Column: It’s time for the Group of 5 to start its own playoff

I’ve been thinking about this whole UCF national championship thing for the past few days. And I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time for the Group of 5 conferences plus the non-Notre Dame independents to create their own College Football Playoff. But, first, some context. Back in 1997 I wrote a column for the Corsicana Daily Sun in Corsicana, Texas. The idea of the column was a creation of…

January 7, 2018

2017 All-America Team

The staff got together last week to vote on its All-America team, and we’re proud to present the team we feel best represents college football during the 2017 season. Just like the Dream Team we present each year in our College Football America Yearbook, the All-America team is organized like an actual college football program with 85 positions available equating to major college football’s 85-scholarship limit. But unlike…

December 21, 2017

College Football Playoff, Bowl Game Schedule

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF MONDAY, JAN. 1, 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual At Pasadena, Calif. (Rose Bowl), 5 p.m. (ESPN) (3) Georgia (12-1) vs. (2) Oklahoma (12-1) College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl At New Orleans, La. (Mercedes-Benz Superdome), 8:45 p.m. (ESPN) (4) Alabama (11-1) vs. (1) Clemson (12-1) MONDAY, JAN. 8, 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Presented…

December 15, 2017

2017-18 FBS Coaching Carousel: Dec. 13 Update

Well, it’s all bowl games and the College Football Playoff now in FBS. And the coaching carousel is starting to slow down a bit. So, let’s get you up to date with hiring news and analysis for head-coaching moves as of Dec. 13. Hirings Tennessee: Finally, a head coach. Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt accepted the job just after my last update went to the site. He is southern through…

December 15, 2017

NCAA, NAIA Playoff Results, Schedule: Dec. 3 update

NCAA FCS DIVISION Saturday, Dec. 2 / Second round James Madison 26, Stony Brook 7 Wofford 28, Furman 10 Kennesaw State 17, Jacksonville State 7 South Dakota State 37, Northern Iowa 22 New Hampshire 21, Central Arkansas 15 Sam Houston State 54, South Dakota 42 North Dakota State 38, San Diego 3 Weber State 30, Southern Utah 13 Friday, Dec. 8 / Quarterfinals James Madison 31, Weber State 28 Saturday,…

December 9, 2017

Heisman Trophy: Mayfield looks like the winner

What a shame it is that we reach this point and we have a worthy defending Heisman champion that likely won’t win the award again. Louisville’s Lamar Jackson has put together a season that, in contrast to other Heisman winners that returned to college the following year, could be considered as good as his Heisman-winning campaign. I pointed out in our College Football America Yearbook for 2017 that Jackson faced…

December 8, 2017

2017 FBS Coaching Carousel: Dec. 6 Update

With just the Army-Navy game this weekend, the FBS Coaching Carousel for 2017-18 is spinning out of control. More jobs have been filled, but that also means that more jobs are coming open as big-time programs put a premium on sitting head coaches. So, let’s get you up to date with hiring news and analysis for head-coaching moves as of Dec. 6. Hirings Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher resigned from Florida…

December 7, 2017

FCS Standings: Week 14 Final

NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION BIG SKY CONFERENCE Conf. All Southern Utah 7-1 9-3 Weber State 7-1 11-2 Eastern Washington 6-2 7-4 Northern Arizona 6-2 7-5 Sacramento State 6-2 7-4 Montana 5-3 7-4 Montana State 5-3 5-6 UC Davis 3-5 5-6 Idaho State 2-6 4-7 Northern Colorado 2-6 3-7 North Dakota 2-6 3-8 Cal Poly 1-7 1-10 Portland State 0-8 0-11 FCS PLAYOFFS Saturday, Dec. 2 Weber State 30, Southern Utah…

December 6, 2017

FBS Standings: Week 14 Final

NCAA FOOTBALL BOWLS SUBDIVISION Number in parentheses before school is its current ranking in the College Football Playoff. The next CFP rankings will be announced Nov. 28. Numbers in parentheses after school are its rankings in the Associated Press Top 25 media and USA Today/Amway coaches polls. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE East Division Conf. All (12) UCF (10/10) 8-0 12-0 South Florida (23/24) 6-2 9-2 Temple 4-4 6-6 Cincinnati 2-6 4-8…

December 4, 2017

College Football Playoff Projection

So all the results are in, and here’s my take:’s College Football Playoff Pool All year, we’ve been tracking teams in four different groups in our College Football Playoff Pool. Group 1 was for undefeated teams from Power 5 conferences; Group 2 was for one-loss teams from Power 5 groups; Group 3 was for Power 5 teams with two or more losses that might receive playoff consideration; and Group…

December 3, 2017