers had started throwing uniforms into the industrial-sized washers. Yet, there...

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The 2017-18 college football season is officially in the books, and it’s time to take a look back at the year with full 130 team rankings for every FBS team based upon the body of work. Alabama defeated Georgia on Jan. 8 to claim the national championship, and in no surprise, coach Nick Saban’s team takes the top spot in the rankings. The Bulldogs finish No. 2, with Clemson and...

Top 10 College Football Bowl Games of the 2017-18 Season

By Mark Ross, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Even though there is still one somewhat important game left to be played, the college football bowl season is over. And once again, the postseason slate offered its share of instant classics, highlight-reel plays, memorable performances, fantastic finishes... and a few yawners as well.   When it comes to taking a look back at this year’s 39 bowl games and ranking the best, a...

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

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 2 hours ago
UCF’s New Year’s Day upset of Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl showed that the Knights can play with the college football elites. It also earned them membership into an elite club: the best non-Power Five teams of all time.   The Power Five now consists of the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC conferences and was proceeded by the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). Before...

Peach Bowl Preview and Prediction: UCF Knights vs. Auburn Tigers

By Eric Sorenson, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Unlike most of the long list of useless pre-College Football Playoff bowl games out there, we’ve got a ton of storylines going into this Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl showdown between UCF and Auburn.   First and foremost is the fact that UCF is the only team remaining in the FBS who has a perfect record at 12-0. Also, what will it look like for Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn to come out...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Orange, Fiesta, Rose, Sugar and Peach

By Mitch Light, 3 weeks 4 days ago
College football's bowl slate wraps up with an intriguing slate of must-see matchups on Dec. 30 and Jan. 1. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson could be playing in his final collegiate game in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Mississippi State. The Liberty Bowl features Memphis' high-powered offense against an improved Iowa State team, and the Fiesta Bowl matches a tough Washington defense...

Liberty Bowl Preview and Prediction: Memphis vs. Iowa State

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Memphis looks to defend its home turf in Saturday’s Liberty Bowl matchup against Iowa State. The Tigers were one of the best Group of 5 teams in 2017 and nearly knocked off UCF in the American Athletic Conference title game to earn a trip to a New Year’s Six bowl. On the other sideline, the Cyclones showed marked improvement in coach Matt Campbell’s second year in Ames. After a...
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