Purdue won National Team of the Week honors from the Football writers Association of America with UAB and Washington State also earning nominations. The Boilermakers routed Ohio State for their 4th straight win, while the Blazers and the Cougars each improved to 6-1 with impressive wins in their own right.
The weekly FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, voted on by a panel of football writers and college football Hall Of Fame members, was released Monday morning and has Alabama remaining atop the poll after a convincing road victory at Tennessee. But No. 2 Ohio State slid all the way to No. 9 after suffering its first loss of the season at Purdue. Every other team, Nos. 3-9, moved up a slot, staring with Clemson, now No. 2.
From death threat to posing a threat: No. 9 Florida has enjoyed a year-long turnaround since former coach Jim McElwain stunned players days before facing rival Georgia
The college football week is looking pretty tricky to pick with a lot of games that easily be labeled as toss-ups. There are 36 games with single-digit computer margins, and 29 of those are under 7 points
CFP founder Dave Congrove is a voting member in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Football Poll, as well as the College Football Hall Of Fame, Fred Biletnikoff Award, Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, Ray Guy Award, plus Maxwell and Bednarik Awards.
He's also a nominating member for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, and the FWAA All-America Team
Ohio State was rocked while 'Bama and Clemson rolled on Saturday. The results re-shuffled the top 6 teams, and kept 7th and 8th in place. Meanwhile, Nebraska broke through with a win, while the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry turned 50 shades of ugly.
We've selected 8 games this week where we believe the computer has the best chance at being correct this week, and the computer is projecting 4 outright upsets.
Maryland interim coach Matt Canada seeks to correct Terrapins' inconsistent offense
The Iowa State Cyclones limited No. 6 West Virginia’s high-powered offense to just 152 total yards, recording seven sacks for a second consecutive week in a 30-14 win in Ames. For holding the Mountaineers to their lowest offensive output since 2000, the Cyclones (3-3) moved past an impressive list of worthy candidates to earn National Team of the Week honors for games held during the college football week of Oct. 9-13.
The College Football Playoff committee will release their first rankings of the 2018 season on October 30. That leaves just two more weeks of action, including this weekend, before the anxiously anticipated unveiling.
Six members of the Congrove Computer Rankings' top 25 are idle this week, but a trio of battles among higher-ranked teams are in the offering.
The Congrove Computer Rankings is celebrating its' 26th year of accurate picks and team rankings.
The rankings began with the 1993 season. CollegeFootballPoll.com launched 6 years later and is celebrating its' 20th anniversary.
The weekly FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, voted on by a panel of football writers and college football Hall Of Fame members, was released Monday morning and has Alabama solidifying its' lead over the rest of the field. The Crimson Tide received all but 1 of the 51 of the available first-place votes and that went to Notre Dame.
Finally, the computer rankings compute. Alabama has ascended to the top of the heap, just as the voter polls have said all year.