1. Florida State Needs More from Sputtering Offense to Have Shot at Playoff

    It can be tough to tell much about a team after just three games. But it's crystal clear for Florida State: Running back Dalvin Cook is the unquestioned MVP. Without him, the Seminoles have absolutely no consistency on offense...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 6,672 reads 65 comments

  2. Which Quarterbacks Are Most Likely to Sustain Their Breakout Campaigns?

    Thank goodness for cupcake games. Without them, we wouldn't have surprising stat lines to shake up the longstanding, stale offseason storylines...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 20,420 reads 41 comments

  3. 10 Biggest Questions Facing Top 25 Teams Heading into Week 3

    Week 2 of the college football season provided a couple of big games with bigger-picture takeaways, but by and large, it was a sleepy slate of games that yielded some eye-opening results and upsets...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 6,399 reads 11 comments

  4. Resetting Expectations for College Football's Struggling Blue-Blood Programs

    Two games into the 2015 season, several of college football's traditional powerhouses aren't off to the start for which they were hoping. For some, like Texas and Florida, the slow start is part of the rebuilding process...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 26,780 reads 169 comments

  5. Does the Big 12 Have More Playoff Contenders Than the SEC?

    Outside of Michigan State's victory over Oregon, no team in major college football had a bigger Week 2 win than Oklahoma...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 7,673 reads 124 comments

  6. 10 College Football Freshmen Who Are the Real Deal

    We're entering Week 3 of the college football season. By now, we're starting to see which freshmen are actually, or at least becoming, regular contributors and which ones had one big game...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 39,951 reads 93 comments

  7. College Football Rankings 2015: Hits and Misses from the Week 3 Polls

    Remember when Week 2 of the college football season was supposed to be boring? Good times. That's the beautiful nature of this sport. When things are supposed to be mundane and go according to plan, they rarely do...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 142,229 reads 320 comments

  8. College Football Playoff Hopefuls That Have Not Been Tested Yet

    The 2015 college football season is still in its relative infancy. By and large, teams haven't been challenged too much just yet since they haven't gotten into the meat of their schedules...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 23,695 reads 101 comments

  9. Winners and Losers from Week 2 of the 2015 College Football Season

    Week 2 of the 2015 college football season is one of those days that doesn't look as appealing on paper but can produce some crazy results...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 8 months ago 84,982 reads 402 comments

  10. What Happens If Jim Harbaugh Starts 0-2 at Michigan?

    The most anticipated home debut of the 2015 college football season won't even be the biggest event in the state of Michigan on Saturday. Jim Harbaugh will coach his first game for Michigan in the Big House against Oregon State...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 19,048 reads 85 comments

  11. Biggest Questions Facing Top 25 Teams Heading into Week 2

    Well, that was fun. Let's do it again, shall we? With Week 2 of the 2015 college football season on the horizon, it's time to look ahead at the biggest questions facing Top 25 teams...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 20,937 reads 98 comments

  12. How Week 2 AP Poll Would Look If There Wasn't a Preseason Poll

    Preseason polls are meaningless, right? That's the common complaint about releasing any top-25 ranking before a single college football game is played. Sure, there's a small amount of truth to it...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 17,358 reads 54 comments

  13. 1 Quick Fix Every Top 25 College Football Team Will Make Between Week 1 and 2

    If they haven't already, head coaches across college football are reviewing game film right about now. Even in big wins, it's 100 percent guaranteed each and every one of those coaches is looking at something on film and grimacing...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 5,905 reads 15 comments

  14. NCAA Football Rankings 2015: Hits and Misses from Week 2 Polls

    After five incredibly rewarding days, Week 1 of the 2015 college football season is finally in the books. It's time to stop going off preseason narratives and start judging teams based on what they've done on the field...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 31,823 reads 89 comments

  15. Most Impressive College Football Freshmen in Week 1

    Who says you have to sit on the sidelines and wait your turn as a freshman? With football being a 365-day sport, freshmen are more prepared than ever before to see the field right away...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 42,322 reads 199 comments

  16. Winners and Losers from Week 1 of the 2015 College Football Season

    College football's back, y'all. Well, OK. It was back on Thursday. And last Saturday. But Sept. 5 marked the first full day of college football for 2015...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 385,326 reads 314 comments

  17. How Texas A&M's Kyle Allen Stacks Up to Other Kevin Sumlin Quarterbacks

    There's a lot about the college career of Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Kyle Allen that remains to be told. But there are a few things we already know...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 7,741 reads 9 comments

  18. Biggest Questions Facing Each Top-25 Team Heading into Week 1

    Major college football is back. It's really, really back. The action kicks off Thursday night at 6 p.m. ET, when North Carolina and South Carolina take center stage on ESPN in Charlotte, North Carolina...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 6,133 reads 6 comments

  19. How TE Mark Andrews Overcame Near-Death Experience to Shine for Oklahoma

    Before he would become a spring-game sensation in April, before he would be a bona fide member of the offensive two-deep depth chart , Oklahoma tight end Mark Andrews needed to be saved...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 17,610 reads 5 comments

  20. Welcome to the 1st Real Year of Charlie Strong's Texas Football Program

    For Texas head coach Charlie Strong, Year 2 is the new Year 1. Starting over is good in its own way. Sometimes it's necessary. There were lessons to be learned from the Longhorns' 6-7 campaign in 2014, but largely, it was forgettable...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 18,669 reads 59 comments

  21. Who Will Be College Football's Best Graduate Transfer Quarterback in 2015?

    The year of the grad transfer quarterback in college football is officially a go. Now the question is which one rises to the top of the landscape? After all, the idea of the grad ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 21,097 reads 50 comments

  22. 10 College Football Players Who Will Dominate Stat Sheet in Week 1

    Hey, look at that: There's (FBS) football in two days. By Saturday, your normal fall routine of vegging out on the couch/grilling/tailgating/enjoying adult beverages before the noon-o-clock hour will be back in full swing...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 22,879 reads 108 comments

  23. Why TCU's Trevone Boykin Is Best Bet to Win 2015 Heisman Trophy

    If there's one thing to know about the Heisman Trophy voting, it's that the process is extremely formulaic. As such, it inherently benefits some players while completely disregarding others...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 11,477 reads 41 comments

  24. Every Top 25 College Football Team's Toughest Game in 2015

    The offseason is nearly over. The time for predictions basically is as well. In the not-too-distant future, everyone is just going to have to go out and play. The beauty of the college football season is that it provides unexpected surprises...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 57,044 reads 540 comments

  25. Fair or Foul for College Coaches to Withhold Cost-of-Attendance Money?

    Let's make one thing abundantly clear: Student-athletes—college football players, specifically, as it pertains to this discussion—are not employees. Now, whether you think they should be is a discussion for another day...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 9 months ago 10,937 reads 30 comments