As many of his teammates left school early to go to the NFL Draft, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley remained in Tuscaloosa for an extra year of seasoning.
That experience was apparent Saturday in the Crimson Tide’s biggest win of the season to date. Dominant defensive performances for Alabama aren’t rare, but Mosley led one of the Tide’s best efforts of the season in the 38-17 win over LSU.
When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.
Once previously in the brief life of the College Football Playoff, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish embarked on the final week of the regular season with a shot at an invitation to the national semifinals.
We're down to just a couple more weekends before we know which four teams will be competing in the College Football Playoff. Rivalry weekend has historically had huge implications on the national championship picture, and 2017 should be no different. There are a handful of games on the schedule whose results have the potential to turn the whole process on its head.