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  • 1 Clemson
  • 2 Alabama
  • 3 Notre Dame
  • 4 Ohio State
  • 5 Oklahoma

Previewing the First 6 Bowls

The 40-game bowl season begins Saturday, December 15th with a 5-pack of games and it all kicks off with the New Mexico Bowl at 2:00 p.m. ET in Albuquerque with a 'reunion game' between two former Big West Conference rivals - Utah State (10-2) and North Texas (9-3).

Posted 6 hours ago

2018 Bowl Season Notes and Facts

The Congrove Computer Rankings at say the 2018 bowl season could be a series of tight games, with only one team favored by double-digits and 16 teams favored by fewer than 4 points.

Posted 6 hours ago

Virginia Tech keeps bowl streak alive. Hokies will make 26th straight bowl appearance (longest current streak in nation) after 41-20 win over Marshall. Likely headed to Military Bowl. #CollegeFootball #CFP

Rick Fox steps down as football coach at Drake

Rick Fox has resigned after five seasons as football coach at Drake         

Bowl Picks

December 15th marks the kick-off date of a bowl season that should be much more competitive than recent years. For instance, last year's bowl forecast had 8 teams favored by double digits. This year, only one contest has a computer spread of 10 or higher. 16 games are under a 4-point projected margin.

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Did you know...

The Congrove Computer Rankings is celebrating its' 26th year of accurate picks and team rankings.

The rankings began with the 1993 season. launched 6 years later and is celebrating its' 20th anniversary.

2018 Bowl Confidence Points

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 would rank its' picks, based on its' projected margin of victory for each bowl winner:

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2018 Awards Tracker - Murray Becomes Second Straight Oklahoma QB To Win Heisman

Junior Kyler Murray on Saturday night (December 8) became the second consecutive Heisman winning quarterback from Oklahoma, edging out two other top collegiate QB's - Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins.

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Dwayne Haskins just broke the Big Ten record for touchdown passes in a season. With the same pass, he helped lead... #collegefootball #cfp

Texas Tech WR Antoine Wesley skipping final season for NFL

Receiver Antoine Wesley skipping final season at Texas Tech to enter NFL draft         

Rankings Updated After Army Beats Navy

The Congrove Computer Rankings issued an update of the CCR Top 130 after Army's 17-10 win over Navy. Teams with upcoming bowl games also had the new opponent added to their strength of schedule factor and that created some minor reshuffling of the order of the rankings.

Posted yesterday

The coaching carousel has kicked into high gear in #CollegeFootball. Keep track of who's fired and who's hired at #CFP

The 119th Army-Navy Game

This game is a tale of two programs headed in opposite directions.

Posted 6 days ago

It's official! Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma are Final Four

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma are Final Four - in that order.

Posted 8 days ago

Did you know...

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

Alabama Goes Wire to Wire at No. 1 in Super 16 Poll

Alabama went wire-to-wire in the Super 16 poll, holding down the No. 1 spot in the preseason all the way to the conclusion today. In the final poll Alabama received 49 of 51 first-place votes. The Crimson Tide finished with a 13-0 record, followed in the poll by two other unbeatens, No. 2 Clemson (13-0) and No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0).

Posted 8 days ago

Coaches Poll: UAB is ranked (25) for the first-time ever after reeling off 8 straight wins. The Blazers are also ranked by the Congrove Computer Rankings (22). The AP has them at No. 27. #CollegeFootball #CFP @UAB_FB

Clemson Still Tops Computer Rankings Heading In To Selection Sunday

Six weeks ago, Clemson moved to the top spot of the Congrove Computer Rankings and continues to hold that position heading in to Sunday's release of the final College Football Playoff Committee rankings and selection show. General consensus appears to have the committee keeping Alabama and Clemson at 1 and 2, but dropping Notre Dame behind Oklahoma.

Posted 8 days ago
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