The top 6 teams have a nerve-wracking path to the CFP — minus Georgia

There are many reasons to be envious of fans with teams in contention for the College Football Playoff, but the most relevant to this weekend is the mental and physical energy expended to get to the end of the regular season tightrope will be enough to work off those Turkey Day calories. While the rest … Read more

College Football Playoff bid on the line for USC

Trojans coming at you!Image: Getty Images It’s the penultimate week of college football’s regular season, and I’ll give you four guesses as to which conference has the most ranked teams. I’d like to thank SEC fans for their quick response, but nope, it’s not them. Big Ten fans aren’t even chiming in because one of … Read more

CJ Stroud, Caleb Williams, Hendon Hooker, Blake Corum, Bo Nix

3. Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee Image: Getty Images Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker was No. 1 in these rankings last week. But after running into a tough Georgia defense, he’s been knocked out of the top spot, just like the Vols in the AP Poll. Still, Hooker has had an incredible season in Knoxville, throwing for … Read more

We were foolish to think any SEC game could steal the show from Alabama-LSU

Nick SabanPhoto: Getty Images While Saturday’s Georgia-Tennessee game was the biggest contest in the history of that matchup and the de facto headliner for Week 10, it was the SEC rivalry that has defined the conference for most of this century that once again stole the limelight. In his first time helming LSU against Alabama, … Read more

Not the year to rely on SEC bias for the College Football Playoff trip

Image: Getty Images College football fans would presume that a one-loss SEC team who doesn’t have to play in the conference title game would’ve lucked out as far as the College Football Playoff is concerned. Georgia made it last year with one loss, as did Alabama in 2017-18. The only one-loss SEC program not to … Read more

Utah Jazz and Carolina Panthers come up big, but at what cost?

Management for the Panthers and Jazz might be all in on tanking, but that doesn’t mean the players are.Image: Getty Images Professional sports are like many other industries. The goals of management and the employees are not always aligned. Employees — in the case of pro sports, the players — are looking to perform as … Read more

UCLA, Oregon, Alabama, LSU, TCU, Clemson

Image: Getty Images Expecting the college football gods to give us a second helping of last week’s madness is asking a lot. Four undefeated Top-10 schools fell, and three different crowds rushed the field, with the Vols starting a GoFundMe-type deal for their goalposts that were dumped into the Tennessee River. You don’t dare ask … Read more

Top 5 Heisman candidates at college football’s midway point

The Heisman Trophy is awarded to college football’s most outstanding player. Entering this season, three quarterbacks — including last year’s winner — were favored to earn this prestigious honor. It’s Week 8 and that trio of QBs are each building a strong case. But they’re joined by two other standouts that could make… Read more…

College Football’s Week 7 was perfect

Big W for the VolsPhoto: Getty Images Coming into the weekend, we knew that at least three unbeaten programs were guaranteed to end Saturday with a smudge on their immaculate records as six perfect top 13 teams were set to face off against each other. Michigan and Penn State were up first, and the way … Read more