Nebraska vs. Iowa Prediction: Hawkeyes Look To Clinch Big Ten West With Another Win Over The Cornhuskers –

The annual blood feud between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Iowa Hawkeyes has subplots stacked on subplots this year. With a win, Kirk Ferentz notches his eighth straight over the Big Red and will coach in back-to-back Big Ten Championship Games. If Mickey Joseph picks up his third victory as interim head coach, Iowa has … Read more

College football bowl projections: Survivor Saturday reshapes CFP; others seek bowl eligibility

Survivor Saturday ruined a few seasons for multiple College Football Playoff contenders, like Tennessee and North Carolina, and further solidified a few other teams, like TCU and USC. But with two weekends left, anything is possible for both the CFP and bowl lineups. Currently there are 74 teams eligible for bowl games. Tonight, the winner … Read more

Ranking 131 college football teams after Week 12: TCU keeps proving it belongs

There has been a general sense around the College Football Playoff conversation that TCU is lucky to be there and that one loss will knock the Horned Frogs out. But that shouldn’t be the case. No doubt, TCU needed a number of second-half comebacks to win, none more notable than the game-winning field goal drill … Read more

Staples: Every team in the Big Ten should be rooting for Michigan in The Game

Every Saturday night, Andy Staples and Ari Wasserman react to the weekend’s slate of games on “The Andy Staples Show and Friends.” On Mondays, Andy revisits his and Ari’s biggest takeaway from Saturday night’s instant reaction. This week: Neither Michigan nor Ohio State is riding into The Game with lots of glory. But Michigan has … Read more

College football bowl projections: Welcome to the College Football Playoff, TCU

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with further reporting. Welcome to the College Football Playoff, TCU. The Horned Frogs went from tepidly splashing along the CFP’s edge to diving into the deep end this week. TCU removed any doubt of its Playoff contender status with a hard-fought win against Texas. In this week’s projections, … Read more

Ranking 131 college football teams after Week 10: No debating Georgia at No. 1

We tried, we thought, we hoped. But ultimately, like Thanos, Georgia is inevitable. The Dawgs’ 27-13 win against No. 1 Tennessee was never as close as the final score, and it made clear that Georgia is far and away the best team in the country. So, it’s back to No. 1 in The Athletic 131. … Read more

Ranking 131 college football teams after Week 9: Who has a path to the Playoff?

The College Football Playoff rankings are upon us. It’s time to ask who really has a chance to make it. It’s been a fun season through nine-plus weeks, in part because there has been very little CFP conversation. ESPN has pulled back on the talk during games and shows, and we’ve been able to revel … Read more

Big Ten sets 2023 football schedule: What’s changed and key dates

The Big Ten released an updated 2023 football schedule Wednesday — setting the stage for the conference’s final season at 14 teams before USC and UCLA join in 2024. The Big Ten stuck with the East-West division formatas The Athletic previously reported. There are still questions moving forward about the number of protected rivalries and … Read more

College football picks against the spread: Stewart Mandel’s Week 8 picks

Week 8 will have a tough time following in Week 7’s footsteps, but we do have the ACC’s two undefeated teams clashing at noon, the first top-10 versus top-10 Pac-12 game in six years and a pair of Big 12 games involving the conference’s top four teams. Last week: 5-6 against the spread Season: 39-37-1 … Read more

Ranking every college football team after Week 3: Washington is back on the rise

What a difference a year makes in Seattle. A year ago at this time, Washington was 1-2 with losses to FCS Montana and Michigan in which the Huskies scored 17 combined points. On Saturday, the Huskies scored 39 points in a dominant win against a Michigan State team that was ranked No. 11 in the … Read more