1. 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 3 months ago 16,470 reads 215 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 15,852 reads 16 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 2,609 reads 15 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 62,080 reads 89 comments

  5. 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 months ago 24,453 reads 81 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 59,073 reads 191 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 19,250 reads 185 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 13,282 reads 106 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 68,976 reads 359 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 10,471 reads 151 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 5,156 reads 18 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 8,039 reads 6 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 6,621 reads 40 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 12,544 reads 43 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 13,599 reads 70 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 7,059 reads 58 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 72,985 reads 216 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 19,166 reads 88 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 102,763 reads 281 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 2,236 reads 9 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 41,264 reads 90 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 27,837 reads 48 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 30,584 reads 82 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 31,995 reads 18 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 4,924 reads 63 comments