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article October 19, 2017

Midseason CFB Rankings: All 130 Teams

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The second half of the 2017 college football season is about to begin. First, it's time to prepare by ranking all 130 FBS teams, from No. 130 UTEP to No. 1 Alabama, and trying to offer a positive thought or reason to watch for each team. More»
midseason-postseason article October 18, 2017

Midseason CFB Playoff and Bowl Picks

In seven weeks, the field of College Football Playoff contenders has significantly narrowed. It's time to use what we've learned so far and make an educated guess as to how the postseason race will play out, with picks for the playoff and all the bowls. More»
midseason-cfb-awards article October 17, 2017

Midseason College Football Awards

Seven weeks of the college football season have passed, with seven to go. That means it's time to pause and look back at the first half and hand out individual midseason awards, in addition to naming a midseason All-America team. More»
professor-7-2 article October 16, 2017

Ohio State Bucks Trend of CFB Chaos

College football's Week 7 seemed to produce chaos wherever you looked, including four top-10 upsets. One team emphatically avoided drama: Ohio State, which crushed Nebraska and has played nearly perfect football since losing to Oklahoma. More»
cfb-7-takeaways article October 15, 2017

CFB Saturday Takeaways: Week 7

We just witnessed an annual college football tradition: chaos weekend. Week 7 featured four losses by top-10 teams to unranked opponents, including Washington to Arizona State and Auburn to LSU on Saturday after Clemson and Washington State fell on Friday. More»
GettyImages-861459690 article October 15, 2017

ASU Bedevils Huskies In Shocker

In the fourth loss by a top-10 team in Week 7, No. 5 Washington went to Arizona State and was shut down by a previously vulnerable Sun Devils defense. After giving up at least 30 points in 11 straight games, Arizona State stunned Washington 13-7. More»
GettyImages-861361570 article October 15, 2017

Miami Pulls Off More Late-Game Magic

For the second week in a row, Miami used late heroics to keep its perfect record intact. Once again, it involved a big pass from Malik Rosier to Darrell Langham, this one setting up a go-ahead field goal that allowed the No. 11 Canes to beat Georgia Tech 25-24. More»
GettyImages-861363048 article October 14, 2017

LSU Rally Tops Auburn in Death Valley

Auburn raced out to a 20-point lead early in the second quarter at LSU, appearing set to win in Death Valley for the first time since 1999. Shockingly, LSU had other plans, with big plays on both sides of the ball leading a big comeback to beat No. 10 Auburn 27-23. More»
GettyImages-861085164 article October 14, 2017

Cal Flips Upset Script On Wazzu

From seven turnovers to nine sacks to a one-yard punt, everything that could go wrong did go wrong for No. 8 Washington State on Friday night. California won 37-3, adding insult to injury with QB Ross Bowers' phenomenal front-flip touchdown. More»
GettyImages-861070388 article October 14, 2017

Orange Crushed: 'Cuse Upsets Clemson

Nobody built a better September resume than defending national champion Clemson, but the No. 2 Tigers saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end on Friday night in a stunning 27-24 loss at Syracuse in which they were outplayed from start to finish. More»
week7pickem article October 13, 2017

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 7

It's Week 7 in college football, meaning that the season is hitting its halfway point. Strangely, there are no matchups of ranked opponents this Saturday, but from the Red River Showdown to some important tests for contenders, there's still plenty to watch. More»
GettyImages-856827422 article October 12, 2017

Harbaugh Rebuild Still on Schedule

Michigan's loss to Michigan State invited questions about the trajectory of the Wolverines and when they're going to match the high expectations set by Jim Harbaugh. But although it's Year 3, this was always going to be a transition year before bigger and better things. More»
GettyImages-858853222 article October 11, 2017

Washington After Dark? Embrace It

Coming off a playoff bid, Washington is off to a 6-0 start. Despite the Huskies' success, coach Chris Petersen's complaints about late kickoff times have dominated the conversation. Washington should drop the complaints and embrace #Pac12AfterDark. More»
GettyImages-856107712 article October 9, 2017

Andersen Out In Another OSU Surprise

Less than three years after pulling the shocking move of leaving Wisconsin for Oregon State, head coach Gary Andersen is leaving the Beavers. Andersen and Oregon State mutually parted ways after a 1-5 start to his third season. More»
GettyImages-858813248 article October 9, 2017

Canes Must Capitalize on FSU Triumph

While two big upsets stole the show in college football's Week 6, other teams created opportunities for themselves. That's especially true for Miami, which ended a rivalry losing streak at Florida State to raise expectations for the rest of the season. More»
week6takeaways article October 8, 2017

CFB Saturday Takeaways: Week 6

Four teams dropped from the ranks of college football's undefeated teams on Saturday, two of which were surprises on home fields: No. 3 Oklahoma lost to Iowa State and No. 7 Michigan lost to Michigan State, making both into the biggest story of the week. More»
GettyImages-858792964 article October 8, 2017

Another Sparty Party at The Big House

Michigan was not expected to win the Big Ten this year, but nobody expected the Wolverines to lose to rival Michigan State. It happened again anyway. On a rainy night at the Big House, the Spartans stunned No. 7 Michigan 14-10. More»
USATSI_9608802 article October 8, 2017

WMU Beats Buffalo in 7-OT Marathon

Western Michigan and Buffalo met in the fourth seven-overtime game ever on Saturday, a game that finally ended when Broncos running back Jarvion Franklin scored a 12-yard touchdown to lift WMU to a 71-68 victory over the Bulls. More»
GettyImages-858775544 article October 7, 2017

Late TD Pass Raises Canes Past FSU

For Miami to become the ACC Coastal favorite, it had to first finally end a losing streak to rival Florida State. After years of heartbreak, the No. 13 Hurricanes beat the Seminoles, 24-20, for the first time since 2009 on a touchdown pass with six seconds left. More»
AP_17280655223122 article October 7, 2017

Cyclones Storm To Upset at Oklahoma

Oklahoma owned the series history with Iowa State entering Saturday, and it also owned playoff expectations. The Cyclones upended all expectations, led by a backup QB and a two-way QB, in a shocking 38-31 win over the No. 3 Sooners. More»

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