When Akron announced Tom Arth as the successor to Terry Bowden on December 143, the coaching carousel ride had come to an end. Twenty head coaching positions had changed hands and every position had been filled.
Alas, the ride was not over.
Every year, college football fans are eager to discover how well, or how badly, their team is expected to perform in the upcoming season. Magazines such as Phil Steele, Athlon's and Lindy's hit the newsstands as early as Memorial Day weekend, and a few of the top college football websites also offer their predictions. A ton of research and effort goes into the mix.
Congrats North Dakota State! 38-24 win over Eastern Washington delivers 7th FCS Championship in 8 seasons. HC Chris Klieman ties Jim Tressel for most FCS title with 4 as he leaves for Kansas State. #CFP
Former safety Jahmile Addae is returning to West Virginia as a coach on the defensive staff
Clemson was No. 1 in the Congrove Computer Rankings heading into the game, and easily finished the season on top after routing Alabama 44-16 in the College Football National Championship final. The computer rankings had the Tigers favored by 4.83 to win the game, opposite of the consensus 6-point spread favoring Alabama.
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.
It's official. Dabo Swinney is a pain in Nick Saban's tail. Clemson reeled off the last 30 points of the contest on its way to a 44-16 rout over Alabama in Santa Clara on Monday night (January 7) to become the national champions of the 2018 season.
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class, which includes the names of 13 First Team All-America players and two standout coaches.
Quarterback Tate Martell says he is transferring from Ohio State to Miami
The 18th annual Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team features five players taking part in tonight's College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., and includes Clemson starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Alabama starting cornerback Patrick Surtain II.
A strange ride on the Coaching Carousel became even weirder on Wednesday (December 2) when Dana Holgorsen resigned from a Power 5 conference school (West Virginia) to head to a Group of Five (Houston) school.
#2 seed Clemson and #1 seed Alabama go toe-to-toe for the national title on Monday, January 7 in Santa Clara, California. These teams battled in the championship game in 2015 and 2016 with the Tide taking the banner in '15 and the Tigers winning the '16 title. They also met last year in the semifinal round with Alabama taking victory.
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
How well did you pay attention during the bowl season? Well, you can consider this a test if you like tests, or you can simply digest this fun-to-know information.
Confidence Points is a popular pick 'em game for college football fans that presents the dual challenge of picking the winners and assigning points to each pick. Here is how the computer (Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com) would rank its' picks, based on its' projected margin of victory for each bowl winner: