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The Sun Belt coaches' voted James Madison as the top team in the East division with Troy taking the West. The computer sets up a Coastal Carolina at South Alabama championship game and a title for the Jaguars.
Georgia looks to three-peat as national champions in 2023. Most of the world, including the conference media, believe that will happen. But there is one alternate view.
The computer modeling of the PAC-12 schedule and the vote of the conference media are in complete agreement of what the final standings will look like from top to bottom.
There is very little agreement between the projections of the Congrove Computer Rankings and the conference media poll. However, they do agree on the top two teams, and that the Broncos should win the whole thing.
Three storylines in the MAC stand out this year, revolving around Toledo, Northern Illinois and Kent State.
The number of Independent programs shrinks from 7 to 4 as BYU goes to the Big12, while New Mexico State and Liberty enter Conference USA.
The computer and the conference media preseason poll would have a difficult time being farther apart.
The conference media poll and the Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com agree on the predicted final B1G standings, almost across the board.
The Congrove Computer Rankings and the media agree that SMU, Tulane and UTEP will be the top 3 teams in the American Conference.
A poll of 69 media members also backed Texas as the top team with 41 of those putting the Longhorns in first.
Clemson has won seven of the last eight ACC championships, interrupted only by Pittsburgh's 2021 title.
It is our tradition to provide a comparison of our Congrove Computer Rankings, preseason voter polls, and a selection of widely-read season preview magazines.
Four schools from four different conference are projected by "the computer" to make up this year's Final Four in the College Football Playoff, and two of those teams would be making their first-ever appearance in the playoff.
This is Georgia's 21st appearance as the No. 1 team in the poll and the first ever No. 1 preseason ranking for the Bulldogs
The list includes five returning candidates from 2022, while Clemson and Penn State lead the way with 3 each. An additional 9 schools boast 2 candidates apiece.
The prestigious Jim Thorpe Award is given annually to the best defensive back in college football, and named after one of the greatest athletes in history.
The 2023 Doak Walker Award committee released the names of 71 players expected to compete for the trophy in 2022.
Headlining the group is 2022 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award finalist Caleb Williams of USC. Including Williams, 15 of last year’s 20 semifinalists return.
We can't help being a little sarcastic in the headline. After all, the 2023 preseason Coaches' Poll was released on Monday and offered almost nothing in terms of a surprise.
Forty-nine players are on the 2023 Preseason Watch List for The Biletnikoff Award which recognizes the season's top outstanding FBS receiver.
Last year’s winner Christopher Dunn from NC State was not on last year’s list, proof that the Groza Committee will in fact be watching all FBS kickers throughout the season.
The award honors the nation’s top collegiate punter in the FBS.
This year's list features 91 returning standout interior linemen representing all 10 Division I FBS conferences and independents.
This year's group contains 94 defensive standouts from 69 schools in all 10 Division I FBS conferences, plus Independents.
The preseason poll participants included those who were credentialed for last week’s ACC Football Kickoff in Charlotte.
The full list consists of 85 players with 16 schools having two players represented.
For the first time in four years, Ohio State football is not the preseason favorite to win the Big Ten Conference.
Tulane has been tabbed by conference media representatives to repeat as AAC Champions.
James Madison was picked to finish atop the Sun Belt East Division in the Sun Belt Conference Football Preseason Coaches Poll, while Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall and Old Dominion LB Jason Henderson were named preseason offensive and defensive players of the year.
The Trojans received 25 of the 36 first-place votes to earn the preseason selection.
A panel of media members that cover Conference USA schools forecast a championship game matchup of WKU and newcomer Liberty.
Georgia has been predicted to win the 2023 SEC Championship, according to a preseason poll of media covering SEC Football Media Days.
Toledo and Ohio have been voted by MAC coaches as the favorites to win their respective divisions in the MAC.
Boise State was selected as the preseason favorite to claim the 2023 Mountain West title, and San Jose State senior QB Chevan Cordeiro was voted preseason offensive player of the year.
As the 2023 college football season approaches, we take a look at the rules changes that are being implemented this year. There aren't very many, but the biggest involves first down clock stoppage.
41 of 67 participating media members gave Texas their first-place vote, and Kansas QB Jalon Daniels was tabbed preseason offensive player of the year.
The Mountain West has avoided attrition from the latest rounds of conference realignment so all 12 members return to the fold - Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State and Wyoming.
BYU, Liberty and New Mexico State have all put their independent status in the rear-view mirror, leaving just 4 schools out of 133 FBS members to NOT be associated with a conference.
13 players from the SEC are universally expected to be taken in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft,
2022 was a banner year for the Sun Belt with several news-worthy feats, none of which may have been bigger than what occurred on Saturday, September 10. On that date, the SBC became the first conference in 19 years to have at least three Group of Five programs score victories over three Power 5 teams, including two over Top Ten teams.
After capturing the 2022-23 Bowl Season Challenge, the Mid-American Conference looks forward to the 2023-24 campaign. Today, we present the college football schedule of each team, along with useful tidbits of information from new coaches to "games to watch".
The PAC-12 has been full of big news with a Heisman Trophy winner last year, the impending departures of USC and UCLA to the B1G next year, and the welcoming of Deion Sanders this year.
With the addition of UCLA and USC in August 2024, the conference will reach the broadest audience in the country, coast-to-coast, including the top three media markets in the country in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
The conference expands to 14 teams despite losing Cincinnati, Houston and UCF to the Big 12.
The conference loses the last six league champions to the American Athletic Conference. Four of the six defections were replaced when the conference added two schools from the Independent ranks and two from the FCS.
Amid exciting, yet turbulent times, the Big 12 has released its 2023 football schedules that welcomes the arrival of former independent BYU as well as three teams from the American Athletic Conference - Cincinnati, Houston and UCF.
The new model eliminates divisions with the top two teams based on winning percentage playing in the ACC Football Championship Game on the first Saturday in December.
College football conferences will undergo significant realignment in 2023 with 3 programs leaving the American to join the Big 12 as 6 schools migrate to the American from Conference USA. Meanwhile, three teams will abandon the Independent rank to join…