1. Predictions for Every 2015-16 College Football Bowl Game

    The bowl lineup is officially set. So too is the College Football Playoff field. Congratulations, everyone, you can stop making arguments for which teams should or shouldn't have made the final four...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 310,553 reads 728 comments

  2. Winners and Losers from Championship Weekend of the 2015 College Football Season

    This is it. We're at the end of the road for college football's regular season. The playoff selections will be made Sunday, and save for Army-Navy on Dec. 12, bowl season will be all the chatter...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 92,528 reads 321 comments

  3. Championship Weekend Will Have Dramatic Impact on Minds of Heisman Voters

    College football's championship weekend will mold the playoff race in one of two ways. Either it'll go chalk and Selection Day will be anticlimactic, or a combination of the Clemson ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 7,361 reads 19 comments

  4. Hiring First-Time Head Coaches Has Proved Valuable in College Football

    A quick look around this season's coaching carousel will reveal one surreal fact: The two best jobs in college football—Georgia and USC—went to coordinators named to head coaching positions for the first time...

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  5. Predicting Who Will Fill Current College Football Head Coach Openings

    It's December 2, and if you think about it, the coaching silly season has been going on for most of the 2015 college football season. This year has presented a large number of openings thanks to midseason firings/retirements/resignation announcements...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 38,860 reads 78 comments

  6. Charlie Strong and Texas Longhorns Must Show Signs of Improvement vs. Baylor

    The 2015 season is basically over for Texas, but that doesn't make Saturday's game against Baylor meaningless. There's still an opportunity, win or lose, for the Longhorns to get some momentum going into 2016...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 8,588 reads 26 comments

  7. Why 5-7 Teams Aren't a Disgrace to the Bowl System

    As it turns out, reports of the bowl system's demise in the post-BCS era were greatly exaggerated. On the contrary, it's thrived with the ever-growing popularity of college football...

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  8. Virginia Tech Gets Best of Both Worlds with Justin Fuente, Bud Foster

    If there's one thing coaching searches prove, it's that a football program can't always get what it wants. After all, moving on from a coach, whether through a firing or resignation, is the easy part...

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  9. College Football Rankings 2015: Hits and Misses from the Week 14 Polls

    The College Football Playoff picture is as clear as it's ever been. The only thing that can derail it now is if Alabama and Clemson lose in the SEC and ACC championship games, respectively...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 91,034 reads 482 comments

  10. Power Ranking Top Freshmen from November

    Remember when all those little freshmen college football players were running around out on the field, not fully knowing what they were doing? They grow up so fast, y'all...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 67,590 reads 178 comments

  11. Winners and Losers from Rivalry Week of the 2015 College Football Season

    Here at Winners and Losers, we are thankful for many things: Washington State coach Mike Leach, undefeated Iowa, rivalry games and the fact you've decided to join us and partake in college football this weekend...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 87,238 reads 213 comments

  12. LSU's Sloppy Handling of Les Miles Situation Unfair to Him, Players and Fans

    LSU head coach Les Miles will coach his last game Saturday against Texas A&M. Or he won't. It depends which report you believe. Rumors of Miles' job security—or lack thereof—have been circulating for the better part of two weeks...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 78,627 reads 476 comments

  13. College Football's Greatest Forgotten Rivalry

    Johnny Rodgers has probably rehashed stories of the 1971 game against Oklahoma, known universally as the "Game of the Century," hundreds of times. But how he described his feelings toward the Sooners was a first-timer...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 20,583 reads 50 comments

  14. Which College Football Playoff Hopeful Has the Best QB?

    Having an elite quarterback isn't a necessity when it comes to making a playoff or national championship run. Neither is having a veteran quarterback. Those characteristics are considered more of a luxury...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 15,430 reads 74 comments

  15. College Football Rankings 2015: Hits and Misses from the Week 13 Polls

    Thirteen combined points. That's all that separated the outcomes of four games involving five top-10 teams...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 30,337 reads 116 comments

  16. Breaking Down the Long-Shot Teams in Hunt for College Football Playoff

    So, you're telling me there's a chance? Week 12 of the college football season gave us the single biggest dose of chaos all year...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 77,126 reads 240 comments

  17. Winners and Losers from Week 12 of the 2015 College Football Season

    The race for the College Football Playoff just got more interesting. Or less clear. Probably both. But, that's college football for you...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 58,395 reads 238 comments

  18. Despite Playoff Long Shot, Pac-12 Elite Coming on Strong as End of Season Nears

    Rewind four months. That's when Pac-12 media members projected USC and Oregon would meet in the conference championship game, potentially with playoff implications on the line...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 15,715 reads 105 comments

  19. Why Oklahoma State Has Found Success with 2-QB System This Season

    If he had it his way, Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph would be starting and playing 100 percent of the time. And if he had it his way, Oklahoma State quarterback J.W...

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  20. The Wild Race for the 2015 Heisman Trophy

    LSU running back Leonard Fournette was unstoppable. You know this, because you, along with the rest of the free-loving college football world, saw him play...

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  21. Is Bo Pelini's Anger Ruining His Career?

    It's on a much smaller stage, but Bo Pelini is still being Bo Pelini . And it's still a problem. Last Saturday, Youngstown State led North Dakota State 24-20 with just over ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 27,401 reads 38 comments

  22. Why Florida-FSU Is the Most Important Remaining Game for the SEC's Playoff Hopes

    If you so much as glanced over the Week 12 college football slate, you noticed there are a lot of nonconference cupcake games in the SEC...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 22,738 reads 257 comments

  23. College Football Rankings 2015: Hits and Misses from the Week 12 Polls

    If you're a proud card-carrying member of #TeamChaos, Week 11 was your jam. Admittedly, it wasn't as chaotic as it could have been, but four teams ranked in the playoff committee's Top 10 lost...

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  24. Why the Bedlam Rivalry Is Now the Big 12's Most Important Game

    The Big 12 game of the year could still fall on the last weekend in November. It just won't be the Nov. 27th meeting between Baylor and TCU in Fort Worth. Rather, look one day later, Nov...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 7,552 reads 31 comments

  25. Winners and Losers from Week 11 of the 2015 College Football Season

    For a moment, Week 11 of the college football season was shaping up to be one of those Saturdays. No. 1 Clemson was embroiled in a hard-fought battle with Syracuse on the road while ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 22,378 reads 48 comments