I’ve been thinking about it, and I’m willing to cut Ryan Day some slack for one major reason: He’s only in his 4th season as a head coach. He’s only 43 years old. Even Kirby Smart is only 46 (turning 47 next month), but he’s been a head coach since 2016. He’s got an additional… Read More I’ve Been too Harsh on Ohio State and Ryan Day
I’m going to dig into the two biggest matchups of the weekend here and provide a final score prediction for each of them. We’ll start with Kentucky at Tennessee. (19) Kentucky at (3) Tennessee (UT -11.5, o/u 61.0) Reasons Kentucky could pull off the upset: Reasons Tennessee will avoid the upset: So that’s my case… Read More CFB Game Predictions: Tennessee vs. Kentucky, Ohio State vs. Penn State — Upsets Possible? PLUS: Power Ratings and Betting Picks
I’m about to fire off some hot takes, here goes: The AP Poll itself is on FRAUD WATCH™: You think Texas is better than Kentucky? I do. I think they’re better than Cincinnati, too. Utah would play them close but I’d take Texas in that game. They’re better than Kansas and Syracuse in my opinion.… Read More College Football Week 6 Reactions: FRAUDS Everywhere?!
We’ve got Alabama #1, Michigan #2, Georgia #3 and Cincinnati #4. The playoff game schedule is as follows: Bama vs. Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl (Dallas) at 3:30pm EST on December 31. Georgia vs. Michigan in the Orange Bowl (Miami) at 7:30pm EST on December 31. The Bearcats are now the first G5 team to… Read More The College Football Playoff is Set
All year, I’ve been repeating it ad nauseam: As much as we all want to crown Georgia and give them the National Title right now, Georgia has not beaten Bama since 2007. Nick Saban simply owns Georgia. Doesn’t matter if Mark Richt is coaching or Kirby Smart–Nick Saban has consistently found ways to rip Georgia’s… Read More Georgia-Bama SEC Championship Deep Dive: Will Dawgs Finally Break Through?
From CBS Sports: College Football Playoff management bullish on expansion and home sites, deadlocked on auto bids The 10 FBS commissioners are unanimous on desire to expand, but as always, the devils in the details The committee has reached agreement that the playoff should expand, with most in favor of playing games on campus. However, Brett… Read More College Football Execs Fail to Reach Agreement on Playoff Expansion, Delay Decision Until January
This will be the penultimate College Football Power Ratings of the 2021 season. After Conference Championship Saturday, I’ll compile an updated ranking, and then that’ll be it: we’re off to bowl season and the Playoff. However, I did make one final tweak to the system after the results of this past weekend. Because I am… Read More College Football Power Ratings: Conference Championship Week
After a wild Rivalry Weekend, the conference championships games are all set for next weekend: Notably, we see no Ohio State, no Clemson and no Oklahoma. It has been quite a crazy year. As far as the playoff goes, there is only one conference championship game that can be safely classified as “Win-and-In,” and that’s… Read More College Football Championship Saturday is Set: Georgia-Bama Towers Above All Other Games
Hey, when I predicted the game to be 42-24, it was a typo. I meant 42-24 Michigan, not 42-24 Ohio State. I promise I’m not lying. The first thing that crossed my mind watching Michigan run all over Ohio State is that this game looked exactly like the Ohio State-Oregon game in week 2. Oregon… Read More Michigan Finally Beats Ohio State
As we head into the final week of the regular season, a clear top-4 remains at the top of the power ratings. Alabama stubbornly remains #1, which surprised me this week given their close shave against Arkansas. I really thought they were going to fall, at least to #2, but they maintain their hold on… Read More College Football Week 13 Power Ratings: Rivalry Week is Upon Us