1. Ranking The Earned Elite Eight After Week Two

    What a difference a week makes. The first weekend featured role-reversals galore, with the non-BCS schools often thumping their more privileged counterparts...

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  2. Ranking The "Earned Elite Eight" After Week One

    As many of us long for a playoff of some kind, four teams would be just fine, but eight is, well, great. Sixteen is simply too many and renders the regular season a lot less meaningful...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Bert Hancock about almost 4 years ago 288 reads 2 comments

  3. How Accurate Is The AP's No. 1 Pick?

    For many of us college football fanatics, the off-season is an endless chasm between seasons, similar to a desert wanderer looking days for water...

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  4. Pre-Season Pubs: Futility and Fun

    Even with the Internet easing the post-season pain and withdrawal from the gridiron action, we still often revel in the pre-season magazines...

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  5. Texas Crucifies the Bob Stoops Curse

    Today, Mack Brown's Texas program triumphed its third time in four tries over Bob Stoops' Sooners, this time with the latter as the top team in the country...

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  6. College Football's Slumping Teams After Week Six

    This is the opposite side of the coin from my prior article, "College Football's Top Turnaround Programs After Week Six." The turnaround teams here are heading the wrong direction from their more hopeful starts of 2008...

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  7. Why Is Alabama Only No. 4 in the Coaches/USA Today Poll?

    While the AP poll is obviously not flawless, many of us still tend to lean to it more than the Coaches/USA Today poll. I’ve often wondered if the voters (Coaches, SIDs?) in the latter truly pay as much attention as the writers would be inclined to..

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Bert Hancock about almost 6 years ago 474 reads 6 comments

  8. College Football's Top Turnaround Teams After Week Six

    Many teams have had a reversal of fortune for the better after suspect or pitiful starts. I'm sure there are additional ones I haven't listed, and I'd love to hear your examples. Here are the ones that jumped out at me, listed alphabetically...

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  9. Vanderbilt's Perfect Start: What's Under The Hood?

    I love to look at the surprise teams of a new college football season, to project if they’ll continue providing pleasure to their oft-starved and surprised fans...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Bert Hancock about almost 6 years ago 496 reads 12 comments

  10. Texas A&M's New Regime More Downer Than Hope

    After missing the mark on Dennis Franchione while watching but a couple of redeeming wins over hated Texas as highlights, Texas A&M moved to rekindle some of the magic of the 1980s and '90s by hiring former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman...

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  11. Big 12 Vs. SEC: Which Conference Deserves Top Billing?

    Currently, the Big 12 and SEC dominate the top section of the college football polls. The Big 12 boasts three teams among the top five and four in the top 10, while the normally superior SEC ...

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  12. Analyzing the Polls (Week Five)

    Wow, what a difference a week makes! With three of the top four going down in flames starting Thursday with USC, we expected a major shakeup, and we sure got it...

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  13. Top 10 Surprise Squads After Week Four

    Generally, it’s hard to make big cases for season stunners after teams have played merely a game or two (often against I-AA/FCS squads)...

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  14. Can Texas Longhorns Hook the Tougher Teams?

    You might, at first glance, believe the ‘Horns have very little to be concerned about, considering the consistent romps they’ve produced in the first three games. Two 52-10 triumphs and another by a 42-13 score will do that...

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  15. Can Anyone Stop USC Football Now?

    Though the USC Trojans were predicted to win over the Beanie-less Buckeyes last week, the degree of domination begs the question: Is anyone capable of beating Pete Carroll’s squad ...

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  16. Just How Important Are Those Turnovers?

    You see coaches wring their hands repeatedly about "winning the turnover battle." Then, the vision appears of USC linebacker Rey Maualuga intercepting the Ohio State quarterback and ...

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  17. Which Teams are Over- and Underrated?

    [Brief intro/hello: I've been soaking up the stuff on this wonderful site now for several months. My main regret is not finding it sooner! To that end, though, I've been reading the ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Bert Hancock about almost 6 years ago 1,349 reads 58 comments