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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FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll Week 3

The FWAA-NFF Super 16 has been released, and the Alabama Crimson Tide’s grip on the top spot remains firm despite losing seven first-place votes. Those votes went to the Clemson Tigers who leaped over Oklahoma into the No. 2 spot with nine first-place votes this week. Alabama still has 37 first-place votes, and Oklahoma, which slipped to No. 3, still has a single vote for the top spot. The top…

September 17, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 3

The biggest story in college football over the past couple of weeks has been Hurricanes Harvey and Irma which have collectively wiped out hundreds of college and high school football games. College Football America Editor-in-Chief Matthew Postins gives a great perspective, however, on where football ranks in the list of priorities, and we only bring it up because we are a college football website. We salute all the emergency officials…

September 16, 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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Postscripts: Week 1

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 I didn’t mean to do it, but I ended up seeing three Patriot League teams in Week 1. With that first trip of the…

September 7, 2017
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January 26: This Date in American Football History

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

January 26, 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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Two new coaches join AFCA’s Board of Trustees

Courtesy of the American Football Coaches Association NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Wayne State University (Mich.) head coach Paul Winters and Saddleback College (Calif.) head coach Mark McElroy have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Winters and McElroy were elected by members attending the 2017 AFCA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Winters will be a Division II representative and McElroy will be the ex officio Junior College…

January 18, 2017
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January 13: This Date in American Football History

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

January 13, 2017
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January 7: This Date in American Football History

January 7, 2017

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

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