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College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Week 11 provided its share of upsets for the 2016 college football season. Clemson, Michigan and Washington were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten, while Auburn and Texas A&M – two of the selection committee’s top-10 teams – were also defeated in SEC play last Saturday.   Now that the dust has settled from Week 11, it’s time to pick up the pieces and...

Seven-Step Drop: Whacky College Football Playoff Scenarios Now in Play

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Entering Week 11, it appeared we were barreling toward the most drama-free postseason final four in the young College Football Playoff’s history. Much of the same was expected from a relatively ho-hum slate of games.   Three of the top four were at home and only one was playing a ranked (and three-loss) team. The other member of the group was on the road against a lackluster team...

The College Football Playoff Process is a Flaming Mess of Uncertainty

By J.P. Scott, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Oh, what a fine mess we have on our hands — and I'm loving every minute of it. I'm the guy who likes to pull up a tattered old lawn chair, light a cheap cigar, drink bottom-shelf whiskey straight out of a plastic bottle and watch the world burn. I love when what people thought were master plans fail. The chaos excites me. It's what gets me out of bed in the morning.  ...

Winter is Coming for College Football’s Four-Team Playoff

By Jim Weber, 4 months 2 weeks ago
As we approach Thanksgiving and the end of the college football regular season, it’s clear that winter is not just literally coming — it’s also metaphorically approaching for the four-team College Football Playoff system with more doom in the air than “Game of Thrones.”   Let me preface the rest of this column by saying I don’t think an eight-...

College Football Week 11 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Week 11 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Five teams ranked in the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 10 poll from Tuesday night suffered defeats on Saturday. Clemson was stunned by Pitt on a late field goal, Michigan fell by one point to Iowa and USC defeated Washington in Seattle. The SEC had two teams -...

SEC Week 11 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Week 11 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the SEC. Alabama easily defeated Mississippi State 51-3, while Florida scored a key win for positioning within the SEC East by knocking off South Carolina 20-7. Georgia upset Auburn 13-7, LSU's ground attack led the way in a 38-10 victory over Arkansas, and Ole Miss true...

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Preview and Prediction

By Cody McClure, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Starkville, Miss., are separated by only 83 miles across U.S. Route 82. As a result, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Mississippi State Bulldogs go back a long way. This Saturday, they'll meet for a noon kickoff in Tuscaloosa. The Tide are rolling steadily, but Mississippi State is coming off a big win of its own.   The Bulldogs (4-5, 2-3 SEC) beat No. 4 Texas A&...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 11

By Mitch Light, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The Week 11 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Washington-USC, Arkansas-LSU, Texas-West Virginia and Auburn-Georgia. Additionally, conference matchups such as Texas Tech-Oklahoma State, Indiana-Penn State, Tennessee-Kentucky, and Tulsa-Navy feature lines or odds that caught our...

College Football Poll Watch: The College Football Playoff Rankings are an Enigma

By J.P. Scott, 4 months 2 weeks ago
With the arrival of the College Football Playoff rankings, the focus of this weekly column shifts away from the coaches and media and their meaningless polls and moves to a room in Dallas full of some old guys and Condoleeza Rice.   The playoff rankings, released every Tuesday, almost always leave us with more questions than answers — right up to the final rankings of the season. It...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 11

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s Week 11 slate once again kicked off with midweek MACtion on Tuesday and Wednesday and continues into Thursday night with three games on the schedule, including North Carolina at Duke and Utah at Arizona State. Boston College at Florida State is the only matchup on Friday night, but there’s a full slate ahead on Saturday. The Week 11 schedule only features two games...