1. Ranking the 10 Best CFB Bowl Games of the Season

    It's the happiest time of year in college football. The three-plus weeks when bowl games are an almost-daily occurrence as they help get us through the rest of 2016 and the start of 2017...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 6 months ago 18,782 reads 38 comments

  2. Ranking the Top 25 Players from the 2016 College Football Season

    With 128 FBS teams each having upward of 80 scholarship athletes, on any given Saturday this fall there were nearly 10,000 college football players in action, working to be the best they could be...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 36,655 reads 148 comments

  3. Heisman Winner Lamar Jackson's Top 10 Plays of 2016 Season

    Lamar Jackson officially became Louisville's first Heisman Trophy winner and the second from the ACC in the past four seasons on Saturday night, but his path to that prestigious honor started on a Thursday night in September...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 16,215 reads 10 comments

  4. Ranking the 10 Worst Losses So Far in the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

    No one likes to lose, but in many instances, something good can come from a defeat. These are not examples of that. We're about a month into the 2016-17 season and, as is the case every year, we've had quite a few head-turning results...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 2,671 reads 0 comments

  5. Teams on Upset Alert in 2016-17 College Football Bowl Season

    The ultimate goal of every college football bowl game is to put together a matchup that's both entertaining and competitive...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 7,900 reads 21 comments

  6. Top 5 Heisman Moments of 2016

    When did we know? Looking back, when was that instance where college football's top players did something so spectacular that it basically became a foregone conclusion they would ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 6,066 reads 6 comments

  7. Duke Still Title Favorites as Role Players Look Like Stars in Win over Florida

    When Duke fell to Kansas last month in the Champions Classic, it was easy to discount that two-point loss as being the product of not having its full assortment of weapons. Once the Blue Devils had all their guys, it would be a different story...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 13,531 reads 51 comments

  8. Ranking the Best Backcourt Duos in College Basketball in 2016-17

    It all starts in the backcourt, or it doesn't ever get started. Guard play is essential to success in college basketball, since that's where possessions begin and from where scoring chances are created...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 24,123 reads 65 comments

  9. Predictions for Every 2016-17 College Football Bowl Game

    It all started in late August, when California and Hawaii ushered in the 2016 college football season in Australia. It will end Jan. 9 in Tampa, Florida, when the four-team playoff will provide us with a definitive national champion...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 241,988 reads 444 comments

  10. Early 2016-17 Grades for Every Top 25 NCAA Basketball Team

    The biggest tests are still to come, but through three weeks of the 2016-17 college basketball season there has been enough information to assess just how well teams are doing and what it means for their overall prospects...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 36,119 reads 10 comments

  11. College Football Picks: Week 14 Predictions for Every Game

    It all comes down to this... Well, not really. For the teams that qualify for the College Football Playoff, there's still those semifinals (and the title game) to worry about, not to mention 38 other bowl games of varying levels of importance...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 97,889 reads 225 comments

  12. Power Ranking Every 2016 Pac-12 Football Team

    The 2016 regular season is in the books, and all that's left to do in the Pac-12 is crown a champion. That will happen on Friday night in Santa Clara, California, when North Division winner Washington takes on South champion Colorado...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 12,216 reads 68 comments

  13. Pac-12 Championship 2016: Colorado vs. Washington Complete Game Preview

    Since the Pac-12 Conference held its first championship game in 2011, there have been two distinct trends among the division representatives...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 5,505 reads 8 comments

  14. Ranking the Best Seniors in College Basketball in 2016-17

    There's no substitute for experience, but in today's college basketball it's becoming more difficult to find a lot of that going around...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 5,956 reads 21 comments

  15. Bleacher Report's Ultimate Guide to Conference Championship Weekend

    Congratulations, you've made it this far. You've survived 13 wild and exciting weekends of college football, during which there have been blowouts and nail-biters, upsets aplenty and Hail Marys on plays that shouldn't have happened...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 18,322 reads 132 comments

  16. NCAA Football Rankings 2016: Hits and Misses from Week 14 Polls

    The final full week of the 2016 college football regular season provided a bit of clarity for the playoff selection committee, removing a few teams from the equation and strengthening the positions of others...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 17,629 reads 43 comments

  17. 1 Thing Every Top 25 College Basketball Team Is Thankful For

    The holiday season is upon us, a time for people to reflect on what they have and how grateful they are for those things...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 21,283 reads 35 comments

  18. UNC Showing No Letdown from Last Year's Near-Title Miss After Routing Wisconsin

    Repeating as champion has proved to be incredibly hard in college basketball, but it's just as difficult to have success the year after for the runner-up...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 7,434 reads 11 comments

  19. College Football Picks: Week 13 Predictions for Every Game

    It will be an emotional roller coaster in college football this week. For one, the majority of games on the schedule are of the rivalry variety, which means there will be a lot of hate spread around...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 119,557 reads 103 comments

  20. Wisconsin vs. UNC: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    North Carolina led for every minute of the Maui Invitational championship game, holding Wisconsin nearly eight minutes without a point at the start on its way to a 71-56 victory on Wednesday night...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 6,443 reads 3 comments

  21. Ranking the Best Pac-12 Football Matchups of Week 13

    It's the final weekend of the regular season for teams in the Pac-12 Conference, which is indeed something to be sad about...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 3,504 reads 6 comments

  22. Notre Dame vs. USC: Game Preview, Prediction and Players to Watch

    Notre Dame and Southern California have played every year since 1947, and for more than 50 years, those meetings have alternated between mid-October and around Thanksgiving depending on who is the host...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 7,416 reads 8 comments

  23. Early Grades for Coaches at New Schools in College Basketball in 2016-17

    The college basketball coaching carousel stayed in motion for quite some time this past offseason, with 50 of the 351 Division I schools hiring someone new to take over their program...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 4,956 reads 2 comments

  24. Bleacher Report's Ultimate Guide to College Football Rivalry Weekend

    It's hate week in college football, and that's something to love. While there's much sadness to be had about the fact that we're approaching the final full weekend of the 2016 regular season, you can't beat the lineup for this last act...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 36,526 reads 106 comments

  25. NCAA Football Rankings 2016: Hits and Misses from Week 13 Polls

    Sometimes even chaos needs to take it easy. After the major upheaval we saw a week ago following three of the top four teams in the country lose within a few hours of each other, it was much calmer during Week 12 of the 2016 college football season...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 7 months ago 20,876 reads 58 comments