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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...

Washington Huskies vs. Utah Utes Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 4 min ago
A potential Pac-12 Championship Game preview is on tap on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City, as Utah hosts undefeated Washington in one of three matchups featuring ranked teams in Week 9.   The Huskies are positioned for a run at a playoff spot, sitting No. 4 in the latest Associated Press poll and one week away from the first set of rankings from the playoff committee. Of course,...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 9

By Bryan Fischer, 7 months 23 hours ago
We’re just a few days out from the first set of College Football Playoff rankings so the games this weekend figure to play a big part in the national title race. This week has some huge Top 25 matchups between some big-name teams, but it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 9

By Mitch Light, 7 months 1 day 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...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 9

By J.P. Scott, 7 months 1 day ago
The Big Ten ended up winning the day last weekend on the back of Penn State's upset of Ohio State. Everything about the game — from the blocked field goal to the fans to the suddenly unstoppable defensive front of Penn State — was nothing short of outrageous.   This weekend, the Big Ten takes center stage once again with a trio of matchups that have the potential to...

College Football's Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 2 days ago
The first eight weeks of the college football season are in the books and Week 8 produced one of the season's biggest upsets with Penn State's victory over Ohio State. While the Buckeyes dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten, the path for coach Urban Meyer's team is still there to earn a playoff spot. Ohio State takes on Michigan in the regular season finale and could face...

Seven-Step Drop: Chaos aside, the College Football Playoff path for all the contenders is pretty simple

By Bryan Fischer, 7 months 3 days ago
Seven days ago this column was all about how the storylines surrounding college football were about to shift from disappointing teams like Notre Dame and Oregon being the talk of the sport to the chaos that inevitably happens.    Well, on Saturday the chaos came. And it came hard.   While the day did not start in Happy Valley, the biggest narrative shift occurred there just...