1. Lack of National Heisman Buzz Is a Good Thing for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

    Where has the Heisman race been this season? The answer is easy: firmly behind the playoff discussion, along with pretty much everything else related to the sport. It's basically on the event horizon of college football's black hole...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 15 hours ago 6,082 reads 27 comments

  2. Why a Texas vs. Texas A&M Bowl Game Should Be Allowed

    The energy it's taking Texas and Texas A&M to actively avoid one another is no longer worth it. The latest reports of finger pointing are tiresome...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 18 hours ago 6,176 reads 102 comments

  3. 10 Biggest Questions Facing Top 25 Teams Heading into Week 13

    Week 13 is a lull in the action-packed month of November. Between late-season nonconference cupcakes and lopsided matchups, it's a relatively quiet weekend...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 days ago 12,131 reads 14 comments

  4. Can Mississippi State Really Hold on to a Spot in the College Football Playoff?

    Cue the #SECBias arguments, because Mississippi State is about to test them in the next few weeks. The latest College Football Playoff Top 25 was released Tuesday, and the Bulldogs, fresh off of a 25-20 loss to now No...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 days ago 2,293 reads 14 comments

  5. College Football Playoff Standings: Week 13 Rankings and Bowl Game Projections

    Ever so slightly, the playoff field is getting smaller. This week, it's all about which team gets that fourth and final spot. For everyone else, it's bowl season. Projections are back, and we're here to give the postseason our best guess...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 days ago 41,967 reads 69 comments

  6. Why Texas Is the Team No College Football Team Wants to Face in a Bowl Game

    Charlie Strong's Texas Longhorns are bowl-eligible. That could be bad news for whichever team gets matched up against them in the postseason...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 days ago 23,263 reads 78 comments

  7. NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Hits and Misses from Week 12

    And this is where things could get interesting. No. 1 Mississippi State suffered its first loss of the season to Alabama on Saturday. Where the Bulldogs and Tide end up among the top four teams will undoubtedly be the storyline to watch...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 days ago 58,630 reads 191 comments

  8. Ohio State's Case for a Spot in the College Football Playoff

    "We don’t think in terms of most deserving on the resume. We’re focused on the best four teams and the best ranking in the [playoff] top 25. Again, our focus is the best, not deserving...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 days ago 19,027 reads 185 comments

  9. Why Arizona State's Loss Should Change Playoff Committee's Perception of Pac-12

    Every conference has a stadium that should have its own episode of the Twilight Zone. For the Pac -12, Oregon State's Reser Stadium fits that description. It's where the hopes and dreams of highly ranked teams go to die...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 days ago 12,871 reads 99 comments

  10. Winners and Losers from Week 12 of College Football

    Yes, Week 11 of the college football season was billed as arguably the best all year long. However, this Saturday, Week 12, proved to have its own share of upsets, thrilling finishes and statement wins...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 days ago 119,873 reads 359 comments

  11. Todd Gurley Returns, but Nick Marshall Can Be the Star of Auburn vs. Georgia

    The primary focus of Auburn's trip to Georgia on Saturday will be the return of Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 days ago 10,340 reads 151 comments

  12. Blueprint for How a 2-Loss SEC Team Makes the College Football Playoff

    We haven't reached the point in the college football season where there's a realistic discussion about a two-loss team making the College Football Playoff. That said, we're one chaotic weekend away, if not one game away, from making it happen...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 days ago 4,998 reads 18 comments

  13. 10 Biggest Questions Facing Top 25 Teams Heading into Week 12

    The most anticipated weekend of college football came and went last Saturday, but don't think for a second that things are about to slow down...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 days ago 7,975 reads 6 comments

  14. Oregon Fans Loving the New College Football Playoff Committee

    There have been few guarantees in college football season. However, if there's one certainty, it's that Oregon will make the playoff as long as it wins out...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 10 days ago 6,526 reads 40 comments

  15. College Football Playoff Standings: Week 12 Rankings and Bowl Game Projections

    Week 11 provided some clarity as far as the playoff picture is concerned. The overall bowl picture, though? Well, it's still a work in progress. But bowl projections are back, and we're here to give the postseason our best guess...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 10 days ago 12,236 reads 43 comments

  16. How Nebraska Became the College Football Playoff's Ultimate Dark Horse

    In hindsight, " Don't You (Forget About Me) " by Simple Minds was probably about Nebraska football—even if it was recorded was almost 20 years ago...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 days ago 13,435 reads 70 comments

  17. TCU vs. Alabama: Who Deserves the Last College Football Playoff Spot?

    Thankfully, the season doesn't end today. Bodies of work aren't complete. And if Week 11 showed us anything, it's that college football is too much fun for it to end so soon...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 13 days ago 6,723 reads 58 comments

  18. NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Hits and Misses from Week 11

    Another college football weekend is in the books, and another round of carnage has ensued. The anticipated weekend of the season featured six games between Top 25 teams. Five of those games resulted in double-digit wins...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 13 days ago 72,626 reads 216 comments

  19. How Far Will College Football Playoff Committee Move Ohio State Up the Rankings?

    The whole "separation Saturday" thing can be overdone, but Week 11 of the college football season did provide some clarity as far as the playoff picture is concerned...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 13 days ago 19,644 reads 88 comments

  20. Winners and Losers from Week 11 of College Football

    The biggest college football weekend of the year had a few surprising results, which is just the way fans should like it. Unless you're a fan of Auburn. In that case, perhaps it's best to bypass this list altogether...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 13 days ago 102,579 reads 281 comments

  21. LSU RBs Terrence Magee and Kenny Hilliard Must Come Through vs. Alabama

    The 2014 college football season feels like it started just yesterday. On Saturday, though, LSU will have its senior night against Alabama. Yeah, things go by quickly...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 15 days ago 2,141 reads 9 comments

  22. Welcome to College Football's Elimination Saturday

    Remember when the College Football Playoff was supposed to ruin the regular season? About that. In fact, there's a case to be made that college football's regular season has actually ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 15 days ago 41,180 reads 90 comments

  23. College Football Playoff Standings: Week 11 Rankings and Bowl Projections

    November is here, and in about a month, the College Football Playoff selection committee will choose its four-team field. For everyone else who's eligible, it's bowl season...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 16 days ago 27,095 reads 48 comments

  24. 10 Biggest Questions Facing Top 25 Teams Heading into Week 11

    Well, this is it. This is the weekend college football fans have been looking forward to for months on end. The hype is about as good as it gets. There are six games between Top 25 teams, two of which feature two Top 10 teams...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 17 days ago 30,419 reads 82 comments

  25. The Next Kliff Kingsbury? Meet Scotty Walden, One of the Youngest OCs in America

    MARSHALL, Texas — In the summer of 2012, Sul Ross State football coach Wayne Schroeder wanted to shake things up for a sluggish offense that averaged 207.5 yards per game the previous season...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 18 days ago 31,633 reads 18 comments