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College Football Poll Watch: Wisconsin Punished for Winning, Alabama Near-Unanimous No. 1

By J.P. Scott, 6 months 4 days ago
Penn State's win over Ohio State this past weekend certainly changed the road map to the College Football Playoff. It, coupled with some other upsets around the country, also caused some voters in both the AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches Polls to turn in some questionable ballots.   Here's what stuck out to me this week:   Wisconsin was literally punished for winning...

College Football Week 8 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 5 days ago
Week 8 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama continued to distance itself from the rest of the nation, as the Crimson Tide handled Texas A&M to remain unbeaten. LSU and Auburn scored key victories in SEC West action, Penn State knocked off Ohio State to score the biggest win of coach James Franklin's tenure in Happy...

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Michigan Wolverines Preview and Prediction

By Mike Bainbridge, 6 months 1 week ago
There may not be a more rested team in the entire country heading into this weekend than the Michigan Wolverines (6-0) as they get set to take on Illinois (2-4) at the Big House.   Yes, it was just a typical bye week for the Maize and Blue, but the starters had additional time to catch their breath as they sat out basically all of the second half the week prior during their 78-0 trouncing...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 8

By Mitch Light, 6 months 1 week ago
The Week 8 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Texas A&M, West Virginia-TCU, Wisconsin-Iowa and Arkansas-Auburn. Additionally, conference matchups such as Ole Miss-TCU, Texas-Kansas State, Louisville-NC State and Penn State-Ohio State feature lines or odds that caught our...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
College football’s Week 8 slate is the official start of the second half of the season, and the action begins on Thursday night with three matchups. Miami travels to Virginia Tech for a key ACC Coastal Division matchup, while Boise State hosts BYU in a game that can certainly help boost the Broncos' overall resume for the top spot among Group of 5 teams. Three more games dot...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 8

By J.P. Scott, 6 months 1 week ago
This has been one of the most exciting and entertaining college football seasons in recent memory — and that’s even with what looks to be a runaway freight train in Alabama leading the pack. It may be tough to picture anyone beating the Crimson Tide right now, but the road to the College Football Playoff still looks like more of a roller coaster at this point — and I’m...

College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
The first seven weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as expected, the 2016 season has already experienced some unexpected teams on the rise and on the decline. Florida State was picked by many as a preseason favorite to reach the national championship, but the Seminoles are out of the picture with two losses. Louisville, Washington and Michigan are three...

Big Ten Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
Ohio State entered the 2016 with just six returning starters, but the Buckeyes quickly reloaded behind coach Urban Meyer and quarterback J.T. Barrett and hits the midpoint of the year as one of the favorites to win the national title. While the Buckeyes are considered the top team in the Big Ten, there isn't much separation to the No. 2 team - Michigan. The Wolverines remain undefeated...

Seven-Step Drop: Second-half storylines should shift from disappointment to chaos

By Bryan Fischer, 6 months 1 week ago
We’ve hit the halfway point in the college football season and it seems like the most intriguing storyline from the first half of the year is just how bad the situation has gotten in a number of surprising places.   Things are downright jaw-dropping in South Bend after Notre Dame dropped to 2-5 on Saturday. Michigan State may not go bowling just 10 months removed from playing for...

College Football Poll Watch: Michigan Gets Love for Not Playing, West Virginia Emerges as a Contender

By J.P. Scott, 6 months 1 week ago
Things went pretty much chalk over the weekend, not that it didn't make for another exciting Saturday afternoon and night of college football action mind you.   A couple of teams snuck away with close wins. Alabama did what Alabama does and once again, we have questionable movement in both of college football's two major polls.   Here's what stuck out to me this...