Blame the calendar, but virtually everything in college football in 2019 will run a week behind.
When Akron announced Tom Arth as the successor to Terry Bowden on December 14, 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.
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
Northern Illinois has hired former star running back Thomas Hammock as its head coach
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.
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
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.
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.
Rev. Jesse Jackson said he was "offended" that Donald Trump served the national champion Clemson football team fast food at the White House.
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.
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.
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.
#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.
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