Season Preview

Official Ticket Partner Of - Our 2023 Sun Belt Preview Picks South Alabama

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.

Posted 9 months ago - Our 2023 SEC Preview Picks Tennessee, Not Georgia

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.

Posted 9 months ago - Our 2023 PAC-12 Preview Picks USC

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.

Posted 9 months ago - Our 2023 MWC Preview Picks Bosie State

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.

Posted 9 months ago - Our 2023 MAC Preview Picks Toledo Over Ohio

Three storylines in the MAC stand out this year, revolving around Toledo, Northern Illinois and Kent State.

Posted 9 months ago - Our 2023 Notre Dame and Other Independents Preview

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.

Posted 9 months ago - Our 2023 CUSA Preview Takes MTSU over Upstart Jax State

The computer and the conference media preseason poll would have a difficult time being farther apart.

Posted 9 months ago - Our 2023 B1G Conference Preview Likes Michigan

The conference media poll and the Congrove Computer Rankings at agree on the predicted final B1G standings, almost across the board.

Posted 9 months ago - Our 2023 American Conference Preview Taps UTSA In 3-Team Race

The Congrove Computer Rankings and the media agree that SMU, Tulane and UTEP will be the top 3 teams in the American Conference.

Posted 9 months ago - Our 2023 Big 12 Preview Has Eyes On Texas

A poll of 69 media members also backed Texas as the top team with 41 of those putting the Longhorns in first.

Posted 9 months ago - Our 2023 ACC Preview Has FSU Over Clemson

Clemson has won seven of the last eight ACC championships, interrupted only by Pittsburgh's 2021 title.

Posted 9 months ago

2023 Preseason Rankings Comparison

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.

Posted 10 months ago

Projected 2023 FBS Standings, Final Four, Champion

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.

Posted 10 months ago

2023 Super 16 Preseason Poll: Defending Champ Georgia Starts 2023 at No. 1

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

Posted 10 months ago

2023 Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List For Top Defensive Player

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.

Posted 10 months ago

The Legendary Jim Thorpe, and the 2023 Season Watchlist for Top Defensive Back

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.

Posted 10 months ago

2023 Doak Walker Award (Top Running Back) Watchlist

The 2023 Doak Walker Award committee released the names of 71 players expected to compete for the trophy in 2022.

Posted 10 months ago

2023 Davey O'Brien Award (Top QB) Watchlist Starts With These 35 Players

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.

Posted 10 months ago

2023 Preseason Coaches' Poll Puts (Gasp!) Georgia at No. 1

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.

Posted 10 months ago

2023 Biletnikoff Award (Top Receiver) Preseason Watchlist

Forty-nine players are on the 2023 Preseason Watch List for The Biletnikoff Award which recognizes the season's top outstanding FBS receiver.

Posted 10 months ago

Lou Groza Award - 2023 Preseason Watch List

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.

Posted 10 months ago

2023 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watchlist

The award honors the nation’s top collegiate punter in the FBS.

Posted 10 months ago

2023 Outland Trophy Watchlist

This year's list features 91 returning standout interior linemen representing all 10 Division I FBS conferences and independents.

Posted 10 months ago

2023 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watchlist

This year's group contains 94 defensive standouts from 69 schools in all 10 Division I FBS conferences, plus Independents.

Posted 10 months ago

Clemson Tops ACC Media Poll

The preseason poll participants included those who were credentialed for last week’s ACC Football Kickoff in Charlotte.

Posted 10 months ago

2023 Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List

The full list consists of 85 players with 16 schools having two players represented.

Posted 10 months ago

Michigan Tabbed As 2023 B1G Favorite

For the first time in four years, Ohio State football is not the preseason favorite to win the Big Ten Conference.

Posted 10 months ago

AAC College Football Media Vote Tulane As Team To Beat

Tulane has been tabbed by conference media representatives to repeat as AAC Champions.

Posted 10 months ago

Sun Belt Announces 2023 Coaches Poll, Preseason All-Conference Team

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.

Posted 10 months ago

PAC-12 Media Pick USC To Win Title; Utah Leads All-Preaseason Player Selections

The Trojans received 25 of the 36 first-place votes to earn the preseason selection.

Posted 10 months ago

CUSA Media Tabs WKU as Preseason Favorite

A panel of media members that cover Conference USA schools forecast a championship game matchup of WKU and newcomer Liberty.

Posted 10 months ago

SEC Announces Preseason Football Media Poll, All-Conference Team

Georgia has been predicted to win the 2023 SEC Championship, according to a preseason poll of media covering SEC Football Media Days.

Posted 10 months ago

MAC Head Coaches Vote Toledo as Most Likely To Succeed In 2023

Toledo and Ohio have been voted by MAC coaches as the favorites to win their respective divisions in the MAC.

Posted 10 months ago

Mountain West Preseason Poll, All-Conference Team Announced

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.

Posted 10 months ago

2023 College Football Rules Changes - No Clock Stoppage After First Down*

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.

Posted 10 months ago

2023 Big 12 Media College Football Preseason Poll, All-Conference Team

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.

Posted 11 months ago

2023 Mountain West Schedules, Facts and Info

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.

Posted 1 year ago

2023 Independents - Notre Dame, Army, UConn, UMass Schedules and More

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.

Posted 1 year ago

SEC 2023 Football Schedules, NFL Draft Expectations, and More

13 players from the SEC are universally expected to be taken in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft,

Posted 1 year ago

2023 Sun Belt Schedules, Games To Watch and More

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.

Posted 1 year ago

2023 MAC Football Schedules and Outlook

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".

Posted 1 year ago

2023 PAC-12 Schedules, Commentary and Analysis

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.

Posted 1 year ago

B1G Football In 2023 - Schedules, Broadcast Rights and More

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.

Posted 1 year ago

2023 American Athletic Conference Football Schedules

The conference expands to 14 teams despite losing Cincinnati, Houston and UCF to the Big 12.

Posted 1 year ago

2023 CUSA Football Schedules

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.

Posted 1 year ago

2023 Big 12 Football Schedules: Conference Welcomes BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF

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.

Posted 1 year ago

ACC Releases 2023 Football Schedules

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.

Posted 1 year ago

2023 Changes To FBS Conference Alignment

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…

Posted 1 year ago