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College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
Week 11 provided its share of upsets for the 2016 college football season. Clemson, Michigan and Washington were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten, while Auburn and Texas A&M – two of the selection committee’s top-10 teams – were also defeated in SEC play last Saturday.   Now that the dust has settled from Week 11, it’s time to pick up the pieces and...

Seven-Step Drop: Whacky College Football Playoff Scenarios Now in Play

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 1 week ago
Entering Week 11, it appeared we were barreling toward the most drama-free postseason final four in the young College Football Playoff’s history. Much of the same was expected from a relatively ho-hum slate of games.   Three of the top four were at home and only one was playing a ranked (and three-loss) team. The other member of the group was on the road against a lackluster team...

The College Football Playoff Process is a Flaming Mess of Uncertainty

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 week ago
Oh, what a fine mess we have on our hands — and I'm loving every minute of it. I'm the guy who likes to pull up a tattered old lawn chair, light a cheap cigar, drink bottom-shelf whiskey straight out of a plastic bottle and watch the world burn. I love when what people thought were master plans fail. The chaos excites me. It's what gets me out of bed in the morning.  ...

Winter is Coming for College Football’s Four-Team Playoff

By Jim Weber, 1 year 1 week ago
As we approach Thanksgiving and the end of the college football regular season, it’s clear that winter is not just literally coming — it’s also metaphorically approaching for the four-team College Football Playoff system with more doom in the air than “Game of Thrones.”   Let me preface the rest of this column by saying I don’t think an eight-...

College Football Week 11 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
Week 11 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Five teams ranked in the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 10 poll from Tuesday night suffered defeats on Saturday. Clemson was stunned by Pitt on a late field goal, Michigan fell by one point to Iowa and USC defeated Washington in Seattle. The SEC had two teams -...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 11

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 1 week ago
The race for many division titles will take a turn this week and the race for a good postseason landing spot will start to really heat up with some of the college football games on the docket. While there are a ton of interesting matchups between the names on the front of the jerseys, it’s the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys that are even juicier.  ...

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns Game Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Simon, 1 year 1 week ago
It has definitely been a roller coaster of a season for Texas in 2016. The Longhorns started out with such promise after the victory over Notre Dame. However, things went downhill from there as Charlie Strong’s team lost four of the next six games.   But with the emergence of running back D’Onta Foreman, Texas (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) has won its past two games in impressive fashion...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 11

By Mitch Light, 1 year 1 week ago
The Week 11 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Washington-USC, Arkansas-LSU, Texas-West Virginia and Auburn-Georgia. Additionally, conference matchups such as Texas Tech-Oklahoma State, Indiana-Penn State, Tennessee-Kentucky, and Tulsa-Navy feature lines or odds that caught our...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 11

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
College football’s Week 11 slate once again kicked off with midweek MACtion on Tuesday and Wednesday and continues into Thursday night with three games on the schedule, including North Carolina at Duke and Utah at Arizona State. Boston College at Florida State is the only matchup on Friday night, but there’s a full slate ahead on Saturday. The Week 11 schedule only features two games...

College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The first weekend of November games for the 2016 college football season are in the books. Alabama dominated LSU in Baton Rouge to remain No. 1, while Clemson, Michigan and Washington scored victories in conference play to stay unbeaten. One-loss teams Louisville and Ohio State remain within reach of the College Football Playoff.    The start of college football’s...