Clemson stays No. 1 in Congrove's personal top ten after week 4 of the college football season, with Alabama hot on the Tigers' heels. Meanwhile, another Tigers team, fell out of his rankings while Oklahoma took a plunge.
The college football computer rankings have a drastically different look between last week and this week due to the insertion of the Big Ten schools. But there are still some constants, such as Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech being ranked near the top.
Florida moves into the No. 3 spot and Miami joined the top 10 of the Amway Coaches Poll, while Oklahoma and LSU tumbled after shocking losses.
Oklahoma and LSU, two of the consensus contenders for the Final Four, both went down to defeat on Saturday in huge upsets as double-digit favorites. Indeed, the fullest schedule we've had to-date proved to be quite interesting.
In 2020, the Congrove Computer Rankings are celebrating its' 28th year of accurate picks and team rankings.
The rankings began with the 1993 season. CollegeFootballPoll.com launched 6 years later and will be celebrating its' 22nd year on the internet.
The SEC opens the 2020 college football season on Saturday with all 14 teams in action. One of the more intriguing matchups sends Florida to Oxford for its first game against Ole Miss since 2015. It's also Florida's first trip to Oxford since 2007. But the most compelling reason to watch this contest is to see what the Rebels look like under new head coach Lane Kiffin.
The Maxwell Football Club honors the nation's top offensive player with the Maxwell Award, and the best defensive player with the Chuck Bednarik Award. Here's a look at some the games, and candidates, on the "must-see list" this week.
Infected players. War. Vanderbilt football suffered through 1918 season during the Spanish flu pandemic and emerged with plenty of stories to tell.
The best college football teams of all times date back to the golden era of the 40’s, but also reach into more recent history. Here's one list of some of the best-ever college football teams.
The preseason Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com rankings have successfully picked at least one of the national title game contestants 15 times over its previous 27 years of existence, including 8 of the 14 BCS champions. During the playoff era, the computer has picked 11 of the 24 Final Four teams. Last year's preseason projections correctly picked 12 division winners and 7 conference winners.
This week's college football action starts with a single game on both Thursday and Friday night, followed by wall-to-wall televised games on Saturday.
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, Maxwell and Bednarik, Fred Biletnikoff and Ray Guy awards.
He's also a voter for the George Munger and Eddie Robinson college C-O-Y awards, and a nominating member for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, and FWAA All-America Team. Congrove is a voting member of the NFL's Bert Bell P-O-Y Award and Greasy Neale C-O-Y Award.
Each week during the 2020 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists.
DALLAS (FWAA) – Linebacker Tavante Beckett led Marshall to one of the best defensive showings in the early season with his career-high 16 tackles and a forced fumble as the Thundering Herd held No. 23 App State in check in a 17-7 win.