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

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

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

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

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

Mandel’s Final Thoughts: Leipold brings Kansas to life, how high is the Jayhawks’ ceiling?

And now, 20 Final Thoughts from Week 3, which began Friday evening and, thanks to the weather in Iowa, threatened to bleed into the early NFL games on Sunday. 1. No doubt this column will be full of thoughts later this season about Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State and their blue blood friends. This week, however, … Read more

Mandel’s Final Thoughts: Leipold brings Kansas to life, how high is the Jayhawks’ ceiling?

And now, 20 Final Thoughts from Week 3, which began Friday evening and, thanks to the weather in Iowa, threatened to bleed into the early NFL games on Sunday. 1. No doubt this column will be full of thoughts later this season about Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State and their blue blood friends. This week, however, … Read more

Ranking every college football team after Week 2: Kentucky, Arkansas jump into top 10

There’s nothing wrong with overcorrections in college football rankings this early in the season. Through two-plus weeks of football, there have been numerous upsets and surprising results. Three top-10 teams lost this past Saturday to teams outside the Power 5 conferences. Alabama almost lost to Texas and its backup quarterback. We don’t know what to … Read more