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Ranking All 39 College Football Bowls for 2017: From Must-See to Must-Miss

posted on December 04, 2017
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2017-18 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Alabama and Clemson will meet in the Sugar Bowl, with Oklahoma and Georgia set to duel in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. It's no secret most of the attention in the bowl season is devoted to the playoff, but there are several other matchups that are appointment television. The bowl slate features 39 matchups and the national championship game to be played on Jan. 8 in...
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5 Reasons Why Clemson Will Win the College Football Playoff

posted on December 04, 2017
It wasn't a completely smooth ride during the course of the season, but here we are in December and the defending national champions are the No. 1 seed going into the College Football Playoff. After dismantling Miami to win the ACC championship, the Clemson Tigers are primed to take home the big prize this year as well.   The Tigers will once again tangle with Alabama, and either Oklahoma or Georgia will be a formidable foe in the title game. But here are five reasons why Clemson will...
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5 Reasons Why Georgia Will Win the College Football Playoff

posted on December 04, 2017
Georgia dominated Auburn 28-7 in the SEC Championship Game to clinch the program’s first trip to the College Football Playoff. The Bulldogs are in search of their first national championship since 1980 and bring one of the top defenses and rushing attacks in college football to the playoff. Georgia takes on Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 in a national semifinal, with a trip to Atlanta for the national championship on Jan. 8 on tap with a victory over the Sooners.   Coach Kirby Smart...
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5 Reasons Why Alabama Will Win the College Football Playoff

posted on December 04, 2017
For once the Alabama Crimson Tide are not the favorite heading into college football’s version of the Final Four. Due to that unlikely 26-14 loss to Auburn two weeks ago (and Ohio State’s win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game), the Tide will be the No. 4 seed and have to play No. 1 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl down in New Orleans on New Year’s Day.   Still, the Tide come in having gone 39-3 over the last three seasons and have a championship pedigree that is unmatched...
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College Football Playoff Schedule

posted on December 03, 2017
The 2017 College Football Playoff schedule and field of four teams is officially set. Additionally, the start times for the two semifinal games in the Rose and Sugar Bowls were also announced. On Jan. 1, Georgia and Oklahoma will meet in the 2018 Rose Bowl. The Sooners ranked No. 2 in the final rankings, and the Bulldogs checked in at No. 3. Later that day, Clemson and Alabama are set to battle in the Sugar Bowl. The Tigers were the selection committee's No. 1 team, with the Crimson Tide edging...
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Podcast: College Football Playoff Reaction (Listen Now!)

posted on December 03, 2017
In a special edition of the latest Cover 2 podcast, Braden Gall and Mitch Light react to the controversial CFB Playoff Rankings. Alabama, to the surprise of many, edged Ohio State to earn the fourth and final spot in the Playoff.   Other topics discussed:   • Braden gloats about his predictions for championship weekend.   • Can Oklahoma slow down Georgia’s powerful running game? Can Georgia limit Baker Mayfield and the potent OU attack?   • Will the...
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College Football Week 14 Awards

posted on December 03, 2017
Week 14 of the 2017 college football season was all about conference championships. And the action on the gridiron didn't disappoint in the final weekend before bowl season. Oklahoma, Clemson and Georgia secured convincing victories in their respective league title games, while USC and Ohio State closed out their titles in the fourth quarter. Additionally, UCF-Memphis was a high-scoring affair that went into overtime, and Boise State edged Fresno State for the Mountain West title.   With...
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Ohio State or Alabama: Which Team Deserves to be in College Football Playoff

posted on December 03, 2017
Alabama or Ohio State? The College Football Playoff selection committee enters Selection Sunday tasked with deciding the toughest debate this system has seen in its four years of existence.   Through the first three years of the CFB Playoff, the decisions on Selection Sunday have been relatively easy. But following the games on Championship Saturday, the committee has a tough decision. Will it choose the team with the better resume in Ohio State? Or will the committee go with the team that...
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Predicting Which Teams Make the College Football Playoff on Selection Sunday

posted on December 03, 2017
College football’s regular season is complete and the four teams in the CFB Playoff will be announced on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Following the championship games on Saturday night, the selection committee is set to decide the final top 25, New Year’s Six bowl participants and playoff teams.   For the most part, the committee’s decision was made easy by the results on Saturday. Clemson – the committee’s No. 1 team in last week’s top 25 – cruised...
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For Nebraska, It's Frost or Never

posted on December 02, 2017
It's been 20 years since the Nebraska Cornhuskers were able to call themselves "National Champions." Tom Osborne's Huskers claimed a share of the 1997 National title on the back of a 42-17 win over Peyton Manning and the Tennessee Volunteers in the Orange Bowl. It was the last game Osborne ever coached. It also was the last college game that Scott Frost — Nebraska's quarterback — would ever play in.   Two decades later, the Nebraska football program looks nothing like...
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