1. 10 College Football Teams That Are the Best at Producing NFL Talent

    Let's face it: college football programs are the unofficial minor leagues for the NFL, a place where upcoming prospects can hone their skills for a few years before being ready to shine in the pros...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 8 months ago 30,810 reads 105 comments

  2. Ranking New College Football Head Coaching Hires

    The college football coaching carousel was up and running rather early this season after LSU fired Les Miles after only four games...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 8 months ago 24,122 reads 31 comments

  3. College Basketball Players Not Living Up to Their Preseason Hype

    Hype is one of those words that gets thrown around in sports to describe any extra attention a player or team might be getting before having the chance to prove worthy...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 8 months ago 21,707 reads 39 comments

  4. Predicting MVPs for Every 2016-17 College Football Bowl Game

    MVP warning: You're entering a safe space where there will be no such talk about there being too many bowl games...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 8 months ago 5,319 reads 13 comments

  5. One Thing We Learned About Each Top 25 College Basketball Team in Opening Month

    More than a month of college basketball is in the books, but is it enough time to definitively judge how the 2016-17 season will go? Nope, but it is quite adequate for the purposes ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 8 months ago 28,498 reads 26 comments

  6. Best Bets for 2016-17 College Football Bowl Season

    Need a little extra scratch to make it through the holidays, or to pay for all those generous gifts you've purchased for family and friends? Have no fear, bowl season is here for those ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 8 months ago 4,276 reads 3 comments

  7. Grand Canyon Has Found the Secret to Rapid Division I Basketball Success

    PHOENIX — College basketball's top division has 351 members for the 2016-17 season, an increase of nearly 11 percent since 2000...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 8 months ago 27,817 reads 14 comments

  8. 10 Bowl Games with Best 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

    As if you needed another reason to watch bowl games—the fact that they're the last batch of real college football you'll get for another nine months is reason enough—there's ...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 8 months ago 14,157 reads 22 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 18,789 reads 38 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 36,920 reads 148 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 16,231 reads 10 comments

  12. 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 9 months ago 2,714 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 7,913 reads 21 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 6,072 reads 6 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 13,531 reads 51 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 24,205 reads 65 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 242,145 reads 444 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 36,224 reads 10 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 97,963 reads 225 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 12,237 reads 68 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 5,509 reads 8 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 5,976 reads 21 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 18,323 reads 132 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 17,632 reads 43 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 21,286 reads 35 comments