College football bowl projections: 79 eligible teams for 82 places enter Championship Week

College football bowl projections: 79 eligible teams for 82 places enter Championship Week

No College Football Playoff president has it easier than Boo Corrigan. The CFP is looking good no matter what happens this weekend. Undefeated Georgia, Michigan and TCU could all take a Mulligan Saturday and still probably end up in the Playoff. If USC beats Utah – which beat the Trojans by one point earlier this … Read more

Ranking of 131 college football teams after Week 12: TCU continues to prove it belongs

Ranking of 131 college football teams after Week 12: TCU continues to prove it belongs

There was a general feeling around the College Football Playoff talk that TCU is lucky to be there and one loss will knock the Horned Frogs out. But it shouldn’t be. No doubt TCU needed some second-half comebacks to win, none more noteworthy than the game-winning fire drill field goal to beat Baylor on Saturday. … Read more

College football bowl projections: Welcome to the College Football Playoff, TCU

College football bowl projections: Welcome to the College Football Playoff, TCU

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with further reporting. Welcome to the College Football Playoff, TCU. The Horned Frogs went from lukewarm splashing along the edge of the GVB to a dive in the deep end this week. TCU cleared any doubts about his Playoff contender status with a hard-fought victory against Texas. In … Read more

131 college soccer teams ranked after week 10: no debate over georgia at number 1

131 college soccer teams ranked after week 10: no debate over georgia at number 1

We tried, we thought, we hoped. But in the end, Georgia, like Thanos, is inevitable. The Dawgs’ 27-13 win against No. 1 Tennessee was never as close as the final score, and it made it clear that Georgia is by far the best team in the country. So it’s back to No. 1 in the … Read more

College football Week 8 highlights

College football Week 8 highlights

On Saturday, Clemson turned the ball over four times, trailed by as much as 14, benched its starting QB and won. That, Dabo Swinney said, is the headline. Got it? No, don’t ask about that quarterback controversy. It doesn’t exist. Figment of your imagination. Swinney is essentially Kevin Bacon at the end of “Animal House,” … Read more

Ranking Of 131 College Soccer Teams After Week 7: Why Tennessee Deserves To Be #1

Ranking Of 131 College Soccer Teams After Week 7: Why Tennessee Deserves To Be #1

It doesn’t feel like an “anything can happen” season until Alabama loses. There have been all kinds of setbacks this season and surprise teams like Kansas, Syracuse and Illinois. But Alabama is always near the top and had already avoided two setbacks. There are only so many chances to beat the Crimson Tide. But seven … Read more

131 College Soccer Teams Ranked After Week 5: TCU Soars, Georgia Still No. 1

131 College Soccer Teams Ranked After Week 5: TCU Soars, Georgia Still No. 1

Sonny Dykes did not walk in a major remodel at TCU. Gary Patterson didn’t leave the closet bare. After Oklahoma and Texas, TCU has consistently recruited the third-highest-ranked classes in the Big 12. The staff just couldn’t get the most out of it anymore. Enter Dykes, who moved across town from SMU and previously spent … Read more

College football picks against the spread: Stewart Mandel’s Week 5 picks

College football picks against the spread: Stewart Mandel’s Week 5 picks

Coming out of my best week of the season with 8-3 against the spread. Keep that in mind as you read some of this week’s sometimes crazy-sounding picks. Last week: 8-3 against the spread Season: 23-21 against the spread (All point spreads are from BetMGM, click here for live odds, all Eastern kickoff times.) No. … Read more

College football Week 4 highlights

College football Week 4 highlights

There are Saturdays when the true playoff contenders emerge with such ferocity and dominance they cannot be ignored. There are Saturdays when the whole system feels rigged, and upsets knock one team after another from the ranks of the elite. And then there are Saturdays like Week 4, where the goal is simply survival. In … Read more

College football picks against the spread: Stewart Mandel’s Week 4 picks

College football picks against the spread: Stewart Mandel’s Week 4 picks

Week 3 was tough on my fictional wallet and I’m in the gap of the season now. This week’s games, however, feel easier to predict — famous last words in college football. Especially since I pick four underdogs to win right away. Last week: 6-5 straight up, 4-7 against the spread Season: 20-13 straight up, … Read more