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Ranking the Best College Football Games in November

By Bryan Fischer, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Halloween is over, the air is getting colder and the fall foliage is turning into the beautiful hues we all know and love across the country. As good as college football has been so far in 2016, things are about to ramp up even more as we enter the final few weeks of the season.   While the fantastic non-conference slate brought us some great games in the month of September and the...

5 Takeaways from the First College Football Playoff Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff selection committee released its first set of rankings on Tuesday night. As expected, Alabama took the top spot, with Clemson at No. 2 and Michigan at No. 3 The big surprise came at No. 4, as the committee went with Texas A&M over Washington. The Huskies checked in at No. 5, while Ohio State, Louisville, Wisconsin, Auburn and Nebraska rounded out the top 10....

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

By J.P. Scott, 6 months 3 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, 6 months 3 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, 6 months 3 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, 6 months 3 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, 6 months 3 weeks 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...

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 6 months 4 weeks 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....

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 9

By Mitch Light, 7 months 22 hours 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...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 1 day ago
College football’s Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with five matchups. Virginia Tech at Pitt and California at USC are the two marquee contests on Thursday, but Appalachian State at Georgia Southern is a key game for positioning within the Sun Belt. Three games are slated for Friday night, with USF hosting Navy in a critical American Athletic Conference matchup. After South...