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College Football's Early National Championship Favorites for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 months ago
The 2014-15 college football season concluded with Ohio State’s 42-20 win over Oregon on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. Although the on-field game action is over until next August, spring practice and offseason workouts will start for some teams in February. And with Signing Day just around the corner, there’s no shortage of college football news to fill the offseason void. ...

Ranking the College Football National Champions since 1998

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 months ago
Many consider the modern era of college football to be 1998-present — when the Bowl Championship Series went into effect. Every team that wins the season’s final game is historically great in its own unique way, but trying to figure out who would win among those champs is a fun exercise. Here is our best shot at ranking the national champions in the modern era of...

Why This Will Be the Fastest Championship Game in College Football History

By David Fox, 2 years 3 months ago
From three yards and a cloud of dust, as Woody Hayes might say, to three plays per minute. Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but when Ohio State is in the conversation to be one of the fastest national champions in college football history, the message is clear: The hurry-up, no-huddle is as mainstream as can be. If Oregon wins the national championship, the Ducks will be the most...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: National Championship Prediction

By Braden Gall, 2 years 3 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan go in-depth to break down college football's national championship game. Fox recounts his trip to Pasadena, what the Rose Bowl is all about and his lonely New Year's Eve. Gall breaks down NOLA on New Year's and his favorite moments from the Sugar Bowl. How do Ohio State and Oregon stack up against each other? The...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires from 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 months ago
The college football coaching carousel is one of the most intriguing aspects of every offseason. Regardless of whether a team had a losing record or finished in the top 10 of the final rankings, coaching changes are possible for any program after the regular season has finished. The 2014 carousel produced several interesting hires, including Lane Kiffin to Alabama, Jeremy Pruitt to Georgia...

Cactus Bowl Preview and Prediction: Washington vs. Oklahoma State

By Braden Gall, 2 years 4 months ago
Technically, this is the 26th annual TicketCity Cactus Bowl.  Formerly known as the Copper Bowl (1989-96), the Insight Bowl (1997-2011) and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (2012-13) Washington will represent the Pac-12, which has the highest winning percentage in bowl history with seven wins in eight tries (87.5%). Oklahoma State will represent the Big 12, which has the most wins (10) and...

Alamo Bowl Preview and Prediction: UCLA vs. Kansas State

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 months ago
UCLA and Kansas State were on the cusp of playing in a bigger postseason game, but the Bruins and Wildcats should have plenty of motivation when they meet on Friday night in the Alamo Bowl. Both teams recorded a 9-3 record in the regular season and went into the final weekend of action with conference title aspirations. UCLA lost to Stanford to end its hopes of playing in the Pac-12 Championship...

Cotton Bowl Preview and Prediction: Baylor vs. Michigan State

By David Fox, 2 years 4 months ago
Football nerds unite. Just think, less than a decade ago, Baylor and Michigan State were teams worthy of laughs in their respective conferences. Baylor was a bottom feeder in the Big 12, and Michigan State’s various foibles made the Spartans an also-ran in the Big Ten. Thanks to a great offensive mind and a great defensive mind, Baylor and Michigan State have conference titles...

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Preview and Prediction: TCU vs. Ole Miss

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 months ago
College football’s new four-team playoff format added intrigue to the bowl schedule, and the anticipated New Year’s Six slate begins with a showdown between TCU and Ole Miss in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Horned Frogs went into the last weekend of action as the No. 3 team in the college football playoff rankings but was jumped by Ohio State and Baylor in the final standings. Ole...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 months ago
College football’s 2015 season is still several months away. However, it’s never too early to take an early look at how the rankings for next season may look when the preseason polls and predictions are released.Considering all that usually transpires in a college football offseason, this ranking of top 25 teams will change several times until kickoff next year. Whether it’s...