This week we highlight 8 games in our Feature Picks, including 3 games projected as outright upsets by the computer.
The California Golden Bears rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit and broke a 14-game losing streak to USC with a 15-14 road win. For winning at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the first time since 2000, and becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2015, Cal (6-4) has earned National Team of the Week honor for games played during the college football week of November 6-10.
Davidson is famous as a basketball school and NBA star Stephen Curry’s alma mater; now it's making noise with its record-setting football team.
Northern Illinois clinched the MAC West on Tuesday night, even though the Huskies weren't playing. Ball State upset Western Michigan 42-41 in overtime when the Broncos failed on a 2-point conversion attempt in the extra stanza. The loss eliminated WMU from the divisional race. Northern Illinois hosts the Miami RedHawks tonight while another MAC game - Buffalo at Ohio - could determine the East division champion as the Bulls clinch with a victory.
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.
This week's slate of 67 games gets a Tuesday night start for the fourth straight week when Western Michigan visits Ball State. Two more MAC games on Wednesday, a trio of contests on Thursday, and a pair of Friday night affairs all precede Saturday's full 59-game line-up.
Top-ranked Alabama once again received all 51 first-place votes this week while the first seven teams in the poll also stayed put. Washington State and Ohio State switched places at Nos. 8-9. LSU and UCF remained at No. 10 and No.11, respectively. Syracuse moved up a spot to No. 12.
Clay Helton believes his job at Southern California is secure as he heads into two games that could determine whether he's right
Several teams from Group Of 5 conferences are racking up some impressive won-loss records and making a last-minute push to be the team to secure the lone guaranteed spot in a New Year's 6 bowl.
Virginia Tech's young and banged-up defense surrendered 494 rushing yards and 52 points to Pitt in a 52-22 walkover that gives the Panthers control of the ACC Coastal. One more win, at either Wake Forest or Miami, and the Panthers will move on to the ACC Championship game to face Clemson. The Tigers clinched the Atlantic division with a 27-7 win at Boston College.
This week we highlight 17 games in our Feature Picks, including 6 games projected as outright upsets by the computer.
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, presented the Congrove Computer Rankings an award for having the best against-the-spread record of any system in 2016.
The CCR was also awarded for the best (least) bias in 2006 and straight-up predictions in the second-half of 2014
Some of the top games this week are Mississippi State at Alabama, Clemson at Boston College, Auburn at Georgia, and Ohio State at Michigan State. Meanwhile, the College Football Playoff Committee released its second set of rankings on Tuesday night, revealing a new Final Four.
For remaining undefeated with a dominating win in its stiffest test yet this season, Alabama (9-0) has earned National Team of the Week honors for the college football week of October 30-November 3. The top-ranked Crimson Tide dominated in every phase – but especially on defense where it silenced No. 3 LSU and its rowdy home crowd in a 29-0 win.