Clemson toppled Alabama to win the national championship in January, and the Tigers begin the 2019 season at the top of the Super 16 Poll.
We've hand-selected 10 games for this week's Feature Pick cagegories of Easy Pickins and Hold Your Horses, while the computer has 6 outright upsets projected against the spread.
Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson is taking time away from the Red Wolves program to support his wife's battle with cancer.
The 2019 CollegeFootballPoll.com SEASON PREVIEW is here. Those who know us have discovered over the years that it is never our goal to be the first preview out. Instead, we like to wait as late as possible so that we can incorporate as much up-to-date data as possible.
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, shows the Congrove Computer Rankings had the best record for projecting outright winners in the second half of the 2018 season.
The CCR also had the most correct straight-up predictions in the second-half of 2014, and the best record against-the-spread for the entire 2016 campaign.
One of the most-read articles in last year's Season Preview was one which ranked the strength of the 10 FBS conferences and Independents.
The 2019 preseason Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com point to a new conference champion in the Big Ten - and a new national champion that doesn't reside in the ACC or SEC.
Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson is taking leave of absence while his wife fights cancer
After getting stiff-armed in last year's National Championship game, 44-16 by Clemson, Alabama is not projected to earn a 6th straight entry to the Final Four. It would be a first for the Tide which have been in every playoff since the format began in 2014.
Thanks to Clemson, the ACC has current possession of the national championship trophy. The Tigers rolled to a 44-16 victory over Alabama to win their second national title in the last three years. Clemson and 'Bama have been the National Championship game participants three times in the short five-year history of the playoff format. They also met in the semifinals in 2017 with the 4th-seed Tide knocking out Clemson, 24-6.
Washington State was the highest-ranked team in the PAC-12 a year ago, finishing 10th in the AP and Coaches' Polls. The conference has had just 2 participants in the brief 5-year history of the College Football Playoff - Oregon in 2014 and Washington in 2016.
In 2019, the Congrove Computer Rankings will celebrate its' 27th year of accurate picks and team rankings.
The rankings began with the 1993 season. CollegeFootballPoll.com launched 6 years later and will be celebrating its' 21st anniversary.
Oklahoma is favored to win the Big 12 for the fifth straight season, according to the Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com. But the computer also offers up a big surprise with its No. 2 pick in the conference, Iowa State. The Cyclones check in just ahead of Texas.
IRVING, Texas (Aug. 13, 2019) - The Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that they will partner for the sixth consecutive year to conduct The FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, the organizations' weekly major-college football poll.