Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 7

Seven Teams Reach Six Victories, Clinch Bowl Eligibility All seven teams that had a chance to reach the six-win mark last weekend came through with flying colors. Clemson (Atlantic Coast Conference), Penn State (Big Ten), San Diego State (Mountain West), Washington and Washington State (Pac-12) and Alabama and Georgia (Southeastern) all rolled to wins to become the first teams to reach bowl eligibility this season. There are now 71 more…

October 12, 2017
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Maxwell Football Club adds to Maxwell, Bednarik Watch Lists

Courtesy of the Maxwell Football Club The Maxwell Football Club today announced the expansion of its 2017 Watch Lists for both the 81st Maxwell Award and the 23rd Chuck Bednarik Award. The original lists were comprised of players who were selected based on their performances during the 2016 season. As the 2017 season has progressed, the Club believes that several additional players warrant attention because of their noteworthy play. Maxwell…

October 10, 2017
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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 6

Who Will Be Going Bowling This Season? We’re About to Start Finding Out As hard as it might be to believe, seven teams could become bowl eligible with a sixth victory this weekend. Clemson (Atlantic Coast Conference), Penn State (Big Ten), San Diego State (Mountain West), Washington and Washington State (Pac-12) and Alabama and Georgia (Southeastern) are all off to 5-0 starts to the season. USF (American Athletic Conference) is…

October 6, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 6

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. Things settled down a bit in Week 5 with most of the top favorites taking care of business…

October 5, 2017
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Heisman Update: Penn State’s Barkley on top after one month

In the College Football America Yearbook I pointed out 25 candidates for the Heisman Trophy. To me, the list I provided was one of legitimate contenders going into the season. Naturally, a month into the season, things have changed. Some have lived up to that status. Some have not. And, as is always the case, people none of us considered to be contenders have stepped forward. So, now a month…

October 5, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 5

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. Week 4 had the potential to turn out a lot crazier than it did. Just consider the potential…

September 28, 2017
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Handicapping the major college football national championship

If you’re trying to figure out who will win major college football’s national championship, then there’s a list of 33 teams of which you should be aware. You see, since the Associated Press crowned a national champion via a poll of sportswriters for the first time in 1936, only 33 of the current NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs have ever won a national title. Stated another way, 97 of…

September 17, 2017
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Oklahoma surges to No. 2 in latest FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll

The latest FWAA–NFF Super 16 Poll has been released, and, to nobody’s surprise, the Alabama Crimson Tide are still in the No. 1 spot. The bigger questions were how far No. 5 Oklahoma would jump after upsetting No. 2 Ohio State in Columbus Saturday night? And how far would the Buckeyes fall? Well, the questions have been answered with the Sooners jumping all the way to No. 2 this week…

September 10, 2017
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College Football America announces its freshman Class of 2017

In each edition of the College Football America Yearbook, Publisher Kendall Webb selects a team of the nation’s top incoming freshmen designated by their signing year — e.g., the Class of 2017. The team is the equivalent of a Freshman All-America team for the upcoming season, but we also continue to track their progress throughout their collegiate careers as the goal is to find players that can make an impact early…

February 5, 2017
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2017 Head-Coaching Hire Analysis: First-Year Head Coaches

So the head-coaching openings for the 2017 season are filled. There were 21 job changes in all, though we should acknowledge that in the past few years there have been changes well outside the traditional window for hiring and firing (Bobby Petrino at Arkansas, Tim Beckman at Illinois and Art Briles at Baylor, just to name a few). So we can’t rule out a job change before the season starts…

January 21, 2017
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