1. Best Conferences 2001-2008: Rethinking Strength Of Schedule

    College football fans have debated the strength of the different conferences for generations. Pac-10 fans have long alleged an East Coast bias, costing teams like USC national championships...

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  2. Are the Dawgs Barking? Ranking the Dawgs of College Football

    I love college football mascots. They bring history and tradition to programs. They can bring a lot of excitement to games as well. Many times a program reflects the character of their mascots...

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  3. Rutgers In The BCS Title Game? No. 3 Reason To Hate The BCS

    If Rutgers run the table this year, should they be allowed to play in the BCS Championship Game? No. Will they? Maybe. This is just another reason to hate the BCS. Previously, I wrote on the effect of the BCS on rivalries...

    Pete Misthaufen Written by Pete Misthaufen about 5 years ago 796 reads 49 comments

  4. Power To the Purple: Ranking College Football's Most Vicious in Violet

    So many schools have similar uniform colors, with reds and blues dominating the college world. A few schools are a little more unique. Only six college football teams wear purple uniforms...

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  5. The Rose Bowl Is Running Scared

    Funny thing happened at Pac-10 media days. The Rose Bowl showed up. The Tournament of Roses Committee made an appearance at Pac-10 media days and even brought the 2010 trophy to show off...

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  6. The Cold Dead Hand: Free Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott

    The new Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott looked like he would be a catalyst for change in the college football world. Scott, who previously directed the Women's Tennis Association, was hired to get the Pac-10 back to television and sponsorship prominence.

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  7. Report Cards: Grading the Big Six Out-of-Conference Schedules

    Over the last several weeks, I have reviewed the out-of-Conference (OOC) schedules for the Big Six Conferences and ranked them inside each Conference. Now it's time for some grades...

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  8. Ranking The Out-of-Conference Schedules: The Pac-10

    The Pac-10 has a reputation of playing the best out-of-conference (OOC) schedule in the country. In my journey around the Big Six, I have found a whole lot of weak schedules, along with a few good ones...

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  9. Ranking the Out-of-Conference Schedules: The SEC

    The rest of the SEC must hate Georgia for them look like cowards. Georgia is the only team in the conference to play a top level OOC schedule, worthy credit and appreciation...

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  10. Frog Power: Can Anyone Run on TCU?

    What happens when an unstoppable force hits an immovable object? Just ask TCU's opponents last year. With the nation's No. 1 total defense, they crushed teams who tried to move the ball on the ground...

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  11. Ranking the Out Of Conference Schedules: The Big 10

    Wow, some of these conferences Out-of-Conference schedules have been absolutely bad, but the Big 10 may challenge the SEC for the worst scheduling among the Big Six. There are only a handful of good OOC games, along with the usual garbage teams...

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  12. Can a Gator Support a Bulldog? Another Reason to Hate the BCS

    How can a Volunteer fan root for the Gators? Or a Michigan alum support the Buckeyes? Or a Red Raider support the Sooners? It seems so odd, but I run into this every single day talking college football...

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  13. Pac-10 and The Major Bowls: A Tangled History

    I grew up about 10 miles from the Rose Bowl. Every January 1 I would sit down and watch every bowl game, but the Rose Bowl always seemed special...

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  14. System Shock: The Only Way College Football Will Get a Playoff

    Supporters of a college football playoff have always been on the outside looking in. The leaders of the BCS have no desire to change the current system which allows them money and power and ...

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  15. Rating the Out of Conference Schedules: The ACC

    Last year, the ACC was Average Conference with no outstanding teams. It is a good thing to have so many decent teams, with even Duke playing some quality football, but top tier programs give a conference status...

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  16. BCS Head: Playoff Makes More Money

    While college football fans have debated the issue of what would make more money, a playoff or the BCS, BCS Coordinator John Swofford recently answered that question in an interview with the website RealClearSports on July 5, 2009...

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  17. 26 Teams That Should Not Have Gone Bowling

    With 36 bowl games last season, 72 teams went to bowls out of 119 schools in the FBS. In order to have so many bowl games, the NCAA has made it much easier for schools to become bowl eligible, ...

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  18. Rating the Out of Conference Schedules: Big East

    Continuing my survey of out of conference (OOC) schedules, I decided to take a look at the Big East, the weakest of the Automatic Qualifying (AQ) conferences. The Big East is still trying to recover from the ACC's great raid...

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  19. Rating The Out of Conference Schedules: The Big 12

    The Big 12 is not known for its great out of conference (OOC) schedules, but I wanted to look more closely at just how bad they really were this year...

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  20. Get The Pac 10 Out of The BCS

    Tom Hansen and the Pac 10 made a huge mistake in joining the BCS. Before the BCS, the champions from the Pac 10 and Big 10 met at the Rose Bowl and the game winner usually had a strong claim to the title of national champion...

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  21. College Football's Seven Best Games: Week One

    With the start of the season less than two months away, it is a good time to look at the best games for the opening week of college football...

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  22. A Few Simple Fixes for College Football

    Introduction Growing up in the '70s, my favorite day of the entire year was not Christmas, but rather New Year's Day -- the greatest day for football each and every year...

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