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Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 1 day 5 hours ago
When the 2018 college football season begins, it will do so in familiar fashion with Alabama kicking off a new year as the defending champions and everyone else trying to catch up. Naturally, the Crimson Tide will be involved in a number of games that will play an instrumental role in how the 2018 season will play out as Alabama once again opens with an intriguing matchup on a neutral field and...

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day 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...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
The 2018 college football season doesn’t start until August, but the Big Ten is already making a strong case as the best conference in the nation. Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin each take a spot in the way-too-early top 25 college football rankings by Athlon Sports for 2018. The Buckeyes are the early favorite to win the league, but the next tier of teams...

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

By Mitch Light, 2 weeks 5 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...

Holiday Bowl Preview and Prediction: Washington State vs. Michigan State

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 4 days ago
This year’s San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl between the Washington State Cougars and Michigan State Spartans is an underrated battle between two Top 25 programs featuring two very different styles.   Mike Leach's No. 18 Cougars (9-3) exploded to a 6-0 start highlighted by a win over USC – the No. 5 team in the country at the time. But Wazzu struggled down the...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Pinstripe, Cotton, Alamo, Sun and Holiday

By Mitch Light, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The post-Christmas slate of college football's bowl season kicks off on Dec. 26 with three games, including the Heart of Dallas Bowl between West Virginia and Utah, along with the Cactus Bowl matchup of Kansas State versus UCLA. A busy slate is on tap for Dec. 27, as the schedule features four games, including the Texas Bowl between former Big 12 foes Missouri and Texas. With ...

College Football's 2017 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
With college football’s 2017 regular season in the books and bowl season already underway, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield claimed...

Big Ten 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 6 hours ago
The Big Ten missed out on having a team make the College Football Playoff, but the 2017 season was still a good year for the league. Ohio State finished No. 5 in the final selection committee poll with an 11-2 record, while Wisconsin and Penn State both earned trips to New Year's Six bowl games. Michigan State rebounded from a 3-9 record in 2016 to a 9-3 mark this season. Additionally,...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in December Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 3 days ago
It’s the happy, happiest time of the year for college football fans – bowl season! After a long and winding trip since camp started in August, we’re on the last legs of the 2017 season and all set for some meetings between huge names we usually don’t see play each other. As great as some of the matchups are this postseason though, they might not hold a candle to the...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Las Vegas, Bahamas, Birmingham and Dollar General

By Mitch Light, 1 month 3 days ago
College football's bowl season starts on Dec. 16 with five matchups on tap, including Oregon-Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl, as well as North Texas and Troy meeting in the New Orleans Bowl. After the opening Saturday of the 2017-18 bowl season, nine other games are slated prior to Dec. 25. With bowl season approaching, here are picks against the spread for each postseason game from...