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article December 15, 2017

Grading The 2017 ACC Season

The ACC had a wide range of results in 2017, as Florida State proved to be the most disappointing team in the country, helping to open the door for Clemson to pursue its second straight national championship after winning a third straight league title. More»
bowl-confidence article December 13, 2017

College Bowl Game Confidence Picks

College football bowl season begins on Saturday, with five games kicking off the 39-game slate that stretches out over more than two weeks during the holiday season. We predict all of the games here, ranking them from most to least confident. More»
GettyImages-858703124 article December 11, 2017

Michigan Making Bold QB Addition

Faced with pressure to return to the top of the Big Ten, Michigan is bringing in reinforcements. Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson announced on Monday that he intends to transfer to Ann Arbor, where he'll provide a spark, if ruled eligible for 2018. More»
GettyImages-855702334 article December 10, 2017

Tracking the CFB Coaching Carousel

The coaching carousel is always a hectic time on the college football calendar, and it's even more chaotic than usual in 2017. It can be a lot to keep up with, so we'll update this coaching carousel tracker as vacancies are officially created and filled. More»
GettyImages-889123704 article December 10, 2017

Mayfield Becomes An All-Time Great

After two top-four finishes, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in a landslide over finalists Bryce Love and Lamar Jackson. It's a deserved win that further cements Mayfield's status among college football greats. More»
GettyImages-889034070 article December 9, 2017

Army Tops Navy In Snowy Classic

There could be no better or more picturesque way to end college football's regular season than the scene in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, as Army beat Navy for the second year in a row, 14-13, after a late touchdown and missed Navy field goal in the snow. More»
heisman-preview article December 8, 2017

Breaking Down The Heisman Race

Stanford's Bryce Love, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Louisville's Lamar Jackson have been selected as the 2017 Heisman Trophy finalists. How did the three get here and who will win the prestigious award on Saturday night in New York? More»
2017-aa-team article December 7, 2017

College Football All-America Teams

Earlier this week, Sports on Earth handed out its 2017 college football individual awards. It's time to go deeper and pick All-America teams. We've selected three teams honoring 75 talented players at every position who have had the best year. More»
cfb-awards article December 6, 2017

The Best of College Football 2017

The college football regular season is finished and the bowl matchups are set, which means it's time to start handing out 2017 awards. These are our picks for the best individual players and coaches in a variety of categories. More»
GettyImages-503096968 article December 5, 2017

Ranking All 39 College Bowl Games

With the holiday season approaching, it's time for an annual tradition: Ranking all 39 college football bowl matchups, from the Cure Bowl to the Rose Bowl, based on a subjective combination of watchability, storylines, intrigue, matchups and more. More»
playoff article December 3, 2017

Breaking Down The CFB Playoff

The debate may last for years, but the argument that matters is finished: The College Football Playoff selection committee announced its choices on Sunday. With Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Georgia in, let's examine the field. More»
GettyImages-884631246 article December 3, 2017

Championship Week: Five Takeaways

Nine conference title games are in the books, and resumes have been completed. All that's left is for the selection committee to announce the four playoff teams. Three are obvious, but Ohio State's win over Wisconsin complicated matters. More»
USATSI_10453557 article December 2, 2017

UCF Outlasts Memphis For AAC Crown

If any game this season could be deemed more entertaining than last week's UCF win over USF, it might be Saturday's UCF win over Memphis. Before coach Scott Frost heads to Nebraska, UCF moved to 12-0, earning the AAC title and a major bowl bid. More»
week14picks article December 1, 2017

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 14

Before the final College Football Playoff rankings are revealed on Sunday, this weekend will feature one of the best slates of games ever, with all five Power Five conferences staging championship games between top-12 teams. More»
GettyImages-873092882 article November 30, 2017

Conference Title Rematches History

This week's slate of nine college football conference championship games featured seven rematches of matchups we already saw in the regular season, including the SEC, Big 12 and Pac-12. How have such rematches played out in the past? More»
GettyImages-845082762 article November 29, 2017

New Playoff Top 25: What We Learned

Before Sunday's final College Football Playoff rankings, the selection committee set the stage for the conference title games with the latest top 25 on Tuesday. From No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Auburn to the potential debates ahead, here's what to know. More»
GettyImages-879199486 article November 27, 2017

Bama Loss Puts Tide In Rare Position

Alabama finds itself in a strange position as the calendar gets set to flip to December: The Crimson Tide have no control over their postseason fate. After a Week 13 loss to Auburn, Alabama is left waiting for others to decide its championship hopes. More»
takeaways-13 article November 26, 2017

CFB Saturday Takeaways: Week 13

The final full weekend of the 2017 college football season featured losses by both No. 1 Alabama, to Auburn, and No. 2 Miami, to Pittsburgh, throwing a curveball into the playoff rankings and leaving Wisconsin and UCF as the only unbeaten teams. More»
GettyImages-879191944 article November 26, 2017

Tide Turned: Auburn Handles Bama

No. 6 Auburn beat No. 1 Alabama 26-14, a result that was more than just a statement-making Iron Bowl rivalry win. The victory gives the Tigers the SEC West championship, and they'll advance to play Georgia for the conference title next week. More»
GettyImages-879146422 article November 25, 2017

Haskins Propels Buckeyes In Relief

J.T. Barrett left Saturday's game with Ohio State losing by six in the third quarter at the Big House, but backup Dwayne Haskins rallied the No. 9 Buckeyes to 17 straight points for a 31-20 victory in the rivalry showdown with Michigan. More»

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