Based on the Congrove Computer Rankings, here are the picks for every game on this week's schedule involving a FBS team.
As expected, Arkansas announced on Sunday (November 10) that Chad Morris had been fired and named tight ends coach Barry Lunney, Jr. as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
SportsPulse: Georgia at No. 4? Really? According to Dan Wolken the committee missed the mark with their second College Football Playoff ranking.
LSU takes the top spot for a second straight week after defeating previously unbeaten No. 2 Alabama on the Crimson Tide's home field. The Tigers picked up 25 first-place votes and were voted No. 1 by 42 of the 46 participants. The remaining 1st-place votes went to Ohio State (3) and Clemson (1).
CollegeFootballPoll.com 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
Anyone looking for a major change in the rankings after Alabama's loss to LSU should take notice that the Tide only dropped one spot - from 4th to 5th - in the Congrove Computer Rankings released at 3:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.
The battle of undefeated SEC titans went LSU's way on Saturday in a 46-41 win at Alabama. The Bayou Bengals struck first, crafted a 33-13 halftime lead, and never trailed. Alabama pulled to within 33-27 early in the fourth after 14 unanswered points, but LSU answered every 'Bama threat down the stretch. The Tide's 31-game home winning streak has come to an end, along with their 8-game streak in the series.
The College Football Playoff committee released its second rankings of the 2019 season. There were winners and losers including LSU and Alabama.
Our weekly Outland Trophy sojourn takes us to Fort Worth and the underrated rivalry of Baylor-TCU. We also head to the west coast where San Diego State has quietly won 7 of its 8 games this season.
Top individual player performances last week include that of Memphis WR Antonio Gibson who accounted for a school-record 386 yards while becoming the first player in over a decade to score on a run, a reception and a return versus a ranked opponent.. This week's top games include the LSU-Alabama SEC showdown and Penn State at Minnesota in a batlle of undefeated Big Ten teams.
The Ray Guy Award identifies the nation's top FBS collegiate punter at The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN every year in December. Candidates on our 2019 list were nominated for the award by their school's Sports Information Directors (SIDs).
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, shows the Congrove Computer Rankings (CCR) on CollegeFootballPoll.com 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.
A total of 14 games are previewed in our Feature Picks this week, including all 4 of the computer's projected upset. The computer's upsets picks are 7-0 ATS over the last two weeks, and our other picks are a combined 11-6 ATS in that same span.
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first set of rankings for 2019 on Tuesday night and the top two echo the Congrove Computer Rankings on CollegeFootballPoll.com with Ohio State in the top spot and LSU at No. 2.