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Five from the Group of 5

Who will it be?  The highest ranked team from the Group of 5 conferences will receive a bid to appear in a New Year’s Six Bowl.  At this point in the season there are three teams from the Group of 5 that are undefeated, and two other schools that have had impressive seasons, but have one loss.  Both of those teams were unlucky [ . . read more . . ]

The Five From the Group of 5

The Group of 5 certainly has seen a shake up the last two weeks, with stunning losses by East Carolina , leaving no Group of 5 team ranked in Top 25 of the College Football Playoff rankings. This week, we will look into five teams from the Group of 5 that are the most likely to claim the one spot into a Big Six bowl game. Thundering [ . . read more . . ]

Why Does Auburn Have To Be Considered “Lucky” To Be Good?

It was merely a blowout last November as the Georgia Bulldogs visited the Auburn Tigers. Auburn took a 27-10 lead into the locker room at halftime. It was not until the second half that Aaron Murray, the QB who owns the record for most passing yards in the SEC, helped his team come back and take a late lead. With less than a 30 seconds [ . . read more . . ]

Mid-term report cards for Power 5 teams

The season and the semester are about halfway over, so it’s time to go over each team in the Power 5 conferences and grade their performance to this point.   Final grades are what counts of course, and your comments are encouraged! ACC  FLORIDA STATE  A….Can Jameis Winston stay on the field? DUKE A-…Blue Demons [ . . read more . . ]

The Group of One and notes from The Group of 5

Week five of the college football season witnessed Cincinnati, one of two remaining undefeated Group of 5 schools, get run over by Ohio State, leaving only team undefeated among the group.   It also featured a MAC QB having a record-setting day, and a shocker the Mountain West. A Herd of One – The Marshall Thundering Herd may [ . . read more . . ]

Small Conference Teams Hope to Make the Big Six

The fourth week of the college football season saw one of the three remaining undefeated teams from the Group-of-5 fall, while a one-loss team became the first non-AQ school to move into the Top 25.  Right now, there are four teams that have established themselves as serious contenders to receive the big  Pirates storm into Top 25 [ . . read more . . ]