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
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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
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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
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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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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 14

More than enough: 79 teams now eligible for 78 postseason spots It might be hard to believe, but the end of the college football regular season is nigh upon us. With just a handful of games left on the slate this week, including conference championship games, and Army-Navy the following weekend, the postseason cup is overflowing. There are already more than enough teams to fill the 78 postseason slots, which…

December 1, 2017
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2017 FBS Coaching Carousel: Nov. 30 update

Welp, here we go. Chip Kelly is a UCLA Bruin, Dan Mullen is a Florida Gator and there is so much more. In fact, 14 FBS jobs have turned over so far. The first real dominoes in the 2017-18 FBS Coaching Carousel fell on Thanksgiving weekend. I’m here to break down and analyze all of the moves and the remaining openings since our last update on Nov. 30 (updated as…

December 1, 2017
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2017 FBS Standings: Week 13 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 (15) UCF (12/11) 8-0 11-0 South Florida (23/23) 6-2 9-2 Temple 4-4 6-6 Cincinnati 2-6 4-8…

November 30, 2017
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Postscripts: Week 13 Update

Postscripts is my weekly wrap of the week that was on the road and in college football. Look for my travel news and notes here each Thursday, along with some of my opinions about what’s happening in the college game we all love. – Matthew Postins My predictions for this weekend’s conference championship games and the College Football Playoff final rankings: ACC: Clemson over Miami (FL) Big Ten: Ohio State…

November 30, 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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