1. The State of College Football's Blue Bloods

    Two weeks into a college football season aren't enough to accurately project where a program is headed, but it does give a snapshot...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 32,936 reads 196 comments

  2. Time for Texas QB David Ash to Walk Away from Game After Repeated Concussions

    What's happening to Texas quarterback David Ash is incredibly unfair. In his Monday press conference, head coach Charlie Strong announced what could already have been assumed: ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 15,277 reads 37 comments

  3. Freshman Power Rankings of the Week: Top 5

    Another week of college football is behind us. It was another opportunity for freshmen across the country to make an impact for their team. That's why the B/R freshman power rankings rumble on...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 8,440 reads 15 comments

  4. NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Hits and Misses from Week 3 Polls

    Week 2 is in the books, and it's time to release the polls...and the hounds champing at the bit to scrutinize said polls. The latest Associated Press and Amway coaches polls are out, as is the Bleacher Report Top 25 ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 58,987 reads 73 comments

  5. Winners and Losers from Week 2 of College Football

    Week 2 of the college football season is over. And shame on anyone who thought this slate of games, though poor on paper, would mean a lack of excitement. [Glances around nervously...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 211,208 reads 419 comments

  6. Oregon vs. Michigan State: Which Teams Needs the Win More, Ducks or Spartans?

    Standing out in a largely unappealing slate of Week 2 games is a gem: Michigan State at Oregon. There have already been big games in Week 1—Clemson at Georgia, LSU vs...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 4,852 reads 20 comments

  7. 10 Biggest Questions Facing Top 25 Teams Heading into Week 2

    If Week 1 of the 2014 college football season taught us anything, it's that we know nothing. Or, close to nothing. South Carolina, a double-digit favorite against Texas A&M, lost by double-digit points at home...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 18,527 reads 39 comments

  8. Stanford Football: A Timeline of a Football Powerhouse

    The final dark days of Stanford football began and ended with former coach Walt Harris. In his first home game with the Cardinal in 2005, Harris allowed his team to blow a 17-point ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 10,621 reads 12 comments

  9. College Football Playoff Standings 2014: Week 2 Rankings & Bowl Game Projections

    Week 1 of the 2014 college football season is in the books, but at Bleacher Report we're always looking ahead. That's why bowl projections are already up...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 4,473 reads 25 comments

  10. NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Hits and Misses from Week 1

    The first Associated Press poll and Amway coaches poll of college football's regular season have been released, and the results are understandably varied...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 87,291 reads 209 comments

  11. 4 College Football Teams Who Jumped onto the Playoff Committee's Radar in Week 1

    Week 1 of the 2014 college football season isn't even over yet and already the College Football Playoff picture has been picked up and given a good shake. That just goes to show that preseason rankings weren't 100 percent accurate...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 31,253 reads 122 comments

  12. Freshman Power Rankings of the Week: Top 5

    Welcome to college football, young freshman. Now, go out there and be somebody. Week 1 of the 2014 season was further proof that freshmen are in a position to not only play right away but be key contributors as well...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 2,045 reads 5 comments

  13. Winners and Losers from Week 1 of College Football

    College football is back, and it looks better than ever. You know what they say: 2014 is the new 2013. While our beloved sport's return is a cherished moment, it also means everyone is no longer undefeated...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 383,307 reads 599 comments

  14. The Weird Saga of Alabama's 2014 Quarterback Battle

    Perhaps, as offseason chatter in need of definitive answers tends to do, media folks jumped the gun on anointing Florida State transfer quarterback Jake Coker the future at Alabama...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 6,690 reads 24 comments

  15. Biggest Question Facing Each Top 25 Team Heading into the 2014 Season

    Ahem: Football's back! Technically, it was back last Saturday, when Eastern Washington and Sam Houston State faced off on the red field , but it's not real football unless the SEC is involved...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 68,935 reads 91 comments

  16. The Mount Rushmore of College Football Head Coaches

    Immortalizing coaches and/or players by carving their likeness into metaphorical rock may be a common theme in the offseason, but what's one more Mount Rushmore before the 2014 college ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 112,372 reads 561 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's Preseason 2014 Heisman Rankings

    The Heisman Trophy isn't won in August or September, but that's not stopping anyone from guessing who the winner will be...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 35,626 reads 115 comments

  18. 5 Teams That Could Surprise College Football World and Crash the Playoff

    With the 2014 football season just days away, every fan and media outlet have likely put their playoff predictions on the record. Ralph Russo of The Associated Press , for example, has Florida State, Alabama, Ohio State and Oregon as his final four...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 42,693 reads 99 comments

  19. College Football's 6 Most Important Remaining Quarterback Battles

    There's nothing quite like waiting until the last minute, but there are still a handful of important quarterback battles that have yet to be officially decided...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 28,993 reads 29 comments

  20. Realistic Expectations for Oklahoma and Trevor Knight in 2014

    Soon enough, the media circus will slow down, and actual football will begin for Oklahoma. Perhaps no Top 10 program has had more uncertainty since July...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 4,134 reads 10 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's Preseason College Football All-Freshman Team

    With the start of the college football season one week away—technically it starts this Saturday , but who's counting?—it's time to roll out preseason All-American lists...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 58,192 reads 94 comments

  22. Why Ohio State Is the Best-Value Bet in 2014 College Football Season

    The season-ending shoulder injury —or, the re-injuring of said shoulder, if you will— to Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller already projects to have major championship effects...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 8,712 reads 33 comments

  23. Why 2014 Will Be the Year of the Freshman in College Football

    LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette set the tone for 2014. Not just for himself, either. Perhaps without knowing he did so, he also displayed the kind of attitude incoming freshmen across college football can have...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 22,490 reads 63 comments

  24. How Accurate Are College Football's Preseason Polls?

    There are two contrasting narratives about preseason polls: First, that they're meaningless, or conversely, that they unfairly influence the final regular-season standings...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 2,914 reads 3 comments

  25. Preseason College Football Rankings 2014: Winners and Losers from AP Poll

    USA Today released its preseason Amway Coaches Poll three weeks ago. Now, it's time to get angry at the voting media, which is clearly underrating your team and an obvious fan ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 175,606 reads 382 comments