Week 3 CFP Implications: Pac 12 Loses Prestige

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Once again, I will point out that conferences don’t play football games. As such, phrases like, “The Big Ten had a bad week” are slight misnomers and usually overgeneralizations. Still, they make life easier when attempting to talk about a lot of games at once. Week 3 CFP Implications Aside from that, though, the statement […] READ MORE


BYU's College Football Playoff Chances

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I am only going to touch on this subject once and then refer back here for the rest of the season, because it is highly unlikely that it will be relevant towards the end of the year.  Still, though, this is a matter that needs to at least be referenced because it is a potential […] READ MORE


Week 2 CFP Implications: Bad Week for the Big Ten

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As the analysis of Week 2 of college football goes on, we will continually hear about how this was a bad week for the Big Ten Conference. And it was. Three Big Ten teams had marquee games and all three lost, Michigan embarrassingly so. Ohio State’s and Michigan State’s losses were certainly not good, but […] READ MORE


The Narrative of College Football Narratives

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In every college football game, there are two stories. Sometimes the main story is that one team played well. Sometimes the story is that one team played poorly. Usually, though, the full story that can be found is a mix of the two. It is always important to remember that narratives are integral to sports […] READ MORE


Week 1 College Football Playoff Implications: Impact of Early-Season Games

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Honestly, it is far too early in the season to really begin worrying about the College Football Playoff. Every team still has at least 11 games remaining on their schedule. Every team still has plenty of chances to lose as well as plenty of chances to pick up big wins. We can estimate which teams […] READ MORE


How a Mid-Major can Earn a Spot in the College Football Playoff

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The final introductory article to this first season of the College Football Playoff will discuss what exactly a mid-major has to do to earn a spot in the four team postseason tournament. Fortunately, this is probably the easiest question of all about the CFP to answer. All we really have to do is study the […] READ MORE


How a Conference Can Get Two Teams in the College Football Playoffs

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It is clear in the rules for the new College Football playoffs that a conference can have more than one team placed in the four-team tournament. Technically, all four teams could come from the same conference. So what situations, exactly, could lead to more than one team from a single conference being selected? To begin […] READ MORE


How the College Football Playoff Could Have Looked Last Year

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To fully understand just how difficult and complex it will be to pick the teams that will compete in the College Football Playoff this upcoming season, let’s look at last year and see what the possibilities were. Last year did not have too much controversy and drama over who played in the National Championship Game, […] READ MORE


How the College Football Playoff Differs from the BCS

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The first, and most obvious, difference between the old BCS and the new College Football Playoff (CFP), is the additional game that teams will have to play to win the national championship. While before there was one game to determine the champion, we now have a seeded plus-one, which means that four teams will be […] READ MORE