1. Power Ranking College Football's 1-Loss Teams

    The College Football Playoff selection committee is set to release its first public poll this week. To echo the sentiments of colleague Adam Kramer: Good luck ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 47,766 reads 286 comments

  2. NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Hits and Misses from Week 9

    Another college football week is in the books and one more undefeated team went down. Ole Miss couldn't overcome a late LSU touchdown and fell on the road to the Tigers, 10-7...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 56,891 reads 112 comments

  3. College Football Freshman Power Rankings of the Month

    October is close to turning into November. Just as quickly as it began, the college football season is nearing its final stretch. Freshmen who were making their first career starts or appearances just a month ago are a little more seasoned now...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 6,696 reads 20 comments

  4. Winners and Losers from Week 9 of College Football

    The final college football weekend in October didn't disappoint. With the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 25 set to be released on Tuesday, this was the final weekend to make a strong impression...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 83,297 reads 201 comments

  5. Forget Lane Kiffin, Alabama's Defense Is the True Storyline to Watch vs. Vols

    To be clear, "forgetting" Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is no easy task. He is, by nature, unforgettable. People seem to either love or hate him—but mostly just hate him...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 775 reads 2 comments

  6. 10 Biggest Questions Facing Top 25 Teams Heading into Week 9

    The second full month of the college football season is nearly over. The home stretch is in sight. Conference games have a little more meaning and playoff implications get a lot stronger...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 14,166 reads 32 comments

  7. Bo Pelini Is Wrong in Questioning ESPN's Relationship with the SEC

    It's a good time to be an SEC team. Then again, it was a good time to be in the SEC last year, and the year before that and the year before that, and so on...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 6,576 reads 62 comments

  8. Welcome Back to the Playoff Picture, Oregon

    In reality, Oregon never really left the playoff discussion. Perhaps it was more of a brief hibernation. In fact, very few teams who were considered playoff contenders to start the season are all but officially out as of mid-October...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 11,030 reads 68 comments

  9. NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Hits and Misses from Week 9

    That was fun. Week 8 was eventful, if nothing else. To start the day, a pair of upsets in the Big 12 opened up the conference's title race and introduced a couple of new faces to the playoff conversation...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 75,198 reads 210 comments

  10. Is Florida State a Lock to Finish Undefeated?

    If the goal of the 2014 college football season is to be one of the final four teams for the playoff, then the regular season has been March Madness. Florida State specifically has managed to survive and advance...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 17,425 reads 70 comments

  11. Winners and Losers from Week 8 of College Football

    Just when you think you have it all figured out, college football comes in and shakes up all preconceived notions. That's what happens when a sport is played by 18-to-23-year-olds...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 88,825 reads 246 comments

  12. How Georgia Can Beat Arkansas Without Todd Gurley

    The plan for Georgia this Saturday against Arkansas is the same as it was a week ago: Win without star running back Todd Gurley...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 11,386 reads 37 comments

  13. College Football's Influence on the NFL

    Imagine that football is actually a startup company and a head coach is its self-appointed CEO. This coach has an idea—you'll just love it—ready to become the next big product on the market...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 17,813 reads 12 comments

  14. 10 Biggest Questions Facing Top 25 Teams Heading into Week 8

    The halfway point of the college football season is here. The weather is cooling down, but the playoff race is heating up. The contenders and pretenders in every conference are starting to distinguish themselves...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 11,389 reads 19 comments

  15. Bleacher Report Awards for 1st Half of 2014 College Football Season

    Just like that, the 2014 college football season has reached the halfway point. Enjoy it now; the next eight weeks are going to go by just as quickly...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 2 months ago 59,621 reads 123 comments

  16. Is It Fair for Mississippi State to Leap Florida State for the No. 1 Spot?

    In a season of surprises, the biggest one of all has been the rise of both Mississippi State and Ole Miss to the top of the polls. Anyone who predicted the Bulldogs and Rebels would be No...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 32,440 reads 284 comments

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

    Week 7 of the college football season is in the books. It wasn't as utterly chaotic as Week 6, but a few top teams had statement wins. Meanwhile, the list of unbeaten teams was whittled down just a little bit more...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 42,970 reads 64 comments

  18. The Best Big Ten Team Nobody Knows Anything About

    The Big Ten game of the year still appears on the surface to be the Nov. 8 meeting between Ohio State and Michigan State in East Lansing. The conference's playoff hopes may very well be influenced by its outcome...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 11,689 reads 13 comments

  19. Winners and Losers from Week 7 of College Football

    Nothing in Week 7 quite lived up to the insanity that was Week 6 in this college football season, but that doesn't mean there wasn't great football being played. From start to finish, it was one of the more entertaining Saturday's of the year so far...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 93,088 reads 212 comments

  20. How SEC West Division Could Land 2 Teams in the College Football Playoff

    We're still early enough in the college football season that most one-loss teams in power-five conferences shouldn't be eliminated from the playoff conversation...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 2,585 reads 9 comments

  21. Is Steve Spurrier Right to Publicly Criticize His South Carolina Team?

    No one is unhappier about South Carolina's 3-3 record than head coach Steve Spurrier —a nd he isn't afraid to say so. The Head Ball Coach is, understandably, still steamed over a 45-38 loss to Kentucky in Week 6...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 9,536 reads 89 comments

  22. 10 Biggest Questions Facing Top 25 Teams Heading into Week 7

    Week 6 was a wild one for college football. If nothing else, it was a wake-up call that the playoff race is wide open. There are a lot of teams that still have a shot...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 19,184 reads 35 comments

  23. Can Texas Start Turnaround Against Bruised and Battered Oklahoma?

    Texas and Oklahoma has historically been the marquee game of the week in the Big 12, if not nationally, in mid-October. That's not the case this year. TCU and Baylor is the Top 10 matchup of the week in the Big 12...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 6,702 reads 44 comments

  24. Meet Georgia Tech, the Best Team No One Is Talking About

    Of the 10 undefeated teams remaining in college football, Georgia Tech may be the one most under the radar...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 22,063 reads 63 comments

  25. 5 1-Loss Teams with the Best Chance to Make the College Football Playoff

    Well, that was interesting. Week 6 of the college football season was its most chaotic yet. Eleven Top 25 teams lost, five of which were ranked in the Top 10...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 20,871 reads 25 comments