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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 hours 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...

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 3 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...

3 Reasons for Optimism About the Michigan Wolverines in 2018

By Mike Bainbridge, 1 week 4 hours ago
Nobody surrounding the Michigan program is pleased with how the 2017 season played out. A loss to your in-state rival, again. Blown out by Penn State. Another defeat to Ohio State. And an embarrassing blown lead in the Outback Bowl game against an SEC foe.   The offense was an embarrassment. Outside of the emergence of Karan Higdon at running back, nothing worked on a consistent basis. On...

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...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day 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...

Michigan Wolverines 2017 Team Awards

By Mike Bainbridge, 3 weeks 4 hours ago
There were plenty of highs and lows during the 2017 season for the Michigan Wolverines, and unfortunately it was the latter in the Outback Bowl loss to South Carolina on New Year's Day. Michigan was in control early and led 9-3 at halftime. However, five turnovers and some sloppy defense allowed the Gamecocks to come from behind in the second half and beat the Wolverines 26-19 in Tampa. It...

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...

Outback Bowl Preview and Prediction: Michigan vs. South Carolina

By Mike Bainbridge, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Both Michigan (8-4) and South Carolina (8-4) ended their seasons on sour notes, each losing to their closest rivals. The Wolverines jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter on Ohio State before the offense went cold, just as it did for much of the season. Backup QB Dwayne Haskins came in for an injured J.T. Barrett and lifted the Buckeyes to yet another victory over the team up North...