1. 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 3 months ago 2,233 reads 9 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 41,257 reads 90 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 27,832 reads 48 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 30,580 reads 82 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 31,967 reads 18 comments

  6. Can Michigan State Really Replace Ohio State as Big Ten's Power Program?

    Rankings mean nothing—at least, not for the next four weeks or so. They certainly don't mean anything ahead of Ohio State's trip to East Lansing to take on Michigan State ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 4,911 reads 63 comments

  7. NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Hits and Misses from Week 10

    Week by week, the College Football Playoff field is getting smaller. Losses for Pac-12 South teams Arizona and Utah in all likelihood knock those three teams out of the playoff race for good...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 53,682 reads 171 comments

  8. Oregon Is Pac-12's Best Playoff Team but Wild South Division Could Play Spoiler

    The single most exciting element of this 2014 college football season is that no team is head and shoulders above the rest. If anything, this is the perfect year to implement a four-team playoff...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 10,045 reads 42 comments

  9. Winners and Losers from Week 10 of College Football

    November is here and the conference games across college football are growing ever more important. There have already been wild finishes and upsets that promise to shake up the College Football Playoff picture...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 117,411 reads 318 comments

  10. Dave Brandon Resigning as Michigan AD Spells Bad News for Brady Hoke

    Michigan's long national nightmare—on Halloween, of all days—is finally over. Well, half over...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 31,315 reads 112 comments

  11. Ole Miss Needs to Be Aggressive vs. Auburn, so "Good" Bo Wallace Better Show Up

    It didn't take long after Ole Miss' 10-7 loss to LSU, tossing the Rebels from the short list of unbeaten teams, for quarterback Bo Wallace to say what needed to be fixed. With Auburn and its 39...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 5,036 reads 26 comments

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

    Brace yourselves, college football fans: Winter is coming. But, more immediately, November is coming...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 4,844 reads 3 comments

  13. Clint Trickett's Long Journey to Success and a Life in Coaching

    It took until his senior year of college, but West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett finally has a team to call his own. Trickett's journey back to West Virginia has been well documented...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 8,690 reads 9 comments

  14. 10 Most Valuable Players in College Football

    There are good players, and then there are players a team just can't do without. With the college football season just past the halfway point, it's time to examine the most valuable athletes in the game...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 23,547 reads 103 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 47,774 reads 286 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 56,901 reads 112 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 6,700 reads 20 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 83,326 reads 201 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 780 reads 2 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 14,170 reads 32 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 6,609 reads 62 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 11,033 reads 68 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 75,223 reads 210 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 17,433 reads 70 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 88,836 reads 246 comments