College Football Playoff Projection

So all the results are in, and here’s my take: RoadTripSports.com’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
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Analysis: College Football Playoff Scenarios

So here we are headed into major college football’s conference championship weekend, and I believe there are only eight – maybe nine teams left in the playoff pool. Let’s start first with a couple of observations that become obvious when you look at where teams were ranked in the official College Football Playoff rankings coming into this weekend: We’re sorry UCF fans, but you just don’t have a chance. True, the Knights…

November 26, 2017
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Heisman Trophy Update: Nov. 20

We are two weeks away from knowing who the Heisman Trophy finalists are. We have one more week of regular season games (for most conferences) and a final week of conference championship games. So here are my Top 5 Heisman hopefuls as we enter Week 13 of the season. My Top 5 last week (in case you need a review): 1. QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; 2. RB Bryce Love, Stanford;…

November 22, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 12

The Road Report is College Football America/RoadTripSports.com Publisher Kendall Webb’s weekly review of the college football landscape – from the major colleges of the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision to the small colleges of the NCAA’s Division II and III along with the NAIA and the junior colleges of the NJCAA and CCCAA. THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA SPOTLIGHT Last week it was all about the Auburn Tigers and the Miami (FL)…

November 17, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 11

The Road Report is College Football America/RoadTripSports.com Publisher Kendall Webb’s weekly review of the college football landscape – from the major colleges of the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision to the small colleges of the NCAA’s Division II and III along with the NAIA and the junior colleges of the NJCAA and CCCAA. THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA SPOTLIGHT Dear Baker Mayfield, Alright, Mr. Mayfield, just settle down, will ya? I see…

November 9, 2017
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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 11

Eleven more teams reach six wins for an even 50 bowl-eligible teams As we head down the home stretch of the college football season, 50 teams have now reached at least six wins to achieve bowl eligibility. Twenty-eight spots remain open for the bowl games and College Football Playoff semifinals. Eleven teams reached six wins last week, while 20 more teams are within one win of reaching that goal. Three…

November 9, 2017
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College Football Playoff issues second set of Top 25 rankings

GRAPEVINE, Texas – The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released its second set of top 25 rankings this season. The selection committee will prepare four more rankings, including the final set on Selection Day, Sunday, December 3. The top four teams in the final rankings will play in the Playoff Semifinals on January 1, 2018, at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and the Allstate Sugar Bowl. “From No. 1…

November 7, 2017
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2017 Heisman Trophy: Nov. 6 update

We’ve now reached that point where a Heisman Watch each week is a requirement. The final month of the regular season is upon us and there is plenty of jockeying for college football’s highest award. So, through Week 10 here is how I see my Top 5 Heisman hopefuls. Plus, if any contenders have dropped off, I’ll note those at the end. Check out RoadTripSports.com for our updates on the…

November 7, 2017
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Heisman Update: Nov. 1

So here we are moving into November, the final month of the regular season of college football. When I last checked in on the Heisman race in early October it seemed Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was the clear favorite to win the trophy. But what about now? That’s what I’ll try to explore in the next several hundred words. From my perspective, there are seven legitimate candidates left….

November 2, 2017
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College Football Playoff announces sites for 2021-2024 title games

ROSEMONT, Illinois – Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff (CFP), announced today that the CFP’s Management Committee has selected four more communities to host the national championship games. They are: 2021:    Miami-South Florida (Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida) 2022:    Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana) 2023:    Los Angeles (Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, California) 2024:    Houston (NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas) “When we created the playoff, we said we wanted to…

November 1, 2017
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