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

By J.P. Scott, 10 months 4 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...

College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 4 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 4 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 4 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, 11 months 17 hours 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...

Maryland Terrapins vs. Indiana Hoosiers Preview and Prediction

By Jake Rose, 11 months 2 days ago
The Big Ten expansion of 2014 may be lining the pockets of the University of Maryland athletic department, but the fruits from the school’s transition from the ACC have yet to reach the gridiron. Since entering the B1G, the Terrapins are just 7-13 against conference foes and have yet to finish with a .500 season in conference play. At first glance the 2016 Terps look formidable with a 5-2...

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 11 months 2 days ago
The Northwestern Wildcats make their first return to Ohio Stadium since 2007, seeking to ride a three-game winning streak back into Big Ten West Division contention. Conversely, Ohio State is coming off a surprising loss on the road at Penn State, regrouping for an opportunity to get back to its winning ways.   Northwestern has built its offense around junior running back Justin Jackson....

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 9

By Bryan Fischer, 11 months 3 days ago
We’re just a few days out from the first set of College Football Playoff rankings so the games this weekend figure to play a big part in the national title race. This week has some huge Top 25 matchups between some big-name teams, but it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a...

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 days ago
The battle to win the Big Ten’s West Division comes into focus on Saturday night, as Nebraska travels to Madison to take on Wisconsin in a crucial game for both teams. The Cornhuskers enter Week 9 atop the West Division at 4-0 in Big Ten action. However, Nebraska has yet to hit the toughest part of its schedule, which begins on Saturday night against the Badgers. Wisconsin has already...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 9

By Mitch Light, 11 months 3 days ago
The Week 9 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Clemson-Florida State, West Virginia-Oklahoma State, Washington-Utah and Georgia-Florida. Additionally, conference matchups such as Iowa State-Kansas State, Northwestern-Ohio State, Michigan-Michigan State and Baylor-Texas feature lines...
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